Timerzyanov claims third win. Skorupski and Larsson win. Cadeddu best in JRX
Timur Timerzyanov looks increasingly like a European champion in waiting. This afternoon the Russian added his third event win of the season, running out on top of the Belgian round of the ERC at Maasmechelen, Tanner Foust two-seconds adrift with Davy Jeanney in third place. The first lap of the A final was hard, but not as rough as the opening of some of the other finals. Jos Kuypers came through all the fun and games in fourth place, ahead of Jerome Grosset-Janin, Liam Doran and Stig-Olov Walfridson, the race losing Michael De Keersmaecker in the first lap.
Robin Larsson led the TouringCar A final all the way, Anton Marklund running second with Danel Lundh making it an all Swedish podium, the latter gaining his place after Pedro Bonnet ran into Koen Pauwels late in the race. Bonnet was black flagged, and Pauwels fell to seventh place in the incident.
Krzysztof Skorupski took his first Super1600 win of the year, the pole leading the race form lights to flag but finishing fearing the drive had cost him the engine in VW Polo, temperatures soaring to 126c. Andreas Bakkerud was second until he charged into the Joker Lap a little too hard and spun his Twingo. Vadim Makarov had already stopped, so Bakkerud dropped to seventh and last car running. Up front Joni Wiman ended his magnificent debut in second place, aheda of Jussi-Petteri Leppihalme with René Münnich in fourth, the best finish yet for his 1400cc Skoda. Münnich’s result also gave his team a lift after a dramatic set of finals that had been delayed after Clemens Meyer’s Münnich Motorsport Skoda was sent skidding off the track and into the fence at the start of the Super1600 B final.
The JRX final contained all four cars that had been present in the event, Firmin Caddedu taking a clear victory over Kevin Hansen and Magda Andersson after Ada Marie Hvaal spun out.