As part of the fun and festivities in Roeselare for this weeks European B Championships for 1/10th 200mm, the organisers are doing some interviews with the first of those published being with Karl Heinz Meister. Many of you know Karl Heinz as the man behind the super fast KHM hand tuned engines that were sold a few years back, but he is also a very fast driver with some great results behind him and this week he is racing in Belgium with an eye on the final.
Ok, so we will skip straight to day 2 of the 1/10th scale Euro B Championships as not a lot happened on day 1 in Roeselare except all of the drivers arriving and getting to grips with the track, and day 2 is not much different. Controlled practice started today (Tuesday) and so the first times have come out, but as it is still practice i wouldnt read into the times too much as i heard the track is still trying to lose its coating of dust and for the grip to really come up and people are still practicing and so not running at full race pace for the entire session. Local racer Steve Lambrechts is topping the times, although he is 2 laps up on everyone so he seemed to be pushing it in his practice run, while another Belgian, Henriet Manuel is next up ahead of Swiss driver Traugott SchÃ¤r.
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Mark Green was once again on top form as the British 1/8th National series headed south for the 2nd round of the championships. Taking place last weekend this event was run at the Crystal Palace circuit near London under warm Spring sunshine and it was indeed Mark that set the fastest qualifying time but was closely matched by local veteran Dave Dixon. In the main final Mark got away cleanly but Dixon ran into a stray pit man putting him out on the spot, which made it an easy run for Green to cruise home and take the win for Serpent ahead of Neil Diver in 2nd and Andrew North in 3rd.
The people from the EECC have been in touch to announce their upcoming Open race day that will take place on their excellent new facility in Eastbourne in the south east of England. The Open day will happen on the 3rd of June and will be attended by top drivers such as confirmed entrants David Spashett, Chris Grainger and Andy Moore with the event open to Electric Touring cars in Mod, 19T and 27T categories. This is a great opportunity to run on this new track as well as run with the top guys so be sure to get your entry in soon to be ensured of a place.
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Round 4 of the Fintrack series was run 2 weekends ago at the mid sized Laukaa track, the last indoor race of the series, with 4 outdoor rounds to follow. As seems to be a recurring result it was once again Associated racer, and last weekends LRP masters winner, Juho Levanen that took the top spot in qualifying ahead of team mate Christer Andersson in 2nd and Corally driver Simo Ahoniemi in 3rd. In the race it was Levanen all the way, taking the win easily ahead of Ahoniemi in 2nd with 3rd place falling to Xray driver Pekka Koivula.
While the rest of the top European racers were at the LRP Masters this weekend, the French drivers had to run the 2nd round of their National championships at the amazing permanent indoor track in Rumilly. Qualifying saw Xray driver Cyril N’Diaye take the top qualifying spot ahead of second placed Corally racer Jeremy Delalondre while in the race Cyril could carry his form through the main event and take the win ahead of 2nd placed fellow Xray racer Aurelien Threhout with 3rd place going to Jeremy Delalondre. Expect a complete report from our partners RC Infos in the next few days.
Hot Bodies continue to release options for their World Championship winning Cyclone touring car, with the latest being these black MIP CVDs. These are the same MIP CVDs as the purple versions that come as standard on the Cyclone Moore-Speed World Championship Edition, but obviously these are black, and when installed they aid durabilty and performance. Suitable for any Cyclone or Cyclone S car, this set comes with 2 CVDs and includes parts to add MIP CVDs to either the front or rear of the Cyclone.
More news from Xray, this time they are reporting on the Ã–resundsCupen, which saw round one of this series, that includes four different races split between Sweden and Denmark, take place at the weekend in Staffanstorp, south Sweden. TQ for this event went to Xray NT1 driver Matin Lissau who was un challenged in Sundays main final with the main race battle taking place behind him for 2nd between Serpent driver Per Ola Hard and Xray driver Niklas Hakansson, with Per Ola eventually coming out on top to finish in 2nd position, with Hakansson in 3rd.