One of the competitors was novice racer Elliot Cable from Leeds in the UK, who purchased his new EXR from a local dealer several weeks before the event. "I heard about the EX/EXR Cup and was interested in the concept. What attracted me first was the fact that I could buy the ski and go racing without the need to spend more on expensive modifications" explained Elliot. "So it was the Cup that encouraged me to race".
Elliot's first outing on his EXR landed him the fourth fastest time in qualifying and a place in the JX4 A-final against far more experience riders. He also took home the first EX/EXR Cup for being the top Yamaha EXR rider for the weekend.
"I still have a lot to learn but the EXR is awesome - it's really quick, cuts through the water and tracks really well" added Elliot. "I've really enjoyed the experience and I'm delighted to win the first Cup of the season. The support from Yamaha makes it much easier to compete and I'll certainly be competing for the Cup again".
The next event will take place on the Moselle River in Basse-Ham in north eastern France ?on May 25-26.