13th FAI World Rally Flying Championship

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13th FAI World Rally Flying Championship took place between July 26 – August 3, 2003 in Rustenburg in South Africa.

There were 51 crews from 14 countries: South Africa (7), Poland (4), France (4), Czech Republic (4), Austria (6), United Kingdom (6), Germany (6), Russia (3), Spain (3), Chile (3), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Cyprus (1), Portugal (1).

Contest[edit]

First navigation competition:

  1. Nigel Hopkins / Dale de Klerk  ZAF - 324 penal points
  2. Philippe Odeon / Philippe Muller  FRA - 344 pts
  3. Krzysztof Wieczorek / Wacław Wieczorek  POL - 418 pts

Second navigation competition:

  1. Nigel Hopkins / Dale de Klerk  ZAF - 166 pts
  2. Nathalie Strube / Patrick Sicard  FRA - 538 pts
  3. M. Lifshits / Dmitri Sukharev  RUS - 576 pts

Third navigation competition:

  1. Jiří Filip / Michal Filip  CZE - 168 pts
  2. Janusz Darocha / Zbigniew Chrząszcz  POL - 188 pts
  3. Adrian Pilling / Renier Moolman  ZAF - 188 pts

Results[edit]

Individual[edit]

Pilot / navigator; country; penal points for observation + navigation + landings

1. Nigel Hopkins / Dale de Klerk  ZAF 350 + 192 + 210 = 752
2. Janusz Darocha / Zbigniew Chrząszcz  POL 575 + 580 + 250 = 1405
3. Nathalie Strube / Patrick Sicard  FRA 900 + 356 + 200 = 1456
4. Joël Tremblet / Jose Bertanier  FRA 550 + 738 + 360 = 1648
5. Jiří Filip / Michal Filip  CZE 650 + 806 + 210 = 1666
6. Petr Opat / Václav Pojer  CZE 1200 + 416 + 150 = 1766
7. Hubert Huber / Johannes Cserveny  AUT 800 + 788 + 200 = 1788
8. Michał Bartler / Michał Wieczorek  POL 775 + 856 + 180 = 1811
9. Adrian Pilling / Renier Moolman  ZAF 1050 + 672 + 120 = 1842
10. Michel Frere / Frédérick Saquet  FRA 850 + 868 + 240 = 1958

Team[edit]

Counted two best crews (amount of penal points):

  1.  ZAF - 2594
  2.  FRA - 3104
  3.  POL - 3216
  4.  CZE - 3432
  5.  AUT - 5466
  6.  GBR - 5954
  7.  ESP - 6244
  8.  DEU - 6706
  9.  CHL - 8791
  10.  RUS - 11097
  11.  GRC - 20414

Trivia[edit]

It was the first FAI World Rally Flying Championship since the 5th FAI World Rally Flying Championship in 1986, not won by the Poles.

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