Mirko MORTENSTERN [DE] picked up where he left off by dominating leg 1 or the Stock Truck A-Main. He drove a controlled race whilst others had issues. Mirko won the final by 11 seconds from eberhard BECK [DE] with Frank GOLUEKE [DE] in thid.
And its the same story in 2wd Stock – the top qualifiers dominate the finals – Sören SPARBIER taking the win. Tim BENSON was able to get past Jarno SILTANEN to take second.
If you haven’t yet listened to the top 3 qualifiers taking about their strategies for the final, you can catch up with that in a previous post.
The 2wd A-Main Leg 1 started off without any incidents – Michal ORLOWSKI leading Jorn NEUMANN and Joona HAATANEN away. There was no ground being gained by any of the first three drivers for the first few laps and the only driver appearing to be making any ground was Marcus KAERUP who had a slow start and was now recovering in join the lead group.
At about the 2 minute mark, Jorn had drawn up to the back of Michal’s car and was looking for a gap – making light contact a couple of times. We were all watching intensely, waiting for the move, when Jorn, still in second place, clipped a track marking with a rear when putting him into a barrel roll. Whilst this was going on Marcus KAERUP had managed to get by Joona HAATANEN. The new order at the midpoint – ORLOWSKI, KAERUP, HAATANEN, NEUMANN. Michal now had some breaking room as the other three battled for 2nd. Nobody was able to make a move, and the race finished in that order.
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