A-mains Leg 3 – Video

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Wilck wins Leg 3, Rheinard Czech Champion

Wilck wins Leg 3, Rheinard Czech Champion

Viktor Wilck has won the third leg of the A-Main here in the Czech Republic but the final result remains the same as he takes second overall behind Tamiya Racing Factory team-mate Marc Rheinard with Juho Levanen completing the podium.

Again it looked like Top Qualifier Rheinard was going to cruise to a third win of the day but on lap 4 the German got out of shape allowing Wilck to slip through.  Once in front the Swede stayed there despite the World Champion getting right up on his bumper in the last minute of the race.  Wilck said afterwards that is TFR416X was very strong in the opening part of the race but started to get loose near the end.  Rheinard said he was happy to hold station as a pass would have been an unnecessary risk especially with Levanen running a close third.

It was a case of three is the magic number for Associated’s Levanen as he took his no.3 car to third in all three legs to finish for 3rd overall at the 3rd race of the 2009/2010 season.  Having done a lot of development work on his TC5R and tested it on high traction tracks, the Finn said he was very pleased with the performance of it here on the lower traction conditions. Happy with his pace in relation to the Tamiya team and at finishing on podium he said the weekend was very encouraging ahead of the Indoor European Championship.

The big star of the weekend was Czech driver Zdenek Hamak. Surprising everyone with his blistering pace in Friday’s practice when he toped the time sheets, the Xray driver backed it up with a great final round of qualifying that put him fifth on the grid. Struggling with his nerves in the finals, Hamak still managed to put in a great performance on home soil to claim his best international race result with a fine fourth overall.

Wilck wins Leg 3, Rheinard Czech Champion

In Pro Stock Daniel Wohlgemuth claimed his first ETS win but the German didn’t make it easy for himself.  Holding a big lead in the third leg over Ivan Laptev, the Hot Bodies driver rolled on the last lap allowing the Russian past. With half a lap to go the two swapped paint before we got an action replay of the last corner move Dennis Fadtke pulled on Wohlgemuth in Leg 1.  Diving down the inside of Laptev in a do or die move, the Top Qualifier made sure he made it to the finish line first this time round doing so by just 13/100th of a second.  Having failed to convert his last  TQ honours into victory Wohlgemuth was delighted  to take his first Euro Touring Series win.  Fadkte, who was making his ETS Pro Stock class debut completed the podium behind Laptev, the two of them both claiming their first podium finishes in the series.  Fadkte, an ETS regular in Modified, said he now plans to do both classes for the remainder of the championship.

Wilck wins Leg 3, Rheinard Czech Champion

In the Hobby Class rising young Polish talent Michal Orlowski won all three legs of the A-Main from pole to further extend his lead in the point standings.  The 8-year-old will be hoping to continue his winning ways at the next round of the Xenon Racing backed Euro Touring Series when it travels to his home country. The hosts of the Warsaw race confirmed this week that they have secured a new 1600 square metre hall for the March 5-7 event.

Modified A-main Overall results
1. Rheinard Marc (DE) – 2pts
2. Wilck Viktor (SE) – 3pts
3. Levanen Juho (FI) – 6pts
4. Hamak Zdenek (CZ) – 9pts
5. Hudy Martin (SK) – 9pts
6. Graversen Steen (DK) – 11pts
7. Jefferies Olly (GB) – 12pts
8. Harper Elliott (GB) – 14pts
9. Moore Andy (GB) – 15pts
10. Kunák Zdenko (SK) – 16pts

Pro Stock A-main Overall results
1. Wohlgemuth Daniel (DE) – 2pts
2. Laptev Ivan (RU) – 5pts
3. Fadtke Dennis (PL) – 7pts
4. Madsen Carsten (DK) – 7pts
5. Rajki Balint (HU) – 8pts
6. Klöckner René (DE) – 9pts
7. Ashton Chris (GB) – 9pts
8. Mara Jiri (CZ) – 12pts
9. Schmidt Martin (DE) – 18pts
10.Stocker Alexander (DE) – 20pts

Full results can be found here.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

A-mains Leg 2 – Video

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Rheinard ‘Czechs’ out in Leg 2 to win ETS Round 3

Rheinard 'Czechs' out in Leg 2 to win ETS Round 3

Marc Rheinard is the winner of the third round of the Xenon Racing backed Euro Touring Series, the current World Champion backing up his A-Main Leg 1 win by cruising to a 2 second winning margin over his Tamiya team-mate Viktor Wilck. The result means Rheinard leaves the Czech Republic with a 2 point advantage over the Swede who came to Hrotovice as the championship leader.

Viktor Wilck

Rheinard said once he had established a gap up front he just controlled the race.  Commenting on the weekend the German said it was one of the more difficult races for the team as they struggled with set-up but in the end they made progress and it was good practice for the up coming indoor European Championships in Finland.  Wilck was disappointed he wasn’t able to mount a challenge for the win in Leg 2 and take the race to the third leg.  The ETS Round 1 winner said his Tamiya was lacking steering after being late putting on the front additive and despite giving his all there was nothing he could do about his team-mates pace.

Repeating his Leg 1 third place finish Associated’s Juho Levanen said he felt he could pass Wilck before making a small mistake which dropped him back.  With the pace of the Top 3 so close the Finn said he couldn’t make back the lost time and had to settle for third once again.

The big battle of the race was for fourth position with Martin Hudy once again the man getting the most attention from his rivals.  Like in Leg 1 the Slovak driver stayed calm and kept his LRP powered Xray online to finish in front of fellow T3 driver Zdenek Hamak and former World Champion Andy Moore.  After piloting his airborne Hot Bodies down the straight on the opening lap the former World Champion finished ahead of fellow Brits Elliot Harper and Olly Jefferies.

Daniel Wohlgemuth

In Pro stock, Leg 2 wasn’t as action packed as the opening race with Daniel Wohlgemuth converting his TQ starting position into victory but once again the German had his moments rolling once as he came onto the straight.  Behind him it was defending Champion Balint Rajki took second making it a 1-2 finish for the Cyclone.  Afterwards the Hungarian summed up the race but saying, ‘that was much better’. Ivan Laptev again had a good run to bring his Tamiya home in third ahead of a very Carsten Madsen, the Dane recording the fastest lap of the race.  The overall winner of Round 3 for Pro Stock will be decided in the third leg with three drivers, Wohlgemuth, Leg 1 winner Dennis Fadtke and Rajki, in contention.

Modified A-main Leg 2 results
1. Rheinard Marc – 19 Laps in 5:07.623
2. Wilck Viktor – 19 Laps in 5:09.841
3. Levanen Juho – 19 Laps in 5:11.944
4. Hudy Martin – 18 Laps in 5:00.699
5. Hamak Zdenek – 18 Laps in 5:01.031
6. Moore Andy – 18 Laps in 5:01.816
7. Harper Elliott – 18 Laps in 5:02.192
8. Jefferies Olly – 18 Laps in 5:03.177
9. Graversen Steen – 18 Laps in 5:03.724
10.Kunák Zdenko – 18 Laps in 5:06.805

Pro Stock A-main Leg 2 results
1. Wohlgemuth Daniel – 18 Laps in 5:03.906
2. Rajki Balint – 18 Laps in 5:06.344
3. Laptev Ivan – 18 Laps in 5:08.984
4. Madsen Carsten – 18 Laps in 5:11.017
5. Ashton Chris – 18 Laps in 5:12.039
6. Fadtke Dennis – 18 Laps in 5:12.352
7. Mara Jiri – 18 Laps in 5:12.690
8. Klöckner René – 17 Laps in 5:02.898
9. Schmidt Martin – 17 Laps in 5:07.910
10.Stocker Alexander – DNS

Full results can be found here.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

A-mains Leg 1 – Video

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Rheinard & Fadtke win first A-Main

Marc Rheinard

The first A-Main of the third round of the Euro Touring Series has been run with Marc Rheinard and Dennis Fadtke taking the respective Modified and Pro Stock wins.  Starting from pole, Rheinard took an easy victory while Fadtke won a thrilling race from 9th on the grid with a great move on Top Qualifier Daniel Wohlgemuth at the final corner.

Track Changes

There was drama at the Sport-V-Hotel this morning just as the Modified C Final, in which the 200mm World Champion Daniele Ielasi is competing, were lining up on the grid.  Melting snow on the roof of the hall had caused a number of leaks in the roof right over part of the track, forcing race director Scotty Ernst to halt proceedings and make the call of a track redesign to avoid the wet area.  Thanks to the efforts of the host club racing resumed in around an hour with drivers given an extra minute of warm-up to adjust to the new layout.

Dennis Fadtke

First of the A-Main’s was Pro Stock.  Unfortunately championship leader Alexander Stocker had to return home after his daughter became ill last night leaving the No.2 spot on the grid blank.  With the extra gap over the pack it looked like the No.1 Hot Bodies of Daniel Wohlgemuth was checking out after the opening lap but the German made a mistake on lap 3 dropping him down the field and allowing local star Jiri Mara to take the lead but on lap 6 he too made a mistake.  Russian Ivan Laptev was the new driver to lead but all the time Wohleguth was working his way back to the front. Eventually retaking the lead Wohlgemuth made another mistake this time with three laps to go allowing Fadtke, who was enjoying a superb drive from the back of the grid, to close right on his bumper.  Coming to the last corner Fadkte pulled off a fantastic move getting his Tamiya down the inside to take the win by just 4/100th of a second.

Afterwards the winner said he was a little lucky in the race to get up front but that his adjustments to the front end of this Speed Passion powered TRF416WE had transformed it compared with qualifying.  Wohlgemuth was clearly annoyed with himself for making two mistakes while leading and for miss judging the position of the timing loop but gave Fadkte credit for a great overtaking maneuver.  Finishing third Ivan Laptev, who started the race in 5th, described the race as ‘very exciting and a lot fun’ and despite having led at one point was pleased to finish in the Top 3.  Schumacher Racing’s Chris Ashton, who ran as high as second, finished 4th and hopes that with a little more steering on his Mi4LP for Leg 2 he can finish in the Top 3.

In contrast to the Pro Stock final the Modified race was a far more straight forward affair.  In the early laps Levanen put a lot of pressure on Wilck for second but the Finn couldn’t find a way passed his Scandinavan neighbour and they finished how they had started. The big battle of the race was for fifth with Martin Hudy pushed all the way by Steen Graversen, with Elliot Harper and Zdenko Kunák joining the action in the latter part of the race.  Hudy resisted the challenge and took fifth behind fellow Xray driver Zdenek Hamak.  Finishing sixth from 10th on the grid Danish ace Graversen, who was feeling ill yesterday, said he was feeling a lot better today and that was reflected in his driving.  All the drivers admitted that while traction was low on the new section of the track they actually preferred it.

Pro Stock A-main Leg 1 results
1. Fadtke Dennis – 18 Laps in 5:15.131
2. Wohlgemuth Daniel – 18 Laps in 5:15.171
3. Laptev Ivan – 18 Laps in 5:16.995
4. Ashton Chris – 17 Laps in 5:02.982
5. Klöckner René – 17 Laps in 5:03.196
6. Rajki Balint – 17 Laps in 5:03.780
7. Madsen Carsten – 17 Laps in 5:04.580
8. Mara Jiri – 17 Laps in 5:11.137
9. Schmidt Martin – 17 Laps in 5:12.681
10.Stocker Alexander – DNS

Modified A-main Leg 1 results
1. Rheinard Marc – 19 Laps in 5:12.719
2. Wilck Viktor – 19 Laps in 5:13.764
3. Levanen Juho – 19 Laps in 5:14.376
4. Hamak Zdenek – 18 Laps in 5:00.367
5. Hudy Martin – 18 Laps in 5:03.748
6. Graversen Steen – 18 Laps in 5:03.897
7. Harper Elliott – 18 Laps in 5:04.133
8. Kunák Zdenko – 18 Laps in 5:04.672
9. Moore Andy – 18 Laps in 5:05.386
10.Jefferies Olly – 18 Laps in 5:09.010

Full results can be found here.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

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2013/14 Standings after Rd2

Ride Modified Class
1. Völker Ronald - 308pts
2. Rheinard Marc - 304pts
3. Hagberg Alexander - 303pts
4. Prümper Yannic - 303pts
5. Südhoff Frederik - 301pts
6. Wilck Viktor - 298pts
7. Dankel Eric - 292pts
8. Stadler Dionys - 289pts
9. Wahl Tim - 287pts
10.Gollner Patrick - 287pts
11.Kaufmann Marco - 286pts
12.Kutvonen Viljami - 281pts
13.Levanen Juho - 277pts
14.Bultynck Olivier - 271pts
15.Borowski Julian - 270pts


Xray Pro Stock Class
1. Ratheisky Jan - 308pts
2. Cerny Marek - 307pts
3. Hofer Martin - 304pts
4. Vogel Tobias - 302pts
5. Hettrich Valentin - 293pts
6. Bopp Bernhard - 291pts
7. Mächler Max - 287pts
8. Gosvig Mike - 286pts
9. Kreder Markus - 285pts
10.Heitsch Henrik - 282pts
11.Buddrus Patrick - 277pts
12.Kiesewetter Michael - 277pts
13.Streit Tony - 275pts
14.Seidl Tobias - 268pts
15.Myrberg Andreas - 268pts


Formula class
1. Ratheisky Jan - 312pts
2. Bultynck Olivier - 303pts
3. Pichler Roman - 302pts
4. Sakaguchi Dai - 300pts
5. Martini Francesco - 298pts
6. Forrai Gabor - 298pts
7. Weber Herbert - 295pts
8. Hagnauer Philipp - 294pts
9. Berlincioni Matteo - 290pts
10.Oehler Thomas - 276pts

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