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Volvo Race - Victory for Team Brunel

 
Team Brunel win the penultimate leg 10 into Gothenburg, Sweden, setting up an epic final sprint to The Hague

Skipper Bouwe Bekking led his team to a win in Leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race over Xabi Fernández's MAPFRE squad, who claimed second place, less than two-minutes behind.

The results mean MAPFRE and Team Brunel sit equal at the top of the leaderboard with 65 points.

MAPFRE will be ranked in first place by virtue of leading the In-Port Race Series, which is the tie-break mechanism for the race.

The second Dutch skipper, Simeon Tienpont, and his team AkzoNobel secured another podium finish in third place.

Charles Caudrelier's Dongfeng Race Team finished fourth . . .

This means the top three boats in the Volvo Ocean Race will start the final sprint into The Hague on June 21 in a dead heat, with the overall title on the line.

Turn the Tide on Plastic had a strong leg, battling with the leading group from start to finish. In the end, Dee Caffari’s squad would take a fifth place finish, moving them to within one point of over-hauling Scallywag.

eg 10 Positions Thursday 14 June 2018:

1. Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking) -- Finished – 4 days, 5 hours, 12 minutes, 1 second
2. MAPFRE – Finished – 4 days, 5 hours, 13 minutes, 56 seconds
3. team AkzoNobel – Finished - 4 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes, 53 seconds
4. Dongfeng Race Team – 4 days, 5 hours, 45 minutes, 52 seconds
5. Turn the Tide on Plastic – 4 days, 6 hours, 02 minutes, 00 seconds
6. Vestas 11th Hour Racing – 4 days, 6 hours, 26 minutes, 40 seconds
7. SHK / Scallywag – 4 days, 8 hours, 25 minutes, 03 seconds

Volvo Ocean Race Points Table after Leg 10

1. MAPFRE – 65 points
2. Team Brunel – 65 points
3. Dongfeng Race Team – 64 points *
4. team AkzoNobel – 53 points
5. Vestas 11th Hour Racing – 38 points
6. SHK / Scallywag – 30 points
7. Turn the Tide on Plastic – 29 points

* One additional point will be awarded to the team with the best elapsed time at the conclusion of the race in The Hague.

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