Ozone on top for the first WorldCup of 2015 season
The first WorldCup of 2015 season in Baixo Guandu, Brazil, saw incredible conditions with 7 tasks flown. Ozone Enzo 2 pilots Marco Littame and Allly Palencia took first and second overall respectively, while the women’s podium was swept by Ozone pilots Klaudia Bulgakow, Yayoi Ito, and Nao Takada.
Klaudia had this to say about the comp:
Great weather conditions during Paragliding World Cup in Baixo Guandu permitted to fly everyday. So pilots voted on not using the 6 task rule – after six task event is suposed to finish. First time in history there were 7 task flown.
Opposite to previous World Cup which was held here 2 years ago, air was dry, cloud base high and thermals strong.
Some days there were clouds some days blue thermik days. Apart of that some times the task line was in shade, some time there were strong thermals and just some km away weak. What made racing more various. It was important to adapt flying style all the time.
Task comity did great job on setting interesting and challenging task all around flying area. What made competing level very high.
For me it was nice to see some former top pilots, like Raul Penso, Rafael Saladini, Rodrigo Montero and others, competing again and showing that they didn’t forget how to race, flying on very high level.
We have seen also some very good newcomers who will probably make they name in the future.
Congrats to all the pilots and cheers from all the Ozone team!