France v England in Supercar duel. Suninen and Enerberg fastest
There is a man in Las Vegas keeping an eye on what happens in Germany this weekend. On the first leg of the journey out of Finland on Monday the flight to Amsterdam contained many Rallycrossers, among them Tanner Foust who was anxious to know the mathematics (or math) of his place in the championship. With 100 points on the board, and not playing this weekend, the American can only watch from afar as Liam Doran and Davey Jeanney home in on the championship place. The bad news for Foust now is that Doran and Jeanney have set the early pace, Doran fastest in timed practice, Jeanney topping the first heat order. The pair were in the same race, Jeanney winning easily from Michael De Keersmaecker and Doran after the latter was delayed in one of those first corner clashes that characterise events at the Estering. First and fourth on times, the Frenchman and the Englishman should not meet in the second heat tomorrow morning. Peter Hedström continued his good form from last week and took a win to be second fastest, the returning Alexander Hvaal also taking a win on his way to fifth.
The Super1600 order is led by Teemu Suninen who is ahead of Andreas Bakkerud and Joni Wiman and Set Promotion drivers continue to dominate. On home ground René Münnich won his race and is fourth fastest, German championship favourite Andreas Steffen topping the order in the first heat for eighth place.Some kind of award for strangest race of the day should go to the S1600 heat won by Stanislav Susta, who was the only starter to survive the first lap pushing and shoving!
Last year’s TouringCar champion, Lars Øivind Enerbrg reappeared and immediately reminded everyone of his immense class by setting fastest time – very nearly three-seconds faster than Robin Larsson. Ole Håbjørg was 1.5s furtehr down in third place. Fastest in practice, Derek Tohill slumped to 16th after a spin.