September 5, 2013

RickV wins NK class at Dutch on-road championships

RickV wins NK class at Dutch on-road championships

Last weekend saw the 6th and final round of the Dutch 1/8th on-road nationals run at the Raco 2000 track. With Robin d’Hondt, RickV and John Ermen heading the ranking the race would also decide the 2013 championship in the NK class. John just needed a top 4 finish to make the championship while RickV would need to win in order to grab the title. In the first qualifying round John showed to be the fastest but RickV, Gunther v. Staey and Robin d’Hondt all were just 1.5 seconds behind him. Finally RickV did set the fastest time with John Ermen 0.4 sec behind him. John, Robin and RickV later made it through the semi finals with John starting from pole in the main final. Directly after the start Robin d’Hondt lost a C-clip on his gearbox and had to retire. In the 7th minute of the 30 minute final John faced some radio problems and fixing took his team three valuable minutes so RickV could cruise to the win. 7 laps down Frank Baggen and Danny Leewis crossed the finish line second and third respectively. John only came in 6th which handed RickV the 2013 Dutch national championship title. John Ermen finished second overall with completing the season in third position.

Top 10 NK class
1. Rick Vrielijnck – 125L 30:01.569
2. Frank Baggen – 118L 30:03.767
3. Danny Leewis – 118L 30:07.573
4. John Lenaers – 117L 30:10.473
5. Martin Zevenhoven – 116L 30:09.058
6. John Ermen – 115L 30:06.537
7. Arie Manten – 110 27:35.512
8. Gunther van Staey – 83L 21:39.186
9. Michiel Renting – 64L 17:26.243
10.Robin D’Hondt – 4L 0:54.201

In the NOMAC class Patrick Vannieuwenhuyse was already champion, but he wanted to race the event to make a 5th win in a row. Ad Vissenberg though did set the fastest time as he was the only one with a 21 lap qualification run. Ad was followed by Ingeborg Gommers, Patrick Vannieuwenhuyse and Mark Vanderberk. Mark did not go through the semi finals and Patrick would start from pole and was on schedule for his 5th win. Finally just four cars made it to the finish with Patrick taking the win followed by Ad Vissenberg and Jeroen v. Ieperen. With Patrick Vannieuwenhuyse taking the 2013 NOMCA title Ad Vissenberg ended the 2013 series in second place followed by Wesley van Silfhout in third place overall.

RickV wins NK class at Dutch on-road championships

Top 10 NOMCA class
1. Patrick Vannieuwenhuyse – 116L 30:03.266
2. Ad Vissenberg – 113L 30:09.030
3. Jeroen van Iperen – 98L 30:01.499
4. Wesley van Silfhout – 85L 25:52.167
5. Wouter Satijn – 82L 30:08.510
6. Jeroen Evers – 77L 23:56.746
7. Ingeborg Gommers – 36L 9:03.548
8. Peter van Marion – 33L 8:57.179
9. Stephan van Rooijen – 2L 0:36.723
10.Benoit van Pelt – 0L 0:00.000

Thanks to Roelof Tooms for sending the report.


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