The 1st round of Indonesian EP National Championship was held at Giant Arena, Banjarmasin, Borneo Island. An attractive huge and technical layout attracted a total of 65 drivers who competed in 1/10 Modified and FWD class.
1/10 Modified Class :
Q1 : Christian took his Serpent Project 4X for a first qualifier TQ, scored a solid 16 laps @ 5.07 ahead of recent national champion, Suwardi Suliandy.
Q2 : I broke the 17 laps barrier after a diff problem in Q1, Chandra Yosef being the closest one, 12 secs back, while Christian had to retired due to broken front shaft
Q3 : I sealed the TQ spot by made a 17 laps @ 5.12. Muhammad Izzah took 2nd, 5 secs behind and Christian just narrowly missed the 17 laps by 1 second.
A Main 1 : Traction went at its highest and i could made a new lap record, 17.756. I took a win, 14 seconds ahead Chandra and Christian
A Main 2 : The rain poured during D main, which pushed us to wait and clean the track about 2 hours. Leg 2 underway in 70% grip, laptime went 2 secs slower than normal condition. My car worked tremendously at those condition and sealed the overall win by winning the 2nd leg, a lap over Rizki Azhari and Suwardi
A Main 3 : I decided to run for another setup. Again, i released from the field while both of Serpent racers, Arya Seta and Christian fought it up for 2nd place. I took 3rd leg, a lap ahead Arya and Christian who swap each position at the final lap.
Another 1-2 finish for Serpent secured as Christian took 2nd overall. We’re looking forward to 2nd round in Red Carpet Circuit, Semarang !
FWD Class :
Christian took the 1st leg of qualifier with his 411FF, while Izzah took 2nd and 3rd which demoted Christian into 2nd on the grid.
Christian was a bit struggled with his final, but luckily still secured the runner up spot behind Izzah and ahead of Muhammad Hijrah.
1/10 Modified Result :
1. Bowie Ginting – Serpent/Hobbywing
2. Christian Mamesah – Serpent/Hobbywing
3. Rizki Azhari – Team C/Hobbywing
4. Chandra Yosef – Awesomatix/LRP
5. Arya Seta – Serpent/Hobbywing
6. Ade Jatmiko – Xray/Hobbywing
7. Suwardi Suliandy – Xray/Orca
8. Phoa Ping Hong – Xray/Hobbywing
9. Ivan Hartono – Yokomo/Hobbywing
10. Robert Hendrawan – Xray/Orca
FWD Result :
1. Muhammad Izzah – VBC
2. Christian Mamesah – Serpent
3. Muhammad Hijrah – Race Opt-MTS