Bryan Chia went into the third and final round in Puchong as championship leader but Mohamad Faez had all the momentum after going unbeaten through round two with just seven points between them.
Hong Hao had been ever consistent with six finishes from six but was yet to win a single race in the series. However, huge crashes from both Chia and Faez handed Hong Hao his very first race victory in race one.
Chia's huge crash in race one put him out of the title race
That left the Malaysian rider knowing he just needed to finish in the top three in race two and three to clinch the title, even if Chia or Faez won both races, and he did just that by landing two third place finishes to take the championship by five points.
Faez and Chia shared the honours over the final two races but were left trailing to take second and third in the championship respectively.
Christopher Keasberry won nine straight races on his way to 200 class glory
In the Enduro 200 class, Christopher Keasberry made it a perfect nine from nine to comprehensively take the 2016 championship title with a maximum points tally of 180.
Mohamad Suffian bin Saidi secured second on the weekend for a third straight round, whilst Mohd Danial Mohd Shariff grabbed third from Rosli Ghazali despite the latter having taken third for the weekend.
Mohd Danial was rewarded in the Spark class, however, taking the championship with 215 points from Saifullah Nazar – the winner of both round two and round three. Raja Nazrin Shah rounded off the top three in the championship standings.
Hj Idzam Norhaidi Hj Mashud was victorious in the Sprint class despite the weekend honours going to newcomer Nantawat Singurai who claimed wins in all four of the heats this weekend. Muhammad Fadhli Hashim took second in the championship ahead of Muhammad Syahmi Hashim.
That brings to a close an exciting first Malaysian AquaX series and rounds off yet another brilliant year worldwide. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements in the new year!