June 19, 2009

Christophe Aygon wins French 8th Nats Rd4

Christophe Aygon wins French 8th Nats Rd4

Round 4 of the French 1/8th scale on road Nationals was run last weekend in Limoges, close to the the centre of the country. With the winner of the first 3 rounds, Adrien Bertin busy helping at the Euro ‘B’ Championships in Switzerland, the series would be sure of having a new winner this round. Qualfiying in the Elite class went the way of Serpent/RB driver Anthony Abisset debuting the new 966, followed by Stéphane Bouche, Romain Picard and Laurent Pageneau, while in the National class another Serpent 966 driver topped the time sheets, Arnaud Mathieu, in front of Jérôme Berthelot, Gérald Colinet and Damien Thirion. Following the semi finals, the Elite main final saw Bouche start from 11th having called for a delay. Abisset went off into the lead but on lap 5 came into contact with another car and broke his rim, loosing him a lot of time and dropping him down the order. Romain Picard took over the lead but a better tire strategy from the old guns Christophe Aygon and Serge Christiany saw them take over at the front and claim the win for Serpent and the new 966, with Stéphane Bouche recovering to 3rd by the end. In the National final Arnaud Mathieu sets off at qualifying pace and couldn’t be touched as behind Jérôme Berthelot claimed 2nd and a close battle for 3rd between Damien Thirion and Gérald Colinet is decided on the final corner with Colinet claiming the final podium step by 3 tenths of a second.

Elite class final results
1. Christophe AYGON (Serpent 966/RB C9) – 144 Laps in 45:15.73
2. Serge CHRISTIANY (Serpent 966/RB C9) – 142 Laps in 45:04.51
3. Stéphane BOUCHE (Velox/JP) – 142 Laps in 45:10.05
4. Romain PICARD (Velox/JP) – 142 Laps in 45:11.01
5. Stéphane RICCOBONO (Serpent 966/RB C9) – 141 Laps in 45:05.30
6. Laurent Pageneau (Velox/JP) – 141 Laps in 45:13.84
7. Laurent ZATLA (Kyosho/JP) – 139 Laps in 45:07.22
8. Anthony ABISSET (Serpent 966/RB C9) – 138 Laps in 45:11.77
9. Sébastien ZATLA (Motonica/Nova) – 99 Laps in 34:40.89
10. Mickaël TEQUI (Serpent 966/RB C9) – 50 Laps in 16:54.88

Christophe Aygon wins French 8th Nats Rd4

National class final results
1. Arnaud MATHIEU (Serpent 966/Nova) – 97 Laps in 30:06.42
2. Jérôme BERTHELOT (Mugen/Nova) – 96 Laps in 30:09.53
3. Gérald COLINET (Serpent 966/RB C9) – 96 Laps in 30:16.58
4. Damien THIRION (Serpent 966/RB C9) – 96 Laps in 30:16.81
5. Faisal AFFEJEE (Mugen/JP) – 94 Laps in 30:07.96
6. Philippe REGOLLE (Kyosho/JP) – 92 Laps in 30:06.21
7. Romain FOURNERY (Velox/Nova) – 92 Laps in 30:11.13
8. Antoine GASCHET (Velox/JP) – 91 Laps in 30:00.81
9. Jérémy CASSAGNE (Mugen/JP) – 86 Laps in 30:14.05
10. Vincent MASSOT (Mugen/Orion) – 71 Laps in 26:10.36

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