March 31, 2013

Bowie Ginting wins Rd1 of Indonesian Nationals

Bowie Ginting wins Rd1 of Indonesian Nationals

The first round of 2013 Indonesian 1/10 GP National Championship was held at the JITC Race Track in Jakarta, Indonesia. The weather was perfectly clear all day but the grip level was a bit low due to rain on Saturday. Heri Susanto took his Xray into the TQ Spot with 17 laps @ 5.01 followed by Dimas Ardian placing his Serpent in 2nd, 4 seconds behind Heri. Last year’s Futaba OS Jakarta Open finalist, Aswin Narwandi would start in 3rd while Toni Kundjung took 4th. Defending National champion Bowie Ginting had a bad qualifying, having failed to finish all qualifying rounds due to engine-flame outs, he started from 6th behind Kenji Taira.

Qualifying result:
1. Heri Susanto
2. Dimas Ardian
3. Aswin Narwandi
4. Toni Kundjung
5. Kenji Taira
6. Bowie Ginting
7. Rizky Ananda
8. Jeff Arianto
9. Ricky Kurniawan
10.Bill Atan

The Main final got underway and Heri, Dimas, Aswin and Bowie pulled a gap from the others. Aswin made a mistake in the second turn, got flipped and broke his 2nd gear at the 2 minutes mark. Bowie tried to catch Dimas and succesfully passed him after 4 minutes before Dimas had a flameout 4 minutes later. Bowie successfully took the lead from Heri at the 12 minute mark after both drivers had a great battle for about 5 laps. Due to a very high tyrewear, many drivers did a tyre change at the 17-20 minute mark. At the end, Bowie won the 45 minutes main final, 2 laps in front of Heri while Dimas completed the podium.

Final result:
1. Bowie Ginting (Xray/Novarossi/Enneti/Futaba)
2. Heri Susanto (Xray/Reds/GQ/Futaba)
3. Dimas Ardian (Serpent/Novarossi/Matriz/Futaba)
4. Bill Atan (Xray/Novarossi/Enneti/Sanwa)
5. Ricky Kurniawan (Xray/Reds/Enneti/Sanwa)
6. Kenji Taira (Xray/Orcan/Matrix/Sanwa)
7. Aswin Narwandi (Xray/Novarossi/Enneti/Sanwa)
8. Jeff Arianto (Xray/Reds/Enneti/Sanwa)
9. Toni Kundjung (Mugen/OS/Matriz/Sanwa)
10.Rizky Ananda (Xray/Novarossi/Enneti/Futaba)

Thanks to Bowie Ginting fro the report.


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