Round 13 - Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
Pos No. Driver Team Cl. Time Diff. Laps Pts 1. # 1 Jan Svehlik Bolgani Ace 1:38.441 +00.000 11 20 2. # 2 Darren Crawford Bolgani Ace 1:39.854 +01.413 8 16 3. #39 Robert Wilson Powerecoil-2000 Pro 1:40.146 +01.705 8 14 4. #25 Jim Spratt Lotus Pro 1:40.618 +02.177 12 12 5. #11 Ian Parkhouse Phoenix Pro 1:41.884 +03.443 10 10 6. # 7 Olivier Leroy CyberSpeed Pro 1:42.116 +03.675 10 8
Pos No. Driver Team Cl. Time Diff. Pts 1. # 1 Jan Svehlik Bolgani Ace 1h18:56.617 +0:00.000 180 +5+3 2. #15 Benjamin Suerig Amiga Racing Ace 1h20:25.574 +1:28.957 170 3. # 2 Darren Crawford Bolgani Ace 1h20:46.793 +1:50.176 165 +5 4. #25 Jim Spratt Lotus Pro 1h22:33.728 +3:37.111 160 5. #39 Robert Wilson Powerecoil-2000 Pro 1h22:42.300 +3:45.683 155 6. # 7 Olivier Leroy CyberSpeed Pro 1h22:55.182 +3:58.565 151 7. #11 Ian Parkhouse Phoenix Pro 1h24:36.147 +5:39.530 147 8. # 4 Steffen Diener Power Tech Ace 25 laps 58.98% 81
"A good race."
Benjamin Suerig (Amiga Racing), 2nd:
"Another race that has shown that I'm simply not able to win races in my rookie season. Since I'm still fighting with the car's physics, I make too many mistakes."
Darren Crawford (Bolgani), 3rd:
"At the start everything was going well until the 11th lap when my car started to slide every where. This change my tire strategy, but I think it was choice. Again everything was going well until lap 38, The back markers had no respect for the drivers in the top positions, and cost me some valuable time. Other than that, the Bolgani car worked rather well today and I'm quite happy with my teams performance."
Jim Spratt (Lotus), 4th:
"A good race, although as usual the backmarkers were hell to get through, tho a
race win was never in doubt as by my 1st pitstop I was 39 seconds ahead of
Hakkinen. The only problem was I ran into the back of Joss Verstappen on lap
39, resulting in a trip to the pits for a new nose - however my pace for the
last 4 laps was excellent, as I knew grip wouldn't be a problem - I look forward
Robert Wilson (Powerecoil-2000), 5th:
"The first segment of this race was uneventful, nothing much happened
for the first 13 laps except me putting a wheel on the grass slightly
around the back of the circuit.
After my 1st pitstop it was just traffic and more traffic. Deciding
not to make any rash moves on cars as I needed some points, I just stayed
back and made moves on back markers in the same segments of the track
on each lap.
The third segment was going well on a switch back to a C compound tyre,
as I had started the race on. However, an Arrows car spun at the bus
stop several laps from the finish, the car hit the barrier and as it
rolled back, damaged my front nose cone. It was lucky the pit lane was
only a few metres away.
I dropped into the pits, and got a nosecone and switched to D compound
tyres. Not exactly what I had planned, but I managed to get two fast
laps in after negotiating nine or ten back markers on the way to the
Olivier Leroy (CyberSpeed), 6th:
"I had a very good start form the pole, and I was faster than Mika Hakkinen and the other. But on the lap
9, I broke my front wing, and I had to stop. So after that, I was 6th. But in few laps, I took the first place,
and I was with the same tires until the lap 30, so the grip was very bad. Because of that, I think I have lost a lot
Ian Parkhouse (Phoenix), 7th:
"Well, I finished. That's about all that can be said about that race."
Steffen Diener (Power Tech), 8th:
"For some reason I'm always slow in spa. I can't say that I
don't like the track, but the track doesn't seem to like me.
CCs seem to drive a completely different setup, wich makes it
very tricky to overtake. And that's the reason for my
retirement in lap 26."