Team ECI Men Cosmetics Sees Checkered Flag First Yet Again In Erdek
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The fourth round of Isiklar World Offshore 225 Championship is taking place this weekend in Erdek. The first race was completed with yet another victory from Kerem Tuncer and Alpay Akdilek, the unbeatable duo who have won all the races of this season so far. Team ECI Men Cosmetics’ time of 43.43.296 was followed 1.4 seconds later by Lenore Yacht with pilots Ilker Ozmen and Umur Duyar, the youngest team of the championship. The third place on the podium was claimed by Kerim Zorlu and Cengiz Cennetoglu of team YKM Sport who finished Erdek Grand Prix 1 with a time of 44:24.187.

Hosted by Erdek Municipality, Isiklar World Offshore 225 Championship Erdek Grand Prix 1 was held at Ice & Sun Beach Club in the Kurbagli Beach area. The event, supported by Banvit as food sponsor and Hotel Agrigento as accommodation sponsor, started with qualifying rounds in the morning with 10 teams and 20 pilots. The championship leader, team ECI Men Cosmetics (Kerem Tuncer - Alpay Akdilek) took pole position with a time of 01.19.937. They were followed 2 second later by Ilker Özmen and Umur Duyar of team Lenore Yacht. The third place at the lineup was taken by team Besiktas-Miele with pilots Tugberk Uca and Murat Leki.

The 30-lap race had to be stopped and started again due to a faulty start by teams Beşiktaş – Miele and Angel Yacht. All the teams succeeded to complete the 2.5-mile race course. The top three in the overall ranking are followed by teams Beşiktaş – Miele in fourth and Angel Yacht in fifth places.

The winners received their trophies from Huseyin Aysan, the Mayor of Erdek, Ilhan Aslan, Youth Services and Sports Provincial Director, Ismail Kaygisiz, District Governor of Erdek, Omer Gorener, Banvit Chairman, Enver Oral, President of Developing Sports Federation and Simon Swertsen, Race Commissioner.