September 4, 2017

Norwegian 1/10th Buggy Nationals finale – Report

The final round of the Norwegian 1/10th Electric Buggy National Championship was held in Oslo. In the 2WD class it was Team Associated’s Joakim Nicolaisen with the TQ after the qualifiers with Serpent’s Marius Kristensen and Andreas Sandgrind in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the opening A-main both Joakim and Marius had a clean start and they swiftly moved away from the field until Joakim made a small mistake that allowed Marius to take over the lead for a couple of laps until he made a mistake on the straight that promoted Joakim back into P1. From there Nicolaisen would be in control to bring home the win in A1.

A2 had Joakim opening a gap on the field right from the start with Marius behind in 2nd place. Marius again would have a mishap on the straight that allowed even more room for Joakim while Marius had to defend his position from P9 starter, Roy Gjemble. Ultimately Joakim would take the win with a seven seconds margin from Marius who ended the race a second on front of Roy. A3 and Joakim, Marius and Andreas would hold onto their starting positions for a couple of laps until Andreas made a mistake that allowed both Alexander and Roy Gjemble by. Up front Joakim and Marius would come in 1st and 2nd while Roy would claim 3rd after Alexander’s car broke down.

2WD final results:
1. Joakim Nicolaisen – Team Associated/Reedy
2. Marius Kristensen – Serpent/Team Orion
3. Roy Gjemble – Schumacher/Hobbywing
4. Thorbjørn Døler – Xray/Team Orion
5. Alexander Gjemble – Team Associated/Hobbywing
6. Andreas Sandgrind – Team Associated/Reedy
7. Øystein Døler – Team Associated/Tekin
8. Daniel Solberg – Team Associated/Reedy
9. Steffen Larsen – Team Associated/Reedy
10.Sindre Reitan – Schumacher/Team Orion

Overall Marius Kristensen would bring home the 2WD title from Øystein Døler and Thorbjørn Døler.

In the 4WD class it was again Joakim with the TQ after winning all three qualifiers while Marius lined up in 2nd from Roy Gjmeble 3rd. In the opening A-main Joakim, Marius and Roy would soon open a gap on the field with Joakim also separating from Roy and Marius. Ultimately Joakim would take the win from Marius and Roy. A2 and Joakim again was able to drive away from the chasing pack while behind him Roy and Marius were in a fight until Marius traction-rolled and had to let Roy and Andreas Sandgrind by. For the remainder of the leg the top 3 positions would remain the same meaning Joakim would take the win from Roy and Andreas. A3 and with the win already bagged Joakim opted to sit out the soaking wet final leg that at first was lead by Marius but the later made a big mistake in turn 3 that allowed Thorbjorn and Roy by. The two would battle for the win with the better end for Thobjorn.

4WD final results:
1. Joackim Nicolaisen – Team Associated/Reedy
2. Roy Gjemble – Schumacher/Hobbywing
3. Thorbjørn Døler – Xray/Team Orion
4. Marius Kristensen – Serpent/Team Orion
5. Andreas Sandgrind – Team Associated/Reedy
6. Øystein Døler – Team Associated/Tekin
7. Steffen Larsen – Serpent/Team Orion
8. Daniel Solberg – –/Team Orion
9. Sindre Reitan – Schumacher/Hobbywing
10. Marius Mossum – Xray/ORCA

Overall in the championship it is Marius Kristensen with the win from Thorbjørn Døler and Øystein Døler.

Source: Serpent []


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