European Scooter Challenge 2021 season finale at the Harzring
On Saturday, September 25.09.2021th, XNUMX the KR Automation ESC season finale 2021 to the Harzring in Aschersleben.
The training day
On the training day (Friday), when the sky was overcast from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m., you could keep your knee on the ground, get to know the route and improve your own lap time.
The race day
When it got light on Saturday morning, the sun was glittering on the horizon and should therefore be a dry event compared to last year (all-day shower).
Free practice started first and gave the five classes the opportunity to acclimatize. In the "one-size-fits-all" classes, which consist of two Smallframe- and one Largeframe-Class pass, the scooters must be equipped with uniform engine components to enable the same conditions and exciting duels as possible.
In qualifying the flying Frenchman Romain won the pole in the K1 ahead of Valentino. Robert won the K4 ahead of Achim.
In the K5, Felix won qualifying ahead of Thomas. In the K3 Christian in front of Marco and in the K6 Timo in front of Roman.
After lunch it was clear that it would be an exciting afternoon.
It started with the race of the K5 (unit class 133ccm Polini)in which the decision of what the championship podium would look like was still pending. Felix already had 62 points ahead of Thomas in the first race, who was again closely followed by Markus and Igor. If Felix fails, Thomas could still become champion and Igor, third place from Markus. So it went into the first race. Igor was able to move into first place after the start and led the field for the first two laps until Felix took the lead with a tight overtaking maneuver at the end of the start-finish straight and did not give it up until the end. Second was Thomas and third Igor.
It was especially exciting again in the big one Smallframe-Unit class, the K4that was launched together with the K1.
The K1 and K4 Drivers offered an exciting race that unfortunately ended with a highsider for Romain and the race had to be stopped as a result. After the restart, Ulf was able to prevail and thus also win the day for the K1. In the K4, Robert was the first to cross the line in every run, making his day's victory perfect.
As a conclusion followed a 45 min endurance racewhich only K5 vehicles were allowed to be used, and two drivers each were drawn as a pairing. The driver could be changed after 15 minutes. A total of 12 drivers took to the start, some of them gripping duels. Robert was able to achieve the fastest K5 lap time of the day with a 1,02.634 in a thrilling three-way battle (Robert, Valentino, Felix). This new edition was ultimately won by the Valentino and Kuba team.
K1: 1. Ulf K. 2. Valentino R. 3. Romain B.
K3: 1. Marco A. 2. Toni F. 3. Christian G.
K4: 1. Robert L. 2. Thomas B. 3. Achim W.
K5: 1. Thomas L. 2. Igor K. 3. Markus M.
K6: 1. Timo D. 2. Markus B. 3. Roman K.
Best of All K5 Endurance: Valentino R. and Kuba G.
Fastest race lap: Robert L. 59.269 sec.
New drivers are always welcome!
The ESC welcomed four new starters this weekend. The newcomers were warmly welcomed into the group of drivers and, like every new participant in the ESC, were exempted from the entry fee in their first race.
Who now fancy Shift scooter racing has received all information about registration under www.eurochallenge.de
Thanks to all helpers and organizers, as well as that Scooter Center for the support.
See you next year!
Many thanks for the pictures from Bengt Lange.