Practice today and a second for Emirates Team NZ (sort of) in Barcelona
So, honoring the old tradition, Emirates Team NZ managed not to finish the practice race in Barcelona. It's a tricky venue, with light and shifty conditions expected for the week, so the kiwis might have to work hard in order to keep their overall lead in the circuit. At least, it seems that there isn't much local knowledge within the fleet and the venue is quite unknown for most of the crews. As a result, at least in that aspect, the kiwis will be on an equal footing.
The official winner of the race was AUDI 1 but in reality it was Team Origin that led the race, followed by Emirates Team NZ.
Dean Barker talks about the TP52 practice race. Barcelona, 20 July 2010. Video copyright Emirates Team NZ