Sunday was devoted to free practice, following numerous rain showers made it hard for the club to make the track raceable. When we arrived on Sunday the track was still wet (but not muddy) and dried during the day so at the end of the day we had a completely dry track.
We already feel that the qualifications will be tight and place in the final A will be difficult. There were many local drivers who were very fast on their home track.
Early on Monday we had 3 qualifications (we retain the two best ranked by points). The rain felt at night and the track was wet once again for the qualifications. Qualifications were indeed very tight, for example when ranking the first qualification only 3 seconds separated the 4th from the 9th! At the end of qualifying we find Bart Van Echelpoel on pole, Frederic Fontaine in the eighth and ninth David Pauwels, all 3 with XRAY XB4.
We are happy with the result because it was our first race on dirt track with the XRAY.
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1. Bryan Van Rijnberk 2. Bart Van Echelpoel - XRAY XB4
3. Michael Somerwil
4. Hans Smit
5. Kristoph Van Echelpoel
6. Jean-Yves Konings 7. David Pauwels - XRAY XB4
8. Frédéric Fontaine - XRAY XB4
9. Eric Michiels
10. John Debacquer
We managed to get three XB4s into the A main final despite the high level of local drivers and on a surface that we were just getting use to with.