Very good performance in KZ with Jorrit Pex and Felice Tiene after qualifying heats, but Lennox also started his comeback. Dalè and Hiltbrand protagonists in KZ2.
The challenge on track at the second round of the European Championship – race underway in Wackersdorf – highlighted the quality of CRG in qualifying heats held on Saturday after qualifying and practice on Friday. The two KZ drivers Jorrit Pex, on CRG-TM, and Felice Tiene, on CRG-Maxter, confirmed to be among the absolute quickest. Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter) started his comeback and therefore he will be certainly pushing hard in the final stages on Sunday.
GREAT STARTING POSITIONS FOR THE KZ FINAL STAGES
The two KZ qualifying heats took place today in the category with 32 drivers on track, after the excellent result put in yesterday especially by Felice Tiene, who was absolute second with the quickest time of his session. The Italian driver has been protagonist of the two qualifying heats where he clinched an 8th and 5th place, but a good leap forward was mainly made by Jorrit Pex, who claimed a 5th and 7th, positions built up on the seventh place in qualifying. This result earned him the fourth absolute place in the starting grid of the Sunday's Prefinal. Felice Tiene is currently sixth after qualifying heats instead.
Eyes will also be on Jordon Lennox-Lamb, CRG-Maxter, who claimed the third spot of the podium in the previous race held in Genk and here is recovering from the P16 in practice. Thanks to a thirteenth and tenth place in the two heats, he climbed all the way to P11.
Davide Forè, on CRG-TM run by team DTK, ended 13th (11th and 15th his placings in the heats), while Yannick De Brabander (CRG-TM), has been relegated to the 27th position due to a retirement in the first heat and a P18 in the second one.
DALE’ AND HILTBRAND RECOUPING IN KZ2
In KZ2, category with 64 drivers on track, things did not go very smoothly to Andrea Dalè (CRG-Maxter), who dominated the first round held in Genk. Dalè obtained the 7th time in his qualifying session but then claimed very good placings in the heats (twice third, and then 6th, 17th and 5th) clocking also two fastest laps of the race in the 5 heats he run. He is now 16th in the standings.
Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter) has been among the best too, as he claimed a third and two fourth places as well as other good positions (7th and 11th). In the classification he managed to climb from the starting P28 to the 11th place after the heats!
Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter) has been fighting too, as he set two fastest laps of the race in the heats but then a retirement, a penalty and a 12th place will force him to run the repechage.
The Final stages will take place on Sunday 13 July starting from 11:10hrs (local time). First off on the schedule the two KZ2 Prefinals followed by the KZ Prefinal, while the Finals of KZ2 and KZ will take place starting from 13.50hrs.
Classification after the qualifying heats held on Saturday 12 July:
1. Marco Ardigò pen. 0
2. Rick Dreezen pen. 4
3. Bas Lammers pen. 6
4. Jorrit Pex (CRG-TM) pen. 12
5. Anthony Abbasse pen. 12
6. Felice Tiene (CRG-Maxter) pen. 13
7. Arnaud Kozlinski pen. 13
8. Jonathan Thonon pen. 16
9. Thomas Laurent pen. 18
10. Riccardo Negro pen. 18
11. Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter) pen. 23
13. Davide Forè (CRG-TM) pen. 26
27. Yannick De Brabander (CRG-TM) pen. 50
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12 July 2014