The 7th edition of the Mark Hahn Memorial Havasu 300 race has just taken place on 26 February in the United States. Very popular (more than 45 teams on the start line!) despite difficult February conditions on Lake Havasu, this jetski endurance event, of which Motul is a partner, has been organised since 2005 in remembrance of Mark Hahn, a major watersports figure in the United States, who died while racing.
This event is the endurance race for all Jetski drivers and recalls in many ways the philosophy of the Le Mans 24 Hours car race:
- A Le Mans-type start.
- A very long circuit (10 miles to be crossed 30 times)
- A teams race (2 drivers for sitdown jetskis and 3 drivers for standups)
- Prime importance of the refuelling strategy and management
- Very high average speed (65 mph for the winner)
Thanks to the Carlier/Pastorello duo, Kawasaki won for the 4th time in 7 years!
Photo: Mike Follmer Racing - Yamaha - © Mike Follmer