March 16, 2008

Repeat wins in Leg 2 secure ETS glory for Groskamp & Nielsen

Jilles Groskamp wins overall

Jilles Groskamp and Nicolai Nielsen have secured overall victory at Round 2 of the European Touring Series in Vejle, Denmark. The pair claimed the wins in the 2nd leg, backing up their leg 1 Finals victory with a second win, thus making them unbeatable with one leg still to run. In the Modified Class Jilles Groskamp once again stayed cool as his team mates came together on turn 2 of the opening lap which dropped them to the back of the field. The pair eventually recovered but up front it was Groskamp all the way. The Dutch Speed Passion team driver did get some early attention from Steen Graversen but his lead was never really threatened. Coming back through the field Rheinard clocked up the fastest lap of leg with a 13.83 and just pipped Schmacher’s Soren Eskildsen for third while Wilcks recovered to take fifth from Johan Eskildsen.

Nicolai Nielsen Wins Pro Stock

Nicolai Nielsen secured another win in Pro Stock after making another good start from the pole. Posting the fastest lap of the race Rasmus T. Callesen did his best to unsettle the Serpent racer but it was to be in vain. Palle Hornum ended up third for the second time running.

In Hobby things are set to go down to the wire as Axel Thoms and Lasse Scholt have one win a piece going into the third leg.

View images of the event in our image gallery here.

March 16, 2008

Groskamp and Nilsson takes A Main 1 victories

Jilles Groskamp TQ

The finals are underway and so far it has been the pole men that have taken the opening A Main victories despite some exciting and intense racing. In the Modified Class Jilles Groskamp kept his cool while coming under intense pressure from team mates Marc Rheinard and Vicktor Wilck to head home a Tamiya 1, 2, 3. Rheinard was all over the back of Groskamp at stages during the race and early on went down the inside of the Dutchman at the end of the straight but backed out for fear of touching him. In the dying minutes of the race the pair did touch after Groskamp caught a dot and Rheinard tagged him from behind but the duo rejoined in the same order to finish first and second. A mistake late in the race saw Wilck’s challenge come to an end as he fell into the clutches of Steen Graversen but the Kyosho driver could not get by the Swede and deny the TRF squad a podium white wash.

Nicolai Nielsen TQ

Pro Stock was also a thrilling encounter with Nicolai Nielsen pushed for the entire race by Rasmus T. Callesen but the pole sitter didn’t put a wheel wrong with his Serpent and the Corally racer had to settle for the runners up spot.

In the Hobby class we witnessed another great battle for victory as once again the top two qualifiers raced nose to tail but in the end it was TQ Axel Thoms that crossed the line first when Lasse Scholt made a mistake in the closing stages of the first of three A Mains.

March 16, 2008

Wilck fastest in final Qualy but Groskamp starts A-Mains on pole

Viktor Wilck

Vicktor Wilck sent a warning shot to his Tamiya team-mates this morning as he produced his fastest run in qualifying at the 2nd round of the Euro Touring Series to top the final run for Modified here in Denmark. The Swede has looked good all weekend but until this morning he has been unable to complete a full run without dumping but having got over that obstacle he should now be in a position to mount a serious challenge for the overall victory as he starts from the second row of the grid directly behind team-mates Jilles Groskamp, on pole, and Marc Rheinard who has recorded the fastest outright lap time in the qualifiers with a 13.77.

Kyosho prototype of Steen Graversen

Joining Wilck on the second row is Danish ace and Kyosho team driver Steen Graversen with his prototype Stallion. The third row is a brotherly affair with Soren and Johan Eskildsen doing a good job with their LRP powered Schumacher Mi3s. Lining up in seventh position is Patrick Hornum driving an Xray with Dutch Serpent driver Rob Janssen alongside him in eight. Filling the final two places on the A Mains grid are Associated team driver Joel Myrberg, who has finally managed to get a more stable set up on his TC5, and Johnni Andersen at the controls of his Yokomo BD.

In Pro Stock Nicolai Nielsen was again fastest in the final heat but the Serpent driver missed out on bettering his TQ time from yesterday by a mere 2/100th of a second. Rasmus T. Callesen, who only managed 8th in his heat this morning will line up his Corally alongside Nielsen on the front row of the grid for what is sure to be an exciting Pro Stock A Main.

Axel Thoms saved his best for last recording the fastest qualifier for the Hobby Class here this morning with a run over 17 laps in 308.914 to secure the TQ ahead of Lasse Scholt to make it an all Corally front row for the finals.

View images of the event in our image gallery here.

March 15, 2008

ETS Rd2 – Stock Qualifying Rd4

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A video from the 4th round of stock qualifying which saw Serpent S400 racer Nicolai Nielsen take the heat win. We have now also uploaded some more videos, after some connection delays, from today’s action which you can view further down the page.