"12th World Cup Superfinal ::: Mexico (Valle de Bravo)"
Summary written by Ruth Jessop
Today was very clear and there were great views of the volcano for the whole task.
The race took the competitors south of Valle de Bravo.
For the first part of the race there was a southerly wind giving an into wind leg and a cross wind leg.
However, today’s 83 km task was all about the options after the second turn point and choosing where to take the third turn point. It was very tactical as the route further south was nearer to End of Speed but less sure compared to the optimum line which was longer.
There were lots of different climbs as everyone spread out on the big plateau. There was convergence along the course line to follow and terrain triggers to choose from.
At turn point three everyone came together in the convergence zone. Then came the hardest part of all, getting to End of Speed with light lift and a head wind, milking the convergence was key, whilst others landed.
End of Speed to goal was easier with lift everywhere and great views of the lake.
The best day of the competition with 101 pilots in goal.
The first 101 pilots made goal, and thus all flew the same distance, and gained the same distance points. Today’s winner is therefore the one with a combination of the best speed points and lead out points.
Top 3 speed point winners – the fastest pilots round the course
02:01:17: Felix RODRIGUEZ FERNANDEZ flying at an average speed of 32.5 km/h
02:01:47: Manuel QUINTANILLA
02:02:42: Hernan PITOCCO
Top 3 leading point baggers – those who were in the lead the most
161.4: Honorin HAMARD
158.8: Russell OGDEN
158.1: Manuel QUINTANILLA
Top 3 in the task
1: Manuel QUINTANILLA
2: Felix RODRIGUEZ FERNANDEZ
3: Hernan PITOCCO
Top 3 ladies in the task
1: Seiko FUKUOKA NAVILLE
2: Constance METTETAL
3: Yael MARGELISCH
Top 3 teams in the task
1: Air'G Products
3: Alas del Hombre
In the team competition the top two pilots in each team are scored and the second one gives the ranking. The highest placed second team pilot was Ernesto HINESTROZA flying for team Air'G Products.
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