SWINDON’S Simon Belcher rolled back the years by winning the British Pro-Am Stock Jet Sport Championship crown at Wyboston Lakes in Bedfordshire with one race still to go in the 2019 season – his first domestic title victory since 2000.

Putting together a superb campaign in his first full season of competition since returning to the water in 2017, Belcher wrapped-up the title in style by taking three race victories aboard his Dean’s Team Yamaha and AVOS Pro Stock boat.

In addition to the Pro-Am title win with one round to spare, which will take place at Kingsbury Water Park on September 7-8, Belcher was also in action in the Pro Modified GP Championship and the Veteran’s Championship – the latter for competitors over the age of 35.

Taking one victory and two further third places in the Modified class, Belcher added a win and a brace of second places in the Veteran races too.

He leads both of those championships too ahead of the sixth and final round next month, so an incredible hat-trick of domestic titles is a distinct possibility.

Last month, Belcher also successfully defended the European Pro Stock Jet Sport title he won in 2018 after 18 years away.

Belcher said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to have won a British Championship title 19 years since my last.

“I have to say a huge thank you to all of my sponsors and the guys at Dean’s Team Yamaha and AVOS for giving me a great boat.

“We’ve had a great season so far. Retaining the European Pro Stock title a few weeks ago was obviously an incredible feeling but to now add another British title after so many years away is very special.

“The aim now is to try and take the Pro Modified GP and Veteran crowns as well.

“A clean sweep would be pretty spectacular.”