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2016 SEASON 3 1:10 ISTC ROUND 2status: FINISHED

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Race:from 17.09.2016 [10:00] to 25.09.2016 [09:00]
Class:1:10 Electric on-road
Track:Osaka 2 Central Raceway
Direction:  Reverse R
Rankings:  1:10 electric touringcars modified, Overall electric on-road, Overall on-road combined
Points:Level 2 ABC (1 - 120) with DNS* factor 75%
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Osaka 2 Central Raceway, Japan
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Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 SEASON 3 1:10 ISTC ROUND 2, OSAKA 2

Finnish, Awesomatix factory driver Viljami Kutvonen showed magnificent pace during the qualifying. He was consistent and fast, but didnt get this easy. German driver Christoph Kirchhefer was pushing really hard and was really close to beat this Finnish laprobot. At the end, gap between these two were only 0.126 seconds and it was real exiting moments, when we waited that main final to begin.
Also really close behind was Swedish driver Andre Fossto, Andre`s gap was only one second when qualy ended. Italian Andrea Giordano was also on fire, he got the fourth grid and was 2.8 and German Hendrik Kiel at fifth place, 3.3 seconds behind winner when qualifying round ended. Seidl and Deparde were over 4 seconds and Bailes and Portelli over 8 seconds behind TQ pace. Last man going to big final was Chris Kalfoglou, but his gap was over 12 seconds, and indeed he needed some "tricks" to get more pace.

Kutvonen hold his nerves, even Kirchhefer was pressuring really hard. This shows what Worldclass driver he is.

At Final, Kutvonen continued his great pace, with consistent and precise driving, he holded his nerves and got well deserved win. Kirchhefer was really close whole final, waiting this Finnish miracles mistake, but didnt got it. Finally Kutvonen wonned this final with 0.8 seconds margin ahead of Kirchhefer.

Kirchhefer almost got it, fast and consistent. This was just begining, more of this driver is coming.

Third place went to Andre Fossto, he earned some stars from this event. His pace was there, and he drove very consistent and fast run. He was frustrating one 10th behind per lap and it was just too much. But really exiting and enjoyable final from these three podium drivers.

Andre was once again there, where we have use to have him. At top, with consistent and precise driving.

Kiel and Seidl got fourth and fifth place from the final. There was no big margin, it would only needed one tiny mistake from Fossto and these two would compete that last podium place. Kiel was 1.4 and Seidl 1.7 seconds behind Fossto when they crossed the finishline.
So, these five fastest drivers were all inside 4 seconds, and it was fun to watch. This is how it should be, tight racing.
Rest of the field was Deparde, Portelli, Bailes, Kalfoglou and Giordano.
Something happend to Giordano at Final, he was furios at qualifying but this final went totally under the bench. Was it lack of concentration or what but he got about 10 seconds of his mistakes and this totally ruined his run. Next time Andrea!

In SPORT level Australian Mark Clews, German Markus Aicher and USA driver Jim Merrits solved the podium. Clews and Aicher competed real good run and finally Clews was little stronger with his pace and crossed the finishline 2.3 seconds before Aicher.
Merrits drove also consistent run, but there was lack of pace comparing to those two at front. Jim would needed over three 10th`s faster pace to challenge those two. But Merrits didnt got this easy, as Swedish driver Hasse Holmberg was pressuring him whole final, but with good nervecontrol Merrits got that last podium place with tiny 0.4 margin before Holmberg. Good pressure Hasse!

In CLUB level, Britains Tom Garnham gave the knock-out to others. He was "speedy" at this level, as he crushed fellow competitors.
Man who got the second place, Rodrigo Perez from Spain, was almost 13 seconds behind the winner when they crossed the line.
Third place went to Australian driver B Howard, Howard`s gap to Perez was 2.2 seconds when time ended.


