June 25, 2019

Rico Kröber wins German 1/10th 200mm Regionals Rd3

Last weekend the 3rd round of the North German 1/10th 200mm Nitro regionals was hosted by the AMC Hildesheim e.V. last weekend. With two days of sunshine all drivers could enjoy plenty of track time on a well prepared track, however low traction and high tyre wear made it a challenge for everybody to find a good balance. In the 1/10th 200mm class it was Shepherd’s Rico Kröber who took TQ after four rounds of qualification in front of Tim Benson (Serpent) and Jakub Rozycki (Xray).

The start of the final was confusing for some drivers because the starting signal sounded way after the flag. Some drivers thought the final will be restarted but the start was called legal from the race direction. After the first lap it was Tim Benson in the first spot followed by Jakub Rozycki and Rico Kröber in 3rd. A few laps later Rico could pass Jakub in the infield of the track and started to put pressure on Tim to fight for the lead. Tim made a mistake running into the grass allowing Rico and Jakub to pass him and open a gap of about a half lap.

Later on the positions switched several times during the pit stops. Rico could fight back and pass Jakub on the track while 3rd placed Tim had to retire because of technical problems. Later on also Jakub ran into trouble because of higher than expected tyre wear so he decide to change tyres after 22 minutes. Without a tyre change nor mistakes Rico took the victory with a 3-laps margin in front of Jakub Rozycki and Micheal Heinrich (Xray).

1/10th 200mm final results:
1. Rico Kröber
2. Jakub Rozycki
3. Michael Heinrich
4. Alexander König
5. Bernd Hasselbring
6. Tim Benson
7. Frank Falkenberg
8. Kai Bode

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


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