Momarken (Norway) Today the fifth round of the European Rallycross Championship was held in Norway. Division 1 It took some time ( about 90 minutes ) before the A final could start. Reason was that Morten Bermingrud complained that Thomas ...
Momarken (Norway) Today the fifth round of the European Rallycross Championship was held in Norway.
It took some time ( about 90 minutes ) before the A final could start. Reason was that Morten Bermingrud complained that Thomas Radstrom went to wide, of the track, in the first corner. The rules are that no one is authorised to go of the track. Radstrom won the B-final but was disqualified. The Swedish driver wasn't authorised to start in the A-final, so Morten Bermingrud took his place.
Kenneth Hansen had pole position in the A-final but wasn't able to match the speed of the Norwegian Sverre Isachsen on the long start straight. " There wasn't a chance for me to take the command as there was no room left for me as we reached the first corner ", Kenneth Hanbse said afterwards. Hansen was right on his tail the whole final. Hansen was faster but Isachen protected his inside very careful in each corner so Hansen couldn't overtake him. And so the Norwegian driver won the A final in Divison 1.
Morten Bermingrud, who came from the B-final, did an amazing start from the last position and after a brave manoeuvre in the first corner he managed to take third place and defend it from Lasse Larsson who eagerly wanted to get by. Mikael Jernberg was fifth and K-G Lindqvist took it to the finish even that he had a damaged engine.
<pre> Results of the A-final 1 Isachsen Sverre N Ford Focus 20 points 2 Hansen Kenneth S Citroen Xsara 17 points 3 Bermingrud Morten N Citroen Xsara 15 points 4 Larsson Lars S Skoda Fabia 13 points 5 Jernberg Michael S Ford Focus 12 points 6 Lindqvist K.G. S Volvo S40 11 points 7 Jokinen Marko FIN Peugeot 206 10 points 8 Eklund Per S Saab 9-3 T16 9 points 9 Sachweh Harald N Opel Astra OPC 8 points 10 Lindefjell Guttorm N Ford Focus 7 points 11 Radstrom Thomas S Hyundai Accent 6 points 12 Bjorklund Alte N Ford Focus 5 points 13 Fredereksen Bo DK Ford Escort RS 4 points
Championship standings 1. Kenneth Hansen 77 points 2. Sverre Isachen 65 points 3. Lars Larsson 64 points 4. Michael Jernberg 62 points 5. Morten Bermingrud 49 points
</pre> Division 2
In Division 2 Championship leader De Keersmaecker wasn't in Norway. He drove in Brands Hatch, in the Belcar Championship, the Belgian Championship for GT's and Tourism cars. De Keersmaecker could afford this, because after 5 races, the worst result will be eliminated.
No De Keersmaecker and so the victory went to Isachen, the defending European Rallycross Champion 2004.
<pre> Results of the A-final 1 Pinomaki Jussi Fin Renault Clio Sport 20 points 2 Farsbo Jimmy S Peugeot 306 GTI 17 points 3 Castoral Roman CZ Opel Astra OPC 15 points 4 Thorjesson Mattias S Opel Astra OPC 13 points 5 Eriksson Magnus S Honda Civic R 12 points 6 Nilsson Marcus S Peugeot 206 11 points 7 Castoral Roman CZ Opel Astra OPC 10 points 8 Tyszkiewicz Piotr PL Astra OPC 9 points 9 Eliasson Jenny S Peugeot 306 8 points 10 Try Pal N Peugeot 7 points 11 Slastad Tommy N Opel Astra 6 points 12 Kotek Tomas CZ Renault Clio 5 points 13 Valle Frank N Opel Astra 4 points 14 Winnaess Bjorn N Honda Civic SR 3 points
Championship standings 1. De Keersmaecker 70 points 2. Farsbo 62 points 3. Pinomaki 62 points 4. Nilsson 61 points 5. Castoral 56 6. Tyszkiewicz 43