Caption: Tan Kah Boon (L) came out on top for the 300 (supercharged) category of the Enduro Jet Ski Challenge 2017 yesterday at the Serasa Sports Complex. Picture: Yee Chun Leong
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TAN Kah Boon was crowned champion of the 300 (supercharged) category of the Enduro Jet Ski Challenge 2017 defeating eight other competitors yesterday.
The 28-year-old tallied a total of 38 points over two races - Moto 1 and Moto 2 - to finish ahead of Kuala Lumpur's Bryan Chia, who was six points behind, at the Serasa Sports Complex.
Nayan Chuchu was third followed by Alex Wong despite finishing with matching 26 points.
Tan placed second in Moto 1 and then third for the second 78-kilometre five-lap race.
However, he finished as the overall winner after the front runners were penalised for missing the buoys during Moto 2.
“I didn’t think I would win when I found out that Malaysian riders are joining (the race), knowing that some of their crafts were advanced modified,” said Tan in an interview with BruSports after the victory.
“So my only chance was to get a holeshot in Moto 1 and do my best to ride to see what position I can come up with.
“It was calm waters during Moto 1 (in the morning) and there weren’t many challenges. I was hoping for rough waters during Moto 2 (in the late afternoon) as I felt I will have the advantage to fight for first place,” he added.
“But luckily the first rider (in Moto 2) missed the buoys a couple of times and I finished with the most points overall,” continued Tan.
Caption: Winners of the 300 (supercharged) category on the podium. Picture: Yee Chun Leong
Caption: Chiu Win Kuin (R) won the 200 (normal aspirated) category. Picture: Yee Chun Leong
Over in the 200 (normal aspirated) category, Chiu Win Kuin claimed top honours finishing ahead of Baharuddin Zainuddin. Aziz Ismail was third in the field of five competitors.
Hj Idzam Norhaidi Hj Mashud won the 130 (normal aspirated) category followed by Md Sofian Ismail and Md Norul Zairy Md Taha respectively.
Nine-year-old Raiyan Marsal Baharuddin, the youngest competitor, bagged the Stand Up category after finishing ahead of older sister Nur Nadiah while Muhammad Hazmin Hj Mohamed grabbed third spot.
Present as the guest of honour to give away the prizes to the winners for the one day competition organised by the Brunei Jet Sports Association (BJSA) was Mariam Ulat, the special duties officer of JBS.