Sergi Franch wins at Spanish 200mm Champs Rd4
The fourth and final round of the Spanish 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring Championship was held at the Club Carsol track. Qualifying was a very close affair between Sergi Franch, Nacho Lopez and Johnny Pastor. After three of five rounds all three drivers were tie on points but Nacho and Sergi would score one more TQ each, handing Nacho the TQ although being tie on points with Sergi. Sergi, Johnny and Raul Amella would then compete in the super pole race that gave Sergi the 2 spot on the grid as he came out fastest. The start of the main final then saw Sergi taking the lead following a mistake of Nacho and so the fight for the runner-up spot was on between Nacho and Raul following a mistake of Johnny. With 10 minutes to go, Nacho and Sergi were fighting for the lead when Nacho made contact with Sergi, resulting in a stop & go penalty for Nacho. After the incident Sergi Franch (Mugen/Novarossi) was able to lay down a very consistent pace which allowed him to keep the lead until the end of the race to bring home the win from Nacho Lopez (Serpent/Picco) and Johnny Pastor (Mugen/Novarossi) in second and third respectively. With the second place Sergi also took the vice-championship title behind newly-crowned champion, Victor Pelaez (Serpent).
Thanks to Josep Franch for the report.