BRP DOMINATES THE IJSBA WORLD FINALS WITH DELUGE OF SEA-DOO RXP-X WATERCRAFT

Lake Havasu City, AZ, October 16, 2012–BRPSea-Doo X-TEAM racer, James Bushell of the UK continued to build his legacy and that of the Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft by repeating as Pro GP and Pro Open World Champion at the recent 2012 IJSBA World Finals.


Bushell’s Championship success on the T3 hull design at the 2011 event was magnified at the 2012 event as starting lines were filled with black and yellow Sea-Doo RXP-X models. Sea-Doo PWC riders won 16 of the available 21 titles and filled 47 of the 63 available podium positions at the 2012 World Finals.  Bushell’s performance in both the Pro GP and Pro Open class were easily the most dominating performances in recent history, further building the new racing legacy of BRP's Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft.

“The popularity of our Sea-Doo RXP-X models on the starting lines and accompanying victories proves to the world this watercraft has reset the high-performance benchmark,” said Yves Leduc, vice president – general manager, North America division. “BRP strives to be the best in every category we compete in and James Bushell and the Sea-Doo RXP-X once again proved to be the best on the most prestigious stage in the world of personal watercraft racing.”

Bushell’s precision on the race track was astounding but equally as impressive was the two additional podium finishers riding Sea-Doo RXP-X models in Pro Open; Jared Moore of South Africa finishing second and third place finisher Chokuthit Molee of Thailand. Sea-Doo Centre backed RXP-X rider Kylie Elmers of Australia also added to her collection of World titles by nearly lapping the field on the way to the 2012 Pro Women Championship. All of these champions were assisted by the tuning skills of Les Cooke of the Sea-Doo Centre in Australia who has mastered the ability to expand on BRP's Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft out of the box racing capabilities to put these riders ahead of all other challengers.

The Sea-Doo RXP-X is equipped with designs and technologies that make every rider a better rider. The exclusive Sea-Doo T3 hull design tracks straighter through choppy conditions and combined with the Ergolock system, allows the rider to turn tighter with less effort. These exclusive BRP designs and the power of the Rotax 4-TEC Supercharged HO marine engine give the rider a clear performance advantage.  Riders can utilize the power more efficiently in all areas of high performance riding minimizing fatigue, cornering faster and seemingly shortening the racetrack compared to the competition.

"BRP remains a trendsetter and continues to maintain its status as the industry leader in performance", added Chris Dawson, vice-president and general manager, International division. "This result shows that Sea-Doo personal watercraft popularity is truly global".


The 2013 Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft will start being available in BRP dealerships October 2013. For a more detailed look at the new T3 hull, Ergolock system and stunning flowing facet design, visit www.sea-doo.com


Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Evinrude and Johnsonoutboard engines, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries.

*Model names may differ for international markets.


www.brp.com


Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, Johnson, Can-Am, Rotax, 4-TEC, RXP, T3, Ergolock, GTI, and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

-XX-


For corporate information:

Johanne Denault
Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel: +1.450.532.5173
johanne.denault@brp.com

 

For product and brand information:

North America:
Tim McKercher
Competition and Media Relations
Sea-Doo Products
Tel: +1.321.409.0519
tim.mckercher@brp.com

International:
Charles Lemieux
Manager, International Product Management,
Tel: +1.450.532.4858
charles.lemieux@brp.com