World number one jet ski racer Francis to make UK debut at Scarborough

World number one set ski racer Eric Francis

World number one set ski racer Eric Francis

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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

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

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