With Bruno Coelho dominating the season opener of the Euro Touring Series in the Czech Republic it was Viljami Kutvonen who was to prove best of the rest. Qualifying third for the Hrotovice event, the Awesomatix driver would again get passed the No.2 starting Ronald Volker to win the closing final to claim second overall behind Coelho, it his first time to a ETS carpet podium finish. For Volker, finishing A3 in second would leave the World Champion to complete the podium, his third place the lowest finishing position the 5-time champion has opened a new season of the ETS with. With Coelho sitting out A3, Marc Rheinard would somehow manage to hold off Alexander Hagberg but the result was not enough for him to make the podium on his final outing with TRF, a relation that has run for an amazing 22-years.
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