Mother Nature showed her fury this past weekend during Round 4 of P1 AquaX in Islamorada, Florida. This did not stop Yamaha Racers as they dominated the podium. Not only did Yamaha riders sweep all three podium positions, but Yamaha took the top seven spots overall for the weekend.
Day one of the event saw Chris MacClugage take the win for Yamaha as he stole the holeshot and never looked back. Day two was no different although bumpy conditions made the team work for their victories. Chris MacClugage on his Yamaha GP1800 took First Place overall. Eric Francis and Brian Baldwin took Second and Third respectively both also aboard the durable GP1800.
This race was the first time Islamorada welcomed P1 AquaX and there were more than fifty racers battling it out. Fourth Place went to Mike Klippenstein with Chris Saxon taking Fifth aboard his FX SVHO. The Sixth and Seventh Yamaha finishes went respectively to Cyrille Lemoine and Eric Lagopoulos.
The fact that so many racers chose Yamaha Waverunners and dominated the finish in fierce conditions is a testament to the performance and durability of these PWC’s. Yamaha Race Director Scott Watkins said ” The new GP1800 came out in force even in the rough conditions usually dominated by the FX SVHO.”
We look forward to see what the next round brings in Chicago for Round 5 this coming September 9-10.