Double Victory Of ECI Men Cosmetics, Besiktaş - Miele And YKM Sport
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The Podium Standings Remain The Same On The Second Day Of 2012 Işıklar World Offshore 225 Championship

The same teams as the previous day shared the podium at the finish of Fatih Municipality Grand Prix 2, the second race in “Işıklar World Offshore 225 Championship”
Fatih Municipality Grand Prix 2 that started at Halic (Golden Horn) ended with the victory of Team ECI Men Cosmetics. Pilots Kerem Tuncer and Alpay Akdilek once again left all their competitors behind today with a time of 45:21.281 and added another success to their career.
The second team to take their place on the podium was Besiktas-Miele with pilots Murat Leki and Orcun Tufan with a time of 45:35.765. Third place was claimed by YKM Sport’s pilots, Saruhan Tan and Kerim Zorlu who followed 36 seconds later.

The second race of the Championship began as usual with technical inspections and qualifying rounds. The teams that experienced technical difficulties and boat damages due to flips, had fixed their problems; so the qualifying rounds started with 10 teams again. Team ECI Men Cosmetics, the winner of the previous race, once again took pole position in the qualifying rounds with a time of 2.07.703, followed 4 seconds later by YKM Sport. Besiktas-Miele achieved a time of 2.11.765 and qualified to start the race in third place.

The green flag was waved at 2.00 pm and Fatih Municipality Grand Prix 2 started. The entire race continued at a calmer rhythm compared to previous day and all the teams seemed to compete much more cautiously except GHB Offshore Racing Team with pilots Hakan Vanlı and Suha Yenigul whose boat took a serious spin in the eighth round. Lenore Yacht, known as the youngest team of the championship, was the only team that had to retire from the race for technical difficulties in the early stages of the race.
As the only offshore championship that starts with airbag safety systems in the world, the organization was fully approved by Ahmed Ibrahim Elbloushi, UIM Commissioner. The winners of the race received their trophies from Tamer Taşpınar, Assistant General Manager of General Directorate of Sports, Enver Oral, President of Developing Sports Federation, Ahmed Ibrahim Elbloushi, UIM Commissioner, Izzettin Oztosun, Deputy Mayor of Fatih, Fatih Yaman, Chairman of Mey Saat and Adnan Kuzu, Director of the Sports Branch of Istanbul Youth Services.
The championship organized by the supports of Isiklar Holding-Architon (main sponsor), Anadolu Jet (Official Carrier), Edox (Official Timekeeper), Petroturk (Official Fuel Supplier), Sonax (Official Supplier of Cleaning Products), Safter (Start Boat Sponsor), SIF-JCB ( Co-sponsor), Portaxe (Official Banquet Sponsor), Ravelli (Official Clothing Sponsor), Mer Denizcilik (Pontoon Sponsor), Yatırım Barter (Co-Cponsor), Show TV - Skyturk360 (Media Sponsors), Powerboats & Yachts magazine (Official magazine Sponsor), Number One (Official Radio Sponsor) and CMS Media (Digital Media Sponsor) will be run in 7 cities around Turkey. The organization continues to adopt an environmentalist approach by implementing the Carbon Zero program in collaboration with Nous. This year the Championship organization will be supporting Lösev, the civil society organization for children with leukemia as well as the campaign for the survival of dolphins in their natural habitat promoted by Haytap, Federation of Animal Rights.
The second leg of the Championship will be held in Samsun on May 19 and 20, 2012.