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Race report by Sacha Lnenicka
In the last round of the Swiss Championships, I secured the title of Swiss Champion in the E10 TC Modified category. After winning the second round in Oey, the third in Lostallo (TQ) and the fourth in Baar (TQ), I arrived in Dintikon several points ahead of the field.

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I had only previously spent one day training on the track, and that was a year ago. Then, the tarmac had just been re-laid and was absolutely brand new - the weather has since taken its toll and made a massive difference to the surface.


My basic set-up, however, still worked well and I managed the second fastest time of the day. I made some minor changes to the steering and tried out different bodies to help me find the right cornering speed - not an easy task thanks to the several 180-degree hairpin corners. Some of the drivers still hadn't found the right set-up by the final rounds later on, and overshot by several metres. Thankfully, without affecting my performance, too!

With the main challengers behind me, I was looking forward to Sunday.

Heats

I managed to stay with my rivals in the heats without having to take any major risks, and secured starting position 5.

1. Ghirlanda Daniel
2. Strittmatter Martin
3. Zünd Sven
4. De Marco Bastien
5. Lnenicka Sacha XRAY T2`009


Final

I kept pace with my opponents in the finals, too, and drove a tactical race. Successfully pulling ahead of the competition, I secured the title of 2009 Swiss Champion after the second final with a several-point lead. I finished the last regional race with a final position of fourth.

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Final results:

1. Ghirlanda Daniel
2. Strittmatter Martin
3. De Marco Bastien
4. Lnenicka Sacha XRAY T2'009


Overall 2009 Swiss Championship results:

1. Lnenicka Sacha XRAY T2'009

2. Strittmatter Martin
3. Zünd Sven
4. Huber Philipp
5. Streuli Markus
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10. Lnenicka Ronny XRAY T2'009

Finally, I would like to thank my sponsors, XRAY and HUDY. Their products helped me take the title in the Standard class five years ago and now, in 2009, in the Modified class. After nine years of racing, I can look back at my most successful season to date and say, "Everything's going to be OK…"