One Man Show by Ferenc Kancsar
Ferenc Kancsar kept a 100% record in DD2 in the Rotax Max Euro Challenge at Zuera and is now 2nd in the Championship going into the last round at Salbris, while Kevin Ludi is at the head of the table.
The reigning champion Ferenc Kancsar (VPDR) left his mark Qualifying as the man from Hungary was the quickest driver with a time of 63.096s while Constantin Schoell (Daems Racing) from Austria, Dzianis Slavinski (Dan Holland Racing) from Poland and Ville Viiliainen (Heikki Vaisanen) from Finland took positions 2 to 4. 5th place went to title contender Kevin Ludi (Spirit Racing) which gave a big advantage over championship leader Lukasz Bartoszuk (CRG S.P.A.). The Pole had to be satisfied with 17th and was not destined to play a decisive role throughout the event. That did not apply to Kancsar, who remained unbeatable during the heats, too: he was victorious in every race defending his pole position ahead of Kevin Ludi, Constantin Schoell, Ville Viiliainen and Italy’s Cosimo Durante (Franco Durante).
Kancsar continued his walkover in the Prefinal: he took a clear start-to-finish win, which was never really in danger. Behind him, Schoell defended 2nd place for quite some time but eventually he had to give way to his opponents and dropped back to 5th place. On the other hand Ludi drove a tactical race and managed to take 2nd place ahead of Slavinski, who had started up the race from only 9th place. Durante, who was in 2nd position for a while, had to be satisfied with 4th place.
As expected Kancsar showed no weakness in the Final either: he kept his opponents at bay and completed his perfect weekend with another triumph. The following positions were more open. Up to four drivers fought for the podium but by halftime Ludi prevailed and pulled away from the group, securing 2nd up to the finish line. Durante defended 3rd place against Viiliainen and local hero Oriol Dalmau Caballero (Motor Club Deportivo Creixell).
On the championship table, the situation has changed dramatically. Due to his double triumph Kancsar reduced his gap and improved to 2nd place in the table. Ludi took the lead again. The Swiss leads by 12 points ahead of Kancsar while Bartoszuk has dropped back to 4th place – even behind Schoell who is 3rd now.
In the separate classification of DD2 Masters, Slawomir Muranski (Wyrzykowski Motorsport) from Poland set the best time Qualifying. But the heats brought the change of the guard: Martin Pierce (Uniq Racing Team) took the reins which didn’t change. The Irishman finished 10th and 11th in the finals and took the Masters wins clearly, while Frenchman Christophe Adams (Adams Christophe) and Euripidis Hatzistefanis (Daems Racing) followed in 2nd and 3rd place in both finals. After Zuera, Martin Pierce has increased his championship lead and is now uncatchable in front. Under normal circumstances his overall victory is sealed already.