Swedish National Cup R2, Örebro 19-20:th of June
The Örebro track is a huge and very fast track, grip was pretty good and tirewear quite high.
We had dry conditions during the race, 18-20 degree, both before and after the race the rain was heavy! This time we got lucky!
In the 1:10 200mm qualify I got good heats, I took TQ by 5 sec over my old friend Mickael Brandt, in my best heat all 25 laps was within 3-4 tenths (except refueling)!
The car was stabile and nice to drive in the qualifying, in the final I put to soft tires in the front compared to the 45 shore rears so the car was highsiding in the fast sections from the start allready, I had to settle for a slower tempo, driving as fast as possible without taking any risk, it paid off.
Michael Brandt was on a faster tempo but ran out of fuel a couple of times that came to my rescue, in the end I was two laps ahead (the file online states we were on the same laps, but that is because my transponder missed two laps during the final giving me double laptimes), Brandt finished 2:nd, 3:rd was female Serpent 733 driver Erika Hellquist after a really good run! Best beginner was young Erik Ström from my local club Växjö in Sweden, well done Erik!
In the 1:8 class, Stefan Andersson got TQ 1 second of Bengt Andersson running a Serpent 966, 3rd was Christoffer Hedlund some more seconds behind.
Unlucky in qualify was Marcus Lindner with his Serpent 966 but in the final he was the man, Marcus put in a really good run and won 6 laps ahead of 2:nd placed Hans Lyxell who was followed by Magnus Bengtsson a few laps further behind. Best laptimes was made by Bengt Andersson, he was on a very good pace when his engine called it the day.
Best beginner was young and talented Karl Ullenius doing his first 1:8 race ever racing a brand new Serpent 966, impressive!
Result 1:10 200mm
1. Per-Ola Hard, Serpent 733
2. Mickael Brandt, Xray
3. Erika Hellquist, Serpent 733
1. Macus Lindner, Serpent 966
2. Hans Lyxell, Kyosho
3. Magnus Bengtsson, Mugen
Strong performance by the Serpent Sweden team this weekend in Orebro!
Next national race will be in mid July in Trollhättan Sweden, stay tuned!
Thanks to my sponsors; Serpent MRC, Xceed, RB Engines, GQ tires, Merlin fuel!
Special thanks to my father and mechanic Kent Hard!
Full results online: