Dutch treat as Kuypers aims for A final

by Tim Whittington |

Some things are already settled; Davy Jeanney will start the Supercar A final from pole and there will only be two finals (A and B) for the the Supercar field which is now down to 15 after Stig-Olov Walfridson suffered an engine failure in his Renault Clio and joined Pavel Koutny (who went out of the event with mechanical troubles on his Fiesta yesterday) in retirement.

Things are looking good for Davy Jeanney. © Tim Whittington/RallycrossWorld.com

Looking good for an A final start, Dutchman Jos Kuypers continued the superb form he displayed yesterday and posted seventh fastest time in the second heat. Fourth after two heats, he said he could have been faster today. “I made a lot of mistakes in that race, it was not as good as yesterday, seventh is not very good,” he said. On the subject of whether it is him or the car that is performing so well here, a venue at which he has done well in the past, Kuypers said his Fiesta VII was working well. “The car has been good all year but we had wet events in England and France and it was just difficult. This is the first time we’ve had good weather, I feel good in the car and comfortable on the track. There’s more to come and I want to be in the A final.”

Walfridson’s weekend, meanwhile, has gone from bad to worse. “I had a crash in France and there was a lot to do to repair the car and get it here. After scrutineering on Friday there was a water leak from the engine, probably because of the crash, so we changed the engine, now the spare one has blown up so I am out,” said Walfridson who is determined to be on the grid for next weekend’s Hungarian event at Nyirad. “I will be there, I don’t know if I will have a spare engine with me but we will go back to Sweden and make sure that we have at least one engine repaired and in the car for next week.” Walfridson’s Helmia team, which also fields Mats Lysen’s identical Clio III Supercar had some cheer in the second heat as the young Norwegian  set second fastest time and began his recovery after being excluded from the first heat when the rear aerofoil on his car was found to be too high.

Krzysztof Skorupski and Robin Larsson set fastest times in Super1600 and TouringCar respectively.





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