The European Tour of personal watercraft racing kicked off in Spain. Last years European champion, in Ski Ladies, the French Dujardin was unlucky since she finished 3rd behind Richardson and the British Barsby. Last years European champion, in GP Runabout, the Frenchman Zapata, was unbeatable in the class, and were he managed to win all, three motos aboard his new Sea Doo. The Spanish Puerta got the 2nd place on the podium in front of the French, Pons. The competition was intense in the GP Ski category were the riders kept changing places until the end of the race. Rius was the only one who used an engine under the new Modified rules, whilst the Kawasaki team suffered from mechanical failures during the chrono tests. The overall winner was the Italian Monti, in front of Rius and Dauliach (pictured).