Video – Mod & Pro Stock A-main Leg 1

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Wilck wins first A-Main

Viktor Wilck

Fresh from winning the prestigious Reedy Race of Champions in California last weekend Viktor Wilck took the win in the opening A-Main of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series this evening in the Netherlands, the Swede getting the better of team-mate & Top Qualifier Marc Rheinard to secure a Tamiya 1-2 ahead of the Kyosho of Christopher Krapp.

A first lap coming together between the No.2 starting Tamiya of Jilles Groskamp and the No.3 Serpent of Marc Fisher at the first corner allowed Rheinard and Wilck to break clear of the field with a very fast starting Atsushi Hara third.  Hara’s HB was deemed to have started too quickly with the former World Champion having to come into the pit lane for a stop go penalty for a jump start promoting the Yokomo of Cyril N’diaye up to third.  Having increased the boost setting on his speedo for the race, Wilck’s Thunder Powere equipped TRF417X found a way passed the World Champion’s example on lap four.  Trying to retake the lead on lap 10 of 20 Rheinard made contact with the rear of the leader spinning him out but the German waited for the Swede to retake the lead, a lead he would maintain for the remainder of the the 5-minute encounter.

A mistake by Rheinard on lap 16 allowed N’diaye to go through to third and title contender Krapp to join the battle for second.  Managing to hold off the pole sitter for three laps the pair eventually touched, the Frenchman coming off worst as Krapp and the recovering Hara both got passed on the final lap dropping him to fifth with Andy Moore completing the Top 6.

Tony Streit

In Pro Stock, Top Qualifier Tony Streit put in a perfect drive to take the opening leg for Xray ahead of the Tamiya TRF417 of former Apeldoorn winner Rob Janssen while ETS Gran Canaria winner Marek Cerny, who started last on the grid, came through the early chaos with his Yokomo to finish third.  Defending champion Martin Hofer was one of the casualties of the chaos with Bart Wubben receiving a Stop Go penalty for bringing an early end to the Schumacher driver’s race.

Ride Modified A-Main leg 1 results
1.(4) Viktor Wilck (SE) – Tamiya/Thunder Power – 20/5:06.996
2.(1) Marc Rheinard (DE) – Tamiya/Speed Passion – 20/5:10.086
3.(6) Christopher Krapp (DE) – Kyosho/Orion – 20/5:11.487
4.(7) Atsushi Hara (TH) – Team HB/Reedy – 20/5:12.058
5.(9) Cyril N’diaye (FR) – Yokomo/LRP – 20/5:17.546
6.(10)Andy Moore (GB) – HB/Hobbywing – 19/5:00.748
7.(8) Shin Adachi (JP) – Team HB/Reedy – 19/5:00.870
8.(5) Yannic Prümper (DE) – Yokomo/Thunder Power – 4/1:05.323
9.(3) Marc Fischer (DE) – Serpent/Speed Passion – 2/0:33.250
10.(2)Jilles Groskamp (NL) – Tamiya/Orion – 1/0:20.884

Xray Pro-Stock A-Main leg 1 results
1.(1) Tony Streit (DE) – Xray – 18/5:15.606
2.(5) Rob Janssen (NL) – Tamiya – 18/5:127.036
3.(10)Marek Cerny (CZ) – Yokomo – 18/5:01.129
4.(4) Vasco Christiaanse (NL) – Kyosho – 17/5:02.829
5.(8) Oliver Franke (DE) – Hot Bodies – 17/5:03.288
6.(7) Zdenko Kunak (SK) – Xray – 17/5:05.530
7.(3) Bart Wubben (NL) – Xray – 17/5:05.871
8.(9) Remi Callens (FR) – Xray – 17/5:11.187
9.(6) Ivan Laptev (RU) – Awesomatix – 4/1:17.870
10.(2)Martin Hofer (DE) – Schumacher – 2/0:38.919

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Rheinard Top Qualifier at Dutch ETS

Marc Rheinard

2011 Dutch ETS race winner Marc Rheinard has put himself in the best position possible to repeat that success and claim his first win of the current Yokomo Euro Touring Series season after the World Champion topped the final round of qualifying at Apeldoorn to secure the overall TQ honours ahead of Tamiya team-mate Jilles Groskamp and Serpent’s Marc Fisher.  The biggest shock of qualifying is that championship contenders Ronald Volker and Alexander Hagberg have failed to make the A-Main.  Defending Champion Volker had a third DNF run in the final qualifier when his Yokomo stripped a spur gear while ETS Poland winner Hagberg struggled to the 23rd fastest time reporting a complete lack of traction.

