RIVA Watercraft Support Team

Support Team

Riva Watercraft Support Team:

Brian Baldwin


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    Brian Baldwin
    Brian Baldwin

    Brian Baldwin Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      502
    • Location
      Denver, North Carolina
    • Age
      38
    • Region
      7
    • Craft
      2017 Yamaha GP1800
    • Racing class
      Aqua X 300
    • Recent Titles
      Pro Stock Class
    • Started
      His first race was in Daytona in 1999 and he won all rounds of his class. He went on to win the next three rounds and took the overall in his first regional series. The winning continues today with two Pro World Titles and national Pro National Championships.
    • Training
      Gym, Jet Ski, Dirt Bike
    • Sponsors
      Factory Yamaha Racing, RIVA Racing, K2 Coolers, Judge Motorsports, Fly Racing, Viztek, Jet Pilot, Jetlift, ProWatercross Racing, Champion Powersports, OptimaRacing, Solas
    • Most Proud of
      2010/2011 Pro Runabout 800 World Championships. Seven National Pro Championships

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    Yamaha - GP1800

    Yamaha
    Riva Racing
    Pro Watercross
    JetPilot
    Fly Racing
    Fly Racing

Phil Pope


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    Phil Pope
    Phil Pope

    Phil Pope Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      200
    • Location
      Chesterfield
    • Age
    • Region
    • Craft
      Yamaha FZR SVHO
    • Racing class
      AquaX 300
    • Recent Titles
      14 x British Closed Course Jet Ski Champion, 4 x European Champion, and 1 x World Champion
    • Started
    • Training
    • Sponsors
    • Most Proud of

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    Yamaha FZR SVHO

    Yamaha

    Yamaha
    Riva Racing
    JetPilot
    Oakley
    Idiartec
    Shoei

Erminio Iantosca


  • Erminio Iantosca
    Erminio Lantosca
    ErminioLantosca

    Erminio Iantosca Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      94
    • Location
      Naples, FL
    • Age
      36
    • Region
      7
    • Craft
      Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 / RXT-X 300
    • Racing class
      Pro Runabout Open, Pro Runabout GP, Pro Runabout Stock
    • Recent Titles
      3 Time Pro Water Cross World Champion 2016, 2017, & 2018
    • Started
      When I was young, my dad sold Chris MacClugage his first ski. I was too young to ride, but when Chris got into racing I would go with him. I got hooked and have been riding 17 years ever since.
    • Training
      Running, Cycling, Weight Lifting
    • Sponsors
      RIVA Racing, Hydro-Turf, Jettribe, WRT, ViPec, XPS, Rotax
    • Most Proud of
      2010 when I won 14 out of 15 moto's and won my 7th national title with a near-perfect season

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    Sea-Doo-RXP-X-300

    Sea-Doo RXT-X 300

    Sea Doo
    Riva Racing
    WRT
    XPS
    MaptunerX
    Rotax
    Hydroturf
    Jettrim

Eric Lagopoulos


  • Eric Lagopoulos
    Eric Lagopoulos
    Eric Lagopoulos

    Eric Lagopoulos Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      361
    • Location
      Sarasota, FL
    • Age
      36
    • Region
      7
    • Craft
      Yamaha FX SVHO
    • Racing class
      Pro Runabout
    • Recent Titles
      2014 850 class Aqua Racing, 2014 SeaDoo Bounty, 2nd World Finals Pro 800 Super Stock
    • Started
      When he was a kid, he was into all water-sports so naturally he ended up on a 300 cc stand-up and fell in love with riding. Eventually in the early 90’s he bought a Sea-Doo and that’s all she wrote, he's been riding a Sea-Doo ever since!
    • Training
      TRX, Mountain Biking, Wakeboarding
    • Sponsors
      RIVA Racing, JetPilot, Fly, Hydrotec, Shorai Batteries
    • Most Proud of
      With over 20 years of pro racing, earning 5 world titles and 7 national championships Eric is versatile in both offshore and closed course racing.

