2006 European Championship, Kouvola, Finland
9-12:th of March Kouvola were once again the host for a major
wing car race. The European Championship. There were not only Europeans
there. A duo left the heat of the 33+ degrees Celsius summer in Brazil
for the nice fresh and clear -15 to 20 Celsius winter weather of
Four races was on the schedule. The G-7 One motor race. Box
stock G-12. G-27 and finally the G-7 class. You are not allowed to
enter all racers. If you race the Box stock you may not race the main
G-7 One Motor race
Harri Nykänen, Kimmo
Mikael Silén, Juha
Yli-Sipola, Petteri Pirhonen, Justus Pohjasniemi, Gugu, Jari Porttinen
As a warm-up race a one motor race was held. The racers were
by lottery moved into two semi-finals. The top four from each were then
moved to a A main and the rest moved to a B main.
In the A main it was Juha Yli-Sipola and Mikael Silén that took
on a battle in the lead where Mikael looked be a possible winner until
a broken brush spring ended the race.
Front brush spring snapped from
shortening due to broken rear buss bar
Instead Jari Porttinen took on the battle and gained some laps
on Juha during the first half of the last heat but then Juha was able
to extend his lead.
4. Luis "Gugu" Bernardino
Winner Juha Yli-Sipola with
second placed Jari Porttinen
Box stock G-12
A new class for the European Championship is the Box stock G-12 class.
It uses the Mura C-can as the base for a motor.
Top qualifier was Marko Salomaa 2.942 in front of Hermanni Vahnhalakka
3.000 and Hannu Laitinen 3.017. All qualifying results here.
Two mains were run. Most laps and winner was Atte Lyyski.
3. Hermanni Vahnhalakka 401
Results from the two heats Results Results