FAI World Grand Prix 2008

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FAI World Grand Prix 2008
Type Gliding
Founded 2005
Country(ies) Chile
Date 2–9 January
Year 2010
Seasson number 3
Airfield Vitacura
Location Santiago, Chile
Official website http://www.grandprixchile.org

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, world wide.

Diana 2 racing glider over the Andes during competition training before World Grand Prix, picture taken from a rival's glider

Summary[edit]

Overall results[edit]

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

Qualifying races[edit]

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

Final[edit]

The list of participating pilots:

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

Race 1 - 2.01.2010[edit]

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

Race 2 - 3.01.2010[edit]

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

Warning (Right Turn Before Start)

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

+ start speed 179 km/h)

10 Finland Olli Teronen ASG 29 172.1 km

Race 3 - 4.01.2010[edit]

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

Race 4 - 5.01.2010[edit]

Position Pilot Glider Speed Distance Points Penalties
1 Germany Mario Kiessling Ventus 2ax 128.8 km/h 240.5 km 10
2 Germany Uli Schwenk Ventus 2ax 128.1 km/h 240.5 km 8
3 Chile Carlos Rocca Vidal Ventus 2b 127.6 km/h 240.5 km 7 Penalty 40 sec (finish line altitude 778m)
4 Poland Sebastian Kawa Diana 2 127.1 km/h 240.5 km 6
5 Italy Thomas Gostner Diana 2 126.3 km/h 240.5 km 5
6 Australia Graham Parker ASG 29 125.7 km/h 240.5 km 4 Penalty 145 sec (finish line altitude 757m)
7 Germany 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 Austria Wolfgang Janowitsch Ventus 2cax 124.2 km/h 240.5 km 2
9 Austria Heimo Demmerer Ventus 2b 124.1 km/h 240.5 km 1
10 Austria Eduard Supersperger Ventus 2b 124.0 km/h 240.5 km
10 Poland Stanislaw Wujczak ASG 29 123.9 km/h 240.5 km
10 Czech Republic Petr Krejcirik Ventus 2ax 121.4 km/h 240.5 km
10 Chile Rene Vidal Ventus 2c 117.1 km/h 240.5 km Penalty 8 (start altitude 2008m)
10 Germany Patrick Puskeiler Discus 2ax 111.1 km/h 240.5 km
10 Finland Olli Teronen ASG 29 95 km/h 240.5 km

Race 5 - 6.01.2010[edit]

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

Race 6 - 7.01.2010[edit]

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

Race 7 - 8.01.2010[edit]

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

Race 8 - 9.01.2010[edit]

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

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