June 24, 2013

Thomas Holmesland wins Rd2 in Norway

Thomas Holmesland wins Rd2 in Norway

Last Sunday saw round 2 of the Norwegian Nationals for electric modified touring at Sørlihavna. It was a rainy day and the weather prognoses was really bad. In the qualifiers the rain hit the track really bad, with the arranging club postponing the start by one hour, in hope of better weather. That did not come, and people started prepping the car for the wet. After the wet qualifiers the standings where pretty random.

Qualification results
1. Geir Bjarte Terum – Serpent S41 TE
2. Christer Antonsen – Xray T4
3. Gøran Langsholt – Xray T4
4. Torbjorn Jørgensen – Serpent Eryx
5. Thomas Holmesland – Xray T4
6. Magnus Guttormsen – Xray T4
7. Rune Halvorsen – Serpent Eryx
8. Roger Berntsen – Xray T4
9. Lars Tommy Berntsen – Team Associated TC6.1
10.Georg Ellingsen – Xray T4

In the first modified final it was Thomas Holmesland who passed the finishing line first, after battling his way from the fifth starting position. But in technical inspection the car weighed-in at 1348g and his time was removed. Christer, Georg and Gøran was the top 3 after the first leg. In the second final both Georg and Thomas had a good start. Georg starting all the way down in 10th and Thomas with his win in the first final nulled, they both had something to prove. Georg pushed hard for a long time, but could not catch up with Thomas’ ORCA powered T4 and so Thomas took the win in front of Georg. In the third final Gøran took an early lead. Thomas had a really bad start dropping down to 10th place after lap 1. Luckily for Thomas, Gøran and Georg were battling for position allowing Thomas to catch up. Thomas managed to pass Gøran for the win of the heat, and the total of the race.

Final results
1. Thomas Holmesland – Xray T4
2. Christer Antonsen – Xray T4
3. Georg Ellingsen – Xray T4
4. Goran Langsholt – Xray T4
5. Torbjorn Jorgensen – Serpent Eryx
6. Roger Berntsen – Xray T4
7. Geir Bjarte Terum – Serpent S41 TE
8. Lars Tommy Berntsen – Team Associated TC6.1
9. Magnus Guttormsen – Xray T4
10.Rune Halvorsen – Serpent Eryx

Thanks to Thomas Holmesland for the report.


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