Timerzyanov closes on title with fourth win. Bakkerud, Marklund and Caddedu on top
“It was quite easy for me because I was ahead from the start,” said Timur Timerzyanov after leading the A final of the Dutch ERC round from lights to flag for his fourth event win of the year. The Russian made light work of the field, Davy Jeanney and Frode Holte running second and third but unable to match Timerzyanov. Michael De Keersmaecker’s good form in the event led to fourth place ahead of Mats Lysen. Alexander Hvaal went off before the end, Tanner Foust and Peter Hedström taking sixth and seventh places. The latter pair had won through from the protracted B final which first came to the grid and 1535 and evetually finished at 1631. There were two big crashes, two red flag stops, an exclusion for a jump start and a couple of arguments along the way. And when the race finally staggered to its conclusion, Pavel Koutny limping round with a sick engine was the third and last finisher.
Kevin Procter won the C final ahead of Gerard de Rooy, but both crashed in the B, de Rooy’s Citroen slowing in the chicane and then mauled by Jos Jansen, both going off into the barrier. Almost at the same time, Procter rolled in the Daytona corner.
Things were a little less dramatic in the other classes, although Andreas Bakkerud’s Super1600 win owed something to the fact that early leader Joni Wiman was despatched into the sand, Ildar Rakhmatullin then giving a nudge or bump. Bakkerud steered clear of trouble and came to the fore, Ulrik Linnemann going with him for second and B final runner-up Vadim Makarov taking third. Zdenek Cermak won the B final but was thrown out of the A after jumping the start.
Anton Marklund took the TouringCar win, leading home Robin Larsson and Derek Tohill, the latter doing a good job to nurse his Fiesta home with a dying engine.
The JRX final was won easily by Firmin Caddedu, the French boy miles ahead of Ada Marie Hvaal and Kevin Hansen. Magda Andersson was second until the last half lap when a problem slowed her car to a crawl.
Apologies for the slow service today, there have been internet problems in Holland.