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2017 SEASON 1 1:8 RALLY-X SPEC ROUND 5status: FINISHED

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Race:from 08.04.2017 [10:00] to 17.04.2017 [09:30]
Class:1:8 Rally X Spec
Track:MACH RALLY X
Direction:  Reverse R
Series:2017 SEASON 1 - 1:8 RALLY-X SPEC CLASS
Rankings:  not selected
Points:Level 1 ABC (1 - 80) with DNS* factor 75%
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2017 SEASON 1 1:8 RALLY-X SPEC ROUND 5 Mach Rally X

19.04.2017

Report by VRC race reporting


SEASON 1 2017 RALLY X SPEC ROUND 5 Mach Rally X

Fifth round of Rally X spec serie was held at Mach Rally X track. American Ely Rojas was on fire from the start of this event. At qualifying his average was 24.866 and compared to others, Ely was on his own pace. Carson Yeung was second, over 8 second behind Rojas and Robert Hillman third, 6 seconds from Yeung.
Going for semifinal round, things were tighter. Yeung had raised his pace and was standing at second place, only 2.2 seconds behind Rojas. Rojas had average 25.1 and Yeung 25.2.
American Marshall Kirkholm earned third and Swede Robert Hillman fourth grid. Kirkholm had 12 and Hillman 14 seconds to TQ winner Rojas.
Things were looking promising for the main final, and we could only hope that Yeung at second grid had founded something for the final round. Yeung had the pace to challenge Rojas.


"There are many means", said Yeung as he swiped the table with cat

But it wasnt pace what this event needed, actually you needed also some GOOD LUCK.
Yeung, who started from second grid, was the only one, who didnt have any struggles with backstraight jump. He wasnt fastest, but with stable, consistent and precise driving he was first who came to checkered flag. Was it ”planned smart driving”, i think it was pure skill.
Rojas, who was on fire two earliest rounds, ruined his race with that jump. In total, he got several mistakes what costed him 17 seconds and that was just too much. Actually, even he was struggling so much, going to final lap, him and Yeung were side by side. Unfortunatelly, Rojas flipped his car once again on that particular jump and Yeung got the lead. At finishline gap was 0.132s.
Even Rojas and Yeung had charged this event from the begining, Hillman had also founded his pace for the main. Couple mistakes costed him 5 seconds and Robert had to settle to third place, 1.2 seconds behind the winner.


Robert Hillman was on podium once again

At SPORT level Hungarian Jozsef Valent and Lithuanian Arturas Svoba had great battle. At the end Svoba had to surrender and settle to second place, with tiny 0.5s gap to Valent.
American Corey Tadd was third, 3.3 seconds behind Svoba.

CLUB level driver David Lalanne was on his own. This 49years old French talent drove very good final, and indeed deserved this win. Anssi Hartikainen from Finland crossed the line in second place. Anssi had similar pace with winner, but one mistake ruined his chances to challenge Lalanne.
Hungarian Balint Rajki was third in this CLUB level race.


SPORT level win was solved between Valent and Svoba

FINAL RESULTS

A-main PRO

1Carson YeungHK2410:06.663
2Ely RojasUS2410:06.795
3Robert HillmanSE2410:07.897
4Marshall KirkholmUS2410:22.685
5Milan PekaCZ2310:12.495
6Billy YeungHK2110:05.294
7Tommaso AndreuccettiITDNS


A-main SPORT

1Jozsef ValentHU2410:22.834
2Arturas SvobaLT2410:23.331
3Corey TaddUS2310:00.991
4Vesa InkeriFI2310:06.800
5Darren PryorAU2310:09.002
6Curtis DammUS2310:13.012
7Christophe DELAMAREFR2310:19.172
8Gary SundmanUS2310:23.017
9Eric BrawleyGB2210:06.865
10Jim MerrittsUSDNS


A-main CLUB

1David LALANNEFR2410:21.512
2Anssi HartikainenFI2310:04.200
3Balint RajkiHU2310:13.040
4Ange MeissFR2310:23.574
5Manuel WeberUS2210:04.795
6ED PrimoUS2210:05.885
7Barry ScarboroughUS2210:25.634
8Vitor FrancêsPT2110:08.749
9Robert YelleUSDNS
10Lello CofanoITDNS


SEASON STANDINGS AFTER 5 ROUNDS

PRO level

1Robert Hillman386
2Carson Yeung380
3Tommaso Andreuccetti254
4Milan Peka246
5Ely Rojas238
6Billy Yeung230
7Marshall Kirkholm227
8Laurent Soreil216
9Jukka-Pekka Huhtala171
10Tommi Vacklin96


SPORT level

1Arturas Svoba370
2Vesa Inkeri370
3Christophe DELAMARE352
4Jim Merritts321
5Gary Crowell307
6Curtis Damm298
7Gary Sundman285
8Mike Bridges275
9Valeriy Kornilov268
10Izidor Tratnik234


CLUB level

1Manuel Weber338
2David LALANNE312
3Dorian Marcel307
4Ange Meiss298
5Benoit Plourde292
6Christos Katsigiannis285
7Karl heinz Johann275
8Vitor Francês250
9Emanuele Sartori249
10David Alexandre Pereira da Silva234

Comments

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(Total posts: 6)
21.04.2017 [09:51]
Posted by: Carson Yeung (HK) on 20.4.2017 10:43:41 (UTC)
Posted by: Anssi Hartikainen (FI) on 20.4.2017 8:43:54 (UTC)
Nice report JP! Carson, that backstraight jump was same for everybody ;)


Hi Anssi, agreed that the jump factor is the same for everyone. I found that jump successful rate will increase if I take the jump at far side of the jump and I need to accelerate the car at the middle of the corner before straight. To make this acceleration effectively, I need to make the last turn a bit off the best cornering line so that my car can gain enough speed before take off from jump. This will slow down the lap time a bit but have better chance to survive in big jump. But seem that my choice is right in this race :)
Your strategy worked really well and congrats of your victory. My strategy was only flatout :D
20.04.2017 [13:18]
Thanks Anssi and Carson. And Carson, you choosed wisely your strategy. Like mentioned, greatly planned! Main thing was to survive with less mistakes.
20.04.2017 [11:43]
Posted by: Anssi Hartikainen (FI) on 20.4.2017 8:43:54 (UTC)
Nice report JP! Carson, that backstraight jump was same for everybody ;)


Hi Anssi, agreed that the jump factor is the same for everyone. I found that jump successful rate will increase if I take the jump at far side of the jump and I need to accelerate the car at the middle of the corner before straight. To make this acceleration effectively, I need to make the last turn a bit off the best cornering line so that my car can gain enough speed before take off from jump. This will slow down the lap time a bit but have better chance to survive in big jump. But seem that my choice is right in this race :)
20.04.2017 [09:43]
Nice report JP! Carson, that backstraight jump was same for everybody ;)
20.04.2017 [00:27]
Nice report! It is an interesting race even thought the random factor of the backstraight jump. Modify class race will be interesting too.
19.04.2017 [23:18]

At PRO level, there was only 6 drivers at A-main. So, i`ve added three fastests from SPORT level(Valent, Svoba, Tadd) and fastest from CLUB level(Lalanne) to video.

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