Published on Monday, 03 August 2015 16:12
Written by BSI Editor
Bryan van Rijnberk & XB4-2wd podium finish at Belgium/Dutch Nationals R5
The 5th round of the Belgium/Dutch Nationals was held at the astro track of ORRA, Arendonk.
Q1 started out with a wet and slippery track. Due to heavy rain on practice day, we had limited practice, and the set-up could have been better with more practice time.
I was just driving safe and I still was able to put in a top 10 run.
In Q2 the track was already dry. I made setup changes for the dry track and the car was very good and I finished 3rd.
Q3: The track had even more grip than Q2, and even though I made some changes for the higher grip, the car was hard to drive, and I made some mistakes.
Finished 5th and 4th overall after qualifying.
I made a lot of changes for A1 for the high grip track, which made the car super easy to drive.
A1, I tried to move up as I saw the leader pulling away from the field, but the track was hard to pass. At the 3 min mark, the number 2 and 3 came together and I moved up to second.
The leader already had a big lead and I ran out of time to close the gap.
A2, I was patient this time and just following the field. The leader made a mistake on lap 2, so moved up to third.
Not much later the I made the pass for second and charged to the leader.
With 3 min to go I was close to the leader and made a clean pass for the lead.
Ran clean laps to the line and took the win.
A3, it started to rain just after A2, and the track was super slippery. I changed the whole setup for low grip.
In the first turn I twisted around and dropped back to 7th. I didn't have enough traction to hang with the pack and made more mistakes while trying to push.
Overall I finished second, and the car was awesome on the dry track.
1. Wesley van Helmond
2. Bryan van Rijnberk - XB4 2wd
3. Bruno Heremans