European Formula Palmer Audi Round 12 - Result - Nurburgring 9th July 2000 After 2 poles and 2 second places this season, Ulsterman Derek Hayes has finally taken the final step onto the top step of the podium. As the lights went green for the...
European Formula Palmer Audi
Round 12 - Result - Nurburgring
9th July 2000
After 2 poles and 2 second places this season, Ulsterman Derek Hayes has finally taken the final step onto the top step of the podium. As the lights went green for the rolling start, all three Team Brask cars were involved in an incident which saw Allan Simonsen and Jacky Van Der Ende out of the race and Jesper Carlsen continue with a damaged rear wing.
Robbie Kerr got ahead of Damien Faulkner at the start but found himself pointing the wrong way after Faulkner attempted an overtaking manoeuvre at the Weedol Chicane. Hayes inherited the lead and dominated the rest of the race, pulling away from Faulkner who continued in second place after the incident with Kerr. In the junior class Bruce Jouanny was once again up with the senior class leaders, with Christian Hohenadel also having a great battle with Bruno Besson back in 6th. The best battle of the race was at the back of the field with Paul Rozalowsky, Paul Parsons and Judd Coupland nose to tail fighting the last podium position for the junior class. Parsons won that particular battle, with Rozalowsky retiring and Coupland fighting right to the flag. Derek Hayes crossed the line with Damien Faulkner in 2nd place. However, at the end of the race a protest was lodged by Robbie Kerr against Damien Faulkner's overtaking manoeuvre and the Race Stewards penalised Faulkner 30 seconds, dropping the Irishman from 2nd to 12th.
Derek Hayes celebrated his victory with Bruce Jouanny in second place, rounding off an excellent weekend for the Frenchman. Justin Keen was 3rd, closing the gap on Faulkner to 2 points for the championship lead. <pre> Round 12 Result
1 Derek HAYES GBR Hyperion 24:28.963 2 Bruce JOUANNY (J) FRA Altran +7.882 3 Justin KEEN GBR Pendant +9.329 4 Bruno BESSON FRA BBC Europe +9.750 5 Christian HOHENADEL (J) GER IAXIS +10.294 6 Richard LYONS GBR Stabilo +11.282 7 Richard TARLING GBR JSP +11.788 8 Marco CIOCI ITA Informedical +22.385 9 Miku SANTAVIRTA FIN Sonera/Lopin Kulta Legenda +22.598 10 Jesper CARLSEN DEN Team Brask +26.290 11 Robbie KERR GBR Thomas Sanderson Blinds +28.408 12 Damien FAULKNER IRL www.f1grandprixracing.com +32.336 13 Paul PARSONS (J) GBR Atlantic Telecom +36.098 14 Judd COUPLAND (J) GBR Enterprise Network Group +36.193
DNF Paul ROZALOWSKY (J) CAN Powder Tech 9 Laps DNF Tim MULLEN GBR Morse 6 Laps DNF Paul EDWARDS USA Audi Sport North America 0 Laps DNF Allan SIMONSEN DEN Team Brask 0 Laps DNF Jacky VAN DER ENDE NED Team Brask 0 Laps
18 Derek HAYES GBR Hyperion 1:37.218 104.83 mph 11 Bruce JOUANNY (J) FRA Altran 1:37.437 104.59 mph