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    Sea-Doo-GTR-215

    Yamaha FX SVHO

    Yamaha
    Riva Racing
    JetPilot
    FLY

Tyler Hill


  • Tyler Hill
    Tyler Hill
    Tyler Hill

    Tyler Hill Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      202
    • Location
      Riverside, California
    • Age
      22
    • Region
    • Craft
      Yamaha FX, GP1800 and Superjet, ProForce & Kawasaki SX-R 1500
    • Racing class
      P1 AquaX: Pro Enduro
    • Recent Titles
      2018: World Finals 2nd place Sport GP
      2018: Winner P1 AquaX AM300 St. Pete Beach
      2018: 3rd place overall P1AquaX Great Lakes Series
      2017 World Finals World Champion in Sport Spec 1st place
      2016 World Finals World Champion in Sport GP 1st place
      - World Champion Naturally Aspirated Runabout Stock 1st place
      - 2nd place Sport Spec
      2016 Mark Hahn 300 1st place 4 Stroke Naturally Aspirated Open
      2015 World Finals 2nd place Sport GP and 6th place Sport Spec
      2014 World Finals 2nd place Sport GP and 3rd place Sport Spec
      2014 Mark Hahn 300 2nd place 4 Stroke Naturally Aspirated Runabout Open
      2013 World Finals World Champion Sport Spec Open 1st place
      2010 World Finals World Champion Sport Spec 1st place
      2008 World Finals World Champion 14-15 Junior Runabout 800 limited
      Junior Stars: Rookie of the Year 2008 and Greatest Charger of the Year 2009
    • Started
      Tyler is a 6x World Champion for closed course racing, including both sport and runabout. Son of racers, Tyler has been around racing all of his life. Tyler will be making his Pro rookie debut in AquaX after a stellar first year and a class win in his first entered AquaX race. He will also continue racing closed course in sport, runabout and ski classes
    • Training
    • Sponsors
      Riva Racing, Yamaha, Jet Pilot, Jettrim, Watercraft Clinic, IPD Wiseco Performance Products, K & N Works H2O Designs, FLY Racing, Skat Trak, Boysen Engineering, Jet Renu, F- Racing, Nickerson Performance, ODI, Gasket Technology, and ADA Racing.
    • Most Proud of

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    Yamaha
    Riva Racing
    IPD Graphics
    JetPilot
    Pro Watercraft
    Fly Racing
    K&N
    ADA Racing
    Works H20 Design
    Ryno Power
    IPD Graphics
    ODI Grips
    WiSECO

Anthony Radetic


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    Anthony Radetic
    Anthony Radetic

    Anthony Radetic Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      153
    • Location
      Abbeville, AL
    • Age
      37
    • Region
      South East
    • Craft
      Sea-Doo RXPX 300
    • Racing class
      300
    • Recent Titles
      3rd Rd place IJSBA Amateur Box Stock
    • Started
      2014
    • Training
      SOFLETE traing program, EXOS Athlete Performance Center, Coach Dr. Ralf Lindschulten
    • Sponsors
      Sea-Doo, Riva Racing, SOFLETE, JetLift, BlackTip, Fly Racing, Jet Pilot, Rock Tape, Aquanew
    • Most Proud of
      4th place in 2015 IJSBA Jet Rade of Peru, 8 days of racing against 26 riders in F1 class

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    Riva Racing
    JetPilot
    Soflete
    Sea Doo
    JetLift
    Aquanew
    Rock Tape
    Fly Racing

Cyrille Lemoine


  • Cyrille Lemoine
    Cyrille Lemoine
    Cyrille Lemoine

    Cyrille Lemoine Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      9
    • Location
      Lyon, France
    • Age
      39
    • Region
    • Craft
      Yamaha GP1800
    • Racing class
      Superstock
    • Recent Titles
      2016 Aquabike Karujet Offshore World Champion
    • Started
      Cyrille Lemoine started in motocross in 1989 before embarking in 1995 as a watercraft racer.
    • Training
      gym, motocross, watercraft
    • Sponsors
      Riva Racing, Yamaha , Ipone, Oakley, Kutvek, Eric Favre Sport, Jet Pilot, Idiartech, Shoei, Pull-in, Five Gloves, 4 Arm strong, Mx.com, Aerodiffusion, Le Macaron Laguna Beach
    • Most Proud of
      12 Time World Champion

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    Yamaha-GP1800

    Yamaha - GP1800

    Yamaha
    Riva Racing
    JetPilot
    ipone
    JetPilot
    Oakley
    Idiartec
    Shoei
    Kuvtek
    4Arm Strong

Thomas Favolini


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    Thomas Favolini
    Thomas Favolini

    Thomas Favolini Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      287
    • Location
      France
    • Age
      25
    • Region
    • Craft
      Yamaha
    • Racing class
      Pro Run
    • Recent Titles
    • Started
    • Training
    • Sponsors
    • Most Proud of

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    Yamaha

Tim Ducat


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    Tim Ducat
    Tim Ducat

    Tim Ducat Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      149
    • Location
      Orlando, Florida
    • Age
      34
    • Region
    • Craft
      RXP-X 300
    • Racing class
      Pro Enduro,Pro Runabout Stock and GP
    • Recent Titles
      2015 Pro Watercross runabout 800 open world champion. 2016 #2 national tour in Pro box stock and GP.
    • Started
      1996
    • Training
      Olympic Lifting and Crossfit 5 days a week
    • Sponsors
      RIVA Racing, Abaco Sunglasses, Aqua Cart, Jettrim
    • Most Proud of
      2016 season and first year on a four stroke with a small budget to finish top 3 in both of my classes, was a great outcome.

