Markus Hellquist wins at Arena 1/12 League
The opening round of the newly established Arena 1/12 League was held at the Arena33 in Andernach. The series sets a focus on growing the 1/12th scale pan car scene again with drivers from all over Europe made their entry for the three classes of Modified, Stock and GT. Using the same layout as the week before at the German Nationals, grip was available from the get go. The weekend kicked off with free practice on Friday followed by one round of free practice, two rounds of timed practice and four qualifiers on Saturday. From the start Markus Hellquist set the pace in the Modified class ahead of veteran racer, Markus Mobers. However Hellquist had to settle for 2nd after the qualifiers as he struggled a bit after winning the opening round. The opening A-main was a bit dramatic for Markus Hellquist whose car was placed a bit in the off on the starting grid which resulted in a spin on the get go, however he was able to recover and to take the win. A2 than had Markus Mobers taking the win with Hellquist freight-training behind him for most of the 8-minute encounter. A3 would bring the decision for the overall and when Mobers made a mistake Hellquist was able to get into the lead only to make an unforced error later that send his car on the roof. Markus knew that he had to take the win for the overall and surely but steadily he was able to make up space and eventually he got back into the lead again to take the win and with it the overall from Markus Mobers 2nd and Jacques Libar 3rd.
Source: Xray [teamxray.com]