Nikolai Lamberts wins Danish national champions with S811T
Leading into the 7th (and final) round of the Danish nationals things were looking good in nitro truggy and buggy. In both classes we had the opportunity to claim the titles but things really needed to go our way as the 6th round was cancelled due to bad weather.
Unfortunately we had some bad weather leading up to the race and it was decided at the drivers meeting to cancel E-buggy and nitro truggy because of the conditions, the track was simply too wet to get a good raceday. However the weather looked promising and that would give the track a change to dry up for Sundays nitro buggy race.
A solid performance trough out the year (podium finish in all the races)placed Nikolai Lamberts (Serpent S811T – Novarossi) in the top spot claiming his first national title.
Conditions was very good and race was on, Nikolai was “only” 4 points behind the overall leader (Daniel) heading in to 1 round of practice followed by 4 rounds of qualifying.
Q1 was tight with the top 4 finishing only 1.7seconds a part, only clean run was Mikkel who claimed TQ for now, number 2 (Peter) number 3 (Nikolai) and number 4 (Daniel) all made small mistakes.
Q2 Mikkel had the same pace as Q1 but Daniel, Nikolai and Peter all drove a clean race and left Mikkel behind. Daniel TQ Nikolai 2nd and Peter 3rd, again only 1.6seconds between 1 and 3, this was shaping into a 3 man race.
Q3 Pace is going down, only clean run was Peter who claimed TQ for round 3, Nikolai had a small mistake finishing 2nd 3seconds behind and Daniel 3rd 1 lap off. Things were looking good, 3 rounds all top 3, with 3 different TQ´s, could Nikolai claim overall TQ in the last run.
Q4 A costly mistake on lap 2 kept Nikolai away from the top spot in the last round, only clean run was Daniel securing the TQ and 1 extra point the overall standings, this looked more than difficult to claim the title at the end of the day. Nikolai again 2nd and Peter 3rd.