Last weekend, ETS Rd2 took place at the beautiful facility of the MAV Aigen-Schlägl in Austria. A well-known track from many ENS races in the past, and this time the electric elite of the ETS stopped in Austria to crown six race winners in the different racing classes at the Euro Touring Series. The weather was challenging, as the temperatures reached values above 30 degree Celsius every day. As always at the ETS, the race included 4 rounds of qualifying followed by triple mains for everybody. In the Matrix Modified class we saw spectacular racing with top speeds up to 120 km/h on the straightway. After the four rounds of qualifying, it was Yokomo`s Christopher Krapp starting from the very important pole position into the finals. Right behind Krapp, Axon driver Akio Sobue and Mugen Seiki`s Ronald Völker took second and third on the grid while Awesomatix driver Marc Rheinard and his teammate Lucas Urbain lined up fourth and fifth.
Season #15 of the Euro Touring Series kicked off this past weekend with AMCA Apeldoorn in the Netherlands playing host to Rd1 of the series. The race saw 198 entries in six classes and the event started with a free practice day on Thursday. A solid weather forecast for the weekend made all drivers looking forward for great ETS racing action. As always at the ETS, the race included 4 rounds of qualifying followed by triple mains for everybody on the amazing racetrack in Apeldoorn. During the weekend, the forecast for Sunday was changing and showing the possibility of rain on the radar. The ETS crew changed the schedule and raced two complete rounds of finals on Saturday, and only one on Sunday and it paid off with all races in dry conditions.
ETS Rd5 took place at the Sporthotel Grafenwald in Daun/GER last weekend. The race saw 285 racers in the six ETS classes, and the event started with a free practice day on Thursday, followed by 4 rounds of qualifying and triple finals for everybody. The track layout was technical, challenging, and perfect for some intense ETS racing. In the Matrix Modified class it was a two-horse race for the win between Marc Rheinard and Ronald Völker. After a hard fight in qualifying, with both drivers taking two out of four rounds, Völker was able to secure the pole position with the faster overall runtime compared to Rheinard. Christopher Krapp was in striking distance to the leaders all time and lined up third on the grid.
The third round of ETS Season #14 2021/22 took place on the ground of the AMCA Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. With 200 entries in the six ETS racing classes, the event started with a free practice day on Thursday and a good weather forecast for the whole weekend. As always at the ETS, the race included 4 rounds of qualifying followed by triple mains for everybody. Everything was prepared in a perfect way by the AMCA Apeldoorn and the amazing racetrack was awaiting all drivers. In the Matrix Modified class it was Xray’s Bruno Coelho who was able to win three rounds of qualifying with his teammate Alexander Hagberg taking the other round. With Coelho being on pole, Mugen Seiki’s Ronald Völker scored three second places which let him start second on the grid in front of Yokomo`s Yannic Prümper (3), Xray`s Alexander Hagberg (4) and Awesomatix driver Marc Rheinard (5). The field of modified drivers was on a super high level once again and the fight for the A-Main spots was as close as possible in between some hundreds of a second.
ETS Rd2 took place at Arena33 in Andernach, Germany last weekend, only four weeks after RD1 at the same venue. With 173 entries in the six ETS classes the event started with a free practice day on Thursday and a great weather forecast for the whole weekend. As always at the ETS, the race included 4 rounds of qualifying followed by triple mains for everybody. In the Matrix Modified class, a dominant Ronald Völker took three out of four rounds (with one DNF) of qualifying with his LRP powered Mugen Seiki car ahead of his strongest rival Marc Rheinard who qualified second on the grid with his Awesomatix. Yokomo`s Christopher Krapp took third on the grid followed by Oliver Havranek (Xray) and Yannic Prümper (Yokomo). Völker never looked back after the start of the first and second A-Main and won both heats without any mistakes in front of Rheinard. With Völker sitting out A3, Marc Rheinard took the win in the last modified final ahead of Yannic Prümper who finished second to secure third overall on the podium. For Ronald Völker it was the fourth consecutive ETS race win and his second in a row with his new Mugen Seiki team.
The ETS started into season 14 last weekend at Arena33 in Andernach, Germany where last season ended in September 2020. With 200 entries it was a great turnout for the ETS as there are still some countries with very strict Covid-19 restrictions limiting people traveling to races. The free practice day (Thursday) started with a wet track at Arena33 but after the asphalt dried out, the weather stayed in good conditions during the whole weekend. The Matrix Modified class saw a dominant Ronald Völker winning all four rounds of qualifying ahead of Antoine Brunet who had a flawless weekend showing excellent driving and pace. Behind them, Lucas Urbain and Marc Rheinard lined up third and fourth with Christopher Krapp also in the mix starting from the fifth position.
The Euro Touring Series (ETS) finally got back underway last weekend, after the Coronavirus situation forced the delay to the 2020 season. The newly re-surfaced and re-configured Arena 33 circuit in Andernach, Germany was the host for the return of the famous series and attracted around 200 entries – impressive given the situation and the travel restrictions that continue to affect events in Europe. In the Modified class, Yokomo’s Ronald Volker took the first two rounds of qualifying, putting him in a strong position early on. The German driver led Q1 ahead of Awesomatix’s Lucas Urbain and Xray’s Bruno Coelho, whilst Q2 saw second and third places reversed as Urbain showed his intention to challenge the “big three” at this event. Marc Rheinard took the challenge to Ronald in Q3 to get his event back on track, the Tonisport/Awesomatix driver leading Volker and Coelho in the round. Q4 would then decide pole position between the two German rivals, but it was Urbain who took his first ever ETS round TQ to lead, leaving Rheinard in second and Alexander Hagberg having his best result in third. This left Volker on pole, ahead of Rheinard, Urbain, Coelho and Hagberg.
Ronald Volker and Alexander Hagberg have completed the podium at the Season Finale of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Slovakia. With newly crowned Champion Bruno Coelho securing his fourth win from the six races in A2, the final race of the 12th season of the ETS was to decide who joined the Xray driver on the podium at the Hudy Arena. Effectively starting on pole as Top Qualifier Coelho sat out A3, Hagberg led away the field from Ronald Volker, the latter having finish the opening two encounters in P2. On the first run down the main straight Volker would pull off a spectacular high speed pass on Hagberg and once in front the Yokomo driver never looked threatened for the win. At the end the German would finish 1.5-seconds clear of Hagberg who in turn was over 2-seconds ahead of Christopher Krapp. Winner of the Season opener, the result secured Volker his third P2 race result with Hagberg third and Krapp fourth.
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