2013 Race 2 @ RCEL

Second race of the season was held last Sunday on the famous “Beach” track of the RC Electro Liège club. A great technical layout makes this track one of the best in Belgium. Rythm is very important to get a good pace over here. Along the day, a sort of slippy blue groove appeared on the racing line, was kind of funny. The club welcomed us very well as every time and organized everything smoothly in a friendly atmosphere.

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Race date was a bit conflicting with exam dates for the youngest racers causing some newcomers to skip on this one, let’s hope they come back for July race in Merchtem.

In 2WD qualification, Martin Vierin took the TQ quite easily on his wonderfully suspended SC10, running very smoothly. Nicolas Evens (TLR 22SCT), Jean-François Renard (TLR 22SCT) and Philippe Hautecoeur (SC10) followed in that order while Nicolas Graffeo (SC10) improved a lot on his B final win of the first race to take the fifth spot on the grid.

2WD A-Main grid
1. Vierin Martin – SC10
2. Evens Nicolas – TLR 22SCT
3. Renard Jean-François – TLR 22SCT
4. Hautecoeur Philippe – SC10
5. Graffeo Nicolas – SC10

In 4WD Raphael Robert (Hong Nor) took the TQ in front of Matthieu Carpin (Tekno SCT410) and Nicolas Evens (TLR SCTE), with a very close pace between those drivers. Thierry Mathieu (TLR SCTE) and Philip De Keersmaecker (Durango) completed the top 5.

4WD A-Main grid
1. Robert Raphaël – Hong Nor
2. Carpin Matthieu – Tekno SCT410
3. Evens Nicolas – TLR SCTE
4. Mathieu Thierry – TLR SCTE
5. De Keersmaecker Philip – Durango DESC410R

Filip De Keersmaecker (Durango) dominated the 2WD B final by winning all 3 legs with a big margin over Ronald Dupont (SC10) and David De Meyer (TLR 22SCT).

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In the A main, Martin Vierin wins the leg 1 in front of Nicolas Evens and Philippe Hautecoeur in third. Nicolas Evens wins leg 2 in front of Jean-François Renard and Philippe Hautecoeur. Leg 3 is taken by Jean-François Renard in front of Martin Vierin and Philippe Hautecoeur. At the end of the day, the top 3 drivers were all counting a win and a second place as best results, and the winner was determined by the best time of each of them, giving Martin a well deserved win. Mr Regularity, Philippe Hautecoeur, despite 3 third places couldn’t make the podium, and Jean-François Glineur completed the top 5.

2WD Final
1. Vierin Martin – SC10
2. Renard Jean-Francois- TLR 22SCT
3. Evens Nicolas – TLR 22SCT
4. Hautecoeur Philippe – SC10
5. Glineur Jean-François – SC10
Full results

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In the 4WD final, Raphaël Robert (Hong Nor) succeeded to convert his TQ into wins in the first 2 legs, giving him the overall win before last leg. Matthieu Carpin finished second in those legs and won the last one on his brand new Tekno SCT410. Thierry Mathieu (TLR TEN-SCTE) and Philip De Keersmaecker (Durango DESC410R) competed for the fourth spot with Thierry taking the advantage.

4WD Final
1. Robert Raphaël – Hong Nor
2. Carpin Matthieu – Tekno SCT410
3. Evens Nicolas – TLR SCTE
4. Mathieu Thierry – TLR SCTE
5. De Keersmaecker Philip – Durango DESC410R
Full results

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VRC adaptors and offroad packs are now in possession of Matthieu Carpin, Philip De Keersmaecker and Jean-François Renard. Another opportunity for them to get even better by practicing without breaking or wearing anything, anytime of the year!

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Thanks to our sponsors, Horizon, TLR, Proline, Avid, VRC Pro, TecRace, Hudy, LRP and MCM Racing for supporting us and providing the gifts that some us of took home today after the draw.

1 pair of Proline Blockade SC M4 Tires (1183-03) for Ronald Dupont
1 Avid SC10 clamping 12mm hex front (AV1001-FR) for Nicolas Graffeo
1 pair of Proline Blockade SC M4 Tires (1183-03) for Edouard-Benoît Michez
1 Hudy pit towel large (209073) for Jean-François Glineur
1 set of Proline V3 SC Closed cell Foam inserts (6615-07) for Philip De Keersmaecker

Thanks to Jean-François Glineur and Laurent Dutrieux for helping out for the pictures, and everybody that helped me out during the event.

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