BRYNTESSON SHOWS PACE IN Q4 BUT LARSSON HOLDS SWAY
Sunday 18th of August 2019
Norway’s Thomas Bryntesson and Russia’s Marat Knyazev set the quickest times in Q4 at the Euro RX of Germany, round four of the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercar and Super1600.
But, it’s the Championship leaders, Sweden’s Robin Larsson and Russia’s Aydar Nuriev, that took the TQ (top qualifier) positions ahead of the semi-finals. In Supercar, with the wet conditions at the Estering worsening, Bryntesson took the hole shot in Q4 race four and won to be quickest, with Larsson slow to get off the line then making a mistake while challenging Bryntesson for the lead. JC Raceteknik’s Audi S1 driver was P2, with France’s Jean-Baptiste Dubourg, the winner of Q4 race three, P3. Sweden’s Pontus Tidemand was spun at turn one of race two by France’s Rodolphe Audran.
Larsson will start on row one of semi-final one, with Germany’s Rene Muennich alongside. Row two will be JB Dubourg and Hungary’s Tamas Karai, with Andrea Dubourg and Lithuania’s Paulius Pleskovas on row three. Bryntesson and Norway’s Sondre Evjen was take row one in semi-final two, with Sweden’s Peter Hedstrom and Finland’s Mikko Ikonen on row two and Tidemand and Germany’s Mandie August on row three.
Russia’s Aydar Nuriev was second quickest in Q4 in Euro RX Super1600 but had done enough to take TQ (top qualifier) in the Intermediate Classification and secure pole position for semi-final one. Knyazev took the hole shot in Q4 race four and won to be quickest. Nuriev had to overtake team mate Timur Shigabutdinov in Q4 race 5 to take the race win and be P2. Third in Q4, Czech Republic’s Tomas Krejcik won race three by passing Arthur Egorov at the slippery turn two, both drivers making the semi-finals. Nuriev and Switzerland’s Yuri Belevskiy will line up on the front row for semi-final one, with Knyazev and Hungary’s Gergely Marton on the front row on semi-final two.
Find full Estering RX results here.
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