Mid-German Regionals Rd2 report

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The second round of Mig-German onroad regionals took place in Kirchhain. With 46 drivers and sunny Saturday for practice the event was quiet well visited. With a little bit rain in the night, Sunday morning the third and fourth rounds of qualification most of the drivers decided not to drive. 1/8 the only drivers who were able to make the 25 laps in qualification were polesetter Oliver Mack and Merlin Depta, former European and vice-European champion. Lining up in the grid on 3rd position it was Patrick Schäfer.

Starting in the A-main Oliver and Merlin slightly broke away from the rest of the field with Patrick still not far away behind the duo. Merlin and Oli hard a hard but clean fight switching positions in the infield and during pitting. A thrilling fight with two different strategies, Oli running on a one-stop tire change strategy while Merlin calculated to not change at all during the 30min final run. The tire wear was on the edge and the fight was super close just before the third pit stop where Oli flamed out just one corner in front of Merlin. The reason was a broken piston pin retainer ring of Oli’s engine. With Merlin Depta out in the lead who also set the fastest lap of the race, Patrick Schäfer in second and Dennis Weihert on third spot they finally came in.

  1. Merlin Depta – 144 laps 30:10.378 (Serpent)
  2. Patrick Schäfer – 136 laps 30:07.011 (Shepherd)
  3. Dennis Weihert – 135 laps 30:02.139 (Infinity)

In 1/10 ist was Dirk Wischnewski who was benchmark during the whole Weekend. With a start finish win nobody was able to challenge him. A little bit back in the field it was Dennis Sting who had a superb pace with only a little bit bad luck in qualification starting from P7 and Marcus May, who qualified 4th in the grid. In the final Dennis Sting was suffering from a flame out but he knew he had the pace to make it to the front again. With Dirk Wischnewski far away in the lead, Marcus May in second spot and Dennis back in third position, Dennis pushed maximum with just a few minutes to go. Being well known for his tire saving driving skills and only three minutes to go, Dennis pushed his car into second position with a chanceless May who was almost down to the rims.

  1. Dirk Wischnewski – 129 laps 30:04.110 (Mugen)
  2. Dennis Sting – 123 laps 30:08.790 (Serpent)
  3. Marcus May – 122 laps 30:00.200 (Serpent)

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