July 26, 2012

Martin Bayer defends large-scale EC title

Last weekend saw the Large-scale Touring Car European Championship at Valencia. Starting from Pole Position with a dominant drive Martin Bayer/RS5 was able to defend his European Championship title he took in Leipzig/Germany last year. After a clean start Bayer stayed in front followed by Arnaldi. Then during the first lap Arnaldi tried to overtake Bayer and both cars touched with the result of a rolling RS5 of Martin and a stop and go penalty for Arnaldi. With his move the French lost his chance to fight for the title. Martin was able to pull away in the first minutes of the race and never looked back from that point on. Markus Feldmann was the only real competitor for Bayer and always stayed within a distance of five to eight seconds but ran out of fuel with two minutes to go. This gave Arnaldi handed Arnaldi the vice championship with Andrea Catalani completing the podium.

1. Martin Bayer – RS5/PMT/Modellsport Italy
2. Bernard Alain Arnaldi – RGenius/GRP/Abbate
3. Andrea Catalani – RGenius/PMT/Abbate
4. Mathieu Briere – RFG/GRP/Hobbycenter
5. Olivier Sampietro – RS88R/PMT/S88R
6. Christoph Flakowski – RFG/GRP/Team Lissau
7. Guillaume Solon – RContast/GRP/Abbate
8. Gianmarco Martelli – RRS5/PMT/Modellsport Italy
9. Markus Feldmann – RLauterbacher/GRP/Abbate
10. Guido Ruster – RX1/PMT/KDE

Source: RS5 Modelsport [rs5-modelsport.com]


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