ISRA North European Championship 2007
25-27 May, Haapsalu, Estonia
This is the third
running of the NEC (North European
The first time was 2005 in Jelgava, Latvia. Last year in
In the town of Haapsalu approx. one hour south of Tallinn was
for the race.
Participants came from Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Finland and Sweden.
We, Michael Landrud and I, came by air to Tallinn and we got a
ride with Heikko Tamme to the track. We took a short brake just after
the airport when Heikko´s car overheated sending out a large
plume of smoke. We then ate and waited for friends to Heikko and he
then borrowed their car.
The track layout is somewhat similar to a King track but
banks and shorter straight before dead-man and no straight at all
between dead-man and the finger.
Friday we practiced and had a good time. Many of us stayed at a nearby
hostel so before going to sleep we sat down in the dining room and ate
On Saturday we had one two minute practice session and the
tech-in for the first of the two classes that day. The 1:32 Formula
In 1:32 F1 Nikolay Dolzhanskiy, Russia, was fastest 4.293
followed by Peteris Taurins 4,352, Latvia and Janis Rage-Ragis
4,422, Latvia. 31 entries.
1:32 F1 qualifying results here.
From qualifying all racers moved into the finals. This race
procedure was used throughout the weekend.
In the C final the young Finn Heikki Sinisaari came in second
which was really strong but, more would come.
In the B final Michael Landrud won easily and would have had even more
laps if the had not by mistake thought the final was over after seven
heat. he lost some 10-15 laps because of that.
The A final was won by Nikolay Dolzhanskiy.
1. Nikolay Dolzhanskiy
2. Peteris Taurins 397 Latvia
3. Justus Pohjasniemi 393 Finland
4. Janis Rage-Ragis 390 Latvia
5. Lasse Åberg
6. Michael Landrud 381 Sweden
7. Reinis Lacis
8. Kari Sinisaari 377 Finland
1:32 F1 Final D here.
1:32 F1 Final C here.
1:32 F1 Final B here.
1:32 F1 Final A here.
1:32 F1 Total results