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X30 Euro Series hits Salbris for stage two

X30 Euro Series hits Salbris for stage two

The Salbris circuit in France hosts round two of the X30 Euro Series this weekend and in this article we will look ahead to the weekend with a summary of what happened at round one, along with some new additions to the series.

X30 Junior

We may only be at round two, but missing from the provisional entry list are two potential key players in this years championship. They are Tuur Stalmans and Ellie Goldstein. The two Belgians are currently 2nd and 3rd in the championship and perhaps just using round one as an extended test session they don’t appear to be heading to round two.

That’s good news for Chris Lulham who will have less to worry about and even better news for Enzo Joulie who should automatically inherit 2nd in the championship. Matias Zagazetta will be hoping for some better fortunes this time, he hasn’t been on his best form in recent weeks and will quickly need to turn that aound if he wants to challenge for the title.

Chris Lulham

Kai Askey – One to Watch

One to watch for this round is Kai Askey. The young Brit has joined the championship and after his podium at the IAME International Open, he could play a big part in the lead battles this weekend. The Fusion Motorsport predominantly races in the X30 Junior class, so did well to get that podium and I don’t see any reason why he can’t repeat that form this weekend.

Kai Askey racing at the IAME International Open

The Brits

In total 7 Brits have entered the event they are:

Chris Lulham
Kai Askey
Georgi Dimitrov
Alexander Walker
Eduardo Coseteng
Evan Spenle
Angus Moulsdale

X30 Senior

It’s two British drivers at the top of the standings in the Senior class heading into round two. Jordan Brown-Nutley was hugely dominant at round one and will be the man to beat once again, with Brett Ward in a close 2nd place after round one. The Belgian Yarne Goovaerts is 3rd, but was that helped by round one being hosted in his home country? Only time will tell.

One driver who will be on a mission tor recover from an unfortunate first round is Mark Kimber. The Strawberry Racing driver had finished 2nd at round one before being disqualified for a technical non-conformity. He now has lots of work to do and will be chasing a win this weekend. So will his teammate, Nicolas Schoell, the reigning Senior Rotax Max European Champion currently stands 6th in the championship and will be looking to move forward this weekend.

Jordan Brown-Nutley leading Brett Ward

Milan Petelet – One to Watch

Racing on his home circuit Milan Petelet is certainly the ‘one to watch’ this weekend. He had a pretty terrible round one by his standards leaving the event 30th in the championship. It was the Pre-Final where he was particularly affected having dropped from 7th to 32nd on the first lap in an incident which saw him go no further.

Milan Petelet racing in 2016

The Brits

In total 8 Brits have entered the event they are:

Jordan Brown-Nutley
Brett Ward
Patrick Kibble
Ben Wooldridge
Mark Kimber
Oliver Clarke
Jack Deakin
Kristiyan Hristov
Jonathan Browne (IRL)

Oliver Clarke

X30 Mini

Bart Ploeg took a clean sweep of points at Belgium but it wasn’t without some controversy behind. Maximus Meyer and Diego LaRoque were two drivers who fell back from podium positions right at the death of the race and as a result will be doing anything they can to stop Ploeg from winning this weekend.

Round 1 podium (left to right) Amaury Meertens, Bart Ploeg, Lukas Blomgren-Dahl

One to Watch – Ugo Ugochukwu

Watch out for the American and former Florida Winter Tour champion this weekend to be going well. Just up from Cadets Ugo is racing with the GK Racing Team on the energy chassis, his experience in the WSK championships should help him adapt to the circuit this weekend.

Written by Chris McCarthy

Images courtesy Eduard Cortana

 

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