May 17, 2019

Opening Qualifier goes to Orlowski

The opening round of qualifying in 2wd at the Arena33 in Andernach has gone to Michal Orlowski, although the reigning champion had to work hard for it. Paul Crompton would take 2nd in what were very difficult conditions, just ahead of Wesley van Helmond, Bruno Coelho with Jorn Neumann completing the top 5. ‘That was exhausting’ replied Orlowksi when asked how his run was, referring to the very low grip which the Polish driver felt was ‘way lower than expected’. Having to drive on ‘top of your game’ to avoid any mistakes he felt his car was having small moments at all times during the run. Continuing to use the laydown gearbox despite the stand up version proving it is better in these conditions Michal will discuss whether to switch with his crew and perhaps prep two cars and try the other version in the warmup of the next heat.

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