September 9, 2016

Swedish National Cup Rd3 – Report

Swedish National Cup Rd3 – Report

Round three of the Swedish National Cup for 1/10th scale electric buggies was held at the new astro turf track in Karlskrona. The track was an open, flowing layout with some interesting jumps and a fairly low-grip surface. In 2WD local racer David Ronnefalk laid down an exhibition of great driving skills when he swept all qualification rounds as well as the two first A-mains to take the overall win. What was left for the others was to fight for the remaining podium spots. Alexander Landén qualified in third behind “Fredde” Mathiesen.

In the first A-main Alexander was unfortunately taken out in the second corner when trying to avoid running into Fredde going into a jump section. Alexander was able to re-focus and to recover from dead last to third in the opening final. In the second leg the start was much cleaner, and the fight was on for second place between Fredde and Alexander. Fredde had an unfortunate landing after one of the big jumps and Alexander was able to pass and retain the second spot going across the line. In the third final David elected not to start and Fredde and Alexander were going to battle it out for the overall runner-up spot. Alexander was able to put pressure on Fredde right from the start and after a couple of failed overtaking attempts he was able to finally get past and to maintain the lead for the remainder of the run to secure the second place overall and with it best placed driver under 17. Fredde was able to stay in second to secure third overall.

2WD final results:
1. David Ronnefalk – HB Racing
2. Alexander Landén – Xray
3. Fredde Mathiesen – Xray
4. Jesper Uvehall – Team Associated
5. Wilhelm Skjöldebrand – Team Associated
6. Alexander Andersson – Yokomo
7. Morgan Larsson – Xray
8. Hugo Bjurman – Xray
9. Lukas Larsson – Xray
10.Christer Carlsson – Schumacher

In 4WD the chase for David Ronnefalk was on again. David had some great runs and was able to take the TQ spot. Alexander lined up second for the triple A-mains. The first leg was quite uneventful as the top 2 soon opened a gap to the rest of the field and David was also able to gap Alexander and to control the pace until the checkered flag. In the second run David made a first lap mistake and let Alexander by, and now the chase was on. Alexander was able to drive fast and hold his line making it hard for David to pass. After a couple of failed passing attempts, and some very sporting driving from David, Alexander was able to take the win by less than three tenths of a second. In the third final it was game on again and since no one else could challenge for the top 2 spots Alexander could go all out to try and pressure David. Alexander was able to stay with David for the first two minutes but soon after that made a small mistake but landed on his wheels, however this gave David the breathing room he needed and he was able to take advantage of it and control the race from that moment on. So Alexander secured the runner-up spot to again be the highest ranked driver under 17.

Swedish National Cup Rd3 – Report

4WD final results:
1. David Ronnefalk – HB Racing
2. Alexander Landén – Xray
3. Hugo Bjurman – Xray
4. Wilhelm Skjöldebrand – Team Associated
5. Jesper Uvehall – Team Associated
6. Johnny Sageborn – Team Associated
7. Tobias Claesson – Yokomo
8. Morgan Larsson – Schumacher
9. Lennie Johansson – Team Durango
10.Christer Carlsson – Schumacher

Source: Xray []


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