After a tremendous amount of effort over the past couple of seasons, Team #99’s passion, dedication, and persistence paid off with a super win in the great city of Budapest! Under beautiful blue skies and in front of more than 600,000 spectators along the banks of the river Danube, consistent clean runs through the twisting track proved to be the key to winning.
My personal thanks go to the team who never gave up while we were struggling with our machine this year. Also, a BIG thanks to all of our supporters and fans who keep up with us online. We were flying with your spirit behind us.
“It feels amazing,” Goulian said after clocking a winning time of 1:12.51 on the 6.6km course on a scorching hot day with temperatures over 30 degrees. It was his first career victory and moved him up to 8th place in the overall championship with 18 points. “This has been four years in the making. It’s been so hard to get the right machine, to get the engine working the right way. After four years of hard work this is amazing. I knew we had an airplane that could do it. It’s a great win.”
The crowd of 650,000 lining the banks of the Danube River was the largest of the season with stops remaining in Porto next month and the season-finale in Barcelona in October.
It was a day to remember and hopefully many more to come.