July 16, 2007

Robert Pietsch is 2007 German Champion

Robert Pietsch is German Champion

Just this weekend saw the German National Championship title race run for 1/8th scale at the Hamm track in the West of Germany, a race that would crown the new German National Champion. In qualifying it was Serpent racer Michael Salven that claimed the pole position ahead of Shepherd racer Robert Pietsch who would start 2nd. The start of the race was filled with drama as Salven missed the start changing tires and had to begin the race from the back of the grid meaning he would have to push from the start. With the race underway Pietsch could take the lead, but with Salven pushing hard he couldnt afford to relax, that was until Michael went off and with the motor starved of fuel sitting upside down, it stalled, which lost him 2 laps and so began another recovery drive. By the end of the race Salven had recovered to 3rd only a few seconds behind 2nd placed finisher Oliver Mack for Mugen, while the win went to Pietsch, driving the prototype Shepherd Velox.

Image: Shepherd [shepherd-racing.com]


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