Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner pro racer Eric Francis had a blistering weekend at the final race of the 2017 P1 AquaX season to win the Enduro Pro overall event, but it was fellow GP1800 rider and recently-crowned world champion Chris MacClugage who claimed the national title, despite riding with a broken leg.
MacClugage went to Fort Lauderdale with a sizable points lead and was able to fight off enough of the competition during Enduro Pro moto 1 and moto 2 to claim the crown.
The final weekend of racing belonged to Yamaha alone, with Yamaha riders sweeping the top 3 spots in every Enduro Pro heat and moto on Saturday and Sunday. Mike Klippenstein finished second for the weekend behind Francis with Nicolas Rius close behind in third.
“This was a great inaugural year for the GP1800, dominating the national tour and IJSBA World Finals,” said Yamaha WaterCraft racing director Scott Watkins. “And it helps to have the best riders in the sport onboard, with great support from the likes of Dean’s Team, Riva Racing, and Broward Motorsports. I couldn’t be prouder of the commitment and dedication of all involved in this championship effort.”
The P1 AquaX tour concluded with Yamaha and the GP1800 sweeping the top three Enduro Pro positions:
1. Chris MacClugage
2. Eric Francis
3. Brian Baldwin