Winning team of Robinson & Miller
#Miller on form in Cardiff
#25 New kid on the block Aaron Rowe
#88 Adam Lee
The penultimate round of the AquaX Ski Championships offered up an impressive line up of new and upcoming talent and first to stand out was welsh racer Aaron Rowe. Aaron is the son of 250 class racer Richard Rowe and having just turned 14 years old was eligible to compete in his first ever AquaX Ski race and what better place to start than on home country waters. “I’m very nervous but proud,” commented Richard when interviewed during Aaron’s first race.
The youngster, who is a keen skier and freestyler and practices with the AquaX team at Port Talbot Jet Ski centre, impressed his peers with a remarkable debut performance, which landed him two third place finishes in Race 2 and 3. “A few more races under his belt and he’ll be pushing for the Amateur title in 2016” stated Brian Lee, race commentator for AquaX series.
Another rider who impressed his peers was Adam Lee from Hucclecote in Gloucester. Lee finished an exceptional third overall in the Amateur class after putting in a solid performance all weekend. “I’ve really enjoyed it and hoping to be back for Bournemouth,” commented Lee after receiving his 3rd place trophy.
But the win and lead of the championship went to 15 year old Harry Robinson who took three out of the four wins to clinch victory over Harrison Malin. “It’s fantastic. I started from the bottom here in Cardiff last year and now I’m here on top” enthused Robinson. “I’m really focused and racing has become my life”. Second overall went to a delighted 15-year-old Harrison Malin, who secured his first ever AquaX win in Race 3 and whose personal performance has also seen a noticeable rise this season.
In the Elite division Tom Miller was back and after devastating the competition in Hull by taking all four of the race wins looked set to do the same in Cardiff. Yet despite being just 19 years of age Miller has many years of racing experience, which he used to pass Championship leader Cameron Green during Saturday’s races. Green came back to take the win in Race 3, so it was down to the fourth and final race to determine who would take the overall win. When the flag dropped it was Miller that grabbed the holeshot and didn’t look back. Green kept the pace but had to settle for second. Last year’s runner up Rob Long came home in third.
As the tour heads to Bournemouth for the grand finale of the Ski Championships Cameron Green and Harry Robinson are the firm favourites to win the coveted titles. However, the points buffer between first and second positions aren’t surmountable.
“Cameron and Harry have ridden a smart championship, with top two performances throughout the season. However, I have seen riders with a bigger points lead lose it under pressure on the last race so they need to keep their heads and stay out of trouble if they want the win” commented Lisa Barsby AquaX Championship Manager.“
The on water action in starts from midday on 12th and 13th Sept.
The AquaX wet pits are located right down on the beachfront so make sure you come down and meet the riders
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Winners of race 3 Cameron Green and Harrison Malin