May 18, 2011

Lars Hoppe wins North German season opener

Lars Hoppe wins North German season opener

The first round of the North German Championship was held at the track of Hamburg last weekend. After the winter break 37 racers in total found their way to one of Germany’s most famous cities, 21 of them racing in the 1/8th scale class. Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning some light rain showers hit the track which resulted in difficult conditions for the qualifying. According to the new rules of the German Federation everybody has to go through the semis to reach the main final. Shepherd/Novarossi driver Lars Hoppe managed to win his semi by 2 laps which secured him the pole position for the 30 minutes main in front of Jens Stark and Andreas Giesa who won the other semi. At the start of the final Hoppe could defend his lead followed by Giesa and Stark. He increased the gap slightly lap by lap but in the middle of the final Hoppe dropped back to second place having to re-adjust his engine. In the remaining minutes Hoppe showed a strong performance and managed to pass Giesa for the lead. With a gap of 4 seconds he crossed the finishing line in first position followed by the Serpent pairing of Andreas Giesa and Jens Stark.

Source: Shepherd []


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