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The Qatar Tigers are logically a guest team, while the French teams, Aerodyne Weembi Girls (4-way Women) and Aerodyne Realfly (4-way Open), are in the competition for the French top spots.
In fact, last year the same event included the French qualification for the FAI Indoor World Meet 2017. Weembi High Rollers had to beat the French national team, Aerodyne Realfly, and the Aerokart Ak'demie teams competed for the ticket to Montreal, as well.
The Aerodyne Weembi Girls had no problem at all to qualify last year, and nothing has changed ever since. There is actually not much serious competition for the French national team in 4-way Women on the international level, and the Open Class leaderboard will be the target, as it was at the Shamrock Showdown 2018.
Both teams posted their highest outdoor averages in DeLand, and Pamela Lissajoux, who did not compete at the Wind Games, was back in the lineup. The French team is probably in the stronger position for the French Indoor Nationals.
Both teams were in training on Thursday, after a few days of rest after the trip to Florida. The NSL-TV camera captured some of their training sessions at Weembi.
A very interesting competition can also be expected in 8-way, where the first NSL Power Ranking had the Weembi Girls in the top spot, even ahead of the Qatar Falcons. Weembi Girls and Qatar's national 8-way team will guarantee an exciting battle in this event, even though Weembi Girls Sophia Pecout and Christine Malnis were impressed with the Qatar performance in 8-way training.
French Indoor Nationals 2018
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|13||Lazy Functors Corbas St Flo Nord||FR||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Weembi Elder 8 is a lineup with seven French 8-way champions of 2006, 2008 and 2010, who trained and competed together in all kind of variations in this time period. Julien Degen, Martial Ferré, Julien Olek, Bruno Perin, Thomas Perrin-Gachadoat, Clement Martin Saint Leon and Emmanuel Sarrazin were hoping to have their former team mate Jeremie Rollett in the lineup, as well.
However, Jeremie Rollett has to take care of the Qatar Tigers and could not commit. Weembi Elder 8 found a substitute who does not really match the team name. Clementine LeBohec takes Jeremie Rollett's slot and brings actually very young blood into the Weembi 8-way lineup. She will now compete against her team mates Sophia Pecout and Christine Malnis, while Pamela Lissajoux said that she will be cheering for both teams.
Weembi Elder 8 also brings together family members of two Ferre family generations for the first time. Clementine LeBohec is Martial Ferre's niece, and together they will try to keep up with Weembi Girls and Qatar Falcons with more family power. They are not flying a piece together though...