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Saturday, June 27, 2015

5 in a row – Volker claims ‘hardest’ ETS title


Ronald Volker has claimed his fifth consecutive Euro Touring Series championship title, the Yokomo driver declaring that Season #8 of the world famous championship was ‘definitely the hardest season’ yet.   Coming into the event with only long standing arch rival Marc Rheinard able to deny him the title, Volker said this season the level of world class drivers at each of the six rounds was higher than ever and this was the title he was most proud of.  With the sixth & final round at the Hudy Racing Arena in Slovakia netting Team Xray its first ever 1-2 finish Bruno Coelho taking the win from Alexander Hagberg, Volker said while this weekend was not a good race for him he still got what he came for and he was delighted to win ‘a hard fought fifth title’.


Finishing 8th at the season finale, his worst finish for four seasons, looking back over the 2014/15 season Volker said he was proud of his pace overall, highlighting that he never qualified outside the Top 2 at the previous five rounds.  The German added while the series has helped him a lot as a driver there is certainly room for improvement for next season pointing out that he ‘sometimes struggled on Sundays’. TQ’ing in both Italy and Luxembourg he would fail to make the podium come finals day. While he enjoyed his best outdoor TQ’ing three of the four asphalt races he said ‘the others definitely caught up this year’ adding that he would have to work even harder in their quest to get a sixth consecutive ETS title. Having joined Yokomo in 2009, he thanked his Japanese team for supporting his five successful ETS campaigns also adding this year was a particularly successful one in terms of the progress made with his long time electrics sponsors LRP.  Acknowledging that Coelho was highly competitive as a newcomer to the ETS he said HB’s Jilles Groskamp, Tamiya’s Akio Sobue and his own team-mate Meen Vejrak brought a new level of competitiveness to the A-Mains each round.


Finishing second to Volker for a fifth time, Rheinard said ‘I think I threw it (the title) away when I TQ’d Round 1 but couldn’t turn that into a win’.  Managing to stay ahead of Coelho in the championship, the race winner opting to do A3 to try and deny the four time World Champion the podium he needed in Trencin to hold his runner-up position in the final standings, Rheinard said he is more determined than ever to get the job done despite predicting the level of competition is going to raise to a new high with the likes of Coelho and former team-mate Groskamp set for full campaigns.


Finishing his first season of ETS third in the final standings Coelho said it was ‘amazing’ to arrive at the final race fighting for a Top 3 in the ETS.  Claiming his second ETS win in a month in A2, the 22-year-old would start A3 looking to further improve his championship position.  The Top Qualifier would however catch the curbing and roll his T4 onto the grass on the second lap. While he would rejoin the race it would be brief as on the second run down the straight he had a rear tyre explode sending him crashing into the barriers destroying the car.  The World Championship runner-up said while A3 didn’t go to plan he was ‘super happy’ with 3rd overall as he ‘didn’t expect to be fighting for a title podium this year’.


With ETS Italy race winner Yannic Prumper demoted to fourth by Coelho, Alexander Hagberg would be the highest placed non race winner of the season ending his campaign 5th.  A 2-time race winner, the Swede won A3 to secure second overall saying the Xray 1-2 was a great result to get at their home race and a great way to end the season.  The reigning nitro touring car World Champion said on a personal level while the competition was extremely tough he would have liked to have taken a win.


In the Xray Pro stock class reigning champion Marek Cerny would also successfully defend his title.  Having looked to a have thrown away his chances in A1 when he crashed out of the lead with 30-seconds to go and the prospects of rain meaning the cancellation of A3 the Xray driver would come back to win A2.  With daylight still available following the conclusion of the second leg of A-Mains, organisers took the opportunity to run A3 in which Cerny would finish second behind team-mate Jan Ratheisky, a result that was enough to give him his third win of the season and a third consecutive championship.


In Formula, Ratheisky capped off his title winning season with a win that would be decided in A3.  Having won A1, Ratheisky went head to head with Top Qualifier & A2 win David Ehrbar, the two making contact on the final lap. While Ratheisky would give position back to the Serpent driver, he would manage a clean pass at the end of the straight to take the leg and his fourth win of the season.







