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CRank Track Season: 1965 Mod Cup (2018)  

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Track: Albi    Mod: 1965    FPS: 36    Number of racers: 16

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Date: Dec 04, 2018   Mod: 1965   Qual: 30 mins   Race: 36 laps

Erik vd Heijden won Albi race of 1965 Mod Cup season

Erik vd Heijden won Albi race of 1965 Mod Cup season | Dec 04, 2018


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Starting from position 3 on the grid, Erik vd Heijden's Honda RA272 crossed the line ahead of Paul Skingley's Ferrari 512 to take the win. Piero Mercaldo rounded out the top three in a Lotus 33, while fastest race lap was set by Piero Mercaldo also.

This race was rated as 3.3/5 Okay


p driver car time/gap
1 Erik vd Heijden HON 45:18.990s
2 Paul Skingley FER +6.302s
3 3/5Piero Mercaldo LOT +11.480s
4 Uli Hofmann BRA +12.090s
5 4/5Yannick Verheijen BRA +18.648s
6 4/5Roo Mellor LOT +21.659s
7 Stefan Roess BRA +29.866s
8 Pedro van den Berg LOT +46.062s
9 3/5Roman Zherebtsov BRA +1:06.370s
10 3/5Bastian Grupp BRA +1:15.226s
Marcel Gerris FER 1 lap
Jan Melissen FER 1 lap
nc 5/5Jani Posta HON 15 laps
nc Konstantin Zubov BRM 18 laps
nc Marco Mercaldo LOT 28 laps
nc 1/5Robert Fleurke HON 36 laps

Qualifying / Starting grid

p / driver / car / lap time
1 Piero Mercaldo
Lotus 33 1:14.127s

2 Robert Fleurke
Honda RA272 1:14.162s
3 Erik vd Heijden
Honda RA272 1:14.475s

4 Paul Skingley
Ferrari 512 1:14.543s
5 Uli Hofmann
Brabham BT11 1:14.723s

6 Marco Mercaldo
Lotus 33 1:14.950s
7 Stefan Roess
Brabham BT11 1:15.351s

8 Roman Zherebtsov
Brabham BT11 1:15.510s
9 Roo Mellor
Lotus 33 1:15.529s

10 Bastian Grupp
Brabham BT11 1:15.651s
11 Yannick Verheijen
Brabham BT11 1:15.679s

12 Pedro van den Berg
Lotus 33 1:15.803s
13 Jani Posta
Honda RA272 1:16.118s

14 Jan Melissen
Ferrari 512 1:17.266s
15 Konstantin Zubov
BRM P261 1:18.064s

16 Marcel Gerris
Ferrari 512 1:22.269s

Fastest race laps

p driver car lap time
1 Piero Mercaldo LOT 1:14.451s
2 Paul Skingley FER 1:14.455s
3 Erik vd Heijden HON 1:14.797s
4 Roman Zherebtsov BRA 1:14.951s
5 Roo Mellor LOT 1:14.979s
6 Uli Hofmann BRA 1:15.031s
7 Pedro van den Berg LOT 1:15.070s
8 Yannick Verheijen BRA 1:15.079s
9 Stefan Roess BRA 1:15.098s
10 Bastian Grupp BRA 1:15.444s
11 Marco Mercaldo LOT 1:15.481s
12 Jani Posta HON 1:16.140s
13 Marcel Gerris FER 1:16.500s
14 Jan Melissen FER 1:16.613s
15 Konstantin Zubov BRM 1:17.965s
Robert Fleurke HON no time

Drivers' comments

I enjoy this track because I have raced here many times in the past & usually it gives us excellent racing. Last night was the same :)

I was running quite high in the field for a while, but knew I was holding up some faster drivers behind. Eventually I out-braked myself into the hairpin & lost 3 postions or so. But, this meant I was now the hunter, not the hunted, which for me is always fun :D

I enjoyed many laps with Stefan, Roman, Yannick (others too probably) & was happy to complete the race for a change :)

Huge thanks to the admin team for organizing such an excellent season. Great to see such a big grid at the end of the season too :)

Thanks also to all you fine racers without whom Tuesday evenings would be dull :D
Long live gpl & gplracer :fistbump:

Roo Mellor 12/05/2018 19:00:34

Last night I was so excited and sorry for my accident with Marcel (who forgive) and the contact with Robert
that I did not understand that the race has won Erik with which I congratulate.
I looked at the reply carefully the first corner with Robert, you do not see the contact, in fact I did not warn anything but I apologize for having compromised the race, I would have preferred to duel and sincerely believe that we would have really enjoyed.
With Paul it was fantastic to duel correctly without impossible actions ..

Take advantage to congratulate Robert for the victory of the Championship and Paul for the deserved second place.
Honored to have been able to run with great drivers and an excellent organization.

Thank you all and I hope to see you soon on the track

Piero Mercaldo 12/05/2018 17:39:45

I really like this track. It's even better with 65/F2 mods. So I went for fun, and I got that. Thanks Pedro! :)

Congrats to winner, podium and all finishers!

Jani Posta 12/05/2018 10:10:26

Unofficial results!

Report by Yannick Verheijen.

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