By Tyler Hooks
Race Report from EFRA:
The E-Buggy Euros were to be decided over 3 x 10 Minute A Finals with the best 2 to count.
Following qualifying it would be local driver Jean-Perrick Sartel starting on Pole ahead of reigning champion David Ronnefalk, followed by the Monegasque racer Thomas Musso and Italy’s David Ongaro.
Sartel leap into the lead followed by Ronnefalk and it seemed that the Swede would soon overtake the Frenchman till an big off dropped him down to a distant 4th. Musso and Ongaro then enetertained us with another great battle eventually decided in Ongaros favour, but all the time Ronnefalk was recovering from his earlier mistake and got past Ongaro to re take 2ndon the penultimate lap with a great 3 corner pass. Through out this action behind Sartel led and despite a couple of “bobbles” himself took the win relatively untroubled.
If Leg one was relatively untroubled, Jean Perrick Sartels run to his first European championship was a walk in the park as his rivals conspired to put themselves out of contention! David Ronnefalk crashed badly from second after 2 laps and then half a lap later Musso and Ongaro came together in the air resulting in race ending damage for the Italian and a huge loss of time for Thomas. Sartel then only had to pace himself for the rest of the race to take the title and he drove another exemplary race to bring it home for France.
Sartel, as is tradition, didn’t start leg three so it was left to Ongaro, Ronnefalk and Musso to fight it out for the bottom two steps on the podium. Again Ronnefalk seemed to have the pace, and again there were a couple of errors, which let Davide in for the win and 2nd overall with Thomas Musso taking 3rd for Monaco.