After the race I can say it was really interesting and highly competetive again and very well run by the local club. For sure something worth of an indoor worlds. From what I heard from a lot of drivers the carpet in use was very different and it was not very easy setting up the car. Also the track was very challenging again. You had to keep away from the corner dots otherways you were rolling what happend a lot.
I think Hara and Masami were the drivers really missed at that event. Marc and Jilles were faster than anybody else but Iīm sure Hara would have been of same level. For me it seems Jilles had a slightly better car or Marc had some problems with the tires, I donīt know but Jilles car looked better on the track at the finals. But Marc compensated with some cool driving.
For the first A-Main I heard Marc had radio glitches at the start and hit a corner dot. So Jilles could pass Marc and win this leg.
In the 2nd A-Main Marc and Jilles both again showed an impressive performance with Marc winning this time so the last leg had to decide. I had the impression Marc had more horsepower than before or at least pulled harder on the trigger than usual as he was crazy fast now. Both were flying around the track and you could see they were at their absolut limit. The deciding moment was when Marc made a slightly fault in the infield touching a corner dot but didnīt loose much time. Jilles made a larger fault at the same place then with rolling his car and this caused a bigger distance. It was impossible for Jilles closing up again so Marc did win this leg again and the LRP Masters.
Jilles was very disappointed after the 3rd A-Main, you easily could see this in his face. He tried everything he could and maybe never before was this close on winning over Marc, but this also proved why Marc is the current WC. Even if you car seems not perfect you have to stay cool and try making less faults then your competitors. Anyway both of them were ahead of the competition and worth for victory.
Ronald Völker again showed an impressive performance at the 3rd race with his Cyclone and Iīm pretty sure he will continue that in the future.
Juho Levanenīs car was much better on Sunday than on Saturday and his 3rd place is the result. But Juho always was very good at the LRP Masters so this isnīt a big surprise maybe.
Adachi proved the Kyosho is very fast also. You have to say he just were there as a one man team so his result in qualifying is even more outstanding. Maybe he didnīt have the best luck in the finals. The same seems for David Spashett who also did very well in qualifying.
For the US-drivers before the race I said my personal pick for an A-Main position would be Paul Lemieux. Ha.
Very good Paul!
Did I win anything on this bet?
If Mike Dumas would have checked his weight before that one heat, maybe he also had been Top 10.
Donīt know why Teemu Leino didnīt make the A-Main, Iīm sure Iīm not the only one who expected him there. Same for Yoshioka Daisuke, but maybe he donīt have that much experience on carpet than on asphalt.
Regarding motors in the A-Main it was 6 brushed motors vs. 4 brushless motors. This was 3 LRP and 1 GM systems.