2016 Nordics RC competition Profile
Sunday at the Nordics in Botkyrka saw spirited drives from many racers, with a theme of the event being the comebacks and old faces, the likes of TLR driver Mathias Larsson making the semis after 5 years away, Daniel Persson popping in much to everyones’ delight, marshalling his twins Adrian and Philip as well as Petros, Fredde Mathiesen all making appearances over the week end as the weather held up. The final was a story dominated by David Ronnefalk, with his peers betting that he would have superior pace but make mistakes on the very hard track to be able to battle, it wasn’t so as Ronnefalk pretty much sailed off into the distance at the 10 min mark, and left Christoffer Svensson and Joseph Quagraine to fight for 2nd.
2016 Nordics RC competition Playback
Ronnefalk looked on course for an easy win as his pace advantage saw him come up to lap Joseph Quagraine at the 45 minute mark, however disaster struck as his car stopped, which sent mechanic Oskar Levin on a Usain Bolt-esque sprint across the track to retrieve the stricken Champion-in-waiting. A flywheel pin backing out cost Ronnefalk as it started to rub against the clutch bell, the disbelief filtered through the crowd and by now Joseph Quagraine was in prime position with 15mins left to take home the win.
2016 Nordics RC competition Ranking
Great to see the young faces as well as the more mature racers mixing it in the main. JQ’s challenge had come good after racing with Svensson, the latter having to pit twice more during the 60 minute main and mistakes at the 25min mark cost him as JQ maintained an impressive pace, getting progressively faster and faster all weekend long, JQ would cruise home in the last quarter of the final and take his 10th Nordic Championship (including electric), Christoffer Svensson coming home as best home soil driver in 2nd, holding off a late challenge from Mugen team mate Marcus Sandberg whilst 1/10th specialist Niclas ‘Nille’ Månsson would finish 4th ahead of Andreas Edvinsson in 5th and a great result for Jessica Pålsson in 6th showing her progression.