Jet set action at Doncaster watersports Grand Prix

Doncaster’s lakeside came alive as hundreds of competitors took part for an International Jet Sport Grand Prix.

Sunday, 26th July 2015, 12:07 pm
Competitors take part in the International Jet Sport Grand Prix which took place at Lakeside in Doncaster over the weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

The European Jet-ski championships normally runs over three separate rounds across Europe in places such as Portugal and Belgium but this year it was held in Doncaster.

The competition was fast-paced, exciting and visually stunning with movement of hundreds of state-of-the-art machines as the riders try to slalom and speed their way to victory.

The event was free to attend, and will be a chance to see a truly global event come to Doncaster. It comes after three years of successful Jet Ski Championships have been held at Lakeside, with the event growing in size year on year.

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More than 120 riders from throughout Europe as well as Australia, America, Thailand and the UAE are expected to be competing. The event will feature home town favourite Brad Rickaby as well as the cream of riders from Europe and further afield.

Cabinet member for Business, Skills, Tourism and Culture, Councillor Bill Mordue, said: “It’s great that Doncaster is hosting an event of this magnitude.”