June 9, 2018

Kurzbuch Top Qualifier at ENS Germany

Simon Kurzbuch is the Top Qualifier at the second round of the Infinity Euro Nitro Series in Germany.  The reigning champion secured his 10th ENS career TQ when he topped the fourth & final qualifier at Minidrom Ettlingen and will start tomorrow’s race in front of Round 1 victor Dario Balestri.  With Balestri taking the opening qualifier yesterday in the fastest time and despite Kurzbuch taking Q2 & 3 it all came down to the final encounter between the pair.  While Toni Gruber would take up the early pace in Q4, a mistake from Balestri would allow Kurzbuch to go full attack for the TQ which he duly snatched it from Gruber on the final lap.  For Gruber, P2 in the final qualifier means the WRC Racing driver will start the 45-minute Main from 3rd on the grid ahead of Robert Pietsch.  Pietsch had an altercation with Jeffery Rietveld as they both went to start their runs resulting Pietsch running off the track.  While Rietveld would run 4th for a time he would also fail to finish the qualifier but still the Serpent driver completes the top half of the grid behind the Infinity of Carmine Riola.

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