Date: Sun 01 Jul 2018

Baldwin wins the 2018 HotelPlanner.com Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

P1 AquaX World Champion Brian Baldwin took his second win of the weekend, holding off Chris MacClugage and Eric Francis for the top step on the podium.

Brian Baldwin overall winner

Brian Baldwin overall winner

P1 AquaX World Champion Brian Baldwin took his second win of the weekend, at the 2018 HotelPlanner.com Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix in glorious sunshine at Lido Beach on day two.

Eric Francis - USA tour leader

Eric Francis - USA tour leader

Baldwin, who finished fourth and first yesterday's two races, led from start-to-finish in a dominant race win on a clear summer's day, beating out Eric Francis and Indonesian rider Aero Aswar in the process.

Aero Aswar

Aero Aswar

Crowds had gathered down at Lido Beach to watch with intrigue from the shoreside, and to see if the 2017 reigning World Champion could hold off competition from the likes of current leader of the USA tour and World Ranked Number One, Francis and legend of the sport, Chris MacClugage, who won Saturday’s other race.

But Sunday saw Baldwin put his mark on the championship, his win taking him to within 15 points of Francis at the top of the standings, as competition for the title hots up.

While Baldwin was out front from the start, Francis and MacClugage were keeping him company in second and third places, the top three continuing to reflect the race weekend to date. Francis and MacClugage swapped places on several occasions, before mechanical problems caused “Mac Attack” to fade away, which allowed Aero Aswar to benefit, as he rose into third position.

There was no doubt about the winner of the race, though, as Baldwin came home for his second successive race victory, in an almost perfect weekend for the World Champion. MacClugage hung on for second, whilst Francis edged out Aswar for third.

The next round of the P1 AquaX USA Championship, sees the riders and teams heading to Chicago on Lake Michigan for more exciting action!

Sept - 1st & 2nd
31st Street Harbor
Chicago

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