April 16, 2013

World Champion Pietsch to contest ENS ‘Pilot Series’

World Champion Pietsch to contest ENS ‘Pilot Series’

Reigning 1:8 Onroad World Champion Robert Pietsch is to contest both races in the Euro Nitro Series ‘Pilot Series’, the factory Mugen driver confirming that he will race both 1:8 and 1:10 Touring in Germany and Austria. A strong advocate of the creation of the new series after making his electric touring car debut at a round of the Euro Touring Series in 2011, the German will head to Race 1 as the pre-event favorite having TQ’d and won the European Nitro Challenge at the Hockenheim track last, an event that lead to the establishment of the ENS.

Commenting on the creation of the Euro Nitro Series, Pietsch, who is also the reigning European 1:8 Champion and a former Worlds Top Qualifier & European Champion in 1:10 Touring, said, ‘Having experienced the ETS I am really excited that the organisers have got involved in nitro and I believe the Euro Nitro Series gives us a real chance to create a professional well presented championship that can only be a good thing for everyone involved in onroad nitro racing. They have shown they can create world class events where the drivers race under fair conditions and can still enjoy themselves. I enjoyed racing at Hockenheim last year and I think due to the track’s association with Formula 1 its a great place to start the ENS’.

Race 1 of the ENS Pilot Series has also attracted entries from leading 1:10 Nitro Touring specialists Dirk Wischnewski and Erik Dankel. The reigning German National Champion, Dankel was Top Qualifier at last year’s Euro Nitro Challenge with former European Champion Wischnewski taking the win so the German duo can be expected to be among the main contenders to claim the honour of winning the first ever ENS event. Also entered for the opening race are Team Serpent’s Michael Salven and Mark Green. A veteran of nitro onroad racing and a multiple champion, Salven has been a strong supporter of the ENS organising team sharing his vast experience of the sport and providing valuable input on how best to run each event.

The organisers of the Euro Nitro Series have also announced the launch of an official website where all information relating to the two ‘Pilot’ races including the rules has been published. www.euronitroseries.com will also be the main portal through which the series media partners RedRC will publish full coverage of the each ENS event through the race weekends.

Despite having only been announced less than 3 weeks ago, the Euro Nitro Series ‘Pilot Series’ has already attracted an overwhelmingly positive response with further team/driver announcements set to be made over the coming days.


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