Schuitmaker wins Rd2 Dutch 10th Nats
The 2nd round of the Dutch 1/10th scale Nationals was run last weekend at the super fast Baanbrekers track in Rucphen in the South West of the country. Saturday’s practice was interrupted by rain and this meant that many drivers had problems getting a setup for the cars for Sunday’s race. Qualifying on Sunday was run in the dry and in the National class it was newly signed Xray racer Daan Jacobs that took the pole position just ahead of local racer Pedro Rombouts in 2nd, with Serpent pairing of Ruud Schuitmaker and Remy Moller rounding out the top 4. The Nomac class was TQ’d by Ricardo Dam, 2 seconds ahead of Ingeborg Gommers, while in the 1/8th Promo class Peter van Koningsveld took a clear pole position ahead of Matt Hukkelhoven in 2nd. The National final saw a close race with Daan and Ruud continuing their battle from round 1, but unfortunately Daan ran into some problems leaving Ruud to pull out an advantage and take the win from Kyosho racer Jurgen Geerligs in 2nd, 6 seconds back and Remy Muller in 3rd, a further 1 second back. In the Nomac class, it was Xray driver Jurmin Etnel that won, by just over a lap from Ricardo Dam in 2nd and Peter Verkerk in 3rd, 4 laps back. The 1/8th Promo class was won by Paul Conradi, who came through from 5th on the grid to win by 5 laps ahead of Peter Ende, with Niels Reijnders in 3rd.
Click more to see the other podium pictures…
Thanks to Ruben D’Arco for the report and pictures.