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Apr 14, 2008

The third round of the inaugural Euro Touring Series travelled to the Netherlands over the weekend where Serpent\'s S400 showed well in both Pro Stock and Modified as it literally flew around the superb MACH track.

In Modified Bart Wubben, John Bruins and the S400\'s creator Rene Cornella all made the A Mains which featured a quality international field including former World Champion Marc Rheinard. In the end Wubben was the highest place Serpent driver finishing a very creditable 5th overall thanks to a strong opening Leg of the finals when he scored a podium finish. In the Modified B Mains Rob Janssen gave Serpent the win taking his S400 to the overall victory with ease winning all three legs of the final.

Pro Stock saw Nicolai Nielsen, winner of Round 2 of the ETS in Denmark, qualify third for the A Mains and he was joined by Serpent\'s own Rob Kuijper who is better know for his 1:8 GP exploits. Unfortunately a few incidents including one which saw him pushed out of the race lead meant Nielsen\'s overall result of seventh was not a true reflection of his actual pace which saw him take a victory in one of the qualifiers. Despite the result Nielsen still leads the ETS standings with one round at Andernach in June still to go.

In a nice gesture by a group of Dutch racers, legendary race announcer Scotty Ernst and Uwe Rheinard, the organisers of Euro Touring Series, were presented with a pair of traditional Dutch cloggs which had been painted in the ETS colours by Serpent racer Richard Arts.

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