We have even more interviews from the EC ‘B’ event in Belgium, this time from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed qualifiers Jerome Renaux, Walti Beat and Eric Dankel. We have already interviewed the pole position sitter Alessio Mazzeo, so now its time to talk to his main competitors for the crown.
We again received a report from Youri Mestdag, who is present at this year European ‘B’ Championships in Roeselare, from the Saturday of the event, which saw the finalists finalised and the lower finals run. Today after the last qualifing we saw Belgian driver Jerome Renaux pop up into the main final with 20 laps in 05:12.053. He became second fastest behind Alessio Mazzeo who also made his best run for this event and both drivers will be joined by Eric Dankel amd Walti Beat in tomorrows main final.
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Even more interviews from the track in Roeselare, this time with the events youngest competitor Alex Thurston. Driving a Serpent 720, Alex won the 1/128 final and after this he finished 3rd in the 1/64 final. Alex is very pleased with this result, he didnâ€™t expect this to happen, â€œI got my wish todayâ€ he says. Lets see what he does tomorrow in the 1/32 final.
Just a quick update to say that qualifying for the Euro ‘B’ championships in Belgium is over and it was Italian Alessio Mazzeo that has sealed his top spot with a super quick run in Saturday mornings rocket round. The cooler conditions in the morning meant that it would be a quick run and so if you didnt improve this morning you werent in with a chance and could see yourself moving backwards. Mazzeo, driving for Serpent, improved his time by 4 seconds to put him 6 seconds ahead of new 2nd place Renaux who improved by over 2 seconds to take the position, demoting Dankel and Beat to 3rd and 4th and knocking Daan Jacobs out of the top 4 into 5th. The lower finals now take place today with the main finals being run tomorrow.
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Today (friday) was the first day of qualifying for the 1/10th 200mm ‘B’ Championships held in Roeselare, Belgium this week. After 3 rounds, with 1 still left to run on Saturday morning, it was young Italian Serpent racer Alessio Mazzeo who is on the overnight pole position, 2 seconds in front of German Mugen racer Eric Dankel, while 3rd place sees Xray driver Walti Beat of Switzerland. Our man in Belgium Youri Mestdag has once again supplied us with a nice report and photos, and as today is qualifying we get round by round reporting.
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So yesterday (Thursday) was day 4 from the 1/10th European Championships in Roeselare in Belgium and apart from yet another day of practice split into groups, it was also opening ceremony day. We have a few pictures from today and some results which seem to only show the final timed practice heat from today and so we cant get a good overview but if we are taking this final run as a proper test, it would see lady racer Sabrina Lechner for Mugen on top followed by Mirko Morgenstein racing for Serpent in 2nd with 3rd going to Kyosho racer Mark Kriesig. But if we were to look only at individual lap times from the information we can access it would put Erik Dankel from Germany on top with a 15.255 followed by Jerome Renaux (15.267), Alessio Mazzeo (15.294), Walti Beat (15.426) and Stephen Brown (15.433). Qualifying proper starts today (Friday) with 3 rounds, with the final round being run on Saturday morning and all are xpected to be run under sunny conditions.
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More interviews from the EC ‘B’ in Roeselare, Belgium, and although this pairing aren’t as attractive as our last pairing, they still make for an interesting interview. Young Italian Alessio Mazzeo has been tearing up the track since he arrived and of course we are all very much aware of what Italian racers can achieve on the track. The second interviewee is Belgian racer Nick Cuypers, a previous Belgian Champion, Nick finished 2nd at this track last weekend when the first round of the Belgian 200mm Nationals took place there.
Following on from his dominant performance in round 1 of the South African National championshisp Mike Wiseman has won again in round 2, which took place last weekend in Pretoria. In 1:8th qualifying it was a tight tussle between Hein Kotze, Wayne Joelson and Mike Wiseman, with Mike eventually taking the TQ by almost two seconds in the final round and in the final Mike drove away to a clear 2 lap victory finishing ahead of Joelson in 2nd with a hard charging Faizel Salie in 3rd. In 1:10 class Wiseman also claimed the TQ position with his Serpent 720 but in the final stripped a gear which put him out while leading which let Wayne Joelson take the win in front of young Travis Carlyle.