Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG-3) is crowned 2013 Formula Experience World Champion having finished the way he started, at the top of the overall leaderboard. The 2012 Champion, Brazilian hotshot Paulo dos Reis, finished the championship two points behind and had to settle for second place on the podium. The third place was taken by Pablo Ania Barrachina (ESP-16).
"Gonzo" will no doubt be relieved that he could throw out both "OCS" scores of 66 points each which kept him out of the running until the last day of racing when two discards came into play!
Brazilians take all the sub-division titles: Paulo is first Master; first Youth is Leonardo Venturini who finished 10th overall, Luis Souza is first Grand Master and First Junior is Brenno Francioli.
In the Women's division, Argentinian Jazmen Lopez Becker and Brazilian Patricia Freitas share equal points but Jazmen beats Patricia on discards. Third woman is Brazilian Patricia Freitas.
The event finished with a "Super Show" with Brazilian percussion master Reppolho "Zabumbeat" celebrating a fantastic 39 year musical career.
The Formula Experience Class is delighted to have been able to return to UpWind Clube e Escola on the lake of Araruama, an amazing venue which is so warm and welcoming. Special thanks to the City of Araruama for their sponsorship, and to everyone involved in providing yet another fantastic World Championship event.
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