By Tyler Hooks
Race report from XRAY:
Race Report by Pierre Delorme
Last weekend we had the 4th round of French Nats on my home track, in Montbrison. The all new layout is amazing with very high grip ! The track is fast and also have some very technical parts where you can loose a lot of time!
During Friday practices the grip started to increase a lot and my car was working better and better, as the layout is quite new I didn't had so much training on the track and the grip had never been that high, so I had to adjust a bit my setup for these high grip conditions. I used the Bittydesign M410 ULT to have a good balance between front and rear end, I also put an alloy chassis to have a more consistant and easy-to-drive car.
On Saturday, we had 4 more practices with two counting for reseeding, my car worked flawlessly and I found a very consistent pace compared to the field which helped me for the afternoon when we raced 3 qualifications. I won Q1 and Q3 with a good gap.
In Sunday morning we had a practice and two more qualifications, the practice helped me to check that my car worked well on colder conditions and that my pace was still there. I won the last two qualifications and Briac Berthoud (XRAY) went 2nd on the grid thanks to a TQ in Q2 and a 2nd place.
On the afternoon I won the first A main, thanks to small mistakes Briac made I could secure a good gap. For A2, I didn't made a good start and I was under pressure of Briac on the first lap and when he tried to pass me he tucked my body and I lost some places, I was sitting 4th after my body was fixed. Thanks to the crazy pace I got I managed to overtake the three drivers in front of me and took the win. In A3 Briac made a clean race and won the final, Mathias Rascol made a great race as he got the second spot in this main after crashing and sitting 10th in the first lap!
Top 3 Stock 13.5 Blinky:
1. Pierre Delorme – XRAY T4
2. Briac Berthoud – XRAY T4
3. Mathias Rascol – XRAY T4
Big congrats also to Jeremy Limoges who made the perfect weekend by winning in both TC mod and Formula One classes!
TOP 3 Formula:
1. Jeremy Limoges – XRAY X1
2. Jean- Michel Varinard – XRAY X1
3. Willy Voisangrin
TOP 3 Modified:
1. Jeremy Limoges – XRAY T4
2. Thomas Vigneron
3. Alexandre Laurent - XRAY T4
This win meant that I'm French Champion! This season was crazy : 4 races, 4 TQs, 4 Wins!
My package was perfect every race, I want to thanks all my sponsors for the amazing job they do and for the amazing products they supply me with!