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Orlowski wins A2 to seal the deal, Urbain second overall, Rheinard with last-minute podium

A2 – After having a tough A1 yesterday evening, Michal Orlowski had a better start into A2 where he never saw somebody coming close to him. The Schumacher factory driver showed once again that he is the strongest force in 1:10 scale touring car racing right now and took the win with a gap of 6 (!) seconds ahead of second placed Lucas Urbain, and Akio Sobue. A perfect start into ETS Season #17 for champion Orlowski and his Schumacher team.

Right after the start, Rheinard launched his car off the line from second on the grid and lost it in the first chicane when his rear became loose. He dropped all the way back to the end of the field and Urbain jumped into second place, chased by the Mugen of Ronald Völker and the Axon of Akio Sobue. These three drivers showcased great driving and it was Urbain who brought home second place. Akio Sobue finished third in A2 while Ronald Völker suffered from another unlucky electronic issue which caused him to retire his car after 19 laps. Simon Lauter earned P4, and Marc Rheinard worked his way back through the field to fifth place.

A3 – As always, the last race of the weekend was Modified A-Main number three. Orlowski was not attending anymore after already being the overall winner and Marc Rheinard needed to win A3 to have a last chance for a spot on the podium. And Rheinard got the job done. He was able to win A3 in front of his Awesomatix teammate Lucas Urbain who defended amazingly well against Akio Sobue for the entire 5 minutes. Urbain`s defence was important for Rheinard as Sobue would have been on the podium if he would have been able to overtake Urbain. Sobue tried to make a pass on Urbain in the last corner and they both lost their positions to Ronald Völker who took second place away from A3. However, Akio Sobue finished on a very strong fourth place overall for Axon, and Mugen Seiki`s Ronald Völker had to settle for fifth place.

Winner B-Main: Christopher Krapp (DE) Yokomo
Winner C-Main: Harley Eldridge (GB) Xray
Winner D-Main: Minas Michailidis (DE) Serpent
Winner E-Main: Uwe Reimers (DE) Xray

Thrilling Pro Stock finals as Ellerbrock wins it from Benson and Blutynck

A2 – The first laps of the race saw top qualifier Lukas Ellerbrock leading until he made a huge mistake in lap 4 when he rolled his Awesomatix car when coming onto the straightway. At the same moment, Olivier Bultynck lost his third place to Nico Catelani as Bultynck went a little wide and Catelani could capitalise from it. Meanwhile, Tim Benson, found himself in the lead going down the straight, just to lose it to Nico Catelani after spinning out in the chicane. Nico Catelani was leading the race now with Tim Benson, Sören Sparbier, and Rob Janssen right in tow.

Benson and Catelani had a great fight for the win, and it was Benson who could take the lead back in lap 10 when he made a clean pass on Catelani in the long left turn after passing the driver stand. Catelani showed great driving as well as he let enough room for Benson to not risk a stupid a crash. Tim Benson was now able to stand his ground against a hard charging Nico Catelani and brought home the win in A2 with Sören Sparbier, Rob Janssen, and Robin van Gog taking positions three to five.

A3 – The decision for the overall win was on the line in A3 between Lukas Ellerbrock and Tim Benson. They are knowing each other since many years and went for it after the sound of the tone. Ellerbrock quickly showed that he wanted nothing than a win and checked out in front of Tim Benson who had champion Olivier Bultynck in his rear-view mirror all the time.

Ellerbrock had a gap of 2 seconds at the half-time of the race and Bultynck was still chasing Benson around the track. In the last minute of the race, Bultynck was able to pass Benson to take second place and that`s how they finished A3. The overall result saw Tim Benson taking second place on the podium beside race winner Lukas Ellerbrock while Ollie Bultynck had to settle for third spot. Nico Catelani and Sören Sparbier took fourth and fifth spot.

Winner B-Main: Bart Wubben (NL)
Winner C-Main: Michael Uhlir (DE)
Winner D-Main: Dominik Ruf (DE)
Winner E-Main: Samir Nukicic (DE)
Winner F-Main: Andy Hyde (GB)

Delisé brings home a well-deserved first ETS win in a hard fought FWD class

A2 – The Hobbywing Frontwheel class is one of the hardest races to win at the ETS as there is always a lot of competition. Xray driver Nicolas Delisé from Belgium got the job done this weekend because of a great qualifying and A-main performance in Apeldoorn. Nicolas drove a perfect race in A2 and was very happy about his first ever ETS race win since he started joining ETS events many years ago. Congratulations Nicolas, it was a pleasure to watch your performance on track.

Behind our race winner Delisé, Awesomatix driver Roman Borschel was able to secure another second place in front of Iris racer Manuel Stankowitz, Jacques Libar (Xray), and Phil Langner (Awesomatix).

