July 12, 2016

Quentin Leroux takes French 200mm Championship

Quentin Leroux takes French 200mm Championship

Round four of the French 200mm National Championship was held in sunny weather conditions and hot temperatures. Going into the penultimate round, Quentin Leroux and Basile Concialdi both were in the position to grab the overall win early with a second place being good enough for Quentin to take the title. The qualifiers were run in a best of three consecutive laps mode and the opening qualifier went to Basile with a 52.65s in front of Quentin with a 52.95s. Following some setup changes Quentin was able to better his time to a 51.92s, also setting a new track record with a 17.31s. Q3 then held no improvements as a slower track allowed Quentin to grab the overall TQ from Basile who was followed by Nicolas Bougnoteau and Michael Derderian.

In the semi finals the standings remained pretty much unchanged with Quentin grabbing the pole position for the A-main from Basile and Thomas.

A-main grid:
1. Quentin Leroux – Capricorn
2. Basile Concialdi – Shepherd
3. Thomas Guillon – Capricorn
4. Brice Turco – Capricorn
5. Nicolas Bougnoteau – Mugen
6. Kevin Rasquin – Xray
7. Michael  Derderian – Xray
8. Jonathan Gergen – Xray
9. Romain Mestiri – Capricorn
10.Jean Baptiste Geneau – Capricorn

The main final saw Quentin and Basile taking off with no problem with both soon opening a gap on the field. Between the 20th and 25th minute the drivers decided to change tyres and a very fast pitstop allowed Quentin to further increase the margin on the other drivers while Thomas Guillon and Brice Turco battled for the remaining podium spot. Ultimately Quentin would bring home the win from Basile and Thomas. With the win Quentin also grabbed the overall title with one round to spare.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]


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