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Jean-Baptiste Bottie, the new 2014 PRO OPEN World Champion on his Sea-Doo RXP-X

Jean-Baptiste Bottie, the new 2014 PRO OPEN World Champion on his Sea-Doo RXP-X

BRP led the 2014 IJSBA World Finals with a weekend of excitement with Sea-Doo riders Jean-Baptiste Botti winning the premier Pro Open world championship and James Bushell winning the Pro GP world championship. Both riders claimed their victories on Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 models with this being Botti’s first Pro Open world title and Bushell’s seventh world title in four years.

James Bushell 2014 Pro GP World Champion

“The RXP-X T3 hull has been so good to me and has been key to winning seven World Titles*,” said Bushell. “The T3 hull dynamics combined with the Ergolock system and my Sea-Doo Centre engine package allows me to maintain maximum speed around the entire track.”

“BRP’s 12 Pro World Titles in the last four years in the premier racing classes is a resounding statement for the Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 model,” said Julie Tourville, Global Marketing Director, Sea-Doo watercraft. “Both Botti and Bushell depended on the exclusive Sea-Doo RXP-X T3 hull that allowed them to track straight through chop and lean into corners to turn tighter and faster.”

BRP would like to congratulate the following Sea-Doo X-TEAM riders on their 2014 IJSBA World Finals performances and riding their Sea-Doo watercraft to championships.


Jean-Baptiste Botti – Porto Vecchio, France – Sea-Doo RXP-X


James Bushell – Wisbech, Combs, UK – Sea-Doo RXP-X


Jayme Cheney – West Fargo, ND – Sea-Doo SPX


Mohammad Burbayea – Kuwait – Sea-Doo RXP-X


Abdulrahmen Alomar – Kuwait – Sea-Doo SPX


Rashed Al Rashed – Kuwait – Sea-Doo SPARK


Phadit Buree – Thailand- Sea-Doo SPARK

The IJSBA World Finals is the largest watercraft specific event in North America where the best racers from around the globe converge to compete for World Championships. In addition to the high-caliber racing, BRP also hosted the fourth annual Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride that saw a fleet of Sea-Doo watercraft owners ride from Lake Havasu to Pirate Cove Resort in Topock, CA.


The activities continued Saturday with the “Under the London Bridge” night show that showcased the special Sea-Doo Bounty SPARK Challenge invitational competition.

As for the main event, the Sea-Doo #SPARKSOMEFUN concert was a blast with internationally known music artist, TV personality, and former pro Sea-Doo watercraft racer, Vanilla Ice.

Vanilla Ice at the Sea-Doo #SPARKSOMEFUN concert.

Vanilla Ice at the Sea-Doo #SPARKSOMEFUN concert.

Visit the Sea-Doo brand on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SeaDoo to view images from the 2014 IJSBA World Finals and to learn about upcoming events.

*James Bushell has won the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Pro GP world titles and 2011, 2012 Pro Open world titles on a RXP-X T3 hull equipped Sea-Doo watercraft and the 2013 Pro Stock world title aboard a Sea-Doo RXP-X 260.