June 29, 2011

Jarno Siltanen wins Finnish Buggy National Rd1

Jarno Siltanen wins Finnish Buggy National Rd1

Round 1 of the Finnish Championships was held in Jyväskylä last weekend, a nice technical track. In qualifying Jarno Siltanen was showing the pace by winning 2/3 rounds and taking TQ, followed by JQ in 2nd, Ari Heinonen in 3rd and Simo Ahoniemi on 4th place. In the semi finals there was no big surprises, Jarno took an easy win and secured the pole position followed by JQ, Teemu Leino, Matias Kuusinen, Simo Ahoniemi and Tomi Salonen. In the Main final, there was a close battle in the beginning between Jarno, JQ and Teemu. After some minutes JQ had technical problems, which left Jarno and Teemu in the front followed by Ari in 3rd and Simo in 4th. After 15 minutes of racing Jarno started to pull away from Teemu and half way trough the race Ari faced problems and retired. In the final laps of the race there was a close battle for fourth place between Petri and Matias, on the last lap it was Matias who made an awesome overtaking maneuver on the triple jump by overtaking Petri with the highest jump in the race and took the fourth place by half a second in front of Petri. Jarno took an easy win for Mugen followed by Xray driver Teemu in 2nd and Simo, also driving a Mugen in 3rd place.

Jarno Siltanen wins Finnish Buggy National Rd1

Final results
1. Jarno Siltanen – Mugen / Ninja – 63L 45:11.368
2. Teemu Leino – Xray / LRP – 62L 45:20.386
3. Simo Ahoniemi – Mugen / Ninja – 60L 45:00.526
4. Matias Kuusinen – Mugen / Ninja – 60L 45:18.052
5. Petri Mylläri – Losi / O.S. – 60L 45:18533
6. Tomi Salonen – Mugen / Ninja – 58L 45:36.398
7. Arto Heinonen – JQ / Hudy – 55L 45:02.798
8. Jussi Rinne – Mugen / Alpha – 52L 45:00.348
9. Joseph Quagraine – JQ / JQ – 52L 45:37.595
10.August Poutiainen – Xray / Ninja – 52L 45:37.595
11.Ari Heinonen – JQ / JQ – 43L 31:41.096
12.Henry Salmen – TeamC / Precirotate – 32L 25:41.369


Images: Fin RC [finRC.com]


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