June 18, 2016

Kurzbuch tops first 1:8 qualifier ahead of Groskamp

Kurzbuch tops first 1:8 qualifier ahead of Groskamp

Simon Kurzbuch has topped the first round of qualifying at the German round of the Euro Nitro Series in Ettlingen.  Top Qualifier last year when the track made its debut on the ENS calendar, the Shepherd driver would post the only 19-lap run over the 4-minutes heading the times from the Infinity of Jilles Groskamp.  With just 1.2 seconds covering the Top 10, Serpent’s Merlin Depta would complete the Top 3 despite running in the third fastest heat.  Top seed for qualifying after open practice times were used to determine the heats when rain forced the cancellation of timed practice, Robert Pietsch would manage only the 10th fastest time. Making an error on the opening lap, this lost time would be compounded by his Mugen having too much brake over the final 2-minutes resulting in it being ‘difficult to drive’.

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