European Formula Palmer Audi Round 11 - Result - Nurburgring 8th July 2000 Junior class leader Bruce Jouanny took another overall victory at the Nurburgring, to add to the win in Spa last month. Pole position holder Damien Faulkner got a clean...
European Formula Palmer Audi
Round 11 - Result - Nurburgring
8th July 2000
Junior class leader Bruce Jouanny took another overall victory at the Nurburgring, to add to the win in Spa last month. Pole position holder Damien Faulkner got a clean start and led into the first corner. Behind him chaos reigned as cars fought for position at the first corner. Richard Lyons, Bruno Besson and Paul Edwards were all eliminated with many other cars forced to take avoiding action. With rain falling slowly the track was damp in places and Faulkner span on the beginning of lap 2, promoting Jouanny into the lead, closely followed by Robbie Kerr. Kerr battled hard and looked to be a serious threat to the Frenchman, but Bruce defended his position well. By mid-race Jouanny had opened up a gap over the Englishman, which he held to the chequered flag. Meanwhile behind the two frontrunners, Jacky Van Der Ende was leading a four-car battle for 3rd place. Justin Keen in 4th was pressurising the Dutchman but he was also in turn feeling the pressure from Jesper Carlsen. With Derek Hayes making up the four some, this proved to be the battle to watch as each driver in turn looked for an opening.
Jouanny came home in first place, punching the air in delight as he crossed the line. Robbie Kerr was second, 1.6 seconds behind Jouanny. Jacky van der Ende took the last podium place ahead of Keen, Carlsen and Hayes. Damien Faulkner had the consolation of setting the fastest lap, set while he came from the back of the field to finish in 10th. This leaves Faulkner still in the championship lead with a reduced margin over Justin Keen. <pre> Round 11 Result
1 Bruce JOUANNY FRA Altran 24:41.916 2 Robbie KERR GBR Thomas Sanderson +1.677 3 Jacky VAN DER ENDE HOL Team Brask +6.225 4 Justin KEEN GB Pendant +6.824 5 Jesper CARLSEN DEN Team Brask +7.553 6 Derek HAYES GB Hyperion +7.787 7 Miku SANTAVIRTA FIN Sonera/Lopin Kulta Legenda +9.896 8 Richard TARLING GB JSP +10.429 9 Allan SIMONSEN DEN Team Brask +10.952 10 Damien FAULKNER GB www.f1grandprixracing.com +11.445 11 Christian HOHENADEL GER IAXIS +20.400 12 Paul PARSONS GB Atlantic Telecom +23.080 13 Paul ROZALOWSKY CAN Powder Tech +32.472 14 Marco CIOCI ITA Informedical +1:27.720
DNF Judd COUPLAND GB Enterprise Network Group lap 8 DNF Tim MULLEN GB Morse lap 6 DNF Paul EDWARDS USA Audi Sport North America lap 0 DNF Bruno BESSON FRA BBC Europe lap 0 DNF Richard LYONS GB Stabilo lap 0