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    Sea-Doo RXP-X300

    Sea-Doo RXP-X 300

    Riva Racing

Jay Edworthy


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    Jay Edworthy
    Jay Edworthy

    Jay Edworthy Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      C477
    • Location
      Cambridge, Ontario
    • Age
      38
    • Region
    • Craft
      Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
    • Racing class
      AquaX Enduro Pro
    • Recent Titles
    • Started
    • Training
    • Sponsors
      RIVA Racing
    • Most Proud of

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    Sea-Doo RXP-X 300

    Riva Racing

Yahya Rammah


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    Yahya Rammah
    Yahya Rammah

    Yahya Rammah Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      179
    • Location
      Tetouan, Morocco
    • Age
      21
    • Region
      South East
    • Craft
      Yamaha FZR SVHO
    • Racing class
      stock, limited
    • Recent Titles
      2016 vice World Champion IJSBA
    • Started
      Started in motocross in 2008 before embarking in 2014 as a watercraft racer.
    • Training
      gym, motocross, watercraft, cars
    • Sponsors
      MJC Performance, Riva Racing, Jet Pilot, Promarina, Gothic Rotulaciones
    • Most Proud of

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    Yamaha FZR SVHO

    Riva Racing
    JetPilot
    MJC Performance
    Promarina
    Gothic Rotulaciones

Carlos Del Valle


  • Carlos Del Valle
    Cyrille Lemoine
    Cyrille Lemoine

    Carlos Del Valle Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      30
    • Location
      Kendall, FL
    • Age
      30
    • Region
      Miami
    • Craft
      Sea-Doo
    • Racing class
    • Recent Titles
    • Started
    • Training
    • Sponsors
      Riva Racing
    • Most Proud of

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    Sea-Doo

    Sea-Doo

    Riva Racing

Nicolas Rius


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    Nicolas Rius
    Nicolas Rius

    Nicolas Rius Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      217
    • Location
      Lake Havasu City, AZ
    • Age
      44
    • Region
    • Craft
      Yamaha GP1800
    • Racing class
      AquaX Enduro Pro
    • Recent Titles
      16X World champ, 16X European champ, 15X Belgium champ, 6X French champ, 5X USA national champ
    • Started
      Nicolas begun racing jet skis in 1990 and was the first ever non-American to win a world championship. He quickly became the world's most superior rider - winning the most competitions in history. In 2013, he decided to retire from racing to focus on his family. Four years later, Nicolas is BACK with a bang to once again take over the water!
    • Training
      Jet Skiing, Motocross, Snowboarding
    • Sponsors
      Riva Racing, Rius Racing, Beach Shack Rentals, Yamaha Corp USA, Havasu Powersports, Jet Renu, 100% Products, Quakisence, Zapata Racing, Rno Power Supplement, Le Big USA.com, Jetttrim, Feelin' Good Fitness, JettLet
    • Most Proud of

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    Yamaha - GP1800

    Riva Racing
    Yamaha
    Jettrim

Abdullah Al-Fadhel


  • Abdullah Al-Fadhel
    Abdullah Al-Fadhel
    Abdullah Al-Fadhel

    Abdullah Al-Fadhel Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      30
    • Location
      Kuwait
    • Age
    • Region
    • Craft
      Yamaha FX SHO
    • Racing class
      Pro Runabout Stock
    • Recent Titles
      2013 Pro Runabout Limited and Pro Open Runabout Open National Champion
    • Started
      2007
    • Training
    • Sponsors
      RIVA Racing, Dean's Team, Yamaha,Skat-Trak
    • Most Proud of

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    Yamaha-FZR

    Yamaha - FZR

    Yamaha
    Riva Racing
    Dean's Team
    Skat-Trak

Jason Lester


  • Jason Lester
    Jason Lester
    Jason Lester

    Jason Lester Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      35
    • Location
      Brighton, Michigan
    • Age
      39
    • Region
      6
    • Craft
      Yamaha GP1800, FX SVHO, EX, and Seadoo HX
    • Racing class
      Aquax: Amateur 300 and Sport EX, Prowatercross: Pro-Am Runabout Stock, Veteran’s Runabout, and IROC stock. IJSBA Nationals and World Finals will be Novice Runabout Stock, LTD, Veterans, Spec Lites, and Sport Spec
    • Recent Titles
      Aquax 250 International Champion, Aquax 250 Chicago Winner, 2016 IJBSA Novice Runabout Stock National Champion, 2016 IJSBA Sport Spec National Champion, 2016 Prowatercross Novice Runabout National Champion, 2016 Canadian National Champion Sport Spec
    • Started
      1994 on a 550 in region one and ended on a Pro-Am Sport SS HX in 2002 before leaving the sport for medical school. Returned last year (2016)
    • Training
      Weight training 4 days a week, running 4 miles 3 days a week and riding as much as I can dealing with work and the Michigan weather! My wife is a Beachbody coach and pushed me more and more.
    • Sponsors
      RIVA Racing, JBLMED1Racing, Jet Pilot, Jettrim, IPD, Wonderland Marine, HDD, Shoei, Ogio, Spy, EVS
    • Most Proud of
      Winning what my wife calls the “triple crown” weekend in Chicago in 2016, winning the Aquax 250 class and 2 national championships in Novice Runabout stock and Sport Spec

