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The new Italian 4-way champion also has a new lineup. Only three members of the Italian national team at the Mondial Dubai 2012 won this year's Italian Nationals and will compete at the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014: Placido Udine, Fabio Lorenzetti and team videographer Massimo Fiorini. Antonella Chiarin and Marco Arrigo have joined Ex3mo's new 4-way lineup, while Italy's 8-way team is not registered for the competition in Prostejov.
Antonella Chiarin competed with the Italian team Amuroray at the World Challenge 2014, and Marco Arrigo is one of the original Sinapsi members, who competed for Italy on the world's top level until 2010. He left Sinapsi after the 4th place at the World Meet 2004 in Croatia and later won an 8-way bronze medal for Italy with Ex3mo in 2008.
|Italian Nationals 2014||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
The lineup of teams for this year's world meet will probably allow Ex3mo to be once again in contention for a slot in the finals. However, it can also be expected that the race for the 6th place will be another great battle between several teams, and even the 10th place for the semifinals will have tough competition.
Satori competed for Great Britain in 2012 and finished with a 20.0 average, which seems to be too far away for Ex3mo's 2014 lineup. However, Vision 99 is the British national team this year and posted a 16.0 average at the Hibaldstow Cup 2014 this month.
|Mondial Dubai 2012 2012||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|Rank||4-way Open Class||5,12,E||6,D,B,K||O,8,7||N,13,18||10,21,M||19,H,11||C,G,1,A||20,9,15||16,F,P,Q||2,J,4||Total||Avg|
|1||Arizona Airspeed (US)||27||34||27||22||23||23||32||25||40||26||279||27.9|
|2||NMP-PCH Hayabusa (BE)||25||34||27||21||23||24||32||27||40||25||278||27.8|
|3||Aerodyne Aerokart (FR)||26||30||27||21||23||25||29||23||37||24||265||26.5|
|5||Sky Panthers Barkli (RU)||19||29||22||21||21||18||28||20||35||20||233||23.3|
|7||Ex3mo 4 (IT)||17||24||20||14||17||19||22||18||28||-||179||19.9|
|9||Rotor Out (AU)||14||25||18||15||17||18||22||17||28||-||174||19.3|
Then there is Rotor Out from Australia who posted a 17.1 average in April this year. Rotor Out had a lot of time to increase the scoring level.
Austria's old and new 4-way champion Final Fire posted an 18.8 average last week, which would be very competitive for the 6th place in Prostejov. However, a different lineup will compete at the world meet, and the scoring level will also be different. It will be a good battle for the 10th and the 6th place.