Goransson Takes Two Bullets To Win 2014 Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series in Porto Ercole
19 May 2014
Porto Ercole, Italy - The last day of the second stage of the 2014 Audi-Tron Sailing Series gave way to an incredible come-from-behind win for winner Richard Goransson aboard Helly Hansen Inga From Sweden, tactician Morgan Larson and crew members Warwick Fleury, Rodney Ardern, Filippo la Mantia, Marco Carpinello, Gosse de Boer and Davide Di Maio. A smashing good day on the race course afforded them two first place finishes, moving them from fourth overnight to the trophy seat on Sunday afternoon.
For Goransson, this was his first European event of 2014 and with its completion, he enjoys his first major win of the season. Earlier in the year, Goransson competed in Miami and has progressively improved with each event, surely an indication that he has his sights set on the World Championship title up for contention in Miami this coming December. Cleaning up in second overall was Valentin Zavadnikov on Synergy GT. Zavadnikov’s 2-3 day scoreline moved him up a notch from yesterday's third place standing. Placing third was Mauro Mocchegiani's F. Giacomel Audi e-Tron.
Next up for the Melges 32 fleet happens very soon — 31 May thru 1 June in Talamone. As in the past, the start of the Audi Tron Sailing Series means the return of the Audi test drives too. Anyone can demo the A3 g-tron, S1 Sportback, A1 Sportback, SQ5 and RS6. For further details, please call 345.9585343, or e-mail.
The Audi Tron Sailing Series has reconfirmed its innovative style with a brand new mobile app - now available on Google Play and iTunes Apple Store for free.
In addition to main sponsor Audi, the Audi Tron is supported by official sponsors Kuehne+Nagel, Torqeedo electric motors and technical partners such as the Ente Fiera di Genova, Nespresso and Olicor.
MEDIA AND RACING COVERAGE As with other Melges 32 events in Europe and around the world, racing updates will be posted online at the Official Audi Melges 32 Facebook Page. Tune in for the latest racing information, results, video interviews, and photos. Race reports, press releases and photos will be available online each day post racing at melges32.com.
TOP FIVE RESULTS (FINAL - After Eight Races, 1 Discard)
1.) Richard Goransson/Morgan Larson, Helly Hansen Inga From Sweden; -2-5-7-5-5-1-1- = 26
2.) Valentin Zavadnikov/Michele Ivaldi, Synergy GT; 7-5-1-3--8-2-3 = 29
3.) Mauro Mocchegiani/Branko Brcin, F. Giacomel Audi e-Tron; -4-3-6-4-1-3-9 = 30
4.) Filippo Pacinotti/Gabrio Zandona, Brontolo HH; 1-9-2-10-2-4-12- = 40
5.) Naofumi Kamei/Manuel Weiller, Mamma Aiuto!; 3-11--1-11-2-7-5 = 40
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