March 15, 2011

Robert Pietsch wins Contact Tyres trophy

Robert Pietsch wins Contact Tyres trophy

The 2011 Contact Tyres Trophy took place on the wonderful Fiorano track in Italy last weekend, with 80 drivers in 2 classes 1/10 and 1/8 taking part. Because the weather forecast expected rain for Sunday they decided to complete the race in 1 day, on the Saturday. A sunny day made the race very nice for all the drivers under the perfect organization of Mr Angelo Gesualdi and his family. In the end on 1/8 Class TQ for Mugen/Novarossi/Contact driver Robert Pietsch. All the Contact Team showed very good lap times running mainly Light rims with 32sh front tyres and 35sh rear tyres.  Simon Kurzbuch ran a very good qualifying supported by his brother and Contact Switzerland distributor Rolf Suter. In 1/10 TQ went to another Contact driver Jerome Renaux driving his Xray/Max/Contact combo. Jerome was using Contact Carbon rims with 37sh front tyres and 40sh rear tyres. The 1/8 A-final saw Pietsch have an accident at the start but lap after lap with an average time of 14.9 seconds he was able to make his way back to the first position, never losing it again. In 1/10 the main final saw a close battle from Jerome Renaux and Davide Gallesi. At the end Gallesi won driving a very good final, while Jerome had to make 1 fuel stop extra, having miscalculate his fuel strategy.

Source: Contact [] / Image: Minicar Fiorano []


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