Door W. los In Belgian Electric On-road Championship Rd2 7 mei 2017 187 downloads
Olivier was then soon up to speed, taking the provisional pole despite having to run in a lower heat. His fastest single laptime came close to the track record while Mitchell set the fastest time in the top group, some 3 seconds behind Ollie. Nicolas Delisé completed the Awesomatix top 3, but he was followed closely as well by Athan De Witte’s VBC. 13-years old Liam Van de Wouwer completed the top 5 running a Yokomo. In Q2 it was again Olivier whi set the pace, but while Mitchell claimed P2, both Athan and Nicolas were victims of a DNF. The top 5 was completed by Rico Claeys (Xray), Liam and Robby Engelen (Xray). In Q3 it Mitchell who fell victim of the mechanical gremlins. Young Athan De Witte claimed P2 behind Olivier and succeeded Nicolas, Liam and Robby.
With Olivier dominating the event in the qualifying, the main focus in the finals would be on the battle for the remaining podium spots. In A1 Ollie was cheered on by his daughter Anais, and this motivated him to set a new official 1/10th electric track record with a 14.102s. Mitchell took P2, but he was closely followed by Athan, Nicolas and Rico. A2 again went Olivier’s way, but the battle between Mitchell and Athan started to take shape. Athan was following in Mitchell’s wheelmarks and positioning himself for an attack. Unfortunately for Mitchell, his rear hub carrier came loose and he scored a DNF. Athan took a great P2 in front of Rico, Géry Ledocq (Kyosho) and Pascal Delferiere (VBC). Ollie decided to sit out A3 after having already taken the overall win and this let the fight for P2 wide open. Mitchell took a convincing lead and held it to the finish. Athan was putting a lot of pressure on Nicolas but the latter’s car suffered from a major understeer and he had to nurse his car around the track. When everyone expected Athan to make his move, he got his by a back marker and had to settle for P3. Nicolas later checked his car and found that his front stabiliser came loose, which caused the erratic behaviour of his car. Rico followed in 4th ahead of Liam who made a fine drive to 5th. The overall top 5 positions were Olivier Buyltinck (Awesomatix), Mitchell Van Es (Awesomatix), Athan De Witte (VBC), Nicolas Delisé (Awesomatix) and Géry Ledocq (Kyosho).