7th World Paramotor championships concluded in Marugan, Spain.
117 pilots from 17 different countries competed in 4 categories: PF1 foot launch solo, PF2 foot launch tandem, PL1 single trike and PL2 tandem trike. New to the even this year was a validated PF1 female class.
Although the conditions were not perfect they were still able to complete 10 tasks over the 7 day event. A clover leaf, figure of eight, precision landing, navigation with limited fuel, speed navigation, precision navigation with speed declaration or photo hunt; economy distance and pure economy.
The Paramania team pilots all gave valiant efforts and it is no easy task to compete for the top world position.
Looking at the stats something I found very interesting was that Daniel Cresbo won the pure economy task on his GTR 24 by about 30 minutes in task 8, pure economy. This is a great stand out statistic by the GTR 24, and to back it up Victor (Moncho) Rodriguez made 7 laps and “landed out” just before completing his 8th.
Unfortunately because of his landing out he was penalized 20% of his score for this task. But to note the winner of the pure economy for foot launch completed 8 laps.
Our list of pilots per country were.
Spain - Paco Guerra, GTR 22 - Javi Guerra, GTR 20 - Daniel Cresbo, GTR 24 (trike) -
Victor Rodriguez, GTR 24
Austria - Gunther Bocksteiner, GTR 22
Italy - Francesco Arduini, Fusion 26
Belgium - Steffan Michils, GTR 22
UK - Dean Eldridge, GTR 22
Full competition results: http://marugan2012.es/paramotor/scores
Paramania had great team support provided by Laurie Franco, Theron McCollough, Mike Campbell-Jones and family, plus all the others out there. Concluding with a special thanks to Paco (el Torro) Diaz - Motor and wing genious.
Also, a thanks to the organizers and staff. The entertainment, organization, food and accomidations were great.