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15 September 2003

Four balloons are battling it out

As you can see from the live tracking page, there are still 4 balloons in the air at daybreak of September 15th. All other balloons landed safely and will be on their way back to the competition centre.
The balloons still flying are spread over the middle of Spain with the brothers LEYS leading, EIMERS trailing behind and DE COCK and ABRUZZO in the middle.


Leading now is not necessarily an advantage at this moment because once landed near the coast line the others may try to just beat that with a couple of hundred meters. So the race is still open and becoming very exciting as time progresses. Our simple calculations show that theoretically every point at the coast line is reachable.

We will keep you informed!

You reactions to our coverage of the GB2003 are welcome write to: reaction@gordonbennett2003.org

Mathijs R. de Bruijn
ED 47th Gordon Bennett 2003
Arc et Senans.

Posted by Luc at 10:30 AM

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