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Five course races dominate day two of PKRA Mexico

26 March 2011 | 1:15 pm

A total of five course races were held on day 2 of PKRA competition in beautiful Riviera Maya, Mexico under light but unstable and gusty winds averaging 10-12 knots with a scorching air temperature of 30 degrees Celsius.

It was a great race day for California sunny boy, John Heineken (Ozone, USA). Heineken took first place in three races of five today, earning him the top position on the scoring chart. He managed to come in second place in the second race and ran into a bit of trouble during the fourth race, which was the cause for him to not finish.

French rider Olivier Dansin (North, FRA) had a couple of great runs as well, finishing first as well as second in two races today followed by a third position in the third race. Blazej Ozog (North, POL) was amongst the top scoring racers taking on second place in one race. Ozog is part of the North production class team who are on fire this year with their great racing equipment.

In the women’s racing division all three women fought strategically for first place. French rider Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA) made a couple errors during the first two races of the day, which set her back to the overall second position. Melissa Gil (Cabrinha, USA) had a spectacular run taking on first place in the first two races followed by three second place finishes. Gil who has been competing competitively for some time has proved today that her skills and determination could find her taking an event title here in Mexico. Spanish rider Nuria Goma (Liquid Force, ESP) ran a tight course today enabling her second place in the first two races of the day followed by three third place positions in the final three races of the day.

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