Press release-Australian Qualifying Gliding Grand Prix

Alphen aan den Rijn       18-11-2008

Just received this press release from Beryl Hartley from Narromine and of course I share it straight away with you.Will give you the site -adress when it all happens, so you can follow it by yourself.

Press Release – Australian Qualifying Gliding Grand Prix – 18th November 2008

Grand Prix racing and Italian males are the usual indicators of a furious speed event and the International Gliding Grand Prix is the perfect sailplane gliding race to hold in Italy in 2009. Two pilots from each of the 6 international qualifying events will attend the world championships.  Narromine in central New South Wales is host to the Australian qualifying grand prix from the 30th November to the 6th December 2008.

Two of Italy’s champion glider pilots are on their way to compete in Narromine. Thomas Gostner and Riccardo “Ricky” Brigliadori are many times Italian national champions. They will be striving to gain one of the top results and contest the world event in front of a home crowd in 2009.

Thomas Gostner is a regular visitor to Australia and has competed successfully in National championships in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales. He has flown on previous championships from Narromine and will be familiar with the weather and terrain conditions of the competition area.

Ricky Brigliadori is a new visitor and is looking forward to flying in Australia for the first time. His father who will crew for him in Narromine is a previous representative for Italy at the World championships held in Benalla, Victoria in 1985 and he is looking forward to renewing friendships while visiting Narromine.

Grand Prix glider racing is an exciting new event in this sport and with the GPS tracking technology now in use, the public and aviation enthusiasts are able to follow the race in air-conditioned comfort at Narromine Airport.  The first contest day is Sunday the 30th November.

Information on the event can be obtained at 02 6889 2733

See you again on sunday . Jo has worked hard to send me the details of the opening of the vintage museum.

Cheers Ritz

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