Offshore pilots were fast like the wind at Menzelet Dam
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The first time ever race of Menzelet Dam, saw the victory of 02 YKM Sport pilots Kerim Zorlu and Saruhan Tan. 05 GSYİAD finished second, while 03 Beşiktaş came third and Olympique de Marseille finished fourth. Kahramanmaraş, famous for its’ icecream, this time made the news with Istanbul Offshore Club’s World Offshore Championship, which added a lot to the promotion of the city. Along with the spectacular races, the natural beauty of the area has also been heavily promoted.

Each team commented about their excitement for this GP. Their main concern was that it might have been a bit harder to ride the boats at this altitude and on fresh water. Every team had to decide carefully to the propeller they will use.

The fan club of Galatasaray, named “Ultra Aslan”, were there to support 1905 GSYİAD. They came with their flags and cheered almost non stop, which was a huge motivation for Galatasaray for the GP. YKM’s supporters from YKM’s Antep branch were also there to support the team.

03 Beşiktaş was leading the race until they lost some time at the pit-stop. Even though they made the best time at the pole positioning, they coudn’t keep 02 YKM and 05 GSYIAD Galatasaray behind them at the GP. Galatasaray also lost some time at the pit-stop and they couldn’t catch flying 02 YKM . On the other hand, 02 YKM Sport was very quick at the pit stops and they got the chequered flag with a blistering performance.

The race at Menzelet Dam was held at a 2.5 kilometers long circuit and every team had to do at least 2 pit-stops. 9 GP teams started on the 35 lap GP. 22 YKM suffered set up problems and could not be ready at the start of the GP, while 89 Viking APA Racing team could not finish the race due to a malfunction at the 19th lap.


GSYİAD Galatasaray wins the second Kahramanmaras GP...
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10 teams were competing on the second GP at the Menzelet Dam, again over 35 laps. All teams performed extremely well on the second day at Kahramanmaraş despite the very hot weather, and 05 GSYİAD Galatasaray pilots Kerem Tuncer and Josef Mühlbauer were the winners at this GP. 02 YKM which finished the previous GP on the first position, end up second while third place at the podium was 03 Beşiktaş’s.

Kerem Tuncer of 05 GSYİAD stated that they have not given up fighting until the last lap. “Even though we chased the YKM team all thru the race and were held at traffic from time to time, our attacks proved to be working when we finally get around YKM on the 33rd lap and got the chequered flag at the end of the race.”

Thousands of locals of Kahramanmaraş, as well as people from neighboring cities were there to watch the races. There was a long traffic jam after the race but everybody was very happy to receive such a glorious World Championship in their home towns...


GSYİAD Summer Party
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GSYIAD Offshore Racing Team was invited to the Summer Party of GSYİAD. Following the speech of our President Mr. Uğur Işık, the teams’ pilots Kerem Tuncer and Joseph Muhlbauer received long applauds from all the guests as a result of their outstanding performance on the stage. The team had a great night thanks to İsmail Sarıkaya, preisdent of GSYİAD.

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