2013 Race 3 @ BPT

In a great mix of zen attitude, firmness and professionalism, the crew of BPT Merchtem hosted the first race of the year to be run on astroturf. Track is located in a sport complex and features a challenging layout, with a quite bumpy surface, fast corners as well as big air jumps. The grip fluctuated a lot during the day, starting by being very low due to morning dew and being high once the generous sun dried it out before first qualification heat. It’s been good to see quite lot of new faces attending the Cup!
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In 2WD qualification, Jean-François Renard (TLR 22SCT) and Nicolas Evens (TLR 22SCT) battled for pole position, both being in quite faster pace than the rest of the pack. In the end Nicolas got the TQ in front of Jean-François with Filip De Keersmaecker (Durango) taking third place on the grid.

2WD A-Main grid
1. Evens Nicolas – TLR 22SCT
2. Renard Jean-François – TLR 22SCT
3. De Keersmaecker Philip – Durango DESC210
4. Edouard-Benoît Michez – SC10
5. Philippe Gustin – SC10

In 4WD, Kurt Vanvlemen and David Pauwels, both new to the category and their cars (brand new Tekno SCT410 for both), battled for TQ with David coming up in first.

4WD A-Main grid
1. David Pauwels – Tekno SCT410
2. Kurt Vanvlemen – Tekno SCT410
3. Evens Nicolas – TLR SCTE
4. Philippe Hoevelinck – TLR SCTE
5. Ronny Socquet – Tekno SCT410

2WD B final was dominated by Geoffrey Ilijas (Losi XXX-SCT) who won 2 finals out of 3 with a lap margin. Thomas Lété (Associated SC10) won the opening leg of the finals and ended up second. The A final was a good battle between Jean-François Renard (TLR 22SCT) and Nicolas Evens (TLR 22SCT), with close and clean racing, one lap ahead of the rest of the field. Jean-François took the first 2 legs and wins his first race of the SCT Cup after being on every podium this year. Philippe De Keersmaecker completes the podium and comes back in good form after his B final win in Liège. At only 13 years, Julian André finishes fifth of this race after begin real close from Philippe in 2 of the final legs, kuddos!

2WD A-Main results
1. Renard Jean-François – TLR 22SCT
2. Evens Nicolas – TLR 22SCT
3. De Keersmaecker Philip – Durango DESC210
4. Edouard-Benoît Michez – SC10
5. Julian André – SC10
Full results

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In 4WD B final, Dieter Hoevelinck outpaced everybody and took a confortable win in front of Christophe Leurquin (TLR SCTE). A final was more open with each driver on the podium taking a win. David Pauwel and Kurt Vanvlemen were the quickest on the track but some mistakes here and there kept the race interesting until final leg. David put in the fastest time of the finals during leg 3 ensuring him the overall win, followed by Kurt and Nicolas Evens (TLR SCTE).

4WD A-Main results
1. David Pauwels – Tekno SCT410
2. Kurt Vanvlemen – Tekno SCT410
3. Evens Nicolas – TLR SCTE
4. Philippe Hoevelinck – TLR SCTE
5. Ronny Socquet – Tekno SCT410
Full results

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VRC adaptors and 3 months “All inclusive” subscriptions have been offered to David Pauwels and Edouard-Benoît Michez as best ranked drivers in 4WD and 2WD while Elisa André won hers with a draw. All of them were very happy with the gift and will surely enjoy it a lot!

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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 set of mounted Proline Blockade SC M3 Tires (1183-16) for Jean-François Renard
2 Avid SC10 shock standoff (AV1018-STD-30) for Geoffrey Iljas
2 sets of Renegade black wheels (2725-03) for Julian André
1 set of mounted Proline Blockade SC M3 Tires (1183-16) for .
TecPower TP350 charger for Kurt Vanvlemen

Gallery

Results

2WD – B Main – Heat 1
2WD – B Main – Heat 2
2WD – B Main – Heat 3
2WD – A Main – Heat 1
2WD – A Main – Heat 2
2WD – A Main – Heat 3
End results

4WD – B Main – Heat 1
4WD – B Main – Heat 2
4WD – B Main – Heat 3
4WD – A Main – Heat 1
4WD – A Main – Heat 2
4WD – A Main – Heat 3
End results

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