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Race report by Jerome Sartel
Last week was Round 3 of the French Nationals in the beautiful city of Oléron, a town located near the Atlantic Ocean. Arriving at the event, we discovered a really beautiful track with some interesting jumps. The track surface was really soft, giving us a lot of dust and bumps during the race.

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The first qualification round was not so good for me because I made some mistakes and got taught up in traffic. I took 9th place in that round. In the second heat, the car worked better and I got a good round without mistakes; I finished in 2nd place only a few seconds behind Yannick in the last round. The battle for TQ was really close. Yannick finally won the heat ahead of me and Jerome. I finally took the second position in the overall qualification.

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The weather was really hot on Sunday and the track was much more degraded. I put on softer springs (grey blue). The 30min semi was good for me; I won it by 1 lap over Mugen driver Vray. The first semi was won by Yannick. There was a surprise for J Aigoin who broke his transmission in the middle of the semi.

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For the final, I was 2nd on the grid, Yannick was 1st, and Guillaume was 3rd. After corner 3, one driver hit me and put my car the wrong way. After a lot of effort to pass all the other drivers, I finally managed to get up to 3rd place after 15 minutes racing in a battle with Vray for 2nd place. During that time, Yannick took and kept the lead, increasing his gap as he drive alone. After about 30 minutes battling with Vray, I finally took a few seconds advantage in the last quarter.
After a really long race, I took 2nd place! The track surface at the end of the race was about the same as the next Euro in Portugal. it was a good training before this summer.

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Yannick now leads the nationals after this third race. I am 2nd overall now with only a 30-point gap. The next meeting is at the end of June, one week before the start of the Euro on the Montceau les Mines town!

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Final results
1. Yannick Aigoin
2. Jérôme Sartel XRAY XB808
3. Guilluame Vray
4. Nicolas Rodriguez
5. Edouard Hugon

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