VOLKER “SUPER HAPPY” TO TAKE ETS DAUN VICTORY

Ronald Völker once again held off a challenge from Marc Rheinard RC to take an emphatic victory in A2 on Sunday to wrap up the overall win at the second round of the 2019/2020 Euro Touring Series. The Team Yokomo driver, starting on pole position, said that at the start the rear of the car was “a little loose, so I had to defend immediately”. “It was once again very intense pressure from Marc, and again another fair and drive” Volker continued, the two Germans racing toe-to-toe for the opening half of the race once again. As the race moved to the half way point, it became a similar story to A1, run last night, as Volker was able to finally pull clear of his long-time rival in the second half of the race, a lead he would not relinquish and take the overall victory.

With this race marking the first appearance at an ETS of the production BD10 chassis for the Japanese company, Volker said that “once the new car was ready, I already felt it had high potential”. Asked about the particular car he is running at this event, he said “I actually built this car last week whilst watching the Superbowl, and have not had to make any setup changes on it since arriving in Daun”. Putting in a lot of pre-ETS testing and racing, having also taken big wins at the EWS International and GP3F since the opening round of the ETS last October, he said he knew the pressure was on because “Marc would arrive with the strongest package he had for years”. Thanking the team for their work and support, he finished by saying “it’s also great to see Christopher Krapp on the pace as well with a similar setup, as he has limited racing time due to his job commitments. Overally, it’s really great”.

Finishing second in the leg, and so looking good to secure his first ETS podium in nearly a year, after a third place at Wiener Neudorf last May, Rheinard was obviously disappointed not to be able to take the fight to a third final. Certainly seeming re-invigorated at this race following his departure from the Infinity team, the TONISPORT driver was quick to congrate his long-time rival on the driver stand and after the race. Rheinard’s Awesomatix will effectively start on pole position for A3 – ETS rules stating that Volker will not be allowed to run A3 having wrapped up the overall win. Behind the German pairing, the fight for third was between Yannic Prümper and Bruno Coelho. Around the half way point, the almost inevitable contact between them occurred, which allowed Christopher Krapp to power through and take third place in the race.

In Pro Stock, Jan Ratheisky took the win after being chased once again by Olivier Bultynck. Unlike A1, however, it was Bultnyck who made the mistake in the final minute, rolling his Awesomatix and giving the XRAY driver a clear run to the finish to force the fight to A3. Ratheisky was also victorious in A2 of Formula, holding off a late charge from A1 winner and team-mate Matej Dobnikar. The two Xray drivers will have to fight it out for the overall win in the deciding leg of the final.

The three other classes were decided in A2 – in Front Wheel Drive Henrik Heitsch again fought off Marwin Riedelbauch to take a very popular first ever ETS win, whilst in Masters it was Alexander Stocker again surviving a first-lap scare to take the win. In 17.5 Stock, Dominik Ruf led as he had done in A1, but again rolled and gifted the win and overall victory to Joachim Altenhof.

Ranking

Volante Modified

01.Ronald Völker606pts
02.Alexander Hagberg600pts
03.Marc Rheinard600pts
04.Bruno Coelho 599pts
05.Lucas Urbain 594pts
06.Christopher Krapp 592pts
07.Elliott Harper 591pts
08.Yannic Prümper 591pts
09.Frederik Südhoff588pts
10.Marco Kaufmann 583pts

 

Xray Pro Stock

01.Jan Ratheisky 605pts
02.Alexandre Duchet603pts
03.Max Mächler 600pts
04.Simon Lauter599pts
05.Kevin Nielsen 595pts
06.Frederik B. Mikkelsen592pts
07.Lukas Ellerbrock592pts
08.Léo Arnold 591pts
09.Dominic Vogl 591pts
10.Olivier Bultynck584pts

 

Scorpion Formula

01.David Ehrbar 601pts
02.Jan Ratheisky 600pts
03.Jitse Miedema 599pts
04.Andreas Stiebler597pts
05.Dominik Reile 595pts
06.Matej Dobnikar 594pts
07.Olivier Bultynck  594pts
08.Jacques Libar 593pts
09.Luke Lee 590pts
10.Lukas Hoch 590pts

 

Scorpion Formula +40

01.Herbert Weber459pts
02.Chris Grenz451pts
03.Marek Sova444pts
04.Thomas Gruber425pts
05.Martijn v. d. Heijden303pts
06.Svetlin Douhlevski299pts
07.Willy Voisangrin155pts
08.Thomas Hermann155pts
09.Thomas Dvorszky152pts
10.Matteo Berlincioni 151pts

 

INFINITY +40 MASTERS

01.Alexander Stocker  606pts
02.Caspar Morgen600pts
03.Thomas Oehler596pts
04.Nathan Parker595pts
05.Christian Drießle594pts
06.Mirco Thalheimer  593pts
07.Toni Mateo 593pts
08.Werner Schmitzer 592pts
09.Gregor König591pts
10.Trygve Berntsen588pts

 

FRONTWHEEL

01.Henrik Heitsch602pts
02.Stefan Schulz601pts
03.Enrico Jung601pts
04.Steven M. Olsen 598pts
05.David Kuschnarew595pts
06.Kevin Sparbier593pts
07.Marwin Riedelbauch589pts
08.Torsten Baggendorf586pts
09.Jacques Libar585pts
10.Christian Drießle 580pts

 

STOCK 17.5

01.Daniel Pöhlmann602pts
02.Thomas Bemmerl601pts
03.Joachim Altenhof600pts
04.Alexander Müller599pts
05.Ruf Dominik596pts
06.Marwin Riedelbauch590pts
07.Luis Moreno589pts
08.Torsten Baggendorf586pts
09.Tony Mur585pts
10.Sven Zietlow584pts