Sailing to success: DENSO backs class winner at Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rossko, a high-performance yacht sponsored by DENSO, has taken a class win in one of the most renowned and challenging boat races in the world.

The JPK 1080 yacht, skippered by Timofey Zhbankov, was victorious in the IRC 6 class at the Rolex Middle Sea Race, a 606-nautical-mile championship that plots a circular route around Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. It also finished fifth out of 50 boats in the overall standings.

Having set off on 17 October, Rossko arrived at the finish line in Malta after a total sailing time of five days, eleven hours and thirteen minutes – some two hours faster than the nearest competitor in the same class.

This is the second consecutive class win for Timofey and his team, which DENSO has supported for many years alongside GROUPAUTO International, an ITG that DENSO works with closely.