April 30, 2013

Rico Meuleman wins Belgian 1/5th series Rd1

Rico Meuleman wins Belgian 1/5th series Rd1

Last Sunday the Belgian 1/5th Championships got underway at the beautiful track of Racing Club Roeselare. The day started a bit grey but the track was dry. It was also cold and not easy to get the right temperature in the tyres. Curt Sonneville had a good setup and set the pace in the first qualifying session with a 30 lap run in 10 minutes, followed closely by Emmanuelle Vanhaesendonck in 2nd and Rico Meuleman in 3rd. As the day went on the weather got better with sun coming out in the afternoon while 2 qualifying sessions were still to be held. Despite the better conditions, the positions didn’t change. As the 30 minute final got underway Emmanuelle quickly overtook Curt to take the lead. Rico also overtook Curt some laps later to take second place and he was chasing Emmanuelle. After 15 minutes Emmanuelle was forced into an error due to some slower traffic and at that moment Rico took the lead. Emmanuelle tried to close the gap but Rico held that lead and won the race while Curt took 3rd.

Thanks to Christoph Vandepitte for the report.


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