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Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017

Dominant Dardillat claims crown

Valentin Dardillat was in outstanding form as he showed composure, persistency and consistency to secure a well-earned Jetcross World Tour crown.

The 2017 series was opened stateside as the best stand-up jet ski racers took to the shores of Daytona Beach, Florida with one clear winner standing aloft the table after a great weekend of racing.

Three wins from three races was the perfect start to this year’s series for Dardillat, from Dardillat 8 Racing, as he scored a maximum 180-point haul.

The choppy conditions made for a real spectacle as the 12-strong field of racers from both France and the United States battled both each other and ever-changing conditions including two metre waves over the course of the weekend.

The perfect winning record was continued in the opening race of the second round in Estavayer-le-lac but had to settle for second over the weekend as Jeremy Poret was in sensational form to win the following two races in Switzerland.

Dardillat was back atop the weekend podium when racing arrived in France for the first time in the series. The ownership of race one was shown once again in Vichy as the Frenchman was victorious in the opening race for the third consecutive time.

Valentin Dardillat is the 2017 P1 Jetcross Pro World Tour Champion !

Valentin Dardillat is the 2017 P1 Jetcross Pro World Tour Champion !

Despite battles between Quinten Bossche and Jeremy Poret for success in race two and three, Dardillat was victorious in the weekend standings courtesy of his race win and a pair of third-place finishes.

With a 151-point lead heading into the final round of the series in So’Fun Village, the 26-year-old had one hand on the title but knew the crown wasn’t resting on his head just yet and needed to finish the campaign on a high.

While he was unable to secure a race win during the round for the first time, Dardillat did more than enough to comfortably claim his place at the top of the overall table. Securing third in race one and two had already secured the title before he completed the season with a conservative performance to claim fifth in the final outing.

Calm, composed and methodical are just a few of the words that could be used to explain Dardillat’s convincing tour win as he took an early lead and never looked back to take his place at the top of the podium.