Grid

Rheinard said afterwards his Speed Passion powered Tamiya is working really well this weekend and its nice to finally start a race on pole position but the German ace said the race is wide open still with the starting position on the grid here not as critical as at other tracks.  Expecting the first final to be very close as all 10 drivers will be on fresh Ride tyres both he and Groskamp should have an advantage in the second A-Main as they saved one of their two allocated sets of tyres from qualifying.

Hagberg

With Hagberg’s title hopes ended as he line-ups 5th on the grid in the B-Final and Volker 7th on the grid E-Final, this opens the door for ETS Gran Canaria winner Christopher Krapp to try capitalize.  Turning around a bad start to his qualifying, the German ace lines-up sixth and is in no doubts that his Kyosho is capable of going for the win even despite his starting position.

While drivers normally have Saturday night to reflect on their qualifying performance at the ETS, tomorrow’s weather forecast of 100% chance of rain means the organisers have decided to run two of the three legs of the A-Mains today so that should the track be wet in the morning they have results to call on at what is a very crucial point in the final championship standings for both the Ride Modified and Xray Pro-Stock classes.

Tony Streit

In Pro-Stock Xray’s Tony Streit is the Top Qualifier ahead of current champion Martin Hofer with Bart Wubben set to line-up third.  The winner in Poland, Zdenko Kunák with have his work cut out if he is to bag his third win of the season as he starts only 7th just ahead of Polish Top Qualifier Oliver Franke.

Ride Modified A-Main Grid
1. Marc Rheinard (DE) – Tamiya/Speed Passion – 310
2. Jilles Groskamp (NL) – Tamiya/Orion – 308
3. Marc Fischer (DE) – Serpent/Speed Passion – 306
4. Viktor Wilck (SE) – Tamiya/Thunder Power – 305
5. Yannic Prümper (DE) – Yokomo/Thunder Power – 305
6. Christopher Krapp (DE) – Kyosho/Orion – 303
7. Atsushi Hara (TH) – Team HB/Reedy – 299
8. Shin Adachi (JP) – Team HB/Reedy – 298
9. Cyril N’diaye (FR) – Yokomo/LRP – 298
10.Andy Moore (GB) – HB/Hobbywing – 298

Xray Pro-Stock A-Main Grid
1. Tony Streit (DE) – Xray – 310
2. Martin Hofer (DE) – Schumacher – 307
3. Bart Wubben (NL) – Xray – 307
4. Vasco Christiaanse (NL) – Kyosho – 306
5. Rob Janssen (NL) – Tamiya – 306
6. Ivan Laptev (RU) – Awesomatix – 302
7. Zdenko Kunak (SK) – Xray – 299
8. Oliver Franke (DE) – Hot Bodies – 298
9. Remi Callens (FR) – Xray – 297
10.Marek Cerny (CZ) – Yokomo – 296

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Fisher tops Q3

Marc Fisher

Serpent’s Marc Fisher has TQ’d the penultimate round of qualifying at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series, the German National Champion topping the round with a 20 lap run in 5:08.858 compared with the 5:09.749 of Tamiya’s Viktor Wilck who was second fastest with Team HB’s new signing Shin Adachi third a further 2 seconds adrift.

Running new tyres, the second of his two allocated sets, Fisher said his Speed Passion powered S411 was fast, as highlighted by another fastest lap for the round, but he added it was a little diffficult to drive.  Giving himself a scare on the final lap when his car stepped out right in front of the drivers rostrum, losing him around half a second, he does not plan to make any changes for the fourth & final qualifier.

Viktor Wilck

Also running new tyres Viktor Wilck didnt appear overly happy with his run describing it as ‘OK’.  Top Qualifiers in the opening two heats, team-mates Jilles Groskamp and Marc Rheinard opted to remain on their first set of tyres.  Realising they had no chance of improving their time due to the difference in pace between those on new tyres they both pulled off on their eleventh lap.  Rheinard said they had little to gain and with the tyres now at the end of their life due to the extreme pressure the high speed Apeldoorn track exerts on them they didnt want to risk a failure and the resulting damage it might do to the cars.  Having suffered a motor failure on his penultimate lap TRF’s Elliot Harper was this time to suffer a speedo failure on his opening lap this time at the end of the straight.

Shin Adachi

Reverting back to a set-up he ran yesterday and with fresh Ride rubber on his TCX, Adachi was pleased with his run to third describing it as clean.  Having struggled in the opening two heats, the Japanese driver said the combination of the track conditions, new tyres and set-up changes made the car more comfortable to drive and he will stick with this for the last qualifier hoping he can keep himself inside that all important Top 10 in the qualification ranking.  Team-mate Andy Moore set another sixth fastest time and currently sits 7th one position ahead of Adachi in the ranking.

Christopher Krapp

The highest placed driver on used tyres was Christopher Krapp, the Kyosho driver finally getting to finish a run to set the fourth fastest time ahead of the Awesomatix of Freddy Sudhoff.  Frustrated by his tough morning in which he first suffered a tyre failure and then suffered a motor bearing failure he said his TF6 SP feels ‘so good’ and its been a ‘shame ‘ other elements have let him down.  Focused now on getting, and badly needing, another solid run the ETS title contender is hopeful if he can make the final a top result is still very possible.

For current champion Ronald Volker his day failed to improve.  With fresh tyres fitted to his Yokomo the German ace was on target to post a much needed TQ run when on lap 11 his car shut down.  A very dejected Volker now needs nothing less than a small miracle in the last qualifier if he is to make the A-Main.

Bart Wubben

In the Xray Pro Stock class, former international racer Bart Wubben, who is making his annual ETS appearance, topped fellow Dutch men Rob Janssen and Vasco Christiaanse with two time ETS race winner Ivan Laptev best of the visitors in fourth ahead of Martin Hofer.   In the Speed Passion Formula class Dai Sakaguchi managed to get the better of Q1 & 2 pace setter Michael Lepelaar with Alexander Roeleveld third fastest.

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Video – Qualifying Rd2 action

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Groskamp takes Q2

Groskamp takes Q2

Tamiya’s Jilles Groskamp has TQ’d the second qualifier in Apeldoorn outpacing Q1 pace setter and team-mate Marc Rheinard by 36/100ths while behind them Yokomo’s Yannic Prumper and Xray’s Alexander Hagberg turned around poor heat 1 results to set the third & fourth fastest times respectively in a round in which a number of top drivers hit problems.

Last year’s Top Qualifier at the Dutch ETS encounter, Groskamp was pleased with the performance of his Orion powered TRF417X on used tyres with his time three seconds off that set by Rheinard in Q1.  Suffering one ‘unexplainable’ mistake on lap 7 the Dutch ace said the run was otherwise clean and he will continue with the same set-up for the penultimate qualifier.  While Groskamp & Rheinard topped the timesheets the other two member of the TRF squad hit problems.  Reedy Race Champion Viktor Wilck flipped his Thunder Power fitted 417 onto the grass at the end of the straight on his opening lap and losing too much time as he was marshalled opted to pull up and save his tyres for Q3.  The youngest member of the team, Elliot Harper was on target for a Top 4 time but 2 laps from the end he suffered a motor failure which brought his car to a halt on the racing line at the start of the main straight.

Yokomo

While Prumper was just 2/10th off Rheinard in third and French team driver Cyril N’diaye put in another strong performance to set the fifth fastest time, Yokomo team leader Ronald Volker said his team are lacking pace this weekend.  Only able to produce the 11th fastest time, the defending champion said even if their car was perfect he has not been driving well himself so far this weekend.  Having sat out the opening qualifier so as to have new tyres for Q2, returning team-mate Hayato Matsuzaki’s plan didnt pay off as he suffered problems with the gluing of his tyres.

Christopher Krapp

Tyres issue hit a number of leading drivers with Kyosho’s Christopher Krapp, who retired from Q1 with a motor failure, having to pull up with a tyre coming off the rim.  The Gran Canaria race winner set the fastest lap of the round with a 15.013 and clearly has the speed to TQ here if only he could turn around his luck.  Fifth fastest in Q1 Serpent’s Marc Fisher along with Xray’s Paul Lemieux also had to pull up when the gluing broke on their tyres despite having reglued them ahead of use, as recommended by the series organisers.

Tony Streit

In Pro Stock Xray’s Tony Streit TQ’d the round ahead of former Apeldoorn ETS winner Rob Janssen and fellow Dutchman Bart Wubben who makes a welcome return to racing this weekend.  Having TQ’d the opening qualifier, Schumacher’s Martin Hofer was again quick setting the fastest lap of the round before tyre gluing issues made his car a handful dropping him to 11th.

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

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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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