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    Yamaha FX SVHO

    Yamaha FX SVHO

    Yamaha EX

    Yamaha EX

    Riva Racing
    JetTrimm
    JetPilot
    Wonderland Marine
    IPD

Chris Landis


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    Chris Landis
    Chris Landis

    Chris Landis Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      201
    • Location
      Delray Beach, FL
    • Age
      23
    • Region
      7
    • Craft
      Yamaha GP1800, Yamaha Blaster
    • Racing class
      AM 300, Pro Sport GP, Sport Spec
    • Recent Titles
      2017 Novice Sport Spec World Champion
    • Started
      Started racing in 2016
    • Training
      Riding and Mountain Biking
    • Sponsors
      Riva Racing, Mark Landis Racing, Jettrim, Wiseco
    • Most Proud of
      I am most proud of the opportunity I have to race with my father, Mark Landis.

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    Yamaha GP1800

    Mark Landis Racing
    Riva Racing

Jason Russo


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    Jason Russo
    Jason Russo

    Jason Russo Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      77
    • Location
      Bradenton, FL
    • Age
      39
    • Region
    • Craft
      Yamaha FX Cruiser
    • Racing class
      Pro Enduro
    • Recent Titles
    • Started
    • Training
    • Sponsors
      RIVA Racing, Jetpilot, FLY Racing, Jettrim and Geico
    • Most Proud of

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    FX Cruiser

    Yamaha FX Cruiser

    Yamaha
    Riva Racing
    Yamaha
    Riva Racing
    JetPilot
    Fly Racing

Mattia Fracasso


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    Mattia Fracasso
    Mattia Fracasso

    Mattia Fracasso Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      8
    • Location
      Vicenza, Italy
    • Age
      38
    • Region
    • Craft
    • Racing class
    • Recent Titles
    • Started
    • Training
    • Sponsors
    • Most Proud of

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    Sea-Doo

    Riva Racing

Victor Nolan


  • Victor Nolan
    Victor Nolan
    Victor Nolan

    Victor Nolan Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      585
    • Location
      Oliver Beach, MD
    • Age
      31
    • Region
      8
    • Craft
      Yamaha
    • Racing class
      Pro Enduro, Pro-Am Runabout Stock, Sport Spec
    • Recent Titles
      2015 expert runabout limited world title
    • Started
      2006
    • Training
      Muscle endurance training such as light lifting, running, biking, kayaking and of course riding.
    • Sponsors
      Riva Racing, Pennzoil Racing, Jiffy Lube Racing, Yamaha, SWX Graphics, K&N Performance Filters, Purple Haze Spray Wax, Fly Racing, Jet Trim, Jet Pilot, Aqua Cart, PWC Muscle
    • Most Proud of
      I'm proud of my 2015 world title but with our new corporate support I plan to meet goals that were once out of my reach.

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    Riva Racing
    Yamaha
    Pennzoil
    JetPilot
    Fly Racing
    Jiffylube
    jetrim

Mike Klippenstein


  • Mike Klippenstein
    Brian Baldwin
    Brian Baldwin

    Mike Klippenstein Pro-Rider

    • Race Number
      212
    • Location
      Lake Havasu City, Arizona
    • Age
      48
    • Region
    • Craft
      Yamaha FX-SVHO
    • Racing class
      Pro Enduro
    • Recent Titles
      23 World Titles
    • Started
      Mike has been racing for over 26 years. At 48, he is one of the strongest and fittest riders out there.
    • Training
    • Sponsors
      Yamaha, Riva Motorsports, Queen Racing, Fisher Power Line, Quakyense, Oakley, Blackfoot Motosports, McMurray TV, Gasket Technology, Skat-Trak, JetTrim, Devas Bling, Hurrican Industries, Addictive Behavior Motor Works, Blowsion, Kali Helmets
    • Most Proud of
      Holding 23 world titles

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    Yamaha FXSVHO

    Yamaha FXSVHO

    Yamaha
    Riva Racing
    Oakley


Our Support Team is composed of individually selected elite top athletes in each of their respective classes. If you are interested in becoming a part of our team, please Apply Here.