Saturday, 3 June, PORTO CESAREO (Italy): Victory for Jeremy Poret in Ski GP1 at the UIM-ABP Aquabike Grand Prix of Italy was sealed almost immediately, after a brilliant start gave the defending world champion the upper hand in Moto 1.
Starting form P3, Poret got the jump on pole-sitter Raphael Maurin and Stian Schjetlein and never looked back, leading from start-to-finish to run out the winner by a narrow margin after a late charge by Schjetlein.
With Poret out front the chase was initially led by Maurin, but his challenge eventually faded, dropping back and his race coming to a premature end on lap 6. Schjetlein and Quinten Bossche traded places mid race, with Schjetlein winning the battle and then setting about chasing down the race leader, closing the gap considerably but running out of laps and settling for second place.
Bossche’s third place completed a memorable day for the Belgian youngster after winning both Moto’s in GP3 earlier in the day, with Mickael Poret overcoming a back injury to take fourth ahead of Daniel Svae Andersen and Morgan Poret.
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