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Nuerburgring - DEU
01/06/2013

Kuppens, two more steps towards the European title


Renaud Kuppens had made it plain that it was his home circuit. Once his tyres were on the ground on the circuit dominated by the Adenau castle, property of his ancestors, the Belgian topped the standings in free practice, qualifying, Race 1 and Race 2. In Race 3, the endurance event, the same tyres prevented the reigning champion from challenging for the podium. A puncture on lap seventeen ended any real hope.

Danish driver Mikkel Mac, who picked up two second places in the first two races, could have benefited but he also had tyre issues in the endurance race. The points dropped here could prove crucial in the title race. The Trofeo Europea will be awarded in England with Silverstone the setting for the next round. In Germany, Kuppens and Mac aside, the other main players were Alberto Cola and Patrick Gobbo. The disappointment of Saturday’s race, when Gobbo came home fourteenth, was soon forgotten as a win was secured to go with Cola’s third place in Race 2. Theirs was a display of clinical driving, a factor that Venier/Gardelli lacked when they blew their chances when getting going after the changeover.

 

TOP SHOT

Free Practice 

RACE RESULTS 3

02/06/2013

 TIMEDRIVER

0151:04.687Alberto Cola / Patrick Gobbo

02+2.947Fabio Venier / Andrea Gardelli

03+8.690Mauro Calamia / Riccardo Romagnoli

04+9.109Nicki Cadei

05+18.618Giuseppe Fascicolo / Andrea Cecchellero

06+23.476Felipe Merjech

07+24.703Riccardo Ragazzi / Alan Simoni

08+24.995Mathijs Bakker

09+26.299Adrien De Leener

10+37.910Andreas Segler

RACE RESULTS 2

02/06/2013

 TIMEDRIVER

0132:04.484Renaud Kuppens

02+0.668Mikkel Mac

03+7.271Alberto Cola

04+7.795Nicki Cadei

05+26.570Davide Durante

06+27.010Riccardo Ragazzi

07+27.502Ange Barde

08+27.954Mauro Calamia

09+32.503Shinichi Katsura

10+40.153Felipe Merjech

RACE RESULTS 1

01/06/2013

 TIMEDRIVER

0130:03.424Renaud Kuppens

02+4.369Mikkel Mac

03+10.505Alan Simoni

04+15.405Ange Barde

05+15.976Riccardo Romagnoli

06+24.489Niki Cadei

07+26.099Patrick Zamparini

08+26.711Fabio Venier

09+26.868Mathijs Bakker

10+35.752Felipe Merjech

STARTING GRID 3

02/06/2013

 TIMEDRIVER

014:15.960Renaud Kuppens

024:17.762Mikkel Mac

034:17.833Niki Cadei

044:17.996Alberto Cola

054:18.719Alan Simoni

064:18.857Ange Barde

074:19.053Fabio Venier

084:19.542Giuseppe Fascicolo

094:19.618Mathijs Bakker

104:20.148Riccardo Romagnoli

STARTING GRID 2

01/06/2013

 TIMEDRIVER

012:07.480Renaud Kuppens

02+0.427Alberto Cola

03+0.718Niki Cadei

04+1.032Mikkel Mac

05+1.175Andrea Cecchellero

06+1.179Riccardo Ragazzi

07+1.284Ange Barde

08+1.768Mathijs Bakker

09+2.363Andrea Gardelli

10+2.408Felipe Merjech

STARTING GRID 1

01/06/2013

 TIMEDRIVER

012:08.481Renaud Kuppens

02+0.729Fabio Venier

03+0.769Mikkel Mac

04+0.949Patrick Zamparini

05+1.154Niki Cadei

06+1.579Alan Simoni

07+1.608Patrick Gobbo

08+1.612Ange Barde

09+1.704Riccardo Romagnoli

10+1.889Mathijs Bakker

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