2010 ETS: Another Championship for Rheinard
As the podium presentations get underway here in Andernach, Germany, and the curtain comes down on a third successful Euro Touring Series season the big question being asked is can anyone beat Marc Rheinard?
The German dominated the World Championships 2-weeks ago lifting his third World title and here at the sixth & final round of the Xenon Racing backed ETS the Tamiya star continued his rule over electric Touring Cars. Winning the third leg of the final from pole, Rheinard claimed his fourth win of the 2009/10 series and adds the overall title for the first time to his already enviable CV. Benefiting from being the only driver on fresh rubber, Rheinard took a relatively easy win over Ronald Volker and Atsushi Hara who joined him on the podium. Hara was content with the result but admitted he was no match for Rheinard who he has in the past openly said is the greatest driver in the World.
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Ryan dominates the podium once again. His 801X and 801Xt prove to tough for the competition, toss in his driving skills and you have victory.
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Lee Martin and TRF201 Cruise to Victory
Lee Martin threw the hammer down in round three in qualifying, smashing the previous top time and placing him on TQ for the mains. Half way into the A1 and Peter Pinisch was hot on Lee’s rear end, and Lee was feeling the pressure - coming down the straight he came too close to the track marking, bouncing sideways across the corner and seeing Pinisch sneak past into 1st. On the following lap Pinisch landed bad coming off the tabletop, but this still wasn't enough and Lee couldn't quite slide through. Finally though the rear-end pressure proved enough for Pinisch and he hit the track marking coming up towards the double-double,
Two in a row and Tamiya dominates!
The 2010 IFMAR ISTC Electric Touring Car World Championships were held from July 1st-3rd in Burgdorf (near Hanover) in Germany. Tamiya Racing Factory (TRF) was there in force, with Marc Rheinard laying down the gauntlet by taking the top qualifying position with his TRF416X. He then took full advantage by winning the first two A-Main heats to claim the world championship title. Having won the title in Thailand back in 2008, this win makes it two titles in a row for Marc and is also his third overall. This is also Tamiya's fourth world championship title, following wins in 2002, 2004, and 2008. Other TRF drivers also put in strong performances, with Elliott Harper taking 3rd place on a tie-break, Jilles Groskamp taking 6th place, and Viktor Wilck taking 10th place, thus giving Tamiya four Top-10 finishers!