11 championship races completed and the second discard comes into play. In Francisco Saubidet Birkner's case, this means discarding one of his bullets as he maintains his top form winning style. Second placed Lars Van Sommeren is 20 points adrift but 8 points ahead of Geronimo Nores who occupies the third spot on the podium. With just one championship race left there is nothing anyone can do to change this order, nor can there be any last-minute charge for the podium as 4th placed Daniel Pereira is 17 points behind.
However, there will still be many personal battles going on right down the leaderboard where one more race could make a difference. This competition is about far more than the podium places. All the kids are gaining excellent world class competition experience, learning from each other and, as always, making new friends. How fantastic to have no less than 6 different countries in the top 7 as we enter the final day.
And of course this has been a fabulous training ground for our competitors from Aruba, the Netherlands and USA preparing for the Worlds in France and the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.
"A 28 hour trip but this place is totally worth it," said Lars van Sommeren.
Results: Techno 293 after 11
Day 4 Video / More photos added here