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Double The Success In Porto Cervo - Pacinotti’s Brontolo and Lalli’s B.LinSailing.com

27 June 2010

Porto Cervo, 27 June 2010 - The only thing missing on the final day of the 2010 Audi Invitational, Audi Sailing Series Event No. 3 was the wind.

Three days of scheduled competition, fun and entertainment on the docks of Yacht Club Costa Smeralda were aided by warm temperatures. Everyone anxiously awaited the outcome of the event, in addition to Saturday’s challenge with guests onboard, for awarding the silver Audi Invitational Trophy.

Two teams were left smiling at the end — Filippo Pacinotti’s Brontolo, who relied heavily on the Cassinari brothers tactical expertise, delivered a second and a third place result, as did Luca Lalli on B.LinSailing.com with tactician, Lorenzo Bressani. Lalli lost the tiebreaker to finish second overall.

For Pacinotti, it's the first absolute victory for him in the Audi Sailing Series and an end result that comes from years of experience and growth on many levels as a team. It is proof thatBrontolo is reaching maturity despite the often difficult moments. This time though, Pacinotti takes home the top prize.

In third overall is Edoardo Lupi with tactician Branko Brcin on Torpyone, the leader on day one of the event. Rounding out the top five are Alessio Marinelli (Tommaso Chieffi, tactician) at the helm for Vincenzo Onorato’s Audi Team Mascalzone Latino in fourth and Lanfranco Cirillo onFantastica in fifth.

The racing in Porto Cervo was sufficient enough to reverse the 2010 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series circuit. After chasing the lead for three events, Lalli finally is seated atop the field of competitors. Cirillo slips to second and Pacinotti is seated third.

On July 16-18 at Lake Garda in Malcesine, the final act of the Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series takes place where as many as 20 teams are expected to compete.

Full Results (FINAL)
1.) Filippo Pacinotti/Giovanni Cassinari, Brontolo; 3-2 = 5
2.) Luca Lalli/Lorenzo Bressani, B.LinSailing.com; 6-6 = 12
3.) Edoardo Lupi/Branko Brcin, Torpyone; 1-8 = 9
4.) Alessio Marinelli/Tommaso Chieffi, Team Audi Mascalzone Latino; 4-7 = 11
5.) Lanfranco Cirillo/Michele Paoletti, Fantastica; 11-1 = 12
6.) Mauro Mocchigiani/Matteo Ivaldi, Rush Diletta; 8-4 = 12
7.) Peter Rogers/Ruaridh Scott, Highlife; 6-6 = 12
8.) Wolfgang Stolz/Sten Mohr, Opus One; 12-5 = 17
9.) Carlo Alberini/Gabriele Benussi, Calvi Network; 5-13 = 18
10.) Kees Kaan/Rutger Krijger, ROARK; 9-12 = 21
11.) Martin Knetig/Martin Trcka, Black Mamba; 7-16 = 23
12.) Roberto Pardini/Salvatore Pardini, Janas; 13-10 = 23
13.) Edoardo Pavesio/Carlo Fracassoli, Fra Martina; 15-9 = 24
14.) Ferdinando Battistella/Lucas Brun, Cuervo Y Sobrinos; 10-14 = 24
15.) Guido Miani/Riccardo Simoneschi, Audi Giacomel; 14-11 = 25
16.) Carlo Pesenti/Pietro D’Ali, i.nova.2; 16-15 = 31

Top Ten Results (2010 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Overall Circuit Standings)
1.) Luca Lalli, B.LinSailing.com
2.) Lanfranco Cirillo, Fantastica
3.) Filippo Pacinotti, Brontolo
4.) Carlo Alberini, Calvi Network
5.) Mauro Mocchegiani, Rush Diletta
6.) Peter Rogers, Highlife
7.) Francesco Martino, Pilot Italia
8.) Wolfgang Stolz, Opus One
9.) Edoardo Pavesio, Fra Martina
10.) Edoardo Lupi, Torpyone

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