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16 May 2005, 11:49 am
Mercedes GP Winner But Masters Still In Dispute
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Mercedes Grand Prix and Soling Masters World Championship 2005
Balatonfüred, Lake Balaton, Hungary

The Hungarian team of Balazs GYENESE, Andrej Monus and Karoly VEZER have won the Mercedes Grand Prix on their home waters with a race to spare.
The fight continues for second place between the German team helmed by Roman KOCH, and just three points behind them, the Austrians helmed by Carl AUTERIED.

The Masters is a three way battle between the favourites, helmed by AUTERIED, and two Hungarian teams helmed by George WOSSALA and Gabor BANKUTY.

Sunday started with bad weather, rain and no wind, but in the afternoon a breeze of 15 knots built from the north and a triangular course was raced, although the wind dropped on the last leg. The second race took place in a very light breeze and came very close to the time limit. Victory in this race, preceded by a second earlier in the day, means the team of Balazs GYENESE can take it easy tomorrow having secured the Grand Prix title.

Results After Five Races

Pos Nation Helmsman Middleman Bowman Division R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Pts
1 HUN Balazs GYENESE Gyula MONUS Karoly VEZER Open 1 2 (3) 2 1 6
2 GER Roman KOCH Maxl KOCH Gregor BORNEMANN Open (6) 4 2 1 2 9
3 AUT Carl AUTERIED Martin KENDLER Udo MOSER Masters 2 1 5 4 (DNF) 12
4 HUN Madarasz TAMAS Hainzmann AKOS Levente DEAK Open 3 6 4 (8) 4 17
5 AUT Markus SCHNEEBERGER Volker MOSER Christian PANEK Open 5 (7) 1 6 6 18
6 HUN George WOSSALA Kovasci LASZLO Peter NEMETH Masters 4 3 (12) 9 3 19
7 HUN Istvan SZUCS GYULAI GABOR Peter SZUCS Open 7 (8) 8 3 5 23
8 SVK Peter MOSNY Anton SZOMOLÁNYI Marek JANKOVIC Open 10 5 7 5 (10) 27
9 USA Matias COLLINS Ancs ANTAL Willy Open 8 (10) 9 7 7 31
10 HUN Majoross PETER Farkas TAMAS Izsak TIBOR Masters 12 9 6 10 (13) 37
Matias Collins (As Amended By ISAF). Image, The Grand Prix champions battling against their fellow Hungarians, WOSSALA, NEMETH and KOVASCI:© Zsolt Szamody
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