October 26, 2021

Daniel Kobbevik sweeps Norwegian EP Offroad finals

It was time for the last 1/10 offroad race of the year in Norway, and the biggest event of all is the National Championship Race. This time it was held close to Trondheim City, and the surface was EOS carpet and control tyres for all drivers. No pre practise for the drivers, so same amount of time on track for everybody. First up was 2wd and this year also this class had the “Kings Pocal” as well. The highest mark you can achieve in Norway, and its switched around in different classes, so it sits pretty high to win that trophy. The amount of drivers was good, and the level as well, all the best drivers in 1/10 were gathered to fight for the titles.

First two free practice, and then two reseeding rounds. Pretty hectic Saturday, started up seven in the morning. Then four rounds of qualifying. Daniel had full control with his Sunpadow/Hobbywing powered Xray XB2. And that gave him also the right to start from pole position. Daniel won A-1 and A-2 easily, and for A-3 the other drivers had to settle for the fight for second and third place with Vincent Rüger in 2nd and Petter Bernsten in 3rd. This was the second time that Daniel won the “Kings trophy”, the last time was back in 2019 in 1/8 fuel buggy.

Results after finals:
1. Daniel Kobbevik – Xray
2. Vincent Rüger – Xray
3. Petter Berntsen – S-Workz
4. Eirik Andreasen – Yokomo
5. Olav Dahle – Yokomo
6. Alexander Gjemble – Schumacher
7. Ketil Pettersen – Xray
8. Roy Gjemble – Schumacher
9. Helge Johannessen – Yokomo
10.Bastian Andreassen – Xray

After the finals was done it was time to move over to reseeding for 4wd and pretty much same story there, Daniel was in his own league with his Sunpadow/Hobbywing powered Xray XB4. And after reseeding was done for the night the rest was to pick up on Sunday.

Sunday morning came and drivers was getting ready for driving, but here had been a change on the layout from yesterday, the organiser having made a change as one of the jumps was deemed dangerous for marshals. The drivers wanted the layout reverted or at least a practice round on new layout. The agreement fell on keeping the new layout but all drivers got a round of practice.

Then ready for Qualifying. Daniel was again on fire and nobody could even get close. So after TQ all quals, he was to  start from pole again. Daniel won the first two A-mains easily. But was not satisfied with his driving and felt he could improve himself he drove the third A-main as well and improved his total time by 4 seconds. So another National Championship title under his belt. This was Daniels number 13 in Norway.

Results after finals:
1. Daniel Kobbevik – Xray
2. Alexander Gjemble – Schumacher
3. Adrian Sognestad – Xray
4. Vincent Rüger – Xray
5. Olav Dahle – Yokomo
6. Eirik Andreassen – Yokomo
7. Roy Gjemble – Scumacher
8. Petter Berntsen – S-Workz
9. Helge Johannessen – Yokomo
10.Ketil Pettersen – Xray

The Norwegian National Cup was also finished this weekend and the top 3 in both classes were as follows:

2wd Class
1. Daniel Kobbevik – Xray
2. Peter Stein – AE
3. Robert Skar – Xray

4wd Class
1. Daniel Kobbevik – Xray
2. Peter Stein – AE
3. Victor Asak – Yokomo

Thanks to Magne Kobbevik for the report.


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