April 11, 2008

Groskamp & Maddison set practice pace

Jilles Groskamp Action

Local ace Jilles Groskamp continues to set the pace in the Modified class here in free practice for the 3rd Round of the Much More backed ETS while Schumacher ace Jimmy Maddison is fastest of the Pro Stock runners around the fast MACH track.

Rene Cornella Action

As expected Groskamp, who is sporting a fresh new hair cut, is showing all the Mod runners the fastest way round his home track. Currently the TRF driver is almost 2/10th faster than his nearest rival Bart Wubben. Wubben is another local and together with Serpent designer Rene Cornella the pair are showing the potential of the S400 around the Dutch manufacturer’s base track. Marc Rheinard continues to run without a transponder but according to team-mate Groskamp the newly crowned 1:12 European Champion is on a very similar pace to him.

Jimmy Maddison Mi3

On his first visit to the Netherlands, Jimmy Maddison is showing why he is Pro Stock Champion of the IIC Vegas Race and DHI Cup as he puts in some fast laps. Running a one off chassis which has different positioning of the cell slots to give the Mi3 better balance on the fast sweeping corners, the Englishman has posted a best time of 18.77 seconds. Local driver Ronald Bestman who is pitting next to Maddison and working closely with him on set-up suggestions is next fastest with an 18.82. TOP driver Eric Mulder is third fastest.

Testing continues with Modified currently out on track.


April 11, 2008

ETS Holland – Practice underway

Marc Rheinard Action

The sun is shining on the beautifully presented MACH circuit in Heemstede as the drivers in both the Modified and Pro Stock classes have taken to the track for free practice. The track is very fast and very long and the quick racers in Modified are running in the 16 seconds, while in Pro Stock they are getting into the high 18 second lap times. Drivers are working on run times and initial settings to try and catch up with the very quick locals.

Jilles Groskamp

Setting the quickest times in Modified currently is local star Jilles Groskamp racing his Tamiya TRF416, with the Serpent S400 pairing of Bart Wubben and Rene Cornella the next quickest on lap times. Marc Rheinard has been on track but isnt running a transponder and team mate Viktor Wilck is suffering from a cold and will take some time to get on the pace. In Stock class, its DHI cup winner Jimmy Maddison that is setting the pace but he has some really tough competition from the large group of local races like Ronald Bestman and Eric Mulder who both have home track advantage.


April 9, 2008

ETS Holland – Information update

Heemstede, The Netherlands

This weekends round 3 in the Netherlands is going ahead as usual and is looking to be a great race with some super quick drivers present and most importantly the weather is looking like it will be dry. The MACH track will be open all day Friday for practice, while for those racers that cant take time off on Friday and want to still race at this event, Saturday morning there is 2 more practice rounds before qualifying begins. The control tyre has also been confirmed for this weekends race and it will Much More Sweep 32 tyres with Sweep Pink insert mounted on Sweep Rims.

For full information about the event timetable, control tyres, basic rules as well as further information regarding the updated qualifying system go to the new Rules page here or click on the tab in the menu above.

Do you want to race against some of the World’s top touring car racers, while being commentated on by the legendary Scotty Ernst, in a fun and friendly, yet professional racing atmosphere then be sure to get your entry in for round 3 of the ETS by going here.


April 8, 2008

ETS Round 4 in Austria Cancelled

2008 European Touring Series

The organisers of the Much More backed European Touring Series have informed us that their 4th round, which was due to take place in Vienna Austria on the 9th – 11th of May, has had to be cancelled. Due to conflicts with other events on the same weekend in Austria, the host club were unable to hold this event on the same weekend and due to busy schedules there are no other options to move this round to another date. The plan is to race in Austria for the 2008-2009 series so the ETS will be happening in Vienna at some stage.


April 3, 2008

ETS Holland – Viktor Wilck confirmed

Modified top 3

The organisers of the 3rd round of the Much More backed European Touring series, that takes place at the World famous MACH track in Heemstede, just outside Amsterdam in the Netherlands on the 11th – 13th of April, are pleased to announce that with Viktor Wilck’s entry confirmed, the entire podium from both ETS Rd2 and the recent LRP Masters will be present at this round. Other confirmed entrants include German National Champion Marc Fischer, French National Champion Cyril N’Diaye, DHI Cup stock class winner Jimmy Maddison and ETS Rd2 stock class winner Nicolai Nielson.

Do you want to race against some of the World’s top touring car racers, while being commentated on by the legendary Scotty Ernst, in a fun and friendly, yet professional racing atmosphere then be sure to get your entry in for round 3 of the ETS by going here.


March 26, 2008

ETS Holland – Marc Fischer confirmed

ETS Holland - Marc Fisher confirmed

The organisers of the 3rd round of the Much More backed European Touring Series are delighted to confirm that Corally factory driver Marc Fischer will be present at the event. The first outdoor event of the series, it will be held at the World famous MACH track in Heemstede, just outside Amsterdam in the Netherlands and joining the current German touring and 1/12th scale National Champion will be round 2 winner Jilles Groskamp, competing on his home track.

Do you want to race against some of the World’s top touring car racers, while being commentated on by the legendary Scotty Ernst, in a fun and friendly, yet professional racing atmosphere then be sure to get your entry in for round 3 of the ETS by going here.