July 26, 2013

Mark Green is 1/8th Euro A top qualifier

Mark Green is 1/8th Euro A top qualifier

Mark Green is the top qualifier at the 2013 1/8th European A Championships in Halifax.  The Serpent driver pulled everything he had out of the bag in the last round of qualifying to take the TQ by 0.14 seconds from Capricorn’s Dario Balestri who held the accolade after the first 4 rounds.  With Balestri fastest in the first qualifier, Jilles Groskamp topped the 2nd round with a run of 21 laps in 313.00 seconds ahead of Balestri and Green.  With the clock approaching 12:00 at the time of the run, the track proved to be too slow.  In the 3rd round, Mark Green took his serpent to the fastest time ahead of Capricorn’s Daniele Ielasi and Mugen’s Kyle Branson.  Posting a time of 21 laps in 314.18 seconds, Green again proved that the track was too slow.  After the lunch break Round 4 commenced and again Groskamp posted the fastest time to improve by around a second ahead of Dario Balestri and Mark Green hinting ever so slightly that the track was picking up pace as the sun started to go down.  With almost every heat prior to the top heat going faster in the final round, the stage was set for something special to come.  Dario Balestri would lead for the majority of the heat only for Mark Green to close him down and take the round on the last lap to the joy of the crowd.  The stage is set for an exciting set of finals tomorrow.

Top 14 After Qualifying
1. Mark Green – 21/ 309.78 – Serpent Novarossi
2. Dario Balestri – 21/ 309.92 – Capricorn/Novarossi
3. Jilles Groskamp – 21/ 310.99 – Shepherd/Maxima
4. Daniele Ielasi – 21/ 311.44 – Capricorn/IDM
5. Robin D’Hondt – 21/ 311.63 – Motonica/Vox
6. Simon Kurzbuch – 21/ 311.89 – Shepherd/Max Power
7. Robert Pietsch – 21/ 312.39 – Mugen Seiki/Novarossi
8. Francesco Tironi – 21/ 313.78 – Capricorn/Novarossi
9. Kyle Branson – 21/ 314.41 – Mugen Seiki/IDM
10.Michael Salven – 21/ 314.47 – Serpent/Xceed
11.Silvio Hachler – 20/ 298.62 – Mugen Seiki/Novarossi
12.Adrien Bertin – 20/ 300.86 – KM/CRF
13.Tim Wood – 20/ 300.98 – Serpent/Xceed
14.Patrick Schafer – 20/ 301.31 – Shepherd/Sonic

Source: Halifax Euros [halifaxeuros.co.uk] / Image: Serpent


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