April 12, 2016

Simon Kurzbuch wins Swiss 1/8th On-road opener

Simon Kurzbuch wins Swiss 1/8th On-road opener

The opening round of the Swiss 1/8th Nitro On-road Nationals took place at the MRC St. Gallen track in Sitterdorf over the weekend. Already during the qualifiers on Saturday reigning Swiss champion Simon Kurzbuch (Sherpherd) showed a dominant performance when he TQed the race by winning four out of four qualification runs and setting a new track record. In the semifinals Silvio Hächler (ARC) pushed a lot while Simon made a safe run that resulted in starting position 2 for Simon for the main final. The main then saw a close battle between Simon and Silvio but after a few laps it was Simon who took over the lead. In the last minutes of the race the gap between Silvio and Simon was less than 1 second until Silvio made a small mistake in the final lap. In the end Simon won the race 5 seconds in front of Silvio Hächler with Christophe Pethoud (ARC) completing the podium 7 laps down.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


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