August 10, 2016

Belgian SCT Cup Rd4 – Report

Belgian SCT Cup Rd4 – Report

Round four of the Belgian SCT Cup was held in Enghien as part of an RC show that featured aircrafts, boats and of course RC cars. The organising BRTC crew put in lot of efforts in building a temporary track in front of the park’s castle, and it would pay off with the series’ highest ever entry count ever. The nature of the grass track made setup and tyre choice a bit of a task as traction levels changed much over the course of the day. Racing wise and in Pro2 qualification, Laurent Halluin (Team C) started the day with a win in Q1 ahead of Géry Ledocq (Kyosho) and Philippe Hautecoeur (Team Associated). In the second round, Géry came out fastest ahead of Laurent and Samuel Castel (TLR). In the final round Géry was able to secure the overall TQ with another fastest time, again ahead of Samuel and Laurent. Those 3 clearly had a higher pace than the rest of the pack with all three being very close together in terms of performance.

In Pro4, Nicolas Evens (TLR) swept all qualification rounds ahead of Matthieu Carpin (Tekno). Sam Puttevils (TLR) followed in third excepted in round 2 when Sam Damman took a third place finish.

Starting from P3, Samuel would win the opening Pro2 A-final ahead of Géry and Laurent. As noticed in the qualification, their pace was very close and faster than the rest. A2 then was a demonstration of their domination with all three fighting the whole race and the three would be covered by two seconds after the six minute race with Géry taking the win ahead of Laurent and Samuel. Before the final leg, all three had a shot at the overall win. At the start of the race, Laurent and Géry opened a gap on the field to fight for the win and with four laps to go, Géry had some slower laps which allowed Samuel to pass and take the second place. So in the end, the top 3 drivers all have a win and a second place finish meaning the tie-breaker and so the faster time would decide on the podium positions. Ultimately Samuel would take the overall win with Laurent and Géry following.

In the opening Pro4 A-main, Nicolas Evens and Matthieu Carpin soon opened a gap on the field until Nicolas had to retire mid-race. This allowed Matthieu to cruise to the win with Sam Puttevils and Sam Damman fighting for second place, and ending in that order separated by less than a second. In the second leg, Matthieu took the lead on lap two and he soon opened a gap on the fighting Sam and Nicolas, with Sam getting the best out of it. Matthieu then would not be able to start the third A-main because of technical issues but as he already took the overall win that wasn’t much of a problem. Ultimately Nicolas took the win after a very intense battle with Sam. Philip De Keersmaecker completes the top 3 in A3 and with the win in the final A-main Nicolas took the overall runner-up spot ahead of Sam Puttevils.

Belgian SCT Cup Rd4 – Report

Source: Belgian SCT Cup []


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