On June 14, rainy Thursday, the skipper of the team Brunel Bouwe Bekking led his team to the first place of the 10 Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018. The MAPFRE came second, in two minutes later.
«We did a fantastic job as a team and of course the result was better than we could have dreamed. We wanted to beat the two red boats but a win to get the bonus point is really nice…»
Back in the 6th stage in Oakland, the Brunel were in 6th place, scoring only 20 points. MAPFRE already had 39 points at the same stage.
According to the results of the 10th stage, MAPFRE and Team Brunel are at the top of the leaderboard with 65 points. MAPFRE will take the first place due to the leadership of the In-Port Race series, which is a tie-break mechanism for the Volvo Ocean Race.
1. MAPFRE - 65 points
2. Brunel-65 points
3. Dongfeng Race Team-64 points
4. AkzoNobel-53 points
5. Vestas 11th Racing-38 points
6. SHK / Scallywag-30 points
7. Turn the Tide on Plastic-29 points
The 11th race from Gothenburg to the Hague starts on June 21, 2018 at 14: 00 local time in Gothenburg (1200 UTC).