Top Three Remain The Same In Samsun: ECI Men Cosmetics, Beşiktaş - Miele, Lenore Yacht…
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The names on the podium and rankings remained the same in the “Isiklar World Offshore 225 Championship” Samsun Grand Prix 2.

ECI Men Cosmetics team with pilots Kerem Tuncer and Alpay Akdilek has been on a roll since the first race of the Championship and they added another victory to their score with a time of 44: 59:234 in Sunday’s race.

Another team that consistently displays high performance is Besiktas-Miele piloted by Murat Leki and Orcun Tufan; they followed the leader with a difference of one second while pilots Ilker Ozmen and Umur Duyar of Lenore Yacht took third place with their time of 45:15:250.


Samsun Grand Prix 2 on Sunday started with rainy weather and this time qualifying rounds were completed with Besiktas-Miele and pilots Murat Leki and Orcun Tufan taking the pole position with a time of 1:20:563. They were followed by Kerem Tuncer and Alpay Akdilek of ECI Men Cosmetics team with only a difference of 300 milliseconds.

The third place in the starting line was taken by GSYIAD – Galatasaray piloted by Francesco Redaelli and Giovanni Casagni from Italy. The previous day’s third place holder Lenore Yacht followed in fourth position.

The people of Samsun were at the shore to see the race and despite the rain, they cheered on as the green flag was waved and the race started. As the boats were about to complete the first lap, GSYIAD – Galatasaray boat piloted by the Italians flipped and the team was forced to leave the race. GHB Offshore Racing Team piloted by Suha Yenigul and Joao Filipe made a wrong buoy turn after they left the pit; they resumed after the stop-and-go penalty was enforced. Angel Yacht team had to retire from the race the previous day due to technical problems; today they collided with WD40 boat and flipped which led them to retire. However they had already completed 23 laps; therefore they still managed to earn points. Similarly WD40 boat had to retire a few laps later and they also earned points.

The winners received their trophies from Hüseyin Aksoy, Governor of Samsun, Yusuf Ziya Yilmaz, Mayor of Samsun, Per Benson, UIM Commissioner, Brig. Gen. Mehmet Göktan, Garrison Commander, St. Col. Süleyman Yarayan, Coast Guard Regional Commander, and Enver Oral, President of Developing Sports Federation.