After exactly a month I hereby present the report on day 2 AND 3 of the Euro’s. After the practice day on Friday, Saturday would mark the first qualifying day. Every driver had 3 runs, 1 practice and 2 judged runs. This would repeat itself on Sunday, so in the end everyone had done 4 judged runs.
Read more after the jump!
As said, qualification was held on Saturday. With 89 participants all running their qualifying runs after having run 2 practice sessions one can imagine that the judges get tired, so from time to time when they had the chance they’d pick up their transmitters and give it the beans them selves. Here you can see guest judge Mitto Steele driving hard around the practice track. Mitto is also owner of Meinomai and a very cool and low JZX!
After finishing his shell in true Team Orange tradition during the event, and it looked pretty cool on the track. The final qualifying scores aren’t posted online yet, so I’m not sure where the rest of the TWS drivers have ended up. I personally qualified 50th place.
Do you remember this little fellow from our report on last years D1RC Worlds in the UK? This is Adoru Ueno, son of Takahiro Ueno who is the owner of Vertex ltd. and a professional driver in the D1GP.
Here you can see him doing a Tsuisõ run with Team Japan mate Takahiro Kawakami, who got first on the Yokomo Worlds last winter! It was so awesome seeing these guys go round the track, so much skill in both of them!
Markus from Germany had brought his world-famous Matt Powers replica. Here he is twinning with Takahiro-san.
As with all of the D1:10 events there was a Concours d’Elegance. Only this time there was a Best Chassis and a Best Body cathegory.
Best body was won by..
.. our own DK Edwin-san and his amazing FC3S Ute with enginebay, while best chassis was won by..
.. UK’s finest Paul Edwards and his WATERCOOLED PE666-spec Yokomo!
With very low lighting conditions inside the venue there aren’t as much action pictures as one could hope for, but it’ll have to do. Back to the drifing..
Here you can see Joost clipping the apex with his Hakosuke. I have weak spot for vintage Japanese cars, so IMO this was one of the coolest shells at the Euro’s.
Bart from Dorigazo was for the Euro’s sponsored by Primerentals who rented him a 5DmkII and 2 nice lenses. This will be his 2012 shell and some of you might recognise which Onevia hides beneath the blue paint and vinyls… yup, my Speed Onevia I used before I was a member of TWS!
As you may have noticed I didn’t post too many pics of the TWS shells, this is because there will be feature posted this week about our euro’s shells..
A quick teaser…
I’ll round up with this picture of us after the long and DUSTY days in the Spykerhal. This was a common view in camp Holland, most of the time chillin’ with the Italians and Germans before heading to the villa team UK had for their own! Good times