March 9, 2018

Léo Arnold wins French 200mm opener

The opening round of the French 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring Championship was held at the Monaco-based La Turbie track. The track is well know for its long left sweeper going onto the straight and the 180 degrees view of the sea and a part of Monaco. The weather conditions were mixed, with a partially dry track on the Friday afternoon that offered both parts that were dry while the long left corner being humid. Saturday morning heavy rain didn’t allow drivers to practice and the organisers decided to jump directly into the first qualifiers in the afternoon. As this was the first dry run many were left unsure what setups to use and it was Leo Arnold who made the best out of the conditions, scoring the best time after the three 4-minutes qualifiers from Frédéric La Spesa and Kévin Rasquin with the first two drivers being directly qualified in the main final. Right in time for the main final rain started to fall and it was decided to cut the final short to 20 minutes. In the main, Léo laid down an impressive performance and by being around one second faster per lap he was able to bring home the win despite the final minutes being pretty chaotic due to heavy rain. Behind the Xray driver, Aurélien Gouriau (Mugen) and Jean-Baptiste Geneau (Capricorn) would make up the top 3 results.

Source: Xray []


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