Thrilling race brings 2010 Worlds to an end

The Governor of Mendoza joined the Race Officer, Antonio Lamadrid, on the starting boat for the last race of the 2010 Formula Worlds on Lake Potrerillos, Argentina. He was treated to a thrilling, and fitting, finale to this year’s Championship. The wind built throughout the race, and once again delivered a challenging spectacle. Despite a fall Ross Williams (GBR-83) had the bit between his teeth and his second place, on the heels of Casper Bouman (NED-52), ensured he shared the podium with new World Champion Antoine Albeau (FRA-192) and runner up Paulo Dos Reis (BRA-3333).

Ross Williams racing to 3rd place

Marta Hlavaty (POL-111) rounded off her Championship with another convincing win.

Antoine Albeau

Fifteen races, in a wonderful location, with a fantastic, enthusiastic and motivated organising team, will ensure the 2010 Championship lingers long in the memory of all involved.

Formula World Champ Antoine Albeau

Men Overall:

1. Antoine Albeau, France

2. Paulo Dos Reis, Brasil

3. Ross Williams, UK

4. Casper Bouman, Netherlands

5. Pawel Hlavaty, Poland

Women Overall:

1. Marta Hlavaty, Poland

2. Morane Demont, France

3. Farah Hall, USA

4. Femke Van Der Valk, Neterlands

5. Carolina Butrich, Peru.

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