EFRA GP RD3!! Another great race from Efra and also the team from Türkheim rc club!
At this race I qualified in a strong 7th place, which I was pretty happy with considering the level of competition.
Anyway the Semi final and it was a bit of messy start. Unfortunately I came off worse from a incident which was completely a racing incident, I was spun out and got hit by every car on the track (so it felt like) I was down in 9th or 10th. I pushed like crazy for quite a while and by the first fuel stop I was back in 4th. Until a very ambitious move from another driver put me into the fence....
On Wednesday evening everything was ready with a new 2 liter run-in Forfast XRD engine, this one just starting and everything was okay.
We arrived early on Thursday. During the first free practice the engine was started, but it refused to start and blocked every time.
After a few attempts we put another engine in the car and drove. The lap times were better than expected and it didn't look bad.
At the first qualification it went wrong already, when I overtook I left the track and given the lap times were very close to each other, it lost 10 points in the ranking.
The same thing happened with...
We arrived Thursday pretty well prepared at the track in Rucphen. By the way this has been one of the tracks where we originally tested the rear end from the 977 Evo2 which has been pretty much the basic for nowadays 988 Viper.
Over the practice I was looking for more in corner steering. The performance of the 988 in total from the first practice was pretty solid and I only needed a micron more steering into the corner to make the car rotate. I found myself during the practice every round between P0-P15 and was pretty confident as normally three fast laps are not my specialist area . Switching...
This was my 1st ens of the year.
We arrived at the track for the Thursday practice. I spent most of the day running in new engines from max power after this we did a little chassis set up which I felt was a good direction.
Just being back home from the Dutch ENS race, I want to let you know a bit about this race.
The track is not big but super fast. An average speed of 73km/h says a lot.
Our team including the Bologna winner Dominic Greiner struggled initially. We just couldn't find the steering and rotation to go fast. We tried a LOT of stuff. Besides doing the obvious like more caster, we tried all sorts of anti-roll bars but it didn't really solve the problem.
Round 2 of the MSC cup in SMK Trolhättan done and dusted!
We took all 3 rounds of the qualifications. Car was great but little unstable, we changed anti-roll bars and the car felt more stable and I could there for push more at the turns. Won the semi and was half a second faster than the lap record.
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Sooo... Swedish Nationals Rd1 done. 2nd in practise as we change massively on the car.
Had the pace in Q1 but misstakes...
Q2 I was 2 tenths from first🙄 Q3 was awful. But Q4 and 5 was pretty good and manage to take them both, finishing 2nd in total behind the home driver Niclas Nille Månsson.
The car was very quick on the high grip track but rain was near...
Semi was dry tho and I had the lead till the last lap where Jessica Pålsson past me with a misstake of mine 😕.
Niklas Johansson wins his first race with Serpent Viper 988
Serpent’s Michele Scaglioni wins with his Serpent 750 a lap in front of Angelo Brucculeri and 2 laps in front Valerio Righi.