A true Viking at PDB

CIK-FIA VIKING Trophy - Lidköping (S) 16/06/2010

Peter de Bruijn’s PDB Racing Team scored a brilliant victory at the CIK-FIA Viking Trophy with his Swedish spearhead Viktor Oberg in KZ2.
Despite unpredictable weather conditions – dry on Friday and Saturday, dump wet for Sunday’s finals – Oberg used his material at best during the entire weekend, stopping 3rd fastest lap in qualifying, and finishing 3rd and twice 2nd in the heats. Come Sunday, and the Swedish driver turns his 2nd place on prefinal starting grid into 1st by lap 1 and keeping it till chequered flag. The final is a cakewalk, with the local driver regaining the lead after 3 laps and never looking back, flying to the chequers with over 11” advantage also scoring fastest lap of the race (1’03”029). A truly deserved Viking crown for PDB and talented Oberg in the gearbox category. Kim Jakobsen partially made up for a difficult weekend by finishing 8th after starting 19th on the grid.

A good event for the Dutch team also in KF2, well represented by Russian driver Konstantin Tereschenko who hit 6th place in the final after being in the top ten for the entire weekend – 6th in qualifying, 7th, 4th and 8th in the heats, 10th in prefinal due to the traffic. A real injection of confidence for the up and coming PDB driver!

Below expectation in KF3, where Egor Stupenkov starts well with 7th fastest time in qualifying and two top ten results in the heats, but then suffers a retirement in the second. Too bad, because the young Russian is forced to start the prefinal from 19th on the grid, which means traffic! The PDB young gun manages to climb up to 11th by lap 5, but a contact pushes him down to the back of the field. In the final he can’t do better than 19th from the back of the grid, besting his teammate Lukas Sundhal who ends his low-key weekend in 24th.

“Despite a difficult weekend in KF, I have to be happy because we managed to get the title in a very competitive category such as KZ2, on which we have invested a lot of effort and energy – says an elated Peter de Bruijn. This important result confirms we’re on the right track, and we can only hope for the best for the rest of the season.”


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