Friday, 20 December, SHARJAH (UAE): The newly crowned 2019 Ski GP1 world champion Kevin Reiterer rounded out his week at the UIM-ABP Aquabike Grand Prix of Sharjah with a victory parade lap in the final moto to win his fourth Sharjah title.
It was a one man show, Reiterer against the circuit and the conditions taking the win by 101 seconds to cap a remarkable season for Dubai-based Victory Team. "Sharjah always treads us well. The event pushes the whole sport to the next level. The track and conditions really suit my riding and bring out the best of me." says the Lower Austrian.
Besides the amazing success of Victory Team's Reiterer, as a racer, the Austrian racing team themselves achieved great success. Having an outstanding season and finishing second in the World Championship is Daniel Svae Andersen (NOR). Never has a Norwegian finished higher at a World Championship. Daniel has been racing for the Austrian racing team since 2014.
The story of Sharjah is all about the victory of Jonna Borgström (SWE). The Kev-Racing team racer fractured her arm at the very event just two years prior. She struggled to regain feeling in her hand due to severe nerv damage. Nevertheless, she kept her focus and has been undergoing a difficult route through recovery and treatments. A few months ago, Jonna has still be struggling from race to race with her arm but she never stopped pushing. Today she won her first ever Grand Prix title with a victory in the last moto. I am very proud of these two. Daniel grew a lot as a person and showed his maturity with an impressive performance throughout the year making him the only challenger left for the World Title. Jonna, hands down. Today, I could see a clinch of her old fire and desire to win again! Coming back from such an injury takes a lot of courage, desire and love for the sport. They have both been working hard and earned this one!"
Kevin Reiterer has established a ground foundation in the sport of Aquabike racing giving athletes the chance to follow their dreams and provide them with the tools needed. The Team has been established in 2014 and has been very successful ever since.