RC Lemans Series Rd1 – Report
The opening round of the RC Lemans Series was held at the MRG Genk track in Belgium. Warm temperatures and a high grip made for a pleasant time off and on the track and it attracted a good turnout of drivers from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France to compete in the Pro10 Modified and Stock classes. In the fast Modified class Tobias Weist from Germany took the TQ with the only 20 laps run in the qualifiers. Tim Altmann and Reinder Wilms came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Kai Altmann and Philipp Paul completed the top 5 result.
In the opening Modified A-main Tobias looked like he would be able to take the win until an error let him drop to the back of the field. Up front Reinder took the win some 6 seconds in front of Tim while Tobias was able to recover to 3rd place. Having learned his lesson, Tobias then dominated the remaining two legs by coming in some 8 and 11 seconds in front of the 2nd place driver. He also scored a new finals record and nearly beat the lap record in the progress. Behind him, Reinder Wilms and Tim Altmann came in 2nd and 3rd respectively to complete the podium.
In the Pro10 Stock class Andreas Dick grabbed the TQ with a good margin on Franz-Jakob Reinartz and Sascha Lennartz. The opening A-main had Sascha taking a very close win from Franz-Jakob while Andreas scored a DNF due to technical issues. A2 and A3 then saw a clean sweep from Andreas to take the win in front of Sascha and Franz-Jakob who came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. The next round of the RC Lemans Series will be held in Luxembourg on the weekend of the 10th of May.
Source: RC Lemans [rc-lemans.de]