"12th World Cup Superfinal ::: Mexico (Valle de Bravo)"
Summary written by Ruth Jessop
We had another nice task today, with some tricky moments along the 94km course line south of take off. Although the ceiling was not very high there were thermals everywhere.
There was plenty of action, the key moment being how to pass on the upwind side of the big mountain at the south turn point. The competition divided into two groups with Honorin Hamard and Philipp Haag both first equal in the competition overall racing to the fourth turn point in different groups.
Getting back to goal was not so easy. Within sight of goal the leaders got stuck, scraped across end of speed and then somehow managed to get a climb and make goal as those watching the race held their breathe.
Thanks to the task committee for another imaginative task: Manuel Quintanilla, Estefano Salgado and Felix Rodriguez.
Reining Super Final champion Luc Armant, sums up the competition so far: Each day gives a different perspective of the place, it looks like we'll not be able to be bored in this playground even if we stay competing for another month. I really love it here and I wish that the Super Final never ends.
The first 73 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
02:36:55: Honorin HAMARD flying at an average speed of 30.4 km/h
02:37:29: Martin LONG
02:37:34: Stephane DROUIN
Top 3 leading point baggers – those who were in the lead the most
157.1: Juan OSPINA
153.7: Honorin HAMARD
153.7: Mathias IOUALALEN
Top 3 in the task
1: Honorin HAMARD
2: Gareth CARTER
3: Martin LONG
Top 3 ladies in the task
1: Keiko HIRAKI
2: Constance METTETAL
3: Elisabeth EGGER
Top 3 teams in the task
1: Cross Country Magazine
2: 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 Martin LONG flying for team Cross Country Magazine.
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Photo Gallery (click on the comment icon for a description of the photo and pilot's names):
Interview with Violeta Jimenez: https://youtu.be/ouFeHtnxII0