Olivier Bultynck wins 2012 BeNeLux Open
The 2012 BeNeLux Open, which is the annual event at the Mac Baanbrekers track in Rucphen, Holland, was held last weekend. The qualifying was on Saturday with four runs with one qualifier on Sunday morning. The qualifying started with sunny conditions and there was a lot of grip at the track. It was Olivier Bultynck with his Yokomo who completely dominated qualifying in the Efra Modified Touring Class making 21 laps in 5:08 min. Thomas Stockman was the closest driver to the TQ man also with 21 laps. Nick Joosens, Patrick Jongenelis and Mitchel van Es completed the top 5.
In the first final Olivier Bultynck pulled away from the start and made a gap of a few seconds and eventually took the win. Meanwhile Nick Joosens overtook Thomas Stockman and finished second while Thomas took third. The second final was declared as a wet race and Nick Joosens overtook Olivier. Nick controlled his car better in the wet conditions but Olivier came back at the end. Nick took the win just in front of Olivier with Patrick Jongenelis in third. The third final was almost a copy of the first. Ollie took the lead and lap after lap he increased the gap and took victory. Thomas let Nick by in the first lap but came back and overtook him at the end to finished second and Nick as third. Olivier took the overall win with his Yokomo, Nick Joosens second, also with Yokomo and Thomas Stockman third place with Xray.
Source: Swingman [google.com]