June 18, 2009

Mickael Pontal wins French 10th Nats Rd3

Mickael Pontal wins French 10th Nats Rd3

Round 3 of the French 1/10th scale gas nationals was held last weekend at Bourg en Bresse in the east of the country, close the to Swiss border, with sunny conditions all weekend for the 104 competitors attending. Qualifying for the Elite class saw Thomas Eytard take the top spot ahead of Basile Concialdi in 2nd, Arnaud Chaussard in 3rd and the final direct qualifier was Thomas Desmaries in 4th. The National class qualifying went the way of Anthony Bruyer ahead of Cédric Guillaud in 2nd, with Ludovic Cesar and Benjamin Brasset rounding out the top 4. In the Elite final, it was pole man Eytard that got the holeshot, but problems with his car dropped him out of contention. Concialdi, who was conserving his tires in 2nd, took over the lead but unfortunately some radio problems also dropped him down the leader board. Steady driving and good fortune allowed Kyosho driver Mickael Pontal to take over at the front and bring home the win, by a lap from Mugen Driver Thomas Desamaries in 2nd and Jacky Mouton, with another Kyosho, in 3rd. In the National class the race was all about Benjamin Brasset as pole man Bruyer had problems with his gearbox and dropped down the field. Benjamin was able to pull out a half lap lead by the halfway point, a gap that would be closed up by 2nd placed Julien Colas by the end of the race to only 4/100 of a second. Brasset just managing to cross the line first to take the win from the hard charging Colas in 2nd with Arthur Leclercq in 3rd, the top 6 covered by just over a lap.

Elite class results
1. Mickael Pontal (Kyosho RRR/Novarossi) – 146 Laps
2. Thomas Desmaries (Mugen/Eagle 12 TL3T) – 145 Laps
3. Jacky Mouton (Kyosho RRR/Novarossi) – 143 Laps
4. José Rosas (NT1/Eagle 12 TL3T) – 143 Laps
5. Mathieu Wullyamoz (Mugen/Novarossi) – 142 Laps
6. Arnaud Chaussard (NT1/RB) – 141 Laps
7. Basile Concialdi (NT1/Eagle 12 TL3T) – 139 Laps
8. Fabien Warembourge (Serpent/RB) – 123 Laps
9. Thomas Eytard (NT1/RB) – 64 Laps
10.Michael Derderian (NT1/RB) – 16 Laps

Mickael Pontal wins French 10th Nats Rd3

National class results
1. Benjamin Brasset (NT1/Novarossi) – 96 Laps
2. Julien Colas (NT1/Novarossi) – 96 Laps
3. Leclercq Arthur (NT1/Orion) – 96 Laps
4. Anthony Husson (Kyosho RRR/Orion) – 95 Laps
5. Anthony Buyer (NT1/RB) – 95 Laps
6 .Ludovic Cesar (NT1/RB) – 95 Laps
7. J.Laurent Ripoll (Kyosho RRR/RB) – 93 Laps
8. Quentin Leroux (Kyosho RRR/Novarossi) – 85 Laps
9. David Simoes (NT1/Orion) – 80 Laps
10.Cedric Guillaud (NT1/Orion) – 74 Laps

Source: JP Racing [jpracing.com]


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