World number one AquaX jet ski racer Eric Francis will make his long-awaited UK debut at the Dale Power Solutions P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea in Scarborough this weekend.
Off the back of a solid performance in the Florida Series Pro Enduro opener in Daytona Beach last month, Francis heads to England to go head-to-head with current world number two Phil Pope from Derbyshire.
It will be the first time ‘The Eagle’, as the man from West Palm Beach in Florida is known, has competed in a P1 AquaX race in the UK and for the thousands in attendance at Scarborough’s South Bay it’ll make for great viewing.
Francis said: “I’m excited to race in the UK as it’s an honour to race where P1 AquaX got started and to battle with The Pope himself on his own turf!"
As always, The Eagle will represent Team Kawasaki, Monster Energy and Aysha Rensink, and he’s been told to expect chilly conditions and choppy seas.
“I’ve been well briefed for my first visit to England” added Eric “and I can’t wait to get to Scarborough, take on the top Brits and then head down south to see the sights of London.”
The timings for this weekend's action
09.30 - 11.15 P1 SuperStock Filey Dash
11.00 - 11.30 P1 Hydroflight & Jet Ski Display
11.15 -12.15 P1 AquaX Pro Am Race 1
12.15-12.30 P1 Hydroflight & Jetski Display
12.30 - 13.00 P1 SuperStock Race 1
13.00 - 14.00 P1 AquaX Pro Am Enduro Race 1
13.45 - 14.15 P1 Oban RIB Challenge
14.00 - 14.30 P1 AquaX Pro Am Race 2
14.50 - 15.20 P1 SuperStock Race 2
15.20 - 16.00 P1 Hydroflight & Jetski Display
10.30 - 11.00 P1 Hydroflight & Jetski Freestyle
11.00 - 11.45 P1 AquaX Pro Am Enduro Race 2
11.45 - 12.15 P1 AquaX Pro Am Sprint Race 3
12.15 - 12.30 P1 Hydroflight & Jetski Display
12.45 - 13.15 P1 SuperStock Race 3
13.15 - 13.30 P1 Oban RIB Challenge
13.30 - 14.00 P1 AquaX Pro Am Sprint Race 4
14.30 - 15.00 P1 SuperStock Race 4
15.00 - 15.30 P1 AquaX Pro Am Enduro Race 3
15.45 - 16.00 P1 Oban RIB Challenge
16.30 - 17.00 Podium Presentations