31 Jul 2016

Krushevo Hang Gliding Class 5 World and Class 1 European: Best Ever?

Krushevo best ever hang gliding cross-country World or Continental Championship? It was the opinion of many after the award ceremony was through.

But of course many of us where not there in the 1970’s through the 1990’s, so we’ll keep it reasonable: it was a very, very good meet, with 9 tasks for the Class 5 and 8 for the Class 1, ranging from 85 to 192 km, with an average of more than 50% of the pilots at goal, with no protest and 96% of “Safe” in the Pilots’s Safety Form reports. And the best pilots won!

In Class 1, the Italian supremacy was undeniable: champions since 2009! In Class 5, current World champion Tim Grabovski had to wait for last task to secure his second consecutive title.

All results, blogs, links etc at https://airtribune.com/hgeu2016

A nice DHV teaser at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihWrVGsa9V8 gives you a taste of the country. There is more to come for sure on the German federation pages.

We loved Krushevo and we hope that we will be back!

Results

Last 3 tasks set for Class 5

  • 117,7 km and 15 pilots at goal – Winner: Christopher Friedl (AUT)
  • 126,9 km and 7 pilots at goal – Winner: Wolfgang Kothgasser (AUT)
  • 117,5 km and 24 pilots at goal – Winner: Tim Grabowski (GER)

Last 3 tasks set for Class 1

  • 83,2 km and 60 pilots at goal – Winner: Christian Ciech (ITA)
  • 116,2 km and 49 pilots at goal – Winner: Alessandro Ploner (ITA)
  • 100,2 km and 52 pilots at goal – Winner: Christian Ciech (ITA)

Final results

Class 1 Team

  1. Italy – Christian Ciech – Alessandro Ploner – Suan Selenati – Filippo Oppici – Tullio Gervasoni – Team Leader: Filippo Oppici
  2. Hungary – Attila Bertok – Balasz Ujhelyi – Endre Kovacs – Elek Czigler – Attila Kis – Team Leader: Attila Bertok
  3. Czech Republic – Dan Vyhnalik – Petr Benes – Petr Polach – jiri Gut – Miroslav Cap – Team Leader: Dan Vyhnalik

Class 1 individual

  1. Christian Ciech – Italy
  2. Allesandro Ploner – Italy
  3. Peter Neuenschwander – Switzerland
  4. Grant Crossingham – Great Britain
  5. Attila Bertok – Hungary
  6. Antoine Boisselier – France
  7. Dan Vyhnalik – Czekoslovakia
  8. Suan Selenati – Italy
  9. Balasz Ujhelyi – Hungary
  10. Petr Benes  – Czekoslovakia

Class 5 Team

  1. Team – Austria – Christopher Friedl – Wolfgang Kothgasser – Walter Geppert – Team Leader: Frank Nalter
  2. Germany – Tim Grabowski – Norbert Kirchner – Jochen Zeyher – Team Leader: Regina Glas
  3. Japan – Naoki Itagaki – Shogo Ota – Tsuyoshi Yamamoto – Team Leader: Shogo Ota or Yasufumi Mitsukoshi

Class 5 Individual

  1. Tim Grabowski – Germany
  2. Christopher Friedle – Austria
  3. Wolfgang Kothgasser – Austria
  4. Norbert Kirchner – Germany
  5. Carlos Punet – Spain
  6. Naoki Itagaki – Japan
  7. Walter Geppert – Austria
  8. Luca Comino – Italy
  9. Paul Harvey – Great Britain
  10. Patrick Chopard-Lallier – France