FAI World Grand Prix 2008

The third FAI World Grand Prix 2008-2009 was a gliding Grand Prix that took place in 2010 in Santiago, Chile, with qualifying races taking place during the 2008-2009 flying season, worldwide.

FAI World Grand Prix 2008
TypeGliding
Founded2005
CountryChile
Date2–9 January
Year2010
Season3
AirfieldVitacura
LocationSantiago, Chile
Websitehttp://www.grandprixchile.org
First
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Third
Diana 2 racing glider over the Andes during competition training before World Grand Prix, picture taken from a rival's glider

SummaryEdit

Overall resultsEdit

Position Pilot Country Glider Points
1   Sebastian Kawa Poland   Diana Sailplanes - Diana 2 69
2   Carlos Rocca Vidal Chile   Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH - Ventus 2b 55
3   Mario Kiessling Germany   Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH - Ventus 2ax 47
4   Uli Schwenk Germany   Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH - Ventus 2ax 40
5   Thomas Gostner Italy   Diana Sailplanes - Diana 2 43
6   Tilo Holighaus Germany   Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH - Ventus 2ax 24
7   Wolfgang Janowitsch Austria   Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH - Ventus 2cxa 15
8   Rene Vidal Chile   Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH - Ventus 2c 14
8   Stanislaw Wujczak Poland   Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co - ASG 29 14
10   Eduard Supersperger Austria   Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH - Ventus 2b 12
11   Heimo Demmerer Austria   Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH - Ventus 2b 11
12   Patrick Puskeiler Germany   Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH - Discus 2ax 8
13   Petr Krejcirik Czech Republic   Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH - Ventus 2ax 4
13   Graham Parker Australia   Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co - ASG 29 4
15   Olli Teronen Finland   Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co - ASG 29 2

Qualifying racesEdit

Place Country Qualifying Grand Prix Class Dates
Torino   Italy Torino Grand Prix 15 meters 15–22 June 2008
Saint-Auban   France Sailplane Grand Prix of France 15 meters 30 August - 7 September 2008
Lasham   United Kingdom Soaring Grand Prix of United Kingdom 15 meters 1–7 September 2008
Nitra   Slovakia Soaring Grand Prix of Slovakia 18 meters 7–13 September 2008
Narromine   Australia Soaring Grand Prix of Australia 18 meters 30 November - 6 December 2008
Santiago   Chile Santiago Qualifying Grand Prix 15 meters 17–25 January 2009
Zar   Poland Qualifying Grand Prix of Poland club 22 April - 3 May 2009
Feldkirchen   Austria Austrian Soaring Grand Prix 15 meters 16–23 May 2009

FinalEdit

The list of participating pilots:

FAI ranking Pilot Country Qualifying Grand Prix
2   Sebastian Kawa Poland FAI World Sailplane GP Champion 2007
14   Mario Kiessling Germany Grand Prix de France
20   Wolfgang Janowitsch Austria Austrian Soaring Grand Prix
24   Petr Krejcirik Czech Republic Soaring Grand Prix of Slovakia
36   Uli Schwenk Germany Santiago Qualifying Grand Prix
39   Graham Parker Australia Soaring Grand Prix of Australia
60   Thomas Gostner Italy Santiago Qualifying Grand Prix
61   Stanislaw Wujczak Poland Qualifying Grand Prix of Poland
116   Carlos Rocca Vidal Chile Santiago Qualifying Grand Prix
204   Tilo Holighaus Germany Santiago Qualifying Grand Prix
247   Heimo Demmerer Austria Austrian Soaring Grand Prix
261   Rene Vidal Chile Santiago Qualifying Grand Prix
302   Eduard Supersperger Austria Austrian Soaring Grand Prix
341   Patrick Puskeiler Germany Qualifying Grand Prix of Poland
410   Olli Teronen Finland Soaring Grand Prix of Slovakia

