July 12, 2012

Wouter Wynen wins 2012 Belgian GP

The Belgian GP is held each year in early July at the beautiful outdoor astro track in Kampanhout, Belgium. Club manager Willy Heremans and his crew always put on a relaxed, fun, yet competitive race. The track is inside a park and the GP is presented the same weekend as a big festival, so there is plenty of food and Saturday night features lots of loud music well into the night. Privateer Wouter Wynen TQed the first three rounds of qualifying to take pole position for the triple-A mains. 2WD qualifying and mains were held on Saturday, July 7th, with 4WD the following day. Wynen took Q-1 by just 0.06 seconds over U.K.’s Grant Williams, and put in the only 12-lap run of Q-2. In Q-3 it was Kim Nielsen’s Durango chasing about a second behind Wouter’s X-6 Sq.

Wynen ran out to a good lead in A-1, then made a series of small mistakes allowing Phil Sleigh to catch up and make it close at the finish. In A-2 it was Nielsen chasing Wouter and slowly catching up. They both got through for the bonus 12th lap, and on the last corner Kim made his move. Wouter closed the door and there was inevitable contact, putting Wouter on his roof! Nielsen showed great sportmanship by waiting for the marshal to right the X-6 Squared, and allowed Wouter Wynen to cross the line first and wrap up the 2012 Belgian GP.

Source: X-Factory [xfactoryrc.com] / Image: Adam Lewis


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