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October 8, 2010

TEAM DURANGO FRANCE had a very good weekend in Aytré

Filed under: News — Team Durango UK @ 9:54 am
cyril-dex410

Our friend Gilles Bernnardo sent us this race report from France:

“We discovered for the very first time this nice and technical Track in Aytré. Hervé LEFORESTIER and is MCA club member had made an impressive work to organize the French Cup.

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From the first run of the cars our DEX 410 were really fast with five cars in the top 10.

Qualifying heat 1 :
Two Pilots where really fast, Armand LANTHEAUME and Cyril BALDINI, both of them really close to 15 laps. Behind them, Vincent HELIGOIN and Mickaël LENOUAILLE managed 14 laps 5’11 and 5’20. Gilles BENNARDO was fifth with the second DEX410.

Qualifying heat 2 :

Once again Cyril was the fastest, even though a little rain slowed-down all the pilots. Vincent was second, with Gilles and Armand not too far behind.

After Qualifying heat 3 :

Five DEX 410 qualified for the A main! The DEX410 was very reliable on the very demanding and difficult track.

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Throughout the meeting TEAM DURANGO FRANCE were working all together to improve the DEX410 even more. At the end of qualifying heat five of our DEX410 were in the top 10. Once again Cyril BALDINI took TQ.

Final A1 :
After a small mistake at the start of the race by Cyril, Vincent HELIGOIN took the lead on the fourth lap. He then made a big mistake, leaving Cyril coming back to first place, with Armand third and Gilles fourth. On the very last lap, Cyril was a little off line out of a corner, with Vincent punching with his car … and jumping to the finish line. This action was not appreciated by the referee, so the decision was to give back the victory to Cyril once the referee had reviewed the video of the race.

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Final A2 :
Unlucky Vincent broke his car on the fourth lap. Cyril kept cool and his first position to claim the win and with it the French Cup title! Cyril’s car was really fast and easy on big airs, awesome !

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Final A3 :
Having already won the title by winning the first two legs of the A final, Cyril decided not to race in the final leg. Following a BIG mistake after the double, Vincent and Armand where passed by Gilles with his DEX410. At the end of the straight line, Gilles  made a mistake putting his Durango on a track marker. Armand took first place, Frédéric PAIN finished second and Vincent finished third.

Conclusion:
Cyril BALDINI took the lead from the first heat and never looked back. In doing so he became the French Cup Champion. It is the fifth national victory this season for our great pilot! Well done Cyril! The track became really bumpy as the race was going on. We had to find fine setup to keep improving lap times. It was a great team effort by Team DURANGO FRANCE. Thanks to our DEX 410, the event was a really great weekend.”

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