Matrix Modified

Coelho takes Q1 at ETS return

Xray`s Bruno Coelho took the first round of qualifying here in Apeldoorn on Friday evening under the floodlights at the AMCA racetrack. Coelho took the round by a gap of 0.6 seconds from Mugen Seiki`s Ronald Völker and Yokomo`s Yannic Prümper who finished third for the round some further four tenths behind Völker.

Our media team talked to round one TQ Bruno shortly after the race and he said:

It was the first round of qualifying for me at the ETS after a long time and it was a tough challenge. The track conditions had been complicated as it was relatively dark and the upcoming moisture produced some different traction on the asphalt. In the end it went good for me, and I could score a TQ run in the opening round here with our new X4 Touring Car platform which we are still about to learn. The pressure was high, and I am very happy with the result.

Bruno Coelho Xray/Hobbywing

Ronald Völker, who finished second for the round also had a quick chat with us after Q1 and told us:

I had a solid run and scored a good second place for the round. In the last few days here in Apeldoorn my pace was really good during the daytime in warmer conditions and the Xray guys have been strong during the morning and evening runs. As we expect Q2 tomorrow morning to be in similar conditions as Q1 was right now, we will make a setup change and try to improve our position. So far it is a very enjoyable competition here in Apeldoorn and I am looking forward for tomorrow!

Ronald Völker, Mugen Seiki/LRP

Yokomo`s Yannic Prümper posted the third fastest run and was in striking distance to the leaders during the whole five minutes – let’s see what he can do in the other rounds to keep the pressure on Völker and Coelho as high as possible. Marc Rheinard posted the fastest lap of the heat (14.100) but had to take P4 for the round 1.1 seconds behind TQ Coelho.
Antoine Brunet (Xray) completed the top 5 in front of Christopher Krapp (Yokomo), Alexander Hagberg (Xray), Michele Manzo (Awesomatix), Tim Benson (Mugen Seiki) and Robert Pietsch (Mugen Seiki) who rounded up the top 10 on Friday evening!

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Xray ProStock

TQ run for Lauter

Awesomatix driver Simon Lauter was able to score a very important TQ run in the first round of qualifying here in Apeldoorn. Lauter was able to win the run with a gap of 2.1 seconds ahead of top seed Tim Benson (Mugen Seiki) and Lukas Ellerbrock (Xray) who had a great run in the second fastest group.

Asked about his TQ run, Simon Lauter said:

The run was pretty good from start to finish. After I noticed and fixed a small problem on my car during preparation before the run, it felt even better on the track, and I felt very confident out there. Tomorrow I try to repeat the result to get the best possible position on the grid.

Simon Lauter Awesomatix/LRP

Martin Hofer (Awesomatix) also had a very good pace and was able to finish fourth for the round ahead of Max Mächler (Awesomatix) in fifth position. The dominator of the last races, Alexandre Duchet (Xray), lost around 4 seconds when he made a mistake in lap 12 of the race – he had to take P6 for the round.
Frederik Mikkelsen (Awesomatix), Olivier Bultynck (Awesomatix), Enrico Jung (Yokomo) and Henrik Heitsch (ARC) completed the top 10 in the Xray ProStock class on Friday afternoon.

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Hobbywing Frontwheel

Olsen scores maximum points in Q1

Top Seed Steven Olsen was able to carry over his good 3 lap pace into qualifying and was able to take Q1 with his Awesomatix FWD car. Stefan Schulz and Mischa Kroos followed him on second and third, and Manuel Stankowitz and Jacques Libar completed the top 5 in the first round of qualifying.

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Stock 17.5

Reile TQ´s RD1 of 17.5 Qualifying

Dominik Reile brought home a strong TQ run as he topped the timing sheets in the Orca 17.5 stock class. He had to face a serious challenge from Daniel Pöhlmann who pushed really hard until the end of the run, but Reile got the job done and secured important points. Thomas Bemmerl was very fast in the beginning of the heat but after he lost 4 seconds of time in lap 8 after a mistake he was out of contention for the win in this round.
Behind Reile and Pöhlmann it was Roman Borschel, Max Körner and Thomas Bemmerl completing the top 5 in Q1 of the Orca 17.5 Stock class.

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ToniSport 40+ Masters

Great run from Sievers

Elibert Sievers won the first round of qualifying in the ToniSport 40+ Masters class. He outpaced Manuel Stankowitz by 0.7 seconds and looks to be a serious contender for the top drivers in this ETS class. Toni Mateo from Gran Canaria finished third for the round in front of top seed Thomas Oehler (4) and Flavio Paladin (5).

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Scorpion Formula

Ratheisky from Ehrbar by a tenth

The first round of qualifying in the Scorpion Formula class saw a very intense fight between Jitse Miedema, Jan Ratheisky and David Ehrbar. Everybody was leading the race for some laps and in the end it was Jan Ratheisky on top of the board taking the round by 0.119 seconds from Ehrbar and another 0.9 seconds from Jitse Miedema. Bram Lagerwey and Herbert Weber completed the top 5.

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