Dirk Wischnewski has claimed his first Euro Nitro Series victory, the Team Shepherd driver winning a rain shortened Round 3 of the championship at Minidrom Ettlingen in Germany. Starting from second on the grid, the win ahead of Jilles Groskamp marks the German’s first international win since being crowned European Champion in 2009. Pushing Top Qualifier Dominic Greiner hard for the first third of the race, Wischnewski got his big break when the Serpent driver ran out of fuel and there after was able to cruise to the finish even moving over to let the recovering Greiner unlap himself. Unfortunately for Greiner his charge back to the front was cut short when rain arrived as the 45-minute race entered the final 15-minutes. Stopped at 31-minutes the order was declared a result with Groskamp’s third consecutive second place finish putting him firmly in the lead of the championship standings. Having come into the event as joint championship leader, Bruno Coelho would like Greiner also run out of fuel in the opening stages of the race. Opting to change tyres when his Xray was returned to the pits, the early race finish worked against the Bologna ENS winner with him classified 11th.
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