August 10, 2015

Greiner wins the 2015 German 1/10th Nationals

Greiner wins the 2015 German 1/10th Nationals

The German Nationals for 1/10th scale were held this past weekend in Leipzig in the eastern part of Germany. Qualifying would see Robert Pietsch on TQ for Mugen with Serpent driver Dominic Greiner a very close 2nd and his Serpent Team mate Toni Gruber in 3rd. In the semi-final Greiner came out on top with 101 laps, with Patrick Nahr and Pietsch with 100 laps in 2nd and 3rd so Greiner would start the Main final from pole position. Most of the final saw a great fight for 1st position between Greiner and Pietsch, a real cliff-hanger. Greiner’s Natrix 748 TQ worked really well and he was was on a different fuel-strategy as his Max showed better mileage, and he was also on a different tyre change strategy. So in this race his pit-crew of Thomas Guensel and Michael Salven were of huge importance. In the last part of the final Greiner had a small lead, but due to the very high temperatures, the chassis and engine became very hot, and being on very small tyres at the end of the race the clutch started sticking a little, losing some speed. At the finish line there was only 0.2 seconds gap ahead of Pietsch in 2nd and so Greiner took the National title, with Nahr taking the final podium spot in 3rd.

Source: Serpent []


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