Race 1 - 2.01.2010Edit

Position Pilot Glider Speed Distance Points Penalties
1   Mario Kiessling Ventus 2ax 160.6 km/h 319.7 km 10
2   Carlos Rocca Vidal Ventus 2b 153.4 km/h 319.7 km 8
3   Sebastian Kawa Diana 2 153.2 km/h 319.7 km 7
4   Stanislaw Wujczak ASG 29 152.5 km/h 319.7 km 6
5   Thomas Gostner Diana 2 147.9 km/h 319.7 km 5
6   Uli Schwenk Ventus 2ax 147.6 km/h 319.7 km 4
7   Petr Krejcirik Ventus 2ax 147.3 km/h 319.7 km 3
8   Patrick Puskeiler Discus 2ax 147.0 km/h 319.7 km 2
9   Eduard Supersperger Ventus 2b 146.1 km/h 319.7 km 1 Penalty 10 sec (Finish Line Altitude 784 m)
10   Tilo Holighaus Ventus 2ax 144.2 km/h 319.7 km Penalty 105 sec (Finish Line Altitude 765 m)
10   Heimo Demmerer Ventus 2b 143.6 km/h 319.7 km Penalty 125 sec (761m Before Finish Line)
10   Wolfgang Janowitsch Ventus 2cax 143.5 km/h 319.7 km
10   Rene Vidal Ventus 2c 142.7 km/h 319.7 km Penalty 190 sec (Finish Line Altitude 748 m)
10   Olli Teronen ASG 29 142.1 km/h 319.7 km Penalty 165 sec (Finish Line Altitude 753 m)
10   Graham Parker ASG 29 141.2 km/h 319.7 km

Race 2 - 3.01.2010Edit

Position Pilot Glider Speed Distance Points Penalties
1   Sebastian Kawa Diana 2 93.6 km/h 324.1 km 10
2   Uli Schwenk Ventus 2ax 90.7 km/h 324.1 km 8
3   Mario Kiessling Ventus 2ax 89.6 km/h 324.1 km 7
4   Carlos Rocca Vidal Ventus 2b 85.5 km/h 324.1 km 6
5   Thomas Gostner Diana 2 85.1 km/h 324.1 km 5
6   Tilo Holighaus Ventus 2ax 81.3 km/h 324.1 km 4
7   Heimo Demmerer Ventus 2b 80.8 km/h 324.1 km 3
8   Stanislaw Wujczak ASG 29 79.0 km/h 324.1 km 2 Penalty 25 sec (Start Altitude 2005)

Warning (Right Turn Before Start)

9   Rene Vidal Ventus 2c 78.4 km/h 324.1 km 1 Penalty 140 sec (Finish Line Altitude 772m)
10   Patrick Puskeiler Discus 2ax 272.0 km
10   Wolfgang Janowitsch Ventus 2cax 271.9 km
10   Petr Krejcirik Ventus 2ax 203.9 km
10   Graham Parker ASG 29 195.3 km Warning (Right turn before start)
10   Eduard Supersperger Ventus 2b 188.5 km Penalty 93 sec (24 sec to late behind start line

+ start speed 179 km/h)

10   Olli Teronen ASG 29 172.1 km

Race 3 - 4.01.2010Edit

Position Pilot Glider Speed Distance Points Penalties
1   Thomas Gostner Diana 2 121.2 km/h 217 km 10
2   Sebastian Kawa Diana 2 121.2 km/h 217 km 8
3   Heimo Demmerer Ventus 2b 119.1 km/h 217 km 7
4   Mario Kiessling Ventus 2ax 118.2 km/h 217 km 6
5   Carlos Rocca Vidal Ventus 2b 115.9 km/h 217 km 5 Warning (right circle before start)
6   Uli Schwenk Ventus 2ax 115.2 km/h 217 km 4
7   Rene Vidal Ventus 2c 114.4 km/h 217 km 3
8   Wolfgang Janowitsch Ventus 2cax 113.9 km/h 217 km 2
9   Eduard Supersperger Ventus 2b 112.6 km/h 217 km 1
10   Olli Teronen ASG 29 110.7 km/h 217 km Warning (right circle before start)
10   Patrick Puskeiler Discus 2ax 104.2 km/h 217 km Penalty 125 sec (finish line altitude 761m)
10   Tilo Holighaus Ventus 2ax 103.2 km/h 217 km
10   Stanislaw Wujczak ASG 29 101.7 km/h 217 km
10   Petr Krejcirik Ventus 2ax 99.4 km/h 217 km
10   Graham Parker ASG 29 35.2 km

