Serpent dutch GT cup goes Gouda
If the title sounds cheesy, well that is because Gouda is one of Hollands cheese capitals! But that had nothing to do with this second outing of the Dutch Serpent GT cup.
Still in the beginning stages, this new raceformat is attracting new drivers every race. New additions for this event were Koen Geurds returning to Nitro racing and Boris Kolff, 9 year old son of rc veteran Julius Kolff, who would compete in his first race.
Gouda is a smallish track and we were curious how the big GTs that must run in stock raceroller/rtr condition would fare. They did great! The combination of control tires engines and stock cars made for very close racing, and the atmosphere amongst drivers was really good.
After the dust had settled, they are part buggy in dna, the TQ went to Koen Geurds who was fast but also really consistent all day.
Running the same 2, 20 minute final system of the Nitro 1/10 national series everybody got a lot of track time.
Both finals the fight for the top spot would be between Koen Geurds and Jan Schelling. But behind them the battle for the last podium spot was intense too! Boris took the 3rd spot in the first final with very nice driving, staying out of trouble and racking up the laps.
In the second final Richard Jacobs would claim 3rd spot but with another mature drive, if you can use that phrase on a 9 year old, Boris took 4th and when all was added up 3rd overall!
The GT cup is quickly maturing and the drivers and organisers are working together to give all drivers a great time. As mechanic for Boris I had a fantastic day. The Serpent GT raceroller with the compulsory XRD engine needed only fuel and a drop of oil on the driveshafts all day! A great raceclass for both beginners and drivers that want maximum runtime and mimimum wrench time!