Sunday, April 14, 2013

Team Synergy Win Melges 32 Audi Series in Gaeta

Gaeta, Italy
Sunday 15 April, 2013

From the moment that Valentin Zavadnikov's Team Synergy with tactician Tommaso Chieffi onboard arrived at the Gulf of Gaeta they commanded the event.
Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi/BPSE
As the final day of racing unfolded, Zavadnikov held off attacks from a combative, second place finisher Andrea Pozzi on Bombarda alongside of tactician Lorenzo Bressani to take the overall win.
Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi/BPSE
Zavadnikov, in addition to Chieffi were accompanied by Anton Sergeev, Pavel Mshenski, Konstantin Besputin, Alexander Ekimov, Valeriy Zatsarinskiy and Filippo Ardito as crew.
Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi/BPSE
Rounding out the top three was 2011 Series Champion Lanfranco Cirillo aboard Fantastica. Spain's Marc de Antonio's Bribon Movistar finished fourth, followed by Carlo Alberini's Calvi Network in fifth. Deneen Demourkas on Groovederci closed the event in sixth.
Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi/BPSE
It was a very disappointing day for Edoardo Lupi on Torpyone and Edoardo Pavesio's Fra Martina and as they fell from top three positions overnight to end the event in seventh and eighth.
Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi/BPSE
TOP TEN RESULTS (FINAL, After eight races and one discard)

1.) Valetin Zavadinkov/Tommaso Chieffi, Team Synergy; 3-1-3-8-3-6-4-[15] = 28
2.) Andrea Pozzi/Lorenzo Bressani, Bombarda; [10]-3-6-7-6-2-1-4 = 29
3.) Lanfranco Cirillo/Michele Paoletti, Fantastica; [12]-11-1-9-4-3-3-7 = 38
4.) Marc de Antonio/Gustavo Martinez Doreste, Bribon Movistar; [13]-12-7-4-8-1-7-3 = 42
5.) Carlo Alberini/Flavio Favini, Calvi Network; 2-14-9-11-2-[15]-5-1 = 44
6.) Deneen Demourkas/Mark Mendelblatt, Groovederci; 6-2-16-6-[16]-5-2-8 = 45
7.) Edoardo Lupi/Branko Brcin, Torpyone; 1-10-8-2-7-11-9-[14] = 48
8.) Edoardo Pavesio/Chris Rust, Fra Martina; 4 (ZULU)-4-2-3-11-13-[16]-12 = 52
9.) Vincenzo Onorato/Gabriele Benussi, Mascalzone Latino; 8-5-13-[15]-1-10-6-10 = 53
10.) Naofumi Kamei/Manuel Weiller, Mamma Aiuto!; 7-6-12-5(DPI)-5-8-8-[16] = 54

Joy Dunigan

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