Wednesday, March 29, 2023

FlatOut Racing has won the opening round of this years Blue Cup. Mikko Korkiakoski put his car on pole, 6/1000 of a second ahead of Flying Canadian Racing's Jesper Taulborg. And it was these two the race would be about.

In the beginning though Korkiakoski looked to be from another planet as he checked out and lead comfortably. Instead, there was a huge battle from RPM's Yoeri Gijsen in 4th down to around 15th. This huge group of cars stayed like this the whole first stint before breaking up after the first round of pit stops.

Pitstops would in the end be the major factor on the outcome of the race. Korkiakoski had problems with his 2nd pitstop and had to make a third one. This got Taulborg up in the lead and by some margin to. Korkiakoski then set fastest lap after fastest lap, passing then 2nd placed Peter Duivelaar (RPM) with 10 minutes to go. With 3 minutes to go he was right behind Taulborg and finally made the winning pass in turn one with two laps to go.

Behind 3rd placed Duivelaar came FDR's Martijn van Bommel after a solid race. Risto Kappet was one of the stars during the race. He messed his qualifying and started dead last but still managed to finish 5th. Göran Johansson for Gubbklubben finished 6th.

Fortunato Fiorito finished 7th for Corse Online and behind him came the second FDR car of the evening Wesley Hartog. Dan Asbury (Torrent Motorsports) was on run to 5th but had to make a splash and dash near then end and dropped to 9th. Andreas Löffler finished 10th for The Black Rebels.

Source :  Andreas Hultgren /


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