Race 4 - 5.01.2010Edit

Position Pilot Glider Speed Distance Points Penalties
1   Mario Kiessling Ventus 2ax 128.8 km/h 240.5 km 10
2   Uli Schwenk Ventus 2ax 128.1 km/h 240.5 km 8
3   Carlos Rocca Vidal Ventus 2b 127.6 km/h 240.5 km 7 Penalty 40 sec (finish line altitude 778m)
4   Sebastian Kawa Diana 2 127.1 km/h 240.5 km 6
5   Thomas Gostner Diana 2 126.3 km/h 240.5 km 5
6   Graham Parker ASG 29 125.7 km/h 240.5 km 4 Penalty 145 sec (finish line altitude 757m)
7   Tilo Holighaus Ventus 2ax 125.3 km/h 240.5 km 3 Penalty 10 sec (finish line altitude 784m)

Warning(Interval between fixes > 10sec)

8   Wolfgang Janowitsch Ventus 2cax 124.2 km/h 240.5 km 2
9   Heimo Demmerer Ventus 2b 124.1 km/h 240.5 km 1
10   Eduard Supersperger Ventus 2b 124.0 km/h 240.5 km
10   Stanislaw Wujczak ASG 29 123.9 km/h 240.5 km
10   Petr Krejcirik Ventus 2ax 121.4 km/h 240.5 km
10   Rene Vidal Ventus 2c 117.1 km/h 240.5 km Penalty 8 (start altitude 2008m)
10   Patrick Puskeiler Discus 2ax 111.1 km/h 240.5 km
10   Olli Teronen ASG 29 95 km/h 240.5 km

Race 5 - 6.01.2010Edit

Position Pilot Glider Speed Distance Points Penalties
1   Sebastian Kawa Diana 2 128.8 km/h 313.4 km 10
2   Thomas Gostner Diana 2 128.6 km/h 313.4 km 8
3   Carlos Rocca Vidal Ventus 2b 128.5 km/h 313.4 km 7
4   Uli Schwenk Ventus 2ax 127.5 km/h 313.4 km 6
5   Wolfgang Janowitsch Ventus 2cax 124.5 km/h 313.4 km 5 Penalty 5 sec (start altitude 2205m)
6   Rene Vidal Ventus 2c 124.4 km/h 313.4 km 4
7   Stanislaw Wujczak ASG 29 124.2 km/h 313.4 km 3
8   Tilo Holighaus Ventus 2ax 120.4 km/h 313.4 km 2
9   Eduard Supersperger Ventus 2b 107.2 km/h 313.4 km 1
10   Petr Krejcirik Ventus 2ax 94.6 km/h 313.4 km
10   Graham Parker ASG 29 94.2 km/h 313.4 km Penalty 120 sec (right circling before start, 2nd offence)
10   Olli Teronen ASG 29 91.3 km/h 313.4 km
10   Mario Kiessling Ventus 2ax 227.6 km
10   Patrick Puskeiler Discus 2ax 139.4 km
10   Heimo Demmerer Ventus 2b Did not fly