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Euro Touring Series Rd6 – Saturday Action

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Chassis Focus – Bruno Coelho


Chassis – Xray T4 ’15
Motor – LRP 4.5T
Batteries – LRP 6000 mAh
Tires – Ride (handout)
Radio/Servo – Sanwa
Bodyshell – Protoform LTC-R
Remarks – The ETS Slovakia race winning T4 2015 of Portuguese star Bruno Coelho is running with an ARS rear end here at the Hudy Racing Arena. The car also features a titanium screw set and the new PPS shock system. His Protoform LTC-R bodyshell is fitted with lexan stiffeners for the sides and Protoform anti-tuck stiffener in the back.

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Coelho takes Xray home win at ETS finale


Having joined the Euro Touring Series’ elite list of race winners with victory at the penultimate round of the championship in Luxembourg last month, Bruno Coelho has backed that up with win number 2 of his debut ETS campaign today at the Hudy Racing Arena.  Securing a career first ETS TQ in Slovakia, the Xray driver secured the overall win at his team’s home track with an even more convincing win in A2 ahead of team-mate Alexander Hagberg.


Happy with his LRP powered T4 in A1, when the winning margin was just 0.257 of a second, Coelho said his car ‘was amazing’ for A2.  Winning by 1.5 seconds, the 22-year-old said his car was like how it was in Q2 when he set a blistering TQ pace adding ‘maybe the improvement was due to a good set of tyres’. Able to drive ‘super safe’ he said he could still open up a gap over Hagberg.  An extra special win for Xray, the Portuguese driver, whose arrival on the electric touring car scene has injected new found interest in the category, said today’s win was big day for all his sponsors.  A relative unknown prior to the World Championships last October where he finished runner-up, it was this performance that catapulted him onto the international scene as Xray signed him up to head their team alongside Hagberg.  Coelho said after a ‘difficult beginning’ to his ETS campaign, him openly admitting nerves at the first few races were an issue, it was great to end the ETS season with two wins.  The only double winner this season along with champion Ronald Volker, he said with his debut season complete the goal next year was firmly set on lifting the overall title.


On target to make it an Xray 1-2, Hagberg felt his T4 was not as good as the opening final. Putting that down to possibly his second set of tyres not being as good as those he ran in A1, he said the car was still good enough with third placed starter Meen Vejrak unable to catch him.  Setting the second fastest lap of the race just 0.062 off Coelho’s best, the Swede said his aim for A3 was to lock up an Xray 1-2, a feat the Slovakian manufacturer has not before achieved.




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2014/15 Final Championship Standings

Ride Modified Class
1. Völker Ronald - 616pts
2. Rheinard Marc - 613pts
3. Coelho Bruno - 612pts
4. Prümper Yannic - 610pts
5. Hagberg Alexander - 609pts
6. Wilck Viktor - 595pts
7. Fischer Marc - 594pts
8. Jasmin Loic - 584pts
9. Südhoff Frederik - 577pts
10.Groskamp Jilles - 575pts
11.Krapp Christopher - 575pts
12.Moore Andy - 568pts
13.Kaufmann Marco - 565pts
14.Kutvonen Viljami - 560pts
15.Stadler Dionys - 557pts

Xray Pro Stock Class
1. Cerny Marek - 615pts
2. Hoppe Lars - 613pts
3. Ratheisky Jan - 610pts
4. Gosvig Mike - 604pts
5. Hofer Martin - 604pts
6. Borowski Julian - 596pts
7. Donath Christian - 593pts
8. Catelani Nico - 592pts
9. Heitsch Henrik - 590pts
10.Gassauer Patrick - 588pts
11.Kreder Markus - 588pts
12.Mächler Max - 583pts
13.Sperr Johannes - 578pts
14.Lindegaard Nicolai - 576pts
15.Hettrich Valentin - 572pts

Formula class
1. Ratheisky Jan - 623pts
2. Ehrbar David - 616pts
3. Gosvig Mike - 601pts
4. Libar Jacques - 596pts
5. Bohlen Jan - 589pts
6. Hofer Martin - 586pts
7. Weber Herbert - 586pts
8. Kölbel René - 586pts
9. Wurmhöringer Markus - 571pts
10.Martini Francesco - 567pts

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