Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017

Cable, Brockbanks and Lofthouse take UK titles

The 300, 250 and 200 titles were decided in Torquay earlier this month but that isn’t the ceiling for the three UK champs as they go in search of bigger and better things.

Brockbanks will attempt to challenge with the best 250 racers in Key West this December

Brockbanks will attempt to challenge with the best 250 racers in Key West this December

The UK amateur series came to a dramatic end in Torquay earlier this month as brutal conditions on the south coast provided some epic entertainment with titles on the line.

In the 300 class, Richard Cable had to fight off the advances of David Coe, who will have to settle for a second place finish for a second year running after coming behind Richard Rowe in last year’s 250 class.

Cable had to overturn a 5-point deficit coming into Torquay and was on the backfoot after race one in which he could only manage second behind Coe.

However, he returned to the water and flipped the result meaning the title would be decided based on the final race.

Lofthouse took his first ever AquaX title with victory in the 200 class this season

Lofthouse took his first ever AquaX title with victory in the 200 class this season

Cable came out and won on Sunday with Coe back in third to ensure he finished the season with a five point lead, amassing a total of 192 points to Coe’s 187.

Nick Brockbanks, the only racer in the 250 class this season, put in a mighty performance in Torquay amongst the 300 riders to run at the head of affairs for the majority of the weekend.

Meanwhile, Carl Lofthouse put a third place finish in the 200 class last year behind him to claim a first AquaX title by 18 points from Dave Lee, who claimed a first weekend victory in Torquay.

All three racers are now turning their attention to the Euro Tour and the potential of becoming one of the first ever European champions.

Cable would need some luck in Port Balis in October if he was to claim the title, although he could still grab a podium finish if he was to surpass rival Coe.

Brockbanks already has the 250 class sewn up but Lofthouse finds himself in a major battle with Toni Luciano, who has dominated the 200 class this season and holds a 28 point lead going into the final round.

Once the European titles are wrapped up the trio will be looking to finish the season in style with a trip to the inaugural AquaX World Championships in Key West this December.

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