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Race report by Frank Andersen
The third round of the Norwegian Cup was organized by Spydeberg Motorklubb just south of Oslo. Around 30 drivers faced unstable weather forecasts which later proved to make the race an exciting event. The facilities at Spydeberg are first class and on potentially rainy days like this the indoor drivers area are much appreciated.
Qualification started off dry and all drivers got their first attempt at dry conditions before the rain started to pour. If you didn’t get a good run in your first attempt… well, too bad! Drivers making the most of the first effort were Helge Johannessen (TQ) followed by Adrian Berntsen, Tom Erik Haaversen, and Petter S?lvberg. Other drivers such Georg Ellingsen and Frank Andersen were unlucky in the single dry attempt and designated to the lower finals which obviously was risky business in the wet.
The weather throughout the lower finals and semis was occasional rain so the track never really dried up. Also, the varying conditions made it hard to choose the right tires. Both Georg and Frank made it through the quarter final and semi finals so the main final had all the top-ranked drivers ready to battle.
In the final, several drivers encountered early problems that ended their race. Engine stoppages were the most common cause as well as water-soaked receiver or servos. In these kinds of conditions, you were usually on the podium through attrition… that is, if you could keep running for 45 minutes without too many problems. I had a pretty trouble-free final with a reliable engine and reasonable tires crossing the finish with 10 laps over 2nd place driver Georg Ellingsen. It was a very nice result as well for Werner Ersland in 3rd position. XRAY NT1 captured all podium positions and accounted for 8 out of 10 cars in the final!

Results final
1. Frank Andersen XRAY NT1
2. Georg Ellingsen XRAY NT1
3. Werner Ersland XRAY NT1
4. Kjetil Henriksen XRAY NT1
5. Helge Johannessen XRAY NT1

6. Tom Erik Haaversen
7. Robert Kay XRAY NT1
8. Adrian Berntsen XRAY NT1
9. Petter Solvberg XRAY NT1

10. Tom Eftevaag

Frank Andersen Winning Set-up sheet.