Pedro Rombouts wins Rd3 Dutch 10th Nats
Round 3 of the Dutch 1/10th scale Nationals was run last weekend at the tight and technical Gouda track in the south of the country. Despite it being dry all weekend, a lot of drivers found it a challenge to get their setup right and so after qualifying it was Maarten van Lierop on pole in the NK class ahead of Arco de Jong in 2nd, Pedro Rombouts 3rd and Sander Borghoff in 4th, while Euro B podium finisher Daan Jacobs could only manage 5th. In the Nomac class Marc Meijer took the pole position in front Michael Behnert and in the promo class Dennis van Lammeren TQ’d ahead of Luigi Pili. The NK main final was missing Daan Jacobs who won his semi final but failed to pass post race scrutiny with a too wide car. In the main race itself there were some good battles throughout the field but in the end Pedro Rombouts could take his 2nd National win in front of van Lierop, who made some mistakes in the race, with Bas Geurds, who was on a 6 minute pit strategy moving up from 9th on the grid to take 3rd at the end. The Nomac class was won by Michael Behnert in front of Davy Geraets and Rik Meijeren, while in the Promo class Dennis could win from Alfred van Dijk and Dick Doom.
Thanks to Ruben D’arco for the report and photos.