"And the winner is .... Gerarld Sturzlinger". However, he was the winner of the previous edition (2005) where he and Mark Sullivan made the longest flight over Le Mans, and landed in France.
But back to the flight of this year. All balloons started tonight between 00:00 Hrs and 00:30 Hrs. There were some limits for the pilots : maximum FL95 and 36 hours.
Direction is Belgium and France. The first balloons are already entering the north of Belgium.
You can see the HySplit with the track. More information later.