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24 Jun 2012

Waking up in Hell

Category: ERC, June, News Posted 24.06.12 10:04 by

Action is hotting up this morning for the final day of ERC Round 5 in Hell, Norway. The warm-up session is underway, played out in heavenly conditions at the Lånkebanen near Trondheim.

The sun is shining this morning in Norway and the atmosphere seems somehow heightened today as drivers from all three classes begin to warm-up for the competitive day ahead.

SuperCar driver Timur Timerzyanov led proceedings yesterday, taking a clean sweep of the first day. Although race times gained in yesterday’s first heat were extremely close, and Timerzyanov will look to make an impression in today’s second qualifying heat at 10.30h.

Timerzyanov went fastest once again in the SuperCars warm-up, his fastest lap only slightly slower than his quickest lap gained during heat one yesterday. Mats Lysen produced the second fastest lap time, with Alexander Hvaal and Liam Doran completing the top five. Tanner Foust, however, was not so quick – failing to feature in the top ten fastest SuperCars (in fact 17th fastest). Foust spoke yesterday about some slight frustrations with the car. The Fiesta had gearbox issues in Hungary and in Texas. Although this time the gearbox is not the problem, you sense that Foust is not happy with the car.

Local Svein Roger Andersen continues to impress home fans with his performances in his Volvo C3o with 5-cylinder engine. Andersen warmed-up, driving a fifth fastest lap time of 40.041.

Andreas Bakkerud and teammate Jussi-Petteri Leppihalme were the fastest Super1600 drivers this morning – René Münnich third.

Lars Øivind Enerberg was back on form in his Fiesta Mk6, ahead of Derek Tohill and yesterday’s heat one winner – young Swede Anton Marklund.