November 16, 2016

Alexander Landen wins at WBC Cup opener

Alexander Landen wins at WBC Cup opener

The opening round of the WBC Cup was held at the HB/Orion Raceway in Kallinge, Sweden hosted by the Karlskrona MRK club. In the 4WD buggy class the battle for the TQ was on between Xray teammates Alexander Landen and Malin Karlsen. Malin took the opening qualifier as Alexander had a couple of moments, eventually finishing second. In round two it was Alexander’s turn while Malin came in second with the latter striking back in R3. It was now all coming down to the final qualifier and unfortunately for Alexander he lost a front wheel of his buggy, handing Malin the final qualifier and with it the overall TQ.

Behind Malin and Alexander, Hugo Bjurmann (Xray) would complete the top 3 after the qualifiers and going into the A-mains, Malin was fast up front but in A1 she made a mistake in the in-field section, allowing Alexander and two other drivers by. She was able to recover quickly though and soon started to put pressure on Alex. After an intense battle of almost three minutes, Alexander was able to stay in the lead and to take the win by a narrow 0.25 seconds. A2 was pretty much a blueprint of the opening leg with Malin being in the lead but she again made a mistake, allowing Alexander to grab the first spot. Again the chase was on between the two drivers and at the end of A2 Malin made another mistake, handing Alexander a secure lead and with it the win and overall victory. Behind Landen, Malin got under pressure of Sebastian Johansson. For A3, Alexander opted to sit out which allowed Malin to grab the win and with it the overall runner-up spot from Sebastian.

4WD overall result:
1. Alexander Landén – Xray
2. Malin Karlsen,  – Xray
3. Sebastian Johansson – Carisma
4. Elias Johansson – Xray
5. Hugo Bjurman – Xray
6. Hampus Berg – HB Racing
7. Calle Svensson – Yokomo
8. Marcus Lind – Yokomo
9. Tommy Bergfeldt – Schumacher
10.Felix Angseryd – Xray

Source: Xray []


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