World champion

James Bushell
James Bushell
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European and British Jetski champ James Bushell from Wisbech is back on UK soil after winning two more trophies for his country in the World Championships.

The Sea-Doo ace left rivals trailing in his wake as he retained both the Pro Runabout Stock and Pro GP classes at this year’s IJSBA World Finals.

Despite extremely tough competition in the US this year with many riders also racing on the Seadoo RXPX model like Bushell, he kept his nerve and powered to victory at Lake Havasu, Arizona.

His first race was for the Runabout GP title where he finished third. Only a win in the second race would give him a chance of retaining his trophy. Although he didn’t have a particularly good start he reeled in the front runners, eventually taking and holding onto the lead. This secured his Runabout GP win for the third year running.

In his first Pro Runabout Stock race, Bushell managed to move from eighth place to pass everyone and win the race.

During his second Stock race Bushell had a clear view of his rivals and was able to pace himself, knowing he had to finish third to add the Stock title to his Pro GP victory.

He explains: “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 Seadoo x team rider and managed to get the third place I needed to win another world title!”

Bushell added: “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.”

Bushell has his sights fixed on his last race of the year – the King’s Cup in Thailand.