CATALUNYA, COSTA BRAVA PWA WORLD CUP 2017
Pierre Mortefon 2nd
The 2017 Catalunya PWA World Cup saw 8 eliminations with excellent racing conditions. By the end of the day 8 results have been gained for the slalom with French Pierre Mortefon (NorthSails / Fanatic) celebrating a great comeback after his 7th place in Japan.
Pierre Mortefon suffered a surprising second round exit in Elimination 6, which saw the vice-world champion drop from 3rd to 6th on the final day, but the 27-year-old responded in perfect fashion by going on to win the 7th Race, which slingshotted the Frenchman back into second place, which is ultimately where Mortefon finishes the event - he was leading the winners final in the 8th race as well, but the wind shut down before it could be completed and his result wouldn’t have changed.
Pierre is not 2nd in the PWA Slalom Overall ranking with 4 more slalom events to go this season.
Austrian Marco Lang (NorthSails / Fanatic) completed a superb comeback on the final day to deservedly earn his place in the overall top 10. Marco suffered a mixture his fair share of bad luck, but battled through to finish in the top 10 - with a 10th place being his worst result in the last 4 races completed - with the 31-year-olds best effort coming in the opening race of the day when he finished with a fantastic 3rd place.
Well done Pierre and Marco!
1st Antoine Albeau
2nd Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / NorthSails)
3rd Matteo Iachino
9th Marco Lang (Fanatic / NorthSails)
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