Over 40 international racers took part in the qualifying session for the MotoSurf World Cup premiere round in Cancún, Mexico. The world’s fastest Jetsurfers on their motorized surf boards fought for the heats starting positions. The timed session brought several surprises. Czech surfer Jan Charouz proved his great off season preparation and the fastest lap time of 52.16 seconds and scored his first ever qualifying session victory.
Another Czech Jakub Kornfeil was chasing Charouz for the top spot. Reigning World Cup champion’s best lap time of 52.86 was enough for second position eventually. Top three was completed by last year’s multiple podium finisher Lukáš Záhorský who stopped the clock on 53.66. Quickest rookies into the championship Petr Vencovský and Israeli Or Yanai finished in impressive 7th and 10th respectively. Jetsurf club hero Eran Druker concluded his qualifying session 14th.
There are not only men on the MotoSurf World Cup scene. The fact that also girls can be amazingly fast was demostrated by Mexican surfer Ale Rivas who dominated the ladies’ competition. Her 1:00.1 remained undefeated from Andrea de Urquindi. Third fastest female rider was Aneta Šacherová from the Jetsurf Factory Team.