2022 JET SKI WORLD CUP
Pattaya City, Thailand was once again an amazing host venue for the final race of the 2022 Jet Ski World Cup & Jet Ski World Series. Held over 4 days from 14-18 December the worlds best pwc racers all had their sights set on championship glory. The Jet Ski World Cup in Thailand (formerly known as Kings Cup) is the biggest event of the year with the biggest prize purse and the global jet ski racing community shows out in full force for their shot at the prize purse and the world titles on offer.
The atmosphere around Pattaya Beach was electric and the crowd was alive with excitement throughout the World Cup. Race teams were busy fine tuning their skis and the riders remained calm with a steely focus on the race. It was incredible to see the number of teams along the beach pit areas with great crowd numbers to show support for the event.
Jetpilot was very well represented by riders from across the world throughout the World Cup and we are extremely grateful for and proud of our global team and connections within the industry.
Full results from the 2022 World Cup can be found on the Jet Ski World Cup Results Page HERE
QUINTEN BOSSCHE WINS PRO SKI GP WORLD CUP
In the Pro Ski GP category the racing was fast and intense with tight, exciting battles between the top 4 riders. The World Cup and World Series only being decided in the very last race with the series being very tight in points.
Jetpilot team rider Quinten Bossche (Belgium) was as always super fast throughout winning 2/4 races and with a 2nd place in the final race it was enough to gave him the 2022 World Cup Championship victory.
Kevin Reiterer (Austria) battled illness throughout the event, still showing his class and speed to take home 3rd place for the World Cup. His professionalism and talent are unquestionable and we look forward to seeing Kevin back stronger than ever in 2023.
Valentin Dardillat (France) continued his momentum into the event following his Aquabike World Championship earlier in the year to take home a well earned 4th place in the World Cup.
Deven Farthing (US) showed speed early and was able to make some pace against his more experienced counterparts before running into some mechanical issues eventually falling into 10th place. Deven has progressed immensely over the past few seasons and looks to be setting himself up for a solid future at this level.
JEREMY PEREZ WINS PRO RUNABOUT GP WORLD SERIES
The 2nd elite category of racing was the Pro Runabout GP. This year saw 25 starters in this class which required a 2 heat qualifying event to reduce the field to the fastest 16. It was great see a couple of Aussies in the field with Guy Greenland (13th) & Bailey Cunningham (16th) going up against the fastest in the world.
French rider Jeremy Perez finished 3rd in the World Cup Race and with his strong, consistent riding over the year he was able to take out 1st place for the overall 2022 Jet Ski World Series which is a huge career win. Perez is only a new addition to the Jetpilot global team and we are very happy and proud for his achievement.
Long time Jetpilot team rider Muhammed Burbayea took out 2nd in the World Cup race and 3rd in the overall World Series. Another amazing result for Burbayea who continues to be a regular place on the podium of the worlds highest stages.
Dustin Farthing (USA) showed early that he was the rider to beat winning both his Qualifying heat and the 1st race. His speed on the water was unmatched and he was setting himself up for a big run at the championship before mechanical issues unfortunately took him out of the running. Dustin was the most experienced rider in the field having raced for over 25 years and he was as fast and as hungry as we have ever seen him. Had his ski stayed together it would be have an amazing final few races against Perez, Burbayea and Albaz to decide the championship.
A respectful congratulations goes to another Kuwait rider, Mohammed Albaz who won this years World Cup with 1 x 1st and 2 x 2nd place finishes. Albaz was powerful and dominant with his racing and is a well deserving World Cup champion for 2022.
EMMA WINS WOMENS WORLD CUP
Our Jetpilots female team riders were also on fire and achieved successful results at this years World Cup impressing the crowds with a great display of talent and racing in the Pro-Am Women Ski Stock class.
Emma- Nellie Ortendahl (Sweden) taking the sweep of championships winning both the World Cup and the overall World Series showing that continues to be one of the most dominant female riders on the Pro Circuit.
Estelle Poret (France) took out 2nd place with an excellent win in the final race of the day. It was awesome to see her back out on the water in action and know she will be even better in 2023.
River Varner (USA) finished in 3rd with her speed and consistency throughout the championship. River is fast, driven and talented and has had a great season of racing globally. Expect big things from her in 2023!