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LION ROARED AT THE KALAMIŞ BAY - MODA
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The third race of 2010 Architon World Offshore Championship was held at Moda. 5 GSYİAD Galatasaray team, piloted by Kerem Tuncer and Josef Mülhbauer gave the best performance and finished the race first. Beşiktaş 1903 team followed them with the pilots Murat Leki and Ali Tanır. 2 YKM Sport was third with Saruhan Tan and Kerim Zorlu.

The Championship is organized since 2003 by World Motonautique Federation (UIM) and Istanbul Offshore Club (IOC) and it gained the title “World Championship” at 2008. This year, the third and fourth legs of the championship were held at Moda Sea Club.

2 YKM Sport and 5 GSYİAD Galatasaray teams started the CMS Media Grand Prix really fast and they were followed by 3 Beşiktaş 1903. 67 Olympique de Marseille was racing for the first time this season and their competence with 4 Miele caused the adrenaline levels to go higher. 5 GSYİAD Galatasaray team won the fight for podium with their super fast powerboat while 2 YKM Sport could not perform as good as previous races. First 5 GSYİAD Galatasaray passed 2 YKM Sport, and then 3 Beşiktaş 1903 claimed the second place after passing 2 YKM.

CEO of CMS Media, Ünhan Atadeniz and Deputy General Manager of Turkish Youth and Sports General Management, Mehmet Kocatepe gave the prizes to the first finishers. Among the audience, there were famous faces of the Turkish society, like Saruhan Tan’s brother Harun Tan, Saruhan Tan’s wife Rahşan Tan and Sedef Karamehmet.


EAGLE FLEW HIGH AT MODA
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Moda Sea Club Grand Prix was perhaps one of the most exciting races. 3 Beşiktaş 1903 has finished the race first, followed by 2 YKM Sport and 4 Miele. 5 GSYİAD, one of the favorites of the race, had to leave early after a malfunction in their motor. 2 YKM raced much better than they did on Saturday and did not stop pushing for leadership until the last moments of the races.

5 GSYİAD Galatasaray and 3 Beşiktaş 1903 started the race really fast and were followed by 2 YKM Sport. Until almost the end of the race, 67 Olympique de Marseille team piloted by Philippe Benhamou and Jerome Brarda were at their tail, always pushing the first 3.

Galatasaray Had A Technical Problem And Could Not Finish

5 GSYİAD Galatasaray made the best time due to a technical problem and 2 YKM Sport became the leader for a while. Kerem Tuncer and Josef Mühlbauer intervened at the right time, but could not fix the problem. They have thus said goodbye to one of the most exciting races of previous years. Josef Mühlbauer made a statement after the race and declared they will deal with the problem and perform better at the Kahramanmaraş race.

2 YKM Sport took the opportunity of 5 GSYİAD Galatasaray’s problem and went on racing while they were pushing 3 Beşiktaş 1903. Both teams worked really hard to become the leader and at the end, Murat Leki and Ali Tanır were victorious.

Among the audience, were Zeynep Karamehmet Gönenç, member of Show TV’s board of directors and Sedef Karamehmet, another famous person from the society. There were also Ercan Kazaz, one of the most known people of automobile sports and Ekber Onuk, also a known name of the automobile and yacht industry.


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Olympique de Marseille Press Release
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Olympique de Marseille Club prepared a press release about the offshore Olympique de Marseille team which had participated the races held in Istanbul on 22-23 May 2010. The press release submitted to all the French media.

You can find the press release from the link…

Press Bulletin