Wednesday, 11 October: Aquabike Promotion, organisers of the prestigious UIM-ABP Aquabike World Champion, has confirmed a three moto format for the Grand Prix to be held in the UAE in November and December.


The majority of competitors will adapt easily to this more demanding schedule, with the same format used in the European Continental Championship, which now means a maximum 150 points are on offer for round 3 in Dubai on 23-25 November and round 4 in Sharjah on 18-20 December.


The penultimate round will be held at Kite Beach, Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most pristine stretches of sand and a haven for water sports enthusiasts, with the finale on the stunning Khalid Lagoon in the heart of Sharjah.


In Runabout GP1 defending champion Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq is on top with 70 points, 20 clear of James Bushell with Lars Akerblom a further two points adrift.


The Poret brothers Jeremy and Mickael lockout the top spots in Ski GP1, 78 to 70, with rising star and UIM-ABP tour debutant Quinten Bosche in third with 66 points.


In the fight for the ladies title Estelle Poret has a ten point advantage over defending champion Emma-Nellie Ortendahl with Kylie Ellmers in third and enjoying her best season on the tour, whilst in the upside down world of Freestyle the head-to-head between the Florjancic brothers is set to continue, Rok currently holding a ten point lead over Nac.