May 24, 2019

Kasekamp & Lainemae win at Estonian Off-road Nats Rd1

Round 1 of the Estonian Off-road Nationals was held at the Tartu RC track recently featuring all sorts of scales, ranging from 1/10th scale up to 1/5th Large Scale, making for ever changing conditions on the astroturf and red clay track. In qualifying it would be Hendrik Lainemae setting the pace in both E-Buggy and Nitro Buggy. The trend would continue in the finals. Nitro Buggy would see a lot of interesting situations for the top drivers. Hendrik would lead the field for the start of the 30-minute final but flamed out on the in-lap for the first round of pit-stops. Karl Kasekamp would take the lead, closely followed by Robin Ilus. Some 14 minutes into the race, Karl would pit after mishearing someone else being called in. Robin Ilus would suffer a flame-out and a shaky last pit stop for Hendrik would give Karl a safe gap to pit an extra time before the end. On the last laps Hendrik would pass Rainer Ressar, who had a mostly clean recovery drive after his 1st lap which dropped him to last, for 2nd position.

Nitro Buggy top 3 results:
1. Karl Kasekamp – Xray
2. Hendrik Lainemae – Xray
3. Rainer Ressar – Xray

In E-Buggy Hendrik would take the win in both A1 and A2 after some shaky opening laps in both of the finals. Teammate Robin Ilus would take 2nd in front of Kuldar Ilus and 1st-timer Randolf Alt, Risto Haug would round out the Top 5.

Nitro Buggy top 3 results:
1. Hendrik Lainemae – Xray
2. Robin Ilus – Xray
3. Kuldar Ilus – TLR

Source: Xray []


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