Wisbech jet ski ace James Bushell claims two world championship trophies at USA finals
- Credit: Submitted - November 2013
Wisbech jet ski star James Bushell has added two more world championship trophies to his bulging trophy cabinet.
The 29-year-old European and British champion has returned home from the USA where he was competing in the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) World Finals.
The Sea-Doo ace left rivals trailing in his wake as he retained both the Pro Runabout Stock and Pro GP classes on Lake Havasu in Arizona. Many riders were also racing on the Sea-Doo RXPX model being used by Bushell but the determined Cambridgeshire racer kept his nerve and powered to victory.
Bushell said: 'What a great world finals it turned out to be. I am really proud to have brought these two world titles back to the UK and would like to thank all those who have supported me and my racing this year. I couldn't have done it without them.'
His first race was for the Runabout GP title and finishing in third place meant only a win in the second race would give him a chance of retaining his trophy.
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After a difficult start Bushell soon reeled in the front runners to eventually take and hold onto the lead, to secure his Runabout GP win for the third year running.
In his first Pro Runabout Stock race, Bushell managed to move up from eighth place to pass the entire field and claim the race win.
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During the second race in the class Bushell had a clear view of his rivals out on the water and was able to pace himself, knowing he only had to finish third to add the Stock title to his Pro GP victory. Bushell, who had previously won eight world titles already, explained: 'With two laps to go I was in fourth place knowing I needed one more place to become champion.
'Finally I got past a fellow Sea-Doo X-Team rider and managed to get the third place I needed to win another world title.'
With the world finals behind him, Bushell has now set his sights on his last race of the year, the King's Cup, which is being held in Thailand during December.