Mickael Brandt crowned Swedish 1/10 Nitro Touring Nats champ

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This past weekend was held the Swedish 1/10 Nitro Touring Championships at one of the biggest tracks in Sweden, the Örebro RBC race track. This track is originally made with 1/4 scale cars in mind so the track is huge for 1/10 cars. After 3 rounds of qualifying XRAY’s Mickael Brandt was able to win the first two rounds and took the overall TQ in 1/10 Nitro Touring.

From the start of the final Mickael was immediately pulling away from the rest and at 4 minutes he had the whole straight and first turn between him and the second driver Per-Ola that held a gap down to Norwegian’s Anders Mikkelsen and Petter Sølvberg. Since Mickael was worried about fuel, he opted to go for 4.30 refueling time, so he got called in and just passed the counting loop going in to the 2nd banked curve when he ran out of fuel…His pitman Thomas Livbom got its car but everything felt lost when he saw Per-Ola leaving the pits and its car was still not back on the track but then his engine cut leaving the pits so he was in the game again.

Mickael lost a lap and then he got a little bit too anxious to pass a car on the long straight that ended badly so he lost even more time out… After that he steadily improved from 7th place up to 4th when he ran out of fuel again just before its pitstop and he lost more time. Mickael was always the fastest car on track so he was steadily gaining time on the cars in front of him and when it was time for its tyre change at half time he was in the lead again. The tire change was super quick but there were two drivers who were not too far behind not doing any tire change so he fell back to 3rd place but was back in 2nd just a couple of laps later. When there was about 15minutes left Mickael was again back in the lead and could control the race so after an eventful race he won by more than 2 laps in front of Per-Ola Hard and some laps further down in third place putting her NT1 2017 on the podium without any tire change was Erika Hellquist.

1/10 Nitro results:

  1. Mickael Brandt – XRAY NT1
  2. Per-Ola Hard
  3. Erika Hellquist – XRAY NT1
  4. Hans Elmerfors
  5. Anders Mikkelsen Shepherd Velox V10
  6. Thomas Gidlund Serpent 748WC
  7. Ake Tornros – XRAY NT1
  8. Petter Solvberg Capricorn
  9. Ronnie Pettersson CAPRICORN
  10. Ashor Denkha – XRAY

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