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26 Oct 2012

DRX: Steffen 2012 Champion

Category: Miscellaneous, News Posted 26.10.12 10:40 by

Despite Andreas Steffen and Bernd Schomaker both finished the 2012 DRX series equal on points it was the Super1600s campaigner who claimed the German title.

 

The final round of the 2012 German Rallycross Championship (DRX) was held on October 20 and 21 at the ‘Driving Center Groß Dölln’ near the town of Templin in the former East German Uckermark region, where the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel grew up. After complaints about the too rough gravel sections during the new track’s opening event in July the organisers had done a great job and exchanged the complete dirt to produce much better conditions for their second ever Rallycross.

Although Bernd Schomaker won the SuperCars class and Andreas Steffen the Super1600s category, so that both finished the series equal on points, the 2012 DRX title went to ACN Buxtehude chairman Steffen. He was awarded his first championship victory as according to the rules his higher amount of qualifying heat wins (10:6) were used to decide the situation in case of a tie in the final point standings.

The SuperNationals division saw the most starters and was eventually won by Swede Mikael Eriksson in his Porsche 911 GT3, ahead of the young German Rallycross lady Silva Winterhoff and her veteran Volvo PV 544. SuperNationals champion Hans Kirchhof (Porsche 911 GT3) finished 7th after retirement in the A final and was all but happy with the rather offensive driving style of his Swedish make-colleague during qualification. In the DRX Cup category VW Polo driver Björn Barkhoff underpinned his Cup win with the fifth victory out of eight events.

 

  • FINAL RESULTS SUPERCARS:
  • 1. Bernd Schomaker (D) Škoda Fabia Mk1
  • 2. Norbert Fuchs (D) Audi 80 B4 quattro
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPER1600S:
  • 1. Andreas Steffen (D) Škoda Fabia Mk2
  • 2. Niels van de Warrenburg (NL) Opel Corsa C
  • 3. Mike Louring Frederiksen (DK) Peugeot 206
  • 2012 FINAL STANDINGS SUPERCARS/SUPER1600S:
  • 1. Andreas Steffen (D) 132 Points
  • 2. Bernd Schomaker (D) 132 Points
  • 3. Nils Völkel (D) 101 Points
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPERNATIONALS/TOURINGCARS:
  • 1. Mikael Eriksson (S) Porsche 911 GT3
  • 2. Silva Winterhoff (D) Volvo PV 544
  • 3. Andreas Kramp (D) Opel Ascona B
  • 4. Marco Wittkovski (D) VW Golf Mk3
  • 5. Ralf Evers (D) BMW E30
  • 6. Kurt Umland (D) VW Polo Mk3/6N
  • 7. Hans Kirchhof (D) Porsche 911 GT3
  • 8. Jan Spiller (D) VW Golf Mk2
  • 2012 FINAL STANDINGS SUPERNATIONALS/TOURINGCARS:
  • 1. Hans Kirchhof (D) 126 Points
  • 2. Silva Winterhoff (D) 86 Points
  • 3. Andreas Kramp (D) 83 Points
  • FINAL RESULTS DRX RALLYCROSS CUP:
  • 1. Björn Barkhoff (D) VW Polo Mk4/9N3
  • 2. Erik Jockel (D) Citroën AX GTI
  • 3. Jannik Riese (D) VW Polo Mk3/6N
  • 4. Ulrich Riese (D) VW Polo Mk3/6N
  • 5. Chris Jänecke (D) Suzuki Swift 1300
  • 6.  Sven Heeder (D) Suzuki Swift 1300
  • 7. Florian Viehmann (D) VW Polo Mk3/6N
  • 2012 FINAL STANDINGS:
  • 1. Björn Barkhoff (D) 117 Points
  • 2. Erik Jockel (D) 106 Points
  • 3. Ulrich Riese (D) 96 Points