December 6, 2014

Rheinard sees off sterling Volker challenge to win A1

Rheinard sees off sterling Volker challenge to win A1

Yokomo Euro Touring Series Round 1 Top Qualifier Marc Rheinard saw off a sterling challenge from arch rival Ronald Volker to win the opening A-Main at the Czech Republic event.  Leading away the field, the Tamiya driver quickly came under pressure from Volker’s Yokomo with lap 7 producing passes from two of the World’s greatest touring cars drivers that would see a roar of excitement & admiration from onlookers.  Having shadowed Rheinard, Volker took advantage of him running wide on the track centre straight to get his BD7 down the inside at the following hairpin.  Famed for his ability to make passes where most drivers would never contemplate overtaking, at the next corner Rheinard would squeeze his TRF419 down the inside to retake the lead.  Unfortunately as everyone got their breath back and waited for the battle to heat up again, coming onto the straight two laps later Volker would traction roll ending his challenge and leaving him to finish sixth.  Behind an equally close battle for what had become second would see Alexander Hagberg just hold off Yannic Prumper.

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