Monday, 23 September 2019

2019 RD3 DANGER ZONE Results

The third round of this season, RD3 – Danger Zone took place at the former Soviet airbase in Tököl on Saturday. And what a weekend it was! Located just outside of Hungarian capital Budapest, this fast and treacherous track, paved with grippy Soviet cement and asphalt forced the drivers to really commit to their run. Concrete jerseys and huge tyre walls are not something our drivers encounter too often, but they have become popular in Hungary, so our drivers had to face them all the same.

35 drivers were on the starting grid for qualifying on Saturday morning, after a likely 36th car had already been totaled on a concrete jersey. Most cars on the grid put out well over 500 HP and the resulting smoke screen throughout the course was incredible, to the enjoyment of the crowd.

The qualifying results have probably never been tighter as 10 points meant the difference between 5th and 20th place. Radu Vaduva of Romania (BMW E46 M3) and Hungarian Arpad Turoczi (Nissan S14) finished just outside the Top 16 despite having the same point score as Bence Bauer, who caught elimination runs by a thread. But he was up against the European vice-champion from 2016 and 2017 and the Hungarian champ of the latter year, who came back from a 2-year break, András Molnár and his 2JZ Nissan S13, who qualified first. Krisztián Szili (Nