December 6, 2008

Groskamp ups the pace

He said after TQ’ing the first round that he could go faster and thats exactly what he has just done running 25 laps to head the second heat from his team-mate for the weekend Toni Rheinard.  The Dutch driver changed additive for Round 2 which he said made the car a lot better giving his Tamiya more traction and making it more consistent.  The only driver to post an 11 second lap time, Groskamp also said the car was now not as effected by the offline fluff as the new additive doesn’t seem to pick it up as much.  Rheinard, who also made 25 laps, was pleased to finish his run but said he is loosing too much time to Groskamp in the opening minute of the run as his car wants to push in the corners.

Despite his car dumping with three laps to go, Bart Wubben again set the third fastest time just missing out on 25 laps with a time of 05:00.06.  The Xray driver thinks his short run time is due to build up of carpet fluff around the bearing of the centre layshaft.  He will fit new bearing for the third round but as an extra precaution he plans to reduce the power profile on his LRP Sphere TC speedo.  Unfortunately for fellow Xray driver Martin Hudy he encountered problems with traffic resulting in damage to his car which would sidelined him.

In Pro Stock Jakub Plechac was the first driver to break into the 23 lap range to again top the time sheets, this time from Zdenko Kunák and Blazej Orlowski.

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