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European Championship wing cars 2004
Kouvola, Finland 16-19 September

In the university town of Kouvola in Finland this years European championship for wing car racing was held. The track is fast and for those of you that like that I have good news to tell you. It's even faster now after Pekka Sippola, Marko Pirinen, Hannu Laitinen and others has adjusted it further.

Kouvola super speedway

Kouvola super speedway

G-7 Warm-Up

It started of on Thursday with the G-7 warm-up race. In qualifying Juha Yli-Sipola was on top but in the race no other than Mikael Silén won ahead of Petr Krcl and Juha Yli-Sipola. It was early on a race between Mikael Silén, Petr Krcl and Juha fighting.
1. Mikael Silen     671
2. Petr Krcil       639
3. Juha Yli-Sipola  638
4. E-P Söyrinki     613
5. V-M Kantamaa     598
6. Douwe Banning    587
7. Petteri Pirhonen 584
8. Zdenek Benes     430


Vlado Okali tq:ed with 1.901 in front of Peter Krcl 1.911 and in third Vladimir Horky 1.913. The qualifying was close. For example, in eight place was Zdenek Benes with a 1.937 lap.


Juha Yli-Sipola won the semis.
Juha Yli-Sipola  626
Vladimir Horky   616
Jari Porttinen   614
Vlado Okali      614
Mikael Silén     613
Petteri Pirhonen 610,45
Peter Krcl       610,25
Pekka Sippola    610

Main final

G-27 drivers
Mikael Silén. Petr Krcl. Juha Yli-Sipola. Vladimir Horky. Jari Porttinen. Vlado Okali. Pekka Sipola. Petteri Pirhonen

Juha had a really fast motor and started of well but did not really gain that much. It was a close race and when it was three heats left Juha was still in the lead but with Mikael Silén close behind. Before the last heat Mikael was in the lead and he held on to that to the end.
1. Mikael Silén    1037   NEW World Record!
2. Juha Yli-Sipola 1028
3. Vlado Okali     1017
4. Petr Krcl       1013
5. Vladimir Horky  1010
6. Jari Porttinen   971
7. Pekka Sippola    967
8. Petteri Pirhonen 517  DNF

Mikael Siléns winning car Mikael Siléns winning car
Mikael Siléns G-27 winner

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