Published on Friday, 18 January 2013 15:31
Written by BSI Editor
Snertrace 2013 - Pole, bad luck & new faces
The snertrace 2013 was well attended.
A 2 days event with +100 pilots. With just Tim attending the race from our team and having Kris and Ken full focusing on their studies, the chances of a strong achievement was not so big. Nevertheless the saturday went excellent and 2 times winner Tim Vander Elst set a strong pole position in front of all others. Big smile was on his face and confidence grew. Would it become for him 3 in row on the Snertrace? Sunday would prove to be a different ball game ...
In the semi final his engine choked a few times and he was not even able to make 1 lap. Big frustration and our favorite was down and out. It was now to all privateer MMX pilots and see if they could fight against the strong presence of the other sponsored guys. They did not make the podium as the others proved to strong and to be to fast. the win was taken by Alexander Schmitt, Bart Mullink in 2nd and Alex Mulder completed the podium in 3rd, congratulations guys.
But it is not a shame to finish behind these well known names. On the contrary! We are very proud to see that from all privateers a very strong result is put on on the ranking list. Right after the sponsored drivers it is 4x in a row MMX on the list. Who were they?
Most remarkable was Dick Doorn, he progressed all the way from the last places 1/4th finals upto the main final. It has been more than a year back for Dick to make a main final at all, so he was all over the moon when he made the main final. Cherry on the pie for him is he is the best classified MMX when the chequered flag was waved. Dick you did a tremendous job and achieved a great result, well done!
Also special is for many of you a new face: Robin Speets. He got it all right and sorted out and drove an excellent semi and main final, well done Robin and congrats on this first final result in a big international race. On 8th and 9th spot Tom Koopmanschap with a bit to thirsty engine and 9th Patrick van Breugel who had also chances on a better result, but unfortunately had to retire the race shortly before the end.
It was a great racing weekend and see all next year at the Snert!