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Race Report by Florian Joos
Last weekend I participated at the first round of the Longwy Winter Series, which is held in northern France. The MRC club is a really nice one and they always make nice and flowing tracks.

Saturday was open for free practice in groups, and we practiced from 16pm till 12 pm, which was quite cool!

After free practice, I was on P2 in stock (open blinky stock) and P6 in mod. The great thing about the Longwy winter series is that it attracts many great drivers. In the top 10 you can see many drivers who already participated in the A-mains of the ETS races.

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On Sunday we had 3 rounds of qualifiers and 3 rounds of A-main finals.

I raced both my T4 2019 cars in stock and mod. The stock car was simply awesome. After Q1 (despite being in the second fastest group), I was in P2. In Q2 I lost some time due to a backmarker and dropped to P5 overall. For Q3, my dad made some adjustments to my car (FR block 1 down and out) and this made the car even better. I was able to challenge for the TQ spot, but missed out by 1 second or so.

In the finals I had some great battles with Jacques Libar, Alex Kunkler and Valentin Hettrich. In A1 I finished in P2.

In A2 my motor fan touched the ground in a fast chicane and it sent me into a spin. I lost 3 places and finished in P5. This final was won by Alex Kunkler, who started 3rd on the grid.

In A3 my car was simply amazing and I could chase Jacques Libar for the entire race but not pass him. I had to settle for P3, but I was really happy with that result.

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Stock Results
1. Jacques Libar
2. Alex Kunkler
3. Florian Joos XRAY T4


I will keep practicing and racing and try to improve in every race I run. You will find my setups attached and if you have questions, you can always contact me or my father!

 
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