Yamaha GP®1800 WaveRunner® Sweeps Inaugural AquaX World Championships


Win Completes Season-Long Shutout of Sea-doo® and Kawasaki®

Pro watercraft racer Brian Baldwin and the Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner made history this past weekend, becoming the first-ever AquaX World Champion at the inaugural International event held in Key West, Fla.

Joining Baldwin on the podium were fellow GP1800 racers Eric Francis and Nicolas Rius who completed the sweep for the GP1800.

The world championship title ends a storybook first season for the Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner that dominated the Pro AquaX national tour, IJSBA World Finals, and the AquaX World Championships. Making the AquaX World Championship title even sweeter was the GP1800's shutout of the new Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 that could do no better that 6th place.

"This was a great inaugural year for the GP1800. We proved that the GP1800 is the benchmark for high-performance watercraft, and I couldn't be more proud of racers and tuners that joined the GP1800 effort from the beginning," said Yamaha WaterCraft racing director Scott Watkins.

Congratulations to all of the Yamaha riders that competed this year at the P1 AquaX events and Dean's Team, Riva Racing, and Broward Motorsports.