Danish Nationals Rd2 report

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Danish Nationals Rd2 podium

Race report by Mike Gosvig:

Danish national round 2 was held in Tølløse, the race should have been a combination with the Nordic championships but there was not 3 of the Nordic countries attending to the race, so it was not possible. Race was on their fast outdoor track with a lot of 180 degrees corners, and traction was a little bit of sliding and understeering all weekend! My cars were super good, but understeering, so I tried ARS on the cars, and was much better!

In the superstock class I could take the overall TQ in front of local man Frederik Broløs after a close first qualy only 3/100 of a second behind me. Frederik won the 2nd round only 4 tenth in front of me, so for the last round I changed my car, and finally I could pull a little more gap to Frederik, but I lost a little in the end because of lapped drivers, so I was a half second in front to take the overall TQ. My Team mate Steven Olsen was behind me around 3-5 seconds and he could grab the 3rd spot, really nice job! Also Casper Morgen and Patrick Danielsen made good runs to go to the A-main. Jeppe Svendsen also took the win in the B-main! Good job, Jeppe!

Stadings after Qualy:

  1. Mike Gosvig – XRAY T4 – TQ
  2. Frederik Broløs – Yokomo
  3. Steven Olsen – XRAY T4
  4. Stefan Finnich
  5. Kevin Nielsen – Yokomo
  6. Søren Boy Holst – VBC
  7. Casper Morgen – XRAY T4
  8. Patrick Danielsen – XRAY T4

In the finals the grip was even worse and super understeering, but my car felt good. It was super close first main with Frederik, it was a tough task to keep him behind on the straight as his well powered seemed to have much more power compare to mine. But I took the win with 3 tenths gap. Patrick Danielsen made an awesome job to go to 3rd in this main!
The second main I made a little better start to pull away and Fredrik got accompanied by Steven! Later in this main Fredrik could pull away from Steven and I won the main with 7 tenth! Steven was in 3rdplace this time. I tried a different setup in the last main, just to test, but the car was not better with this, but I still won the main with Frederik behind me.

Overall standings:

  1. Mike Gosvig – XRAY T4 – TQ
  2. Frederik Broløs – Yokomo
  3. Steven Olsen – XRAY T4
  4. Stefan Finnich
  5. Patrick Danielsen – XRAY T4
  6. Kevin Nielsen – Yokomo
  7. Søren Boy Holst – VBC
  8. Casper Morgen – XRAY T4

In the modified class my car also felt awesome. But unfortunately I had electronic problems in the qualys were I lost around 5-7 second incouple of rounds but I still could line up 3rd on the grid, and I solved the problems for the main – so that was positive! But Patrick Folman took the first 2 TQ’s in the qualys, and when I was leading round 2 I ran into the problems again, and the same in the 3rd round. Nicolai Lindegaard got the 2nd place after qualy.

Standings for mains:

  1. Patrick Folman – Gizmo – TQ
  2. Nicolai Lindegaard – Schumacher
  3. Mike Gosvig – XRAY T4
  4. Frederik Hovgaard – Yokomo
  5. Rasmus Callesen – Serpent
  6. Johnni Andersen – Schumacher
  7. Mike Hansen – Durango
  8. Micheal Ivø – XRAY T4

In each final run I took the 2 place after passing Lindegaard, and then I tried to catch Folman, but he was already too far ahead. So in the end I took 2nd place but I was happy with that considering the problems with electronics during the race.

After main standings:

  1. Patrick Folman – Gizmo – TQ
  2. Mike Gosvig – XRAY T4
  3. Nicolai Lindegaard – Schumacher
  4. Frederik Hovgaard – Yokomo
  5. Rasmus Callesen – Serpent
  6. Johnni Andersen – Schumacher
  7. Micheal Ivø – XRAY T4
  8. Mike Hansen – Durango

Thanks to the team for a nice meeting and I’m looking forward to the next round on the brand new ashpalt in Glostrup RC!

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