The second round of the Norwegian National Cup was held on Sunday, December 3rd in Skien. The track was 600m2 with extremely high grip and many tricky combinations.
I entered both 19-turn Spec and Modified classes
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In the Modified class, most drivers had traction roll problems, but my car worked very well; it was easy handling and very fast. I used the same setup as the last race (in Eskilstuna) except for the tires. Here I used Sorex 28r, JB foam and Orion rims, which seems to be the control tyres for the EFRA GP in Norway.
XRAYs were dominating in the 19-turn Spec class, with 7 XRAYs in the A-final. I put in a fast time in the first round of qualifying with Adrian Bentsen close behind me. In the second round, I had some interference problems and did not finish. In the third round I tried to attack as hard as I could, and made a supreme qualifying time. After qualifying I was TQ.
In the final, I won the first two since the cars behind me crashed in the first turn, though I had interference problems in the third final.
1. Helge Johannessen - XRAY T2’007 (TQ)
2. Morten Bremsrud 3. Adrian Berntsen - XRAY T2’007
4. Georg Ellingsen - XRAY T2’007
5. Sigmund Övereng - XRAY T2’007
6. Markus Paskarbeit 7. Stig O. Alstad - XRAY T2’007
8. Espen Grimsgard - XRAY T2’007
9. Erik Bentsen - XRAY T2’007
10. Robin S. Nordlie
So the next race will be National Cup round 3, in Spydeberg on January 7th, 2007.