Race of the Champions
Coupé de Benelux 2001 (Mixed teams race)
The organizers J.P. van Rossem
By Lasse Åberg.
Some short notes from the race.
A race report can be read from the
official site. You will find a link on the second page to
We raced 12-hours divided in 30-minute heats
In the first heat the team of Peter Ackermans/Lamberto
Bosch/Mike Timmermans drove well on a good middle lane.
In the second heat the "Swedish" team (well, it
was a mixed team) took the lead.
After three hours we, the Swedish team, lost a lot of
laps. In the fourth hour we took more than 30 laps back
but then we lost:
A lot of laps!
Now was also a time in the race when a lot of the cars
suffered body fatigue.
The Vanneste Mercedes ran into motor problem. After a
while they suspected the controller but after checking
that they found out that the car was faulty.
Unfortunately that heat had to be rerun. More value for
The winners. Maya Willockx and "Piki" van
2:nd placed mixed team. Kristof Klinkers, Lasse Åberg
and Anders Gustafson
3:rd placed team. P.Ackermans/L.Bosch/M.Timmermans (Left
to right may not be correct)