Last weekend we saw the North German Regionals taking place in Munster. A very nice and modern venue with new asphalt, friendly people and good food prepared by the club. Lars Hoppe took TQ while Merlin Depta set a new track record of 14.071 with his OS powered 988 Viper and beat the fastest lap in Munster by about 0.2sec. To make it Hildesheim’s three again, Timo Schröder found himself in P3 with Andreas Giesa behind him in 4th spot for the final. New star on Serpent gang’s heaven was freshly switched Greek star Kosta Saritsaklis, who found himself in a direct qualifier spot in P6 for the final.
It was Lars who lead the final with a small gap in front of Merlin and Timo who were battling for second position. As Merlin rolled over the car on a curb it was Timo who sat in second spot with Lars still in the lead. After 10min Lars hit technical problems which caused him to go into the pits for one and a half minutes to work his way up through the field again. Meanwhile Timo in first and Merlin in second spot, Timo planned a tire change at the half of the race as the tire wear was on the limit for half an hour. Being the only one in the final to change tires Timo had a flame-out entering the pits for fuel and tires. This gave over the lead to Merlin who was running on the same set of tires for the whole 30 minutes final. Lars fighting his way back to the front he was three laps down on Merlin when they crossed the finish line with Andreas Giesa taking the third podium spot another two laps down.
|1||Merlin Depta||118||30:08.828||Serpent 988 Viper||OS Speed||Blitz TS0040||Matrix||RunnerTime|
|2||Lars Hoppe||115||30:04.701||Shepherd||Reds||Blitz TS0040||HotRace||Brilliant|
|3||Andreas Giesa||113||30:14.228||Shepherd||OS Speed||Xtreme||Matrix||Brilliant|
Kosta Saritsaklis (Serpent 988 Viper) took the first spot in K2 in front of Dietmar Reuter (Shepherd) and Jens Bünting (Serpent 988 Viper).
A big shoutout to all the Serpent drivers who switched over the winter time and enjoy the drive of “The Snake”!
See you on the track.
Link to car: http://promo.serpent.com/988viper/