Last weekend, it was the xray challenge greece that took place in our huge FRT track, with an international guest, Alexander Hagberg!
We were all expecting him to learn new tricks, and see how faster could he go..
For tthis race, there was the nosram 30 pre glued as a controlled tire, something the TOP team had never tried before, but the xrays had tested a lot...
I made two runs on a set of tires to see if everything worked ok, while Nick managed to run 5-6 laps due to a problem. The tires are not the best, but overall ok, with the car being just a little loose.
On Saturday practice, Alex set a new record for the layout, 17,7 while our best lap times were 18,5...
On Sunday, nothing had changed, with Alex easily securing TQ, Nikos Georgiadis (who was learning from Alex how to fine-tune his T4) in 2nd, me in 3rd (on old tires of Saturday's practice), and Nick Nikolakopoulos in 4th, on old tires again...
First final: Alex was cruising, while I managed to pass Nikos Georgiadis in the third corner, and left him fight with Nick Nikolakopoulos for 3rd spot. In the end of the run, Alex was 1st, I was 2nd, 8-10sec behind, and Nick managed 3rd.
Second final: Alex again in front, and Nikos, me, and Nick had a very close fight for 2nd when I traction-rolled ( f...nosrams!) and lost contact from them about 10 sec. I pushed really hard and tried to finish 2 sec behind Nick whou had again pass Nikos, who suffered a tire issue and had a DNF.
Third final: Alex had secured the win, but made the run, and again was cruising to victory.Nikos Georgiadis was very good at this time, and even though I pushed a lot, couldn't pass him. Nick Nikolakopoulos suffered a broken spur gear, so couldn't stay with us.
Final result for A-main was:
1.Alexander Hagberg-xray T4
2.Dimitris Mitropoulos - TOP photon ex
3.Nick Nikolakopoulos - TOP photon ex
4.Nikos Georgiadis - xray T4
5.Dimitris Kostantopoulos - xray T4
6.Dimitris Mpakirtzis - xray T4
7.Argiris Papagianakopoulos - xray T3
8.Thanassis Ntalwsis - tamiya trf 417
9.Petros Katsikis - xray T3
10.Rompokos - xray T4
Overall, it was a good race, and the result was like a win for TOP Racing Team Greece.
I ll post my setup soon.