Matrix Modified

Völker with 3 out of 3

The third round of qualifying saw another solid TQ run from Ronald Völker (Mugen). This time, it was Lucas Urbain following him with a gap of 1.7 seconds to score another good result for his score card. As Antoine Brunet was struggling and retiring his car after the first half of the race, Yannic Prümper (3), Marco Kaufmann (4) and Michal Orlowski (5) completed the Top 5.

With Ronald now earning his first ever ETS TQ with his new Mugen Seiki Team, we asked him about his feelings after Q3:

With some sun and wind coming up ahead of Q3, I knew that this round would not be the fastest qualifier. So, I was almost sure to have the overall TQ in the bag before the start of the heat. During the run it was not easy to keep the car on the line constantly, as the wind effected all cars on track in some way. I had to drive my car in a slightly different way, and it was a little less enjoyable. But for sure I am totally satisfied with my first overall TQ for my new Team.
-Ronald Völker-  

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Xray ProStock

Untouchable Duchet

The Xray ProStock class was in the hands of Alexander Duchet (Xray) once again. He was leading the run in the same way as in the previous ones, until his car spun around out of nowhere after 4 minutes. With this causing him to lose 2.8 seconds, the run got a little more exciting in the end with the Awesomatix duo of Mächler and Lauter not being far behind!
With Duchet still turning the fastest lap of the race (18.9) he was able to recover from his trouble and still winning Q3. After the run, the Xray ProStock overall TQ told us:

Everything worked out perfectly for the first 4 minutes. But suddenly, out of nowhere, I lost my car in the infield section, and I was really surprised by that. Maybe the wind collected it and forced it to spin out. In the end I just tried to recover from that and luckily my gap was enough to bring home the win to seal the overall TQ for me and my team.
-Alexandre Duchet-

With Mächler and Lauter taking P2 and 3 for the round, it once again was Louis Kretschmer with a strong performance taking 4th place ahead of Jan Ratheisky in 5th.

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Hobbywing Frontwheel

Olsen in the mix for overall TQ

In Q3 of the Hobbywing FWD class, Steven Olsen was able to win this close heat of qualifying. With the Top 4 only separated by 0.4 seconds, Kevin Sparbier (2), Stefan Schulz (3) Jaques Libar (4) and Henrik Heitsch (5) completed the Top 5 in RD3 of FWD qualifying here at Arena33 in Andernach.

The decision will come down to Q4, where it all is between Olsen, Heitsch and Schulz for the overall TQ. Kevin Sparbier also can make it, with a P2 on his side coming out of Q3. Steven Olsen is in the best position so far, having the fastest of the three TQ runs on his scorecard. We talked to Steven after his TQ run:

Today my car was better than in yesterday`s Q2. I changed the front and rear tires yesterday, and that didn`t work out very well with my car feeling off balance. This morning I mounted them as in all runs before and it was fine again. With my run being the fastest so far, I hope to be able to fight for the overall TQ with Henrik, Stefan, and Kevin in Q4. It will be a thriller for sure!
-Steven Olsen-

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Stock 17.5

Thomas Bemmerl is Top Qualifier

After the third round of qualifying Thomas Bemmerl secured the pole position for the triple A-Mains in the 17.5 Stock class. Thomas layed down three blistering runs here at Arena33 to seal the overall TQ before the last round of qualifying today. We talked with Thomas, who was on pole here last year as well:

 I am totally happy with my current performance, and it is great to finally race again at the ETS. For the finals I expect maximum pressure from the guys behind me because they are all very fast. The track felt a little different this morning compared to yesterday`s Q2 run and because of that I will do some small changes on my car for the next round to test some things for the finals.
-Thomas Bemmerl-

The Top 5 of Q3 in the 17.5 Stock class are Thomas Bemmerl (1), Dominik Reile (2), Daniel Pöhlmann (3), Alexander Müller (4) and Maximilian Unterschütz (5).

The very talented Maximilian Unterschütz is sitting on P4 now. After his A-Main appearance here at last year’s ETS he looks even stronger now, making pressure onto the routiniers of the 17.5 class. Our reporter talked to Maximilian after Q3:

My race is going very good so far. Last year I made the A-Main with taking the Bump Up from the B- Main. This time I am happy to qualify directly into the big show. My goal is to defend my current fourth position. My dad, who is my mechanic, will prepare my car now and I am sure we can improve some things to be even faster in the Mains.
-Maximiliam Unterschütz-

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Infinity 40+ Masters

Dinger fights back in Q3

After Karsten Bartsch won both rounds of qualifying on Friday, it was his main contender Ulrich Dinger who finished on top of the board in this morning`s Q3 of the Infinity 40+ Masters class.
With Bartsch having a bad third lap, it was Ulrich who controlled the run until the end, building up a gap of 1.8 seconds to Werner Schmitzer (2), Mirco Thalheimer (3), Manuel Stankowitz (4) and Thomas Oehler (5).
With Ulrich Dinger posting the fastest lap of the race, he can be confident for Q4 as he still has the chance to steal the TQ away from Karsten Bartsch. The best runs of both drivers are very close with Karsten still having the advantage of the fastest TQ run on his side. Q4 will show who will line up first for the triple A-Mains in the Masters class.

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Scorpion Formula

Ratheisky is TQ at Arena33

After being a little bit off pace in the practice sessions, Jan Ratheisky finally got in the groove with his Xray F1 car here at Arena33. He was able to secure the overall TQ with another win in round 3 in front of David Ehrbar.
Behind them, Rene Kölbel scored another P3 seeing him in the best possible position if something will happen in the front between Jan and David. As finals in the F1 class are always open for surprises, we are looking forward to the fight in the triple A-Mains of our Scorpion Formula division.

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