Tuesday, 22 May: Pija Sumer knows that she will have to up her game if she is going to challenge her two main rivals for heat wins and the Grand Prix title in Golfo Aranci.
The Slovenian ace sits in second spot, nine points off the leader Balzer and 11 points clear of defending Champion Bulteau, has been juggling her time between her all-important medical studies and exams in order to go testing in Hungary and compete in events in Italy and Croatia. "Compared to how I was for Qatar I am much more ready," she said. "As we saw in Qatar it was necessary to make my ski even faster and we have with some changes on my engine and also on my hull. We did some tests on the lake in Hungary and also on the sea. I tested some new parts and I can say only I'm quite satisfied. Other details we keep a secret!"