World Cup Serbia 2021 Task 1

Summary written by Ruth Jessop

With threats of rain and a possible afternoon off mushroom hunting for everyone, an early task was set comprising a 60 km triangle out into the valley. 

Marco Littame, Deonir Spancerski, Gabriele Gardini, Aleksandar Gacevski, Martin Jovanoski and Andrei Chesnokov took the start much further south than the others. 

Marco took an early lead which earnt him 100% leading points in the final scores. Honorin Hamard was watching and certainly not waiting around in the gaggle behind him and managed to push ahead from the top of the last thermal before goal. 

For a day that started out full of aches and pains from playing football at the ripe old age of 30, it was incredible to see Honorin notch up yet another task win. 

Rémi Bourdelle summed up how everyone felt this morning on launch, ‘it’s fantastic to be here, with such a great playground, let’s hope the weather cooperates.’

The weather cooperated and we had a fast, racy task, strong climbs and a thunderstorm that didn’t manage to dampen everyone’s spirits. Even the masks couldn’t hide the pilot’s big smiles today.

The first 65 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/time points and lead out points. 

Top 3 speed/time points winners:
1:32:55  Honorin HAMARD - flying at an average speed of 36.75km/h
1:33:17  Baptiste LAMBERT     
1:33:23  Gleb SUKHOTSKIY     
Top 3 leading point baggers – those who were in the lead the most:
160.0  Marco LITTAME   
149.7  Aleksandar GACEVSKI 
147.1  Honorin HAMARD         
Top 3 overall
1st  Honorin HAMARD    
2nd  Baptiste LAMBERT   
3rd  Gleb SUKHOTSKIY   
Top 3 ladies
1st  Marcella UCHOA
3rd   Constance METTETAL
Top 3 teams
1st  Ozone
2nd  Niviuk
3rd  Kortel Design
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