May 18, 2015

Malin Karlsen wins at Gerland Cup in Norway

Malin Karlsen wins at Gerland Cup in Norway

The opening round of the Norwegian Gerland Cup was held on a newly refurbished multi-surface track that offered a mix of dirt, astro turf and concrete. The race format for the 1/8th E-Buggy class saw three 5 minute qualifiers followed by triple 12 minute A-mains with the best two to count. Young Malin Karlsen comfortably took the TQ with the only 9 laps run to line up in pole position for the A-mains. After some bobbles in the opening main Malin continued to dominate the competition in the final legs were she would take wins in A1 and A2 to grab the overall victory with one final to go. Just before the final A-main hail hit the track making for slippery conditions and despite having won the first two A-mains Malin also opted to run in A3 and after making some issues on her own she dropped down the field only to find herself back in 2nd place after she found her rhythm again. Although it seemed impossible to catch up to the car running in front Malin decided to continue to push as hard as she could and with only 2 laps to go the car in front ran into problems and Malin could take the 3rd A-final win of the day. Behind her Patter Strand and Tom Erik Strand rounded out the top 3 result.

Source: Xray []


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