Day 2 – Update

Unfortunately we had another pilot withdraw from the race. Francu Claudiu was troubled by an old injury and was unable to continue.

Day two dawned well with a great number of pilots near TP 2. Chrigel, Maxime and Nelson passed the second turn point yesterday, but many were in a good position to pass the turn point in the morning. This being the case, most were up and walking by 6am. The problem was that the wind was north and stronger than forecast, so pilots had to cross the ridge to get to the flyable side. Once there, the launch conditions were not easy. First off was Cyriaque Wagner, the local pilot, followed closely by Eduardo Garza from Mexico. Both got high and started to make their way along the ridges to the south east. The early bird got the worm today and both have passed TP 3.

Once conditions improved, many others launched, but Adian Keller, Lars Budack and Ignacio Aravelo decided to walk along the ridge to a lower point. Having waited for more favourable conditions, they launched about 3pm. After the frustration of waiting, they have flown an absolute stunning flight... Adrian and Lars are currently sixth and seventh place and are currently approaching TP4, chasing Garza and Wagner.

It has been an epic flying day... Chrigel is currently approaching TP 5, having crossed the main spine, with Maxime Pinot hot on his heels. Nelson de Freyman landed in trees unharmed, but this has delayed him, allowing others to catch up.

News from other competitors... Wesley Murch broke a few brake lines this morning which required him to walk down and repair them. Jesse Williams' spin and hard landing left him bruised but unbroken, both in body and spirit. He flew again yesterday and is on his way to TP3.

We now have 25 pilots past past TP2.

Tomorrow's forecast is epic. Expect big flights tomorrow. High base, less wind will make for an exciting day! Stay tuned!


  1. So little news that we have to make it up ourselves by watching pixels fly across the screen.

    • X-Pyr

      Yes, you’re right. And we’re really sorry for that.
      We’ll try to improve this topic. But take in accouunt we have same problems as you with the live track. And comnications are really poor in that zone.

      Anyway, thanks for your advice.

  2. Hi Davis, unfortunately comunication logistics are not the sane here than X-Als or something like it. Staff and teams have the same feed than you, supporters we can go blind for hours only being able to use our brains to navigate. We get some small news as we find and approach other people in the road, staff or participants, but for the most part I come here for news just like you even when I’m right here in the middle of the whole thing… Be patient, believe me when I’m telling you these guys are doing their best to get news and pics from us, there’s twice more staff than two years ago and still it’s really hard to reach us. Keep following those pixels…

  3. Two times more staff but no information.boring reports, solo screenshots from the livetracking.
    Why no satellite tracking? 2 años ago much better tracking … pay the money whats needed!

    • X-Pyr

      Hi Txus.

      Sorry, but we don’t agree with you.
      Live tracking is much better than previous edition.
      All pilots carry 2 gps. One that sends the info via GSM, and another one that send via satellite.

      When you see a point without atitude, is because the point comes form the Satellite gps.

      We are in the same situation like you. It’s really hard, even for us.

      So, please, be patient.

      Thanks for following the race.

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