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RESULTS: Thursday Night F1 League: Round 9 @ Nürburgring GP

Sunday, July 07, 2013
In the early 1920s, races called ADAC Eifelrennen were held on public roads in the Eifel mountains. This soon was considered impractical and dangerous. In order to provide work and lure tourists into the area, the construction of a dedicated race track was proposed, following the examples of Italy's Monza and Berlin's AVUS, yet with a completely different character. The layout of the circuit in the mountains was similar to the Targa Florio, one of the most important motor races at that time. The original Nürburgring was meant to be a showcase for German automotive engineering and racing talent, and was built with both purposes in mind. Construction of the track, designed by the Eichler Architekturbüro from Ravensburg (led by Architect Gustav Eichler), began in September 1925 and was completed in the Spring of 1927. This has set the scene for Round 9 of Racecentre's F1 League in Nürburgring Germany.

Qualify:

It was a clinical drive from David Lord to post a 1:32:875 early in the session. Over half a second ahead of Mr "ICEMAN" Scott McDonald. Matthew Waters showed that last weeks effort wasn't a one-off as he posted a time good enough to be 3rd on the start grid. ICEMAN was the only one to improve on his time late in the session to post a 1;33:357. Adam Gill was finding it hard to find his form last week and Evan Golbach returning from injury was to start the race from the rear.

Race:

The tension builds as Sydney had a full grid. David Lord with a perfect start leads the field into T1. Hagen Barhnemann moves up 3 places into P3 and is hoping to continue the good fortune. Evan was also making good ground on the field before he pitted on L2 for possible wing damage. ICEMAN is climbing his way back through the field after falling back to P7 after the opening lap currently in P4.

Lap 10 and David Lord pits for tyres with a 9 second lead. Matthew Waters with his fine form from last week’s round at Silverstone moves into the lead with a 13 second advantage to Scott Daniels. Evan meanwhile receives a stop/go for speeding on pit row. Matt Waters is almost driving his tyres to the point of popping before he replaces his dead rubber for a fresh set of Mediums. Lord moves back up into the lead with ICEMAN a further 12 sec's back.

Andrew Trent while in P4 rolls over the wrong side of the ripples and spins costing him a couple of spots but fortunately there is no damage so he soldiers on. Waters looking after his tyres only makes his second pit stop on L27 of 40 and re-joins in P2 31 sec's behind leader David Lord. Mid pack and its Adam Gill and Andrew Trent jostling for position before Adam spins handing Andrew 5th position. Hagen having trouble keeping it on the black stuff as his tyres has fallen off the cliff. Fortunately Matt Waters in P2 narrowly missus Hagen. While changing rubber he concedes his 7th position to Evan but soon gets it back with plenty of grip.

Scott Daniels is having a consistent drive in P4 by just limiting his mistakes. Its 2 laps to go and Lord is in the lead with a 24 second advantage over Matthew Waters. Scott Daniels just manages to take P3 from the ICEMAN who is starting to melt under the hot condition of the German summer. He lost the rear which catapulted him into the fencing losing his front wing.

The chequered flag is waved and its David Lord out front with a brilliant drive. Matthew Waters in 2nd and Scott Daniels takes 3rd.

Results:

 

Finish Start Diff Driver  Race Time Fastest Lap
1st 1st - David Lord 65:06:598 1:33:731
2nd 3rd -1 Matthew Waters +0:27:000 1:35:240
3rd 4th -1 Scott Daniels +1:01:055 1:34:634
4th 2nd +2 Scott McDonald +1:10:706 1:33:465
5th 5th - Andrew Trent + 1 Lap 1:34:768
6th 8th -2 Adam Gill + 1 Lap 1:36:570
7th 6th +1 Hagen Bahneman + 2 Laps 1:35:820
8th 7th +1 Evan Golbach + 2 Laps 1:35:276
 

Standings:

 

      2013 F1 League
Drivers Race 1  Race 2  Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 9a Race 10 Race 11 Race 12 Race 13 Race 14 Race 15 Race 16 Race 17 Race 18 Race 19 Points Place
David Lord 11 15 17 13 20 20 0 11 20                       127 1st
Scott McDonald 12 12 0 17 15 0 20 20 13                       109 2nd
Andrew Trent 0 0 12 10 13 15 15 12 12                       89 3rd
Evan Golbach 15 13 15 11 11 13 0 0 9                       87 4th
Michael Gray 20 20 20 15 0 0 0 0 0                       75 5th
Matt Anderson 0 17 0 20 17 17 0 0 0                       71 6th
Hagen Bahneman 0 0 0 0 0 12 13 10 10                       45 7th
Scott Daniels 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 13 15                       45 7th
Matthew Waters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 17                       34 8th
David Lazzaro 17 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                       26 9th
Adam Gill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 11                       26 9th
Shane Gilfeather 0 0 13 0 12 0 0 0 0                       25 10th
Mark Kearon 0 0 11 12 0 0 0 0 0                       23 11th
Justin Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 9 0                       21 12th
Greg Pointing 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                       13 13th
Benny Tran 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                       11 14th
Jimmy Tran 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                       10 15th

 

By Shane Gilfeather

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