The grids for the A-Main finals at the Euro Nitro Series in Austria have been finalised with Shepherd’s Gerhard Kandlehart securing the 11th grid spot ahead of Xray’s Martin Hudy in Touring Car while in 1:8 Serpent’s Toni Gruber bumped up along with Austrian Mugen driver Bernd Koller. Both competing in the B final it was Hudy who won the first 16 minute encounter but winning the second leg of the final in a faster time it was Kandlehart, who missed the bump up at Race 1 in Hockenheim, who secured the 11th spot. For Adrien Bertin, who started on pole position for the B Main, it was not a good day. Having stayed late last night after qualifying to test, the KM Racing driver was very upbeat about his chances this morning but it wasn’t to be. In Leg 1 he lead for 40 laps but suffered what he thought was a one-way problem which forced with to retire but in the second leg it turned out that it was in fact a problem with the fuel tank and he was out before the half way mark.
A direct qualifier at Race 1 of the ENS earlier this month, Gruber, who was BQ this weekend after a tough qualifying, took two easy wins to secure his place in this evening’s 45-minute main along with Koller who finished second on both occasions.