August 8, 2016

Kurzbuch setting practice pace at 200mm Worlds

Kurzbuch setting practice pace at 200mm Worlds

Simon Kurzbuch is setting the practice pace at the 200mm Nitro Touring Car World Championships in Gubbio, Italy.  The reigning 1:8 World Champion sits top of the time sheets from pre-event favourite Dario Balestri with 8 of the 12 rounds of free practice at the Miniautodromo Internazionale M.Rosati track completed.  A driver with limited experience in the 1:10 class, Kurzbuch took his Shepherd to the fastest three consecutive laps in this morning’s opening practice bettering the fastest time of the first official practice day set yesterday evening by Balestri’s Capricorn.  With no clear advantage holder so far in terms of outright pace, the top 6 so far made of drivers representing 6 different manufacturers, the separation is only 0.156 of a second.  For reigning champion Alexander Hagberg his title defence has not started out well with the Xray driver finding himself 56th fastest of the 120 starters.

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