Peter Burling’s New Zealand has been voted the team most likely to win in Saint-Tropez by SailGP fans.

The Kiwis picked up a commanding 26% of the vote - beating Tom Slingsby’s Australia, which was voted into second with the support of 21%.

Season 4 // New Zealand and Australia go head to head in Saint Tropez practice

Despite this, it’s the Aussies which currently sit at the top of the Championship leaderboard - while the Kiwis are currently ranked 5th due to a poor performance in Los Angeles.

But Slingsby’s team has historically failed to perform in Saint-Tropez. In Season 2, the team finished 8th at the back of the pack, while in Season 3, they finished 5th. Speaking at a pre-event press conference, Slingsby said: “Saint-Tropez was our worst event in Season 2 & 3, and we all acknowledge that we aren’t comfortable here.”

Season 4 // Close up of Australian crew in Saint Tropez practice racing

Ben Ainslie’s Emirates Great Britain was voted third most likely to win - with 13% of the vote, despite not winning an event since the beginning of Season 2.

Elsewhere, France and Canada were tied with 11% of the vote, while Spain was only backed by 6% of fans, despite winning the last event in Los Angeles.

At the bottom of the pack, Jimmy Spithill’s United States and Germany are tied with 2% of the vote, while Switzerland failed to pick up any votes at all.

Season 4 // Spithill gives a thumbs up from capsized USA F50

The France Sail Grand Prix takes place in Saint-Tropez on September 9-10, with racing scheduled between 13:30 - 15:00 CEST. Full broadcast information and How To Watch details are HERE.

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