Race 6 - 7.01.2010Edit

Position Pilot Glider Speed Distance Points Penalties
1   Carlos Rocca Vidal Ventus 2b 141.2 km/h 329.5 km 10
2   Sebastian Kawa Diana 2 140.4 km/h 329.5 km 8
3   Eduard Supersperger Ventus 2b 137.9 km/h 329.5 km 7 Penalty 45 sec (start speed 179 km/h)
4   Patrick Puskeiler Discus 2ax 136.9 km/h 329.5 km 6
5   Wolfgang Janowitsch Ventus 2cax 133.9 km/h 329.5 km 5
6   Uli Schwenk Ventus 2ax 131.4 km/h 329.5 km 4 Warning (right circling before start)
7   Tilo Holighaus Ventus 2ax 131.1 km/h 329.5 km 3
8   Mario Kiessling Ventus 2ax 128.0 km/h 329.5 km 2
9   Rene Vidal Ventus 2c 127.7 km/h 329.5 km 1
10   Thomas Gostner Diana 2 125.5 km/h 329.5 km
10   Graham Parker ASG 29 121.0 km/h 329.5 km
10   Stanislaw Wujczak ASG 29 119.9 km/h 329.5 km
10   Olli Teronen ASG 29 116.8 km/h 329.5 km
10   Petr Krejcirik Ventus 2ax 114.6 km/h 329.5 km
10   Heimo Demmerer Ventus 2b Did not fly

Race 7 - 8.01.2010Edit

Position Pilot Glider Speed Distance Points Penalties
1   Sebastian Kawa Diana 2 126.6 km/h 341.4 km 10
2   Carlos Rocca Vidal Ventus 2b 124.4 km/h 341.4 km 8
3   Thomas Gostner Diana 2 123.0 km/h 341.4 km 7 Penalty 15 seconds (finish line altitude 783m)
4   Uli Schwenk Ventus 2ax 122.6 km/h 341.4 km 6
5   Tilo Holighaus Ventus 2ax 120.2 km/h 341.4 km 5
6   Mario Kiessling Ventus 2ax 120.1 km/h 341.4 km 4
7   Stanislaw Wujczak ASG 29 119.9 km/h 341.4 km 3
8   Eduard Supersperger Ventus 2b 119.4 km/h 341.4 km 2
9   Wolfgang Janowitsch Ventus 2cax 118.9 km/h 341.4 km 1
10   Petr Krejcirik Ventus 2ax 117.8 km/h 341.4 km
10   Graham Parker ASG 29 117.3 km/h 341.4 km
10   Patrick Puskeiler Discus 2ax 116.6 km/h 341.4 km Penalty 200 seconds (finish line altitude 766m)
10   Rene Vidal Ventus 2c 109.4 km/h 341.4 km
10   Olli Teronen ASG 29 94.1 km/h 341.4 km
10   Heimo Demmerer Ventus 2b Did not fly

Race 8 - 9.01.2010Edit

Position Pilot Glider Speed Distance Points Penalties
1   Sebastian Kawa Diana 2 140.9 km/h 269.7 km 10
2   Mario Kiessling Ventus 2ax 140.5 km/h 269.7 km 8
3   Tilo Holighaus Ventus 2ax 139.1 km/h 269.7 km 7
4   Uli Schwenk Ventus 2ax 139.1 km/h 269.7 km 6
5   Rene Vidal Ventus 2c 138.3 km/h 269.7 km 5
6   Carlos Rocca Vidal Ventus 2b 137.9 km/h 269.7 km 4
7   Thomas Gostner Diana 2 137.5 km/h 269.7 km 3 Penalty 70 seconds (finish line altitude 779m)
8   Olli Teronen ASG 29 137.1 km/h 269.7 km 2 Penalty 20 seconds (finish line altitude 784m)
9   Petr Krejcirik Ventus 2ax 136.8 km/h 269.7 km 1
10   Eduard Supersperger Ventus 2b 136.7 km/h 269.7 km
10   Patrick Puskeiler Discus 2ax 132.8 km/h 269.7 km
10   Stanislaw Wujczak ASG 29 132.1 km/h 269.7 km
10   Wolfgang Janowitsch Ventus 2cax 128.4 km/h 269.7 km
10   Graham Parker ASG 29 177.6 km
10   Heimo Demmerer Ventus 2b Did not fly

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