Task 5 Super Final, Valle de Bravo, Mexico 

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Summary written by Ruth Jessop

With another great forecast a 94km race was set taking the pilots south of Valle de Bravo.

For the second day in a row the start was unusually, 11km from take-off.

The start of the race up to the second turn point was very tight. 

The only pilot who really managed to breakaway and make an impression was Erwan Didriche. He took a completely different route to the others, to the east. A brave decision. However, without the help of the gaggle to find the lift, he was always going to be slower. 

After the second turn point, two groups formed, one headed off in the direction of take-off and the other towards Le Penon. The two groups rejoined a little later under the convergence.

91 pilots landed on the plateau on the way to or from the last turn point as the clouds spread out creating a lot of shade. 25 somehow managed to survive and got to goal.

Johanna Hamne summed up today rather nicely, ‘It was good, until it wasn’t.’

The first 25 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
02:38:40: Philipp HAAG flying at an average speed of 28.5 km/h
02:38:47: Juan OSPINA
02:40:10: Marco BUSETTA

Top 3 leading point baggers – those who were in the lead the most
114.6: Philipp HAAG
109.1: Manuel QUINTANILLA
108.1: Francisco Javie REINA LAGOS

Top 3 in the task
1: Philipp HAAG
2: Juan OSPINA
3: Francisco Javie REINA LAGOS

Top 3 ladies in the task
1: Constance METTETAL
2: Keiko HIRAKI
3: Jinhee BAEK

Top 3 teams in the task
1: Parastick
2: Çameli Municipality
3: Cross Country Magazine

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 Thibault VOGLET flying for team Parastick.

Task 4 video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ssV8AReSrP8&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1ifvPz_oZ5XsFX0edXbpFxjkkJf6boFhu1F9l86RgGik0IKggv3XGO1P8

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Photo Gallery (click on the comment icon for a description of the photo and pilot's names):https://photos.app.goo.gl/gB5DxDqCbT7i32uQ9

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