PRO A-main

1Viljami KutvonenFI1805:14.358
2Christoph KirchheferDE1805:15.182
3André FosstoSE1805:17.164
4Hendrik KielDE1705:01.458
5Tobias SeidlDE1705:01.710
6Xavier DepardeFR1705:05.976
7Brad PortelliAU1705:07.074
8Dana BailesUS1705:07.608
9Chris KalfoglouAU1705:08.244
10Andrea GiordanoIT1705:13.106

SPORT A-main

1Mark ClewsAU1605:03.860
2Markus AicherDE1605:06.230
3Jim MerrittsUS1605:10.612
4Hasse HolmbergSE1605:11.036
5Tzu hua SuTW1605:12.336
6Seiya InoueJP1605:16.752
7Yuriy MeshkovRU1605:17.810
8Klaus BirnerDE1605:18.076
9Hans Guenther HeitschDE1505:04.224
10kook flyCNDNS

CLUB A-main

1tom garnhamGB1605:14.172
2Rodrigo PerezES1505:08.274
3B HowardAU1505:10.444
4Yasuhiro MortaJP1505:11.768
5David VarricchioAU1505:12.312
6Steve SolosyUS1505:15.958
7Gary ClimieCA1405:02.402
8Michael WalkerUS1405:06.106
9James WilliamsGBDNS
10Andrey FRUDNS



1André Fossto234
2Christoph Kirchhefer234
3Tobias Seid222
4Xavier Deparde213
5Brad Portelli207
6Andrea Giordano202
7Hijrah Saputra188
8Tommaso Andreuccetti174
9Marcelo Borges168
10Billy Yeung164


1Jim Merritts234
2Markus Aicher231
3Tzu hua Su225
4Yuriy Meshkov191
5Klaus Birner182
6Hans Guenther Heitsch181
7Björn Siewert175
8Santo Grasso166
9Johan Wilters166
10Gary Sundman150


1B Howard231
2Rodrigo Perez225
3Michael Walker186
4Steve Solosy182
5Yasuhiro Morta171
6Gary Climie170
7Jay Shallington153
8Frank Derksen120
9tom garnham120
10Jean-Marie Glorennec114


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29.09.2016 [20:25]
Thank you Jim of your kind words, and yes, this weeks pains from surgery is coming easier now. So, now its time to search those perfect settings for "system".

Thank you to Mark also, its nice when these are noticed by the drivers, and yes these takes time. Its not only writing what takes time, i suppose, my average time is around 2-3hours to do these with "my style". I hope that your own club members are noticing your great work.

-Video recording, uploading
-taking pictures, modify those
-taking these all to VRC program
-writing results, needs some "codes" to do perfect, between names and times, there must be this "|" sign...
29.09.2016 [12:37]
Thanks for the reports Jupe. I do them for our club in real life and its a lot of work that most people just skim over and must think it takes two seconds.
28.09.2016 [22:24]
Posted by: Jukka-Pekka Huhtala (FI) on 26.9.2016 20:10:46 (UTC)
Thanks guys, i just made this because had time and health. Its nice when VRC sites gets some "movement".

You are the man with these reports! Thanks again, excellent job as always, and glad your health is cooperating with your time. It is a benefit to us all and as you said...the VRC site as well.
28.09.2016 [02:31]
Awesome report and great race !!
Well done !!
27.09.2016 [07:25]
Thanks friends, it nice when these sites gets some extra movements from reports and news.

And Dana, i agree...when racers are on same lap in the end....something has gone right. Beautiful final.
27.09.2016 [06:23]
Nice report. This is what VRC needs for every big race!
27.09.2016 [01:20]
10 cars on the lead lap. I'd say that was a pretty good race.
26.09.2016 [21:10]
Thanks guys, i just made this because had time and health. Its nice when VRC sites gets some "movement".
26.09.2016 [18:18]
Great report Jupe! i am happy to see you cover both Electric truck and Modified in youre reports :D Thank you
26.09.2016 [10:25]
I'm already subscribed! :-D
Thanks as always Jupe, fast and tight racing...

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