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he battles for the honour of

being crowned a UIM-ABP

Aquabike World Champion,

the most coveted title in

international jet ski racing,

will take place on the

spectacular Khalid Lagoon

when the championship

returns to the United Arab

Emirates for the Grand

Prix of Sharjah on 11-14

December for the title

showdown deciders for the fourth year in a row.

After two Grand Prix over back-to-back weekends in

Gallipoli and Olbia in Italy the battle to end the year

as world champion will again be fought out over

three Motos, with the final day’s action of the year

in the Aquabike Championship crossing over with

the final Grand Prix of the season of the UIM F1H2O

World Championship.

With 75 points on offer the coveted UIM-ABP world

titles in all categories, Runabout GP1, Ski GP1, Ski

GP1 Ladies and Freestyle are all still wide open and

up for grabs.

Arguably the most anticipated face off is in Runabout

between points leader France’s Jeremy Perez and

the defending world champion from Kuwait, Yousef

Al Abdulrazzaq. It is a mouth-watering prospect,

Perez looking for his first world title at the tenth

time of asking and Abdulrazzaq going for a fifth and

looking to make it four on the bounce.

The two title protagonists have traded moto wins

and Grand Prix titles this season and are separated

by just one point, 86 to 85, heading into the decider.

Perez has hit a rich vein of form and is enjoying

a stellar year so far, taking his first Moto win and

title [in Olbia] since 2014, but will have to produce

something extra special in Sharjah where his record

is poor with just two top three finishes and one

runners-up podium slot in 2016.


In Ski GP1 Kevin Reiterer

looks well-placed to regain

the title

n° 5 DECEMBER | 2018