Qualifying Round 2 took place on Friday evening, and there was quite a lot of change at the top of the Modified class. This time, no mistakes from Ronald Völker saw him set the best time, with his Team Yokomo BD10, just over one second ahead of Marc Rheinard. For Rheinard, second place leaves him with the overnight TQ, the TONISPORT / Awesomatix driver clearly happy to be firmly in the mix at an ETS once again. Third in the round was the next best Yokomo, with Christopher Krapp having a clear run to take some good points on Friday night. Alexander Hagberg would come out as best of the XRAY team this time, with Freddy Südhoff making it two Awesomatix cars into the top five this time round.
There was no change at the very top of the Pro Stock class with Jan Ratheisky setting the best time in the second round. His Xray team-mate Leo Arnold came back from a (by his standards) poor round 1 score to take second, one and half seconds back. Lukas Ellerbrock was a further second behind in third place, as he saw off Valentin Hettrich (Awesomatix) and Oliver Krahemann , who rounded out the top five.
The name at the top of Formula didn’t change either in Q2, as Jan Ratheisky again set the pace, and David Ehrbar once again in second place. This time it was Olivier Bultynck taking third, pushing Lukas Hoch RC into fourth. The top five was completed by Vienna podium finisher, Matej Dobnikar.
Henrik Heitsch once again took the Front Wheel Drive class in the round from the B Heat, nearly two seconds ahead of Marwin Riedelbauch. Third and fourth place also came from the B group, with Jan Gehrig making it into the top three and
Jacques Libar taking fourth, with David Kuschnarew rounding out the top five this time.
In Masters, it was Toni Mateo who made it a new name at the top of the sheets, pipping Andreas Weyhoven by less than a tenth of a second. Alexander Stocker suffered a number of errors in the run, but recovered to take third, three seconds up the road from the battle for fourth which had Werner Schmitzer coming out ahead of Péter Mikó.
Stock 17.5 saw Alexander Muller snatch the fastest time in the round, two tenths of a second ahead of Q1 winner, Joachim Altenhof. Marwin Riedelbauch took third, just a tenth of a second ahead of Dominik Ruf and Thomas Bemmerl, who made up the top five.
The Stock 17.5 and Masters classes will now run Q3 this evening, whilst the other divisions will use Saturday to finalise the grids for the A Finals.
|06.||Frederik B. Mikkelsen||592pts|
|03.||Martijn v. d. Heijden||569pts|
|04.||Steven M. Olsen||598pts|