(Saturday 20th May, Scarlino) – Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon crew got the better of the five-time title holders Quantum Racing during an exciting winner takes all final day showdown to win the Rolex TP52 World Championship title for the first time. Their seemingly unerring consistency across the challenging, hard-to-read conditions proved telling. Though they did not win a race, only once in eight contests did Platoon finish out of the top three, counting five second places. Third in 2008, losing out on the final day in Puerto Portals to finish third, this time the Platoon crew stayed super focused and closed out their first world title together.
“I’m delighted. I don’t quite know what to say. I have been racing for the best part of 40 years and this is a great world title to win. It is the most competitive, toughest class there is with Olympic medallists, America’s Cup winners and so on all the way through it so this is very, very special. Today the worst thing we could have done was to beat ourselves, but we stuck to what we have been doing all week. We had to stay cool and not get distracted, and we did that.” said Müller-Spreer.