A3 – The last FWD run of the weekend saw Roman Borschel taking the win ahead of Manuel Stankowitz and Jacques Libar. Race winner Nicolas Delisé (Xray) was joined by Roman Borschel (Awesomatix) and Manuel Stankowitz (Iris) on the podium while Jacques Libar (Xray) and Frederik Hovgaard (Yokomo) completed the top 5 at the first race of the new ETS season.

Winner B-Main: Marcel Mauß (DE)
Winner C-Main: Winston Sanijo (DE)
Winner D-Main: Hector Espuna (ES)
Winner E-Main: Raymond Libar (LU)
Winner F-Main: Alois Tement (AT)

Mister EAM himself wins the Masters class at the ETS season opener

A2 – Eric Anderson had another good start off the line and was immediately able to open a gap over Elibert Sievers (Awesomatix), David Ehrbar (Xray), Torsten Baggendorf (ARC), and Werner Schmitzer (Xray). Eric Anderson left no doubt in A2 and drove a very dominant race with his A800R on top to bring home the overall win.

A great achievement for Eric at his second ever ETS race after finishing second overall last year at the same venue. Thanks to Eric Anderson for making the trip from the USA with his son Kemp, and congratulations for his great victory in the 1up Racing 40+ Masters class. Elibert Sievers took an unchallenged second place from A2, and Torsten Baggendorf was able to get by David Ehrbar taking third position.

A3 – Race winner Eric Anerson watched the action from the side-line and saw Elibert Sievers with a lot of work to do against a hard pushing David Ehrbar in the first laps of the race. Torsten Baggendorf, Werner Schmitzer, and René Kölbel joined the party as well and it was a great race to watch. But as nobody made any mistakes, we sae them finishing the race in the same order. The win in A3 secured Elibert Sievers second place overall, followed by David Ehrbar in third, Torsten Baggendorf in the four, and Werner Schmitzer in fifth spot.

Winner B-Main: Christian Grabher (CH)
Winner C-Main: Mick Hendy (GB)
Winner D-Main: Hector Espuna (ES)
Winner E-Main: Raymond Libar (LU)
Winner F-Main: Alois Tement (AT)

Emotional first ETS victory for Mugen driver Siebert

A2 – The second A-main started on Sunday at noon, and top qualifier Timo Siebert had his rear-view mirror full of Nadine Zühlke right after the start. Nadine and Timo pulled away from third placed Stefan Rommens in the first two laps before Rommens was able to get closer to the top 2 again. In lap 7, Nadine was all over Timo when he was a little too hard on the curbing, but Siebert was able to stay on top. It was a great race from the top three on the AMCA track and Nadine Zühlke gave her all to create a high amount of pressure on Siebert`s Mugen car in front.

However, Siebert was able to stand his ground and took the win in A2. Siebert was celebrating with his girlfriend after the run and was in tears just because he was so happy about his first ETS win – congratulations Timo, and congratulations Nadine, it was great to see you battle it out on track. Stefan Rommens took third place in A2, followed by Jan Vogler and Tobias Baumbach.

A3 – Nadine Zühlke secured second overall in A3 where she drove a clean race in front of Stefan Rommens and Wesley van Dijken. The final results saw Nadine Zühlke and Stefan Rommens stepping onto the podium with race winner Timo Siebert, and Jan Vogler and Wesley van Dijken rounded out the top 5 of the ORCA 21.5 Stock class.

Winner B-Main: Ben Nukicic (DE)

Jovicic enters the club of ETS race winners after putting together a Formula masterclass

A2 – After winning A1 on Saturday, our Formula top qualifier Luka Jovicic was on a mission again in A2 on Sunday when he took another win with his Xray car to seal the overall victory here in Apeldoorn. Second place starter René Kölbel was shadowing him for the entire run, but he never got close enough to the tail of Jovicic`s car to ride a serious attack on the race leader.

Xray driver Kölbel finished second in A2 and was followed by our reigning ETS champion Andreas Stiebler (Schumacher), Michael Lipperheide (Xray), and Alex Bremer (Schumacher). The ETS crew likes to congratulate Luka Jovicic from Luxembourg for his first ETS race win – well done mate!

A3 – Second place was up for grabs in A3 of the Formula class between René Kölbel and Andreas Stiebler. They drove together very close for the entire five minutes and it was Formula racing on the highest level. The overall result saw Kölbel and Stiebler on the podium together with our well-deserved race winner Luka Jovicic. Patrik Sadrinna and David Ehrbar completed the top 5 of the Matrix Formula class at the ETS season opener.

Winner B-Main: Robert Kampehl (DE)
Winner C-Main: Roy de Swart (NL)

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