RACE REPORT for 1st Round of FRENCH
NATIONALS last weekend.
More than 70 drivers came to the first round of the French National Championship to the wonderful track of the AMO club in
This track has high speed sections with a giant straight line (>80m) and also technical parts, car and motor had a very important part in the whole performance.
Free practices started Friday afternoon with five rounds of FP to learn the track and find the good setup.
Saturday 2 free practices, 2 controlled practices with reseeding and 3 qualifications were planed but the rain during the morning changed the rules, reseeding was canceled. Thanks to the wind the track dried a bit for the first qualify so the track was declared dry so only controlled tires were allowed. I changed my setup and my car had better grip and traction more than everyone, which helped me take the first qualify. On the second qualify just after the F1 finished their 5min runs the rain came again and we had to stop the race for a while to let the racers put their wet preparation on their car. All the qualifiers for the day were raced in wet condition, in Q2 I forget to had some weight on my car when I switch from controlled tires to wet tires. In Q3 my XRAY T4'18 worked well on wet condition and I took my second win of the day.
Sunday morning a practice was planned before Q4 and Q5, it gave time for the wind and the sun to dry the track. I had an amazing car and amazing power for both qualifiers as I made some small setup change on my XRAY T4'18, Powered by a TRINITY Monster Horsepower motor and my XSV Aero Wing. I made a new lap record and a new 5min record. Winning 4 qualifies out of 5. I started from the pole in the final.
For the final I
kept the same pace from qualify and in A1 and A2 I had a good gap over the
field, I had to control the race by making zero mistakes. I achieved it thanks
to my amazing stuff which worked well all the weekend.
13.5T Blinky Top 10:
1.Pierre DELORME - XRAY / TRINITY / XSV
2.Briac BERTHOUD - XRAY / TRINTIY
3.Jonathan CLAUX - Kyosho
4.Jeremy DELALONDRE - Schumacher
5.Mathias RASCOL - XRAY
6.Julien JOST - Yokomo / XSV
7.Guillaume REYNAUD - XRAY / XSV
8.Michael TEQUI - XRAY / TRINITY
9.Kevin GONARD - Serpent / TRINITY
10.Sebastien GIBERT - XRAY
In the Formula One class they suffered from the wet conditions, it is the local driver Mathieu Puigsegur which take the TQ in front of Willy Voisangrin and the XRAY driver Jeremy Limoges.
During the finals the top 3 had good fights and it was Willy Voisangrin who was the fastest and grab the win.
Formula One Top 10:
1.Willy VOISANGRIN - Serpent / TRINITY
2.Jeremy LIMOGES - XRAY
3.Mathieu PUIGSEGUR - XRAY
4.Frederic FAVIER - XRAY / TRINITY
5.Cyril MARIAU - N/A
6.Philippe CLAUX - XRAY
7.Cedric SUSINI - XRAY
8.David GAS - XRAY / TRINITY
9.Jean-Michel VARINARD - XRAY / TRINITY
10.Kevin MILLER - XRAY