13 May, 2007

Second EC race in France: again A-final, 4th place!

The second race in France didn't start well. At the first heat, Eklund had a 10th time overall. In the second heat, it was even a 15th time overall. The third heat went very well. At slippery conditions he managed to get a 5th time overall.
With these results it was a 8th time, third in the B-final next to Larsson, Pailler, Kuypers, Bermingrud and C-final winner Hunsbedt.

At the B-final start, Pailler crashes into Larsson and had to retire. At the start of the last lap it was Ludvig Hunsbedt who came inside on the kerbs and took the rear wheel from Larsson. Both cars were out. The beneficiary of the incident was Per Eklund who took the lead and held off Morten Bermingrud in a desperate dash to the finish.

At the A-final it was Jernberg who took the lead at the start in front of Hansen, Eriksson, good starter Eklund, Oliver Anne and Isachsen. Then Eriksson spun and Per Eklund picked up third place ahead of Olivier Anne and Sverre Isachsen who had front end damage on his Focus.The race order remained static until the last lap when, exiting the hairpin at the top of the hill there was contact between Anne and Eklund, the latter running onto the infield and losing third place to the Frenchman. Eklund managed to recover fourth and held off Isachsen in a desperate run to the chequer.

Again a good result!

Next race: June, 1-3, Nyirád, Hungary.

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