Patrick Fankhauser wins at Swiss Nitro Touring Nats Rd2

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The second round of the Swiss Nitro On-road National Championships was held at the famous track in Lostallo. In the 1/10 Touring class, three qualifiers were run in wet conditions. Because the track was still wet, the Super Pole was cancelled and the top 4 drivers including Marco Rizzo, Patrick Fankhauser (XRAY), Traugott Schär (XRAY) and Marco Tanner went directly in the 45 minutes long A-Main Final. On Sunday the weather forecast looked good. After a few changes on his setup, P.Fankhauser was able to fight with M.Rizzo and T.Schär for the win. After two small mistakes from M.Rizzo, he had to retire from the race after an engine issue. T.Schär was leading and he pulled away from the rest of the field closely followed by P.Fankhauser. After 18 minutes P.Fankhauser was able to take the lead. At 20-minute mark it began to rain a bit and after 5 minutes the track drying up very fast. P.Fankhauser pit crew decided to make a full tire change after 25-minute because the tire wear was much higher than the last year. T.Schär was the fastest but thanks to a flawless driving and a perfect strategy, P.Fankhauser brought home the win in front of the XRAY duo of T.Schär in second and tefan Wüthrich (XRAY) in third.

1/10 Touring top 5:

  1. Patrick Fankhauser
  2. Traugott Schär
  3. Stefan Wüthrich
  4. Maurice Lüscher
  5. Roland Fankhauser

Source: XRAY Switzerland (Facebook)