Let’s take a look at the main contenders for the world title.
The USA Pro Enduro series produced a different winner at each round of the 2019 national championship. Chris MacClugage dominated in the big surf of Daytona Beach in April to take an early lead in the championship over Brian Baldwin in what could only be described as some of the most treacherous conditions experienced during an AquaX event.
It was all change in the next round where the flat calm conditions of St. Pete Beach saw the young guns take the spotlight, with Christian Daly, Sophie Francis and Tyler Hill all making the top five places. But it was reigning AquaX USA champion, Eric Francis, who fought back from an injury in the opening round to take the honours ahead of Brian Baldwin.
As the riders moved north to Lake Michigan in Indiana in early August, it was Baldwin’s turn to shine as he narrowly edged out Francis to extend his lead in the championship. Christian Daly took his second race win of the season, showing that he’s more than ready to join the top table. At the final round in Pensacola on the northwest cost of Florida, Aqsa Aswar took the surprise win but it was Baldwin who was crowned USA Champion After three rounds of the AquaX EuroTour, Alex Barret is leading the way, but a clash of events means the flying Frenchman will not be heading to The Bahamas.
However, the reigning EuroTour Champion, Thomas Favolini will be there.
Thomas has suffered with a couple of mechanical issues this season, but he’s faster than ever and is sure to make an impact.
In the UK, Joseph Harvey wrapped up the national title for the second time ahead of Tim Batte. Dave Huddleston who also qualified will compete at the stunning Atlantis. Harvey currently sits in third place in the EuroTour standings.