The 2011 Contact Tyres Trophy took place on the wonderful Fiorano track in Italy, just this last weekend, 80 drivers in 2 classes 1/10 and 1/8 took part.
Because weather forecast expected rain for Sunday we decided to race only in 1 day on the Saturday. A sunny day made the race very nice for all the drivers under the perfect organization of Mr Angelo Gesualdi and his family. In the end on 1/8 Class TQ for our driver Robert Pietsch Mugen/Novarossi/Contact.
All the Contact Team showed very good lap times running mainly LIGHT rims with 32sh front tyres and 35sh rear tyres. Simon Kurzbuch ran a very good qualify supported by his brother and Contact Switzerland distributor Rolf Suter.
In 1/10 TQ went to another Contact driver Jerome Renaux driving Xray/Max/Contact. Jerome was using Contact Carbon rims with 37sh front tyres and 40sh rear tyres.
1/8 ‘A’ final saw Pietsch have an accident with Rick Vrielijnck at the start but lap after lap with an average time of 14.9 sec arrive to the first position after 10 minutes and he never lose it anymore. Another impressive race for Robert who is very positive for the coming World championship in April.
In 1/10 the main final see the close battle from Jerome Renaux and Davide Gallesi. At the end Gallesi won driving a very good final.It was a shame for Jerome that he had to make 1 fuel but he couldn’t check perfectly the fuel consumption of his engine and decided for a safe strategy.
Thanks to all the drivers that attend the race also from very far away, Holland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. A special thanks to Michael Selner of HOECO company Contact Tyres Austrian distributor Felix and Robert. The next big race for the Contact drivers is the World Championships in Miami USA in April.