Round 12 - Hungary (Hungaroring)
Pos No. Driver Team Cl. Time Diff. Laps Pts 1. # 4 Steffen Diener Power Tech Ace 1:11.107 +00.000 11 20 2. # 1 Jan Svehlik Bolgani Ace 1:11.232 +00.125 10 16 3. #15 Benjamin Suerig Amiga Racing Ace 1:11.681 +00.574 11 14 4. #11 Ian Parkhouse Phoenix Pro 1:11.879 +00.772 10 12 5. # 9 Darren Crawford Corgi Ace 1:12.410 +01.303 7 10 6. # 7 Olivier Leroy CyberSpeed Pro 1:12.635 +01.528 12 8 7. #25 Jim Spratt Lotus Pro 1:13.338 +02.231 12 6
Pos No. Driver Team Cl. Time Diff. Pts 1. # 1 Jan Svehlik Bolgani Ace 1h39:20.697 +0:00.000 180 +5+3 2. # 9 Darren Crawford Corgi Ace 1h41:39.807 +2:19.110 170 3. #15 Benjamin Suerig Amiga Racing Ace 1h41:44.245 +2:23.548 165 4. #25 Jim Spratt Lotus Pro 1h42:51.992 +3:31.295 160 5. #11 Ian Parkhouse Phoenix Pro 1h44:04.705 +4:44.008 155 6. #39 Robert Wilson Powerecoil-2000 Pro -4 laps 151 7. # 4 Steffen Diener Power Tech Ace 55 laps 72.10% 104 8. # 7 Olivier Leroy CyberSpeed Pro 15 laps 20.04% 27
"Classic race. No errors. Nothing to say."
Darren Crawford (Corgi), 2nd:
"After a bad qualifing I made some minor adjustments and came up with a tire strategy. I rocketed to near the front, slowly creeping up to cars and waited for the safe corners to pass. The back markers were giving everybody trouble. Had a better race than I though was possible, especially after that qualify. I am happy with my position and now we move on to the next race."
Jim Spratt (Lotus), 4th:
"A better than expected result for me, as there were no major problems as I led
the race from start to finish. As ever backmarkers didn't play ball, and there
was 1 or 2 near-misses, but I guess that's only to be expected at Hungary. The
most memorable was Trulli burying the car in turn 5 on lap 41, especially as I
didn't see the yellow flag, with Barichello right in front of me - I managed not
to run into Barrichello, but we were neck and neck into turn 6, and of course
Barichello out-braked himself into turn 7, holding me up by 10 seconds. Finally
I love Spa so I can't wait for the next race :)"
Ian Parkhouse (Phoenix), 5th:
"I came into this race quite confident as the Hungaroring is a track I quite
like (I think it's because a lot of the corners favour my driving style).
It went well until lap 11 when I saw yellow flags. I slowed right down but not
enough to prevent me smashing a front wing on a spinning back marker. I then
had to follow this very slow moving car into the pits, losing even more time.
The other unscheduled pitstop came on lap 28 when I tried to pass a back marker
on the first corner but he clipped my back end which turned me 90 degrees
straight into the wall at just enough speed to require repairs.
Things went fairly smoothly to the finish from there, except for a couple of
hairy moments when cars spun in front of me and I had to react very quickly to
avoid them. I was hoping to go for a really fast lap with my last set of tyres
but a mixture of horrible traffic and mistakes from pushing too hard meant
that I could only manage one clean lap out of the last 15.
At least I finished and can drop another low scoring race. Hopefully I will
score enough points to regain my championship lead!"
Robert Wilson (Powerecoil-2000), 6th:
"A surprise return for many, no doubts including myself, but racing with
injuries was difficult. I'm surprised I finished at all after enduring
several coming togethers with other cars and barriers. Finishing four laps
adrift was pretty good after what I've gone through in recent weeks. Needless
to say that I'm more sore now after this race then before, but it was good
excercise for me."
Steffen Diener (Power Tech), 7th:
"As CCs were quiet slow I decided to start on Bs so I wouldn't
have to overtake to much. That strategy didn't work too well
as almost nobody crashed out ... except me ... in lap 56."
Olivier Leroy (CyberSpeed), 8th:
"I had a very good start from the first place, and during 6 laps, I was the leader. But, my setup
wasn't very good, and I had to drive with understeer. For this reason, I did a fault on the lap 7
I did a fault, I had an accident with Mika Hakkinen. So I did a stop to change my rear wing, but few laps
later, I was again into the grass, and I had to abandon."