Rotax Max Euro Challenge, Circuito Internacional De Zuera - Round 3, July 24 2016

Columns: Races
Zuera is the stage for another exciting weekend of races for the Rotax Max Euro Challenge. Axel Charpentier enlarges his gap in Junior, while Jordan Brown-Nutley has the better of his teammate Lars Lamborelle winning the final in a photofinish. Ferenc Kancsar dominates the DD2 over championship leader Kevin Ludi.

Axel Charpentier (Strawberry Racing) told us that Zuera is his “home circuit”, and his last race there confirms that: the Frenchman shows an incredible pace winning heats, prefinal and an incredibely exciting final with. He wins the duel against his teammate Mark Kimber (Strawberry Racing), who finishes the final in third behind Olli Caldwell (KR Sport). The latter makes the best of a perfect start and grab the second place. The battle inflames since the first lap between the Strawberry Racing duo, Caldwell and Dylan Buys (Team TKP), with the four drivers who start changing their positions until the chequered flag. In the end, Axel Charpentier is able to hold off Olli Caldwell, while behind them Dylan Buys bumps into Mark Kimber dislodging his front fairing and getting a 10” penalty after the race. 

Results - Video

Jessica Backman (Daems Racing) surprises everyone and takes home the pole position by a thousandth of second on championship leader Nicolas Schoell (Strawberry Racing). Her exploit is short because after heats she starts the prefinal on seventh place, while Berkay Besler (Bouin Power) is in first position after heats in front of Lars Lamborelle (Dan Holland Racing) and Schoell. The latter wins the prefinal crossing the line ahead of Jordan Brown-Nutley (Dan Holland Racing) and Turkish Besler. In the final theese three drivers pull away from the pack, gaining more than a second of advantage on rivals. During a spectacular race with a lot of overtakes, Jordan Brown-Nutley completes his comeback from the 16th place in qualifying winning the race side-by-side with his teammate Lars Lamborelle and followed by Berkay Besler. On lap 10 Schoell loses positions because of a contact and he is forced to a comeback from the eight place, finishing in fifth. 

Results - Video


Ferenc Kancsar (VPDR) sweeps the weekend topping each session from qualifying to final race and he challenges Kevin Ludi (Sprit Racing) for the final crown. Hugary’s driver is now twelve points far from the top, and the final round in Salbris (France) will assign the title. Behind his shoulders finishes the championship leader Ludi, who gets back from the fifth position in qualifying to the runner up position for the rest of the weekend. Third spot for Cosimo Durante (privateer driver): the Italian scores the sixth time in qualifying, and then he gains position until the final podium. During a fierce battle on lap 12 Raúl Abascal (privateer driver) touches Ville Viiliainen (privateer driver) and finishes upside down in the gravel. Fortunately no conseguences for the driver. Martin Prince (privateer driver) tops once again the DD2 Master.

Results - Video

Created by: - 25/07/16

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