June 20, 2017

Quentin Leroux takes 200mm French National title

The fourth and final round of the French 1/10th IC Track Championship took place in great weather conditions at the circuit of Besançon in the eastern part of the country. The title would be in contention between championship leader Basile Concialdi and Quentin Leroux who sat in 2nd. To take the championship lead, Quentin would need to take the pole position and win and hope for a maximum 3rd place of Basile. In Saturday morning’s timed practice Quentin seemed already faster with an average of 17.2 seconds on three consecutive laps, followed by Thomas Gold in 17.4 then Brice Turco/Basile Concialdi/Michael Derderian all with 17.6’s.

As the temperature rose for qualifying, the cars became more and more delicate and slower due to the different traction. In the end the pole would be signed by Quentin Leroux (Capricorn) in 17.4 followed by Thomas Gold (Carpricorn) and Brice Tuco (Capricorn). This allowed Quentin to take 20 additional points for the championship. For Sunday’s final the temperature rose again, and Basil seemed to have found a good setup for the long run. At the start of the final Quentin checked out, stretching his lead while Basil tried to find a way to ensure at least a 2nd place. He managed this at first but unfortunately a mistake would cost him a lot and he quickly got lapped by the leader. Eventually a radio problem would end his race. This led to a beautiful fight for 2nd and 3rd between Kevin Rahul, Thomas Gold and Brice Turco. At the end Kevin and Thomas would complete the podium to make it a Capricorn 1-2-3. With the win Quentin also took his second consecutive National title in a row.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]


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