Jörn Neumann reports on the 2nd qualification round in the German Nats west division
The 2nd Round were held in Hürtgenwald on an astroturf track. The weather was great all weekend. On Saturday was first free practice for a couple hours and then 3 Rounds of controlled practice. I tried some different shock setups and a 3mm front swaybar. This made my car much better and faster. I changed nothing for the 1st Round of qualifying. I finnished 2nd, made one mistake and had some traffic. On Sunday were two more Rounds of qualifying. In Round two I was on a good pace, but had a problem after 2 minutes. The last Round worked really good with a TQ. This was also enough for the overall TQ.
The main final started really badly for me with a problem on the start. I lost more then 10 seconds and had to start from the pit lane. I pushed my DNX408v2 really hard and worked my way back to third after a couple of minutes. I caught up a few tenths every lap to the leaders. We decided to pit safe at 7minutes in the 20 minutes main. Both leaders tried to pit at 10. During the pit stops with some fast laps I was back in the lead and pulled away to have enough gap for my second fuel stop. In the end I won by half a lap over second place!