The first round of the Swiss IC Track Championship was held at the fast and demanding Sitterdorf track near the Bodensee last weekend. The event was influenced by recurrent snowfall and rain resulting in very low grip. In the 1/8 class drivers had to fight through ice, snow, wet and cold and there were tough demands on man and material. The main final was run under damp/dry conditions and it was Team Shepherd’s Simon Kurzbuch with a clean sweep, taking the TQ and the victory from Luca Martinelli (XRAY) in second and Jürg Nydegger in third.
In the 1/10 class Niclas Scherer was fastest all weekend with his Velox V10 ‘nineteen’. Problems during tire change prevented his first victory in the new team. Nevertheless, his ambitions were rewarded with the runner-up positon behind Traugott Schär (XRAY) while Marco Schwab (Shepherd) came in third.