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.
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
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 G-27 winner