February 23, 2009

ETS Warsaw – Moore confirmed

Following on from yesterdays announcement that Teemu Leino will participate at next months 3rd round of the ETS in Warsaw, Poland, comes the news that Andy Moore will also be participating in this great event. The former World and European Champion has raced at the Euro Touring Series before, most recently at the 2007/08 season finale that took place last summer in Andernach, Germany and is keen to come back for more action. The Hot Bodies driver joins an already World Class field of racers as the ETS makes its debut in Poland on the 6th – 8th of March.

For more information about the event and where it takes place go to the Series page on the ETS site here.

Racers can enter round 3 of the ETS by going to rcracecontrol.com.


February 23, 2009

ETS Warsaw – Leino confirmed

The organizers of the Much More backed European Touring Series, which sees its 3rd round of the 08/09 series take place in Warsaw Poland have confirmed that top Xray Factory team driver Teemu Leino has entered the event that takes place from the 6th – 8th of March. The Finnish driver will make his ETS debut in 2 weeks time and joins other top drivers like World Champion Marc Rheinard, Jilles Groskamp and Paul Lemieux, who is making the trip accross the Atlantic for the event.

For more information about the event and where it takes place go to the Series page on the ETS site here.

Racers can enter round 3 of the ETS by going to rcracecontrol.com.


February 18, 2009

ETS Warsaw – Lemieux confirmed

The organizers of the Much More backed European Touring Series, which sees its 3rd round of the 08/09 series take place in Warsaw Poland have confirmed that Top US driver Paul Lemieux has entered the event that takes place from the 6th – 8th of March. Paul, who has started out the 2009 Season with wins at the US Touring Car Championships and most recently the Snowbirds, is excited for the up coming event. When asked why he is attending the event Paul said “Modified Rubber tire racing is at the Top Level in Europe and I am looking forward to racing against some of the Top drivers in the world”. Paul made his first entry into the ETS last year when he attended the final event of the 2008 season in Andernach, Germany and achieved a podium finish.

For more information about the event and where it takes place go to the Series page on our site here.

Racers can enter round 3 of the ETS by going to rcracecontrol.com.


December 7, 2008

Groskamp wins Hungarian ETS encounter

Jilles Groskamp has won the second round of the Much More backed Euro Touring Series in Budapest, Hungary, after pulling off a stunning move on Toni Rheinard in the very dying seconds of the A-Main third leg.  Having sat on the bumper of the German throughout the race, the defending Champion got past Rheinard in a stunning dash to the finishline which saw the pair separated by just 8/100ths of a second.

‘Its always nice to win a race like that’ Groskamp said afterwards.  A close friend of Rheinard, who has done little racing this year, the Tamiya factory team driver was full of praise for his Speed Passion team-mate who was a last minute entry and racing a car he had to borrow from his brother Marc, the newly crowned Touring Car World Champion. ‘I felt sorry for what happened to Toni in the second leg and decided to wait till the last minute of the race before making any challenge so hopefully we would have a gap if we touched because the track design made it hard to pass.  Then on the very last lap Toni took a different line at the chicane and somehow I got a great run out of the last corner.  I think maybe the pressure of Scotty’s commentary may have got to him.  Toni is a really talented driver and to perform like this having been away from racing for so long proves that. It would be great to have him back racing full time again.’

‘Awesome’ was how Rheinard summed up the race. ‘I’m am really happy to have had such a great race but I think maybe I’m not so used to the pressure anymore’.  Asked if his performance was enough to encourage him to return full time to racing the former German National Champion said no but he did hint that he would like to do the next round of the Euro Touring Series in Warsaw, Poland.

Completing the podium at Hungary’s first big international touring car meeting was ETS debutant Martin Hudy.  The Slovak driver was the third driver with a chance of overall honours going into the final leg but could only manage fourth behind fellow Xray driver Bart Wubben after suffering with a down on power motor.

In Pro Stock Balint Rajki completed the perfect result winning all three legs of the A-Main from the pole and was joined on the podium by two emerging teenage talents Jakub Plechac from the Czech Republic and 15-year-old Zdenko Kunák from Slovakia.

Other winners here this weekend in Budapest competing in the supporting local classes included Gergely Cseko who was the dominant force in the F1 class, Peter Miko who took National Stock honours and Oliver Huba who came out top man in the entertaining 13.5 Stock category.

Red RC would like to thank our Hungarian hosts this weekend in particular Laszlo Kiss-Orban and we compliment them on a wonderful facility which is sure to make Hungary a top candidate for many more international races in the future.

Modified Overall Result
1.(2) Jilles Groskamp(NL) – Tamiya – 20 pts
2.(1) Toni Rheinard(D) – Tamiya – 19
3.(3) Martin Hudy(SK) – Xray – 18
4.(4) Bart Wubben(NL) – Xray – 16
5.(5) Michal Bok(CZ) – Xray – 14
6.(10)Balint Rajki(HU) – HB – 10
7.(6) Zdenek Hamak(CZ) – HB – 10
8.(7) David Ehrbar(D) – Xray – 8
9.(9) Gabor Forrai(HU) – Tamiya – 6
10.(8)Zdenko Kunák(SK) – Xray – 4

Pro Stock Overall Result
1.(1) Balint Rajki(HU) – HB – 20 pts
2.(2) Jakub Plechac(CZ) – HB – 18
3.(3) Zdenko Kunák (SK) – Xray – 17
4.(4) Jan Van Steeg(NL) – TOP – 15
5.(7) Frans Heinsbroek(NL) – Xray – 14
6.(5) George Spitteler(NL) – TOP – 12
7.(6) Blazej Orlowski(POL) – Tamiya – 10
8.(8) Marcel Pinkster(NL) – TOP – 7
9.(10)Peter Taal(HU) – Serpent – 7
10.(9)Zoltan Tohai(HU) – Serpent – 5

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December 7, 2008

Groskamp wins A-Main No.2

Jilles Groskamp has won the second leg of the A-Main here in Budapest after another incident packed final which saw Leg 1 winner Toni Rheinard pull off early.  Rheinard led for 3/4 of the race hounded the whole time by the quicker car of his Speed Passion team-mate Groskamp.  The Dutch driver touched the rear of the Top Qualifier as he tried everything to find away past his rival & close friend, but each time allowed the German to regain position.  This benefited the chasing pack of Bart Wubben, Michal Bok and a fast recovering Martin Hudy.

With the gap closing and just over a minute left on the clock the Tamiya duo made contact again, this time at the chicane before the straight.  Rheinard came off the worst as he got swallowed up by the pack and with no change of a good result he pulled up. Groskamp was now the leader from fellow Dutchman Wubben but two laps later the latter was punted out by Hudy.  Afterwards Hudy admitted he made the forceful move in return for the one he felt Wubben made on him in the opening lap which dropped the Slovak to 10th. After the dust had settled it was Groskamp who took the win from Hudy, with Bok third.  The result means that three drivers, Groskamp, Rheinard and Hudy, go into the third and final leg chasing overall honours.

In Pro Stock Balint Rajki cruised to victory no.2 from the pole to wrap up the overall win for this second round of the 08/09 ETS.  The Hungarian Hot Bodies/Nosram driver once again headed home Jakub Plecha and Zdenko Kunák who repeated their Leg 1 battle, the Czech driver eventually taking second.

Modified A-main Leg 2 results
1. Jilles Groskamp – 25 Laps in 307.76
2. Martin Hudy + 1.33
3. Michal Bok + 2.85
4. Bart Wubben + 3.82
5. Balint Rajki + 10.38
6. Zdenek Hamak + 11.53
7. David Ehrbar -1/ 308.55
8. Gabor Forrai -2/ 305.86
9. Zdenko Kunák -2/ 308.71
10. Toni Rheinard -7/ 229.3

Super Stock A-main Leg 2 results
1. Balint Rajki – 23 Laps in 302.86
2. Jakub Plechac + 1.46
3. Zdenko Kunák + 6.50
4. Frans Heinsbroek + 11.23
5. George Spitteler -1/ 304.93
6. Blazej Orlowski -1/ 307.35
7. Jan Van Steeg -2/ 300.58
8. Peter Taal -2/ 306.60
9. Zoltan Tohai -3/ 287.76
10. Marcel Pinkster -4/ 309.76

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December 7, 2008

Rheinard wins hectic first A Main

Despite being visually slower than his rivals Toni Rheinard has taken victory in a rather hectic opening A Main here in Hungary.  Starting from pole Rheinard took the early lead as Jilles Groskamp, Martin Hudy and Bart Wubben squabbled over second but just over a minute in all four came together after Hudy tagged the leader at the end of the straight before all hell broke loose.  This allowed Wubben’s Xray to briefly lead but the bumping continued and Rheinard found himself back out front once again where he would stay despite a number of challenges from the chasing pack.  Afterwards all the drivers had the same feeling that things got a little crazy during the race.

Rheinard said his Tamiya, which he has on loan for the weekend from his World Champion brother Marc, had changed completely from his TQ run this morning and was now rolling a lot in the corners. Knowing his car was slower than his rival the German switched to defensive driving which in the end paid off as his rival tripped one another up.  Rheinard will change the front roll bar in attempt to improve his car which was 2/10th off the pace of the fastest lap set by Hudy who eventually crossed the line in second with his body tucked under on the left side from the early race bumper car session.  Wubben completed the podium with Champion Jilles Groskamp, who was clearly annoyed by the driving standards, finishing fourth from Michal Bok.

In Pro Stock it was also the Top Qualifier who took the victory but in a much more sedate A Main.  Driving his Cyclone TC, Balint Rajki lead from start to finish with the big battle being between Jakub Plecha and Czech Grand Prix winner Zdenko Kunák.  Kunák’s No.3 Xray got the jump on Plecha’s No. 2 Hot Bodies but the Czech National Champion finally found a way back past the 15-year-old Slovak driver to cross the finish line in the same order as they originally lined up on the grid.

Modified A-Main Leg 1 Result
1. Toni Rheinard – 25 Laps in 311.63
2. Martin Hudy + 0.67
3. Bart Wubben + 2.03
4. Jilles Groskamp + 3.12
5. Michal Bok + 3.86
6. Zdenek Hamak + 10.72
7. David Ehrbar + 11.75
8. Balint Rajki + 11.83
9. Gabor Forrai -2/ 304.50
10. Zdenko Kunák -14/ 150.43

Pro Stock A-Main Leg 1 Result
1. Balint Rajki – 23 Laps in 303.25
2. Jakub Plechac + 2.55
3. Zdenko Kunák + 4.59
4. Jan Van Steeg + 11.09
5. George Spitteler + 11.82
6. Marcel Pinkster + 12.87
7. Blazej Orlowski -1/ 306.67
8. Peter Taal -1/ 311.48
9. Zoltan Tohai -1/ 312.01
10. Frans Heinsbroek -19/ 60.55

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