The countdown to one of the most exciting and competitive sporting events this fall has started. On the 5th of September, 20 of the best pilots in the world will be coming to Varese, Italy, where they will compete for the title of FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Champion. The pilots for the 6th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Final have qualified for their place by competing in one of the series 6th FAI/SGP series qualifying events. There is also a wild card entry from the host country. Among the favourites to win the title, Sebastian Kawa (Poland) has been crowned World SGP Champion three times already, but he will need to fly with his usual perfection to head off the challenge from the entire field of competitors who will be determined to take the top place. Giorgio Galletto (Italy), the wild card entry, will be taking advantage of his local knowledge of the competition area to try to win the title for the second time, this time in his home country.