November 4, 2014

Markus Hellquist wins at SSIC Rd1

Markus Hellquist wins at SSIC Rd1

The first round of the South Swedish Indoor Cup for electric touring cars was was held in Vaxjo on a small to medium sized track with quite an open layout and good traction. In the practice rounds Markus Hellquist set a first benchmark by pulling the fastest times in front of Daniel Carlsson and Jonas Andersson. After 3 rounds of qualifying with the best round to count the order kept the same, with Hellquist being 7 seconds ahead of Daniel Carlsson, and 10 seconds ahead of Jonas Andersson.

In the first final Markus made an early mistake flipping the car over which had him dropping down the field, leaving Jonas and Daniel to fight for the lead, but coming into the last minute Markus managed to catch up and he passed Daniel on the straight to take the 2nd place. With the top 3 cars being so close this led to some race incidents and Daniel managed to win the first final ahead of Markus in 2nd and Jonas in 3rd. The fight for the win was on in the last two finals, and this time Markus made no mistakes and he was able to cruise to the win in leg 2 and 3 to take the overall victory. Daniel Carlsson finished 2nd overall and Jonas Andersson rounded out the podium in 3rd.

Final result:
1. Markus Hellquist
2. Daniel Carlsson
3. Jonas Andersson
4. Oliver Olsson
5. Christian Holmstrom
6. Fabian Vernersson
7. Erik Strom
8. Mattias Johansson
9. Jimmy Larsson
10.Johan Bertilsson

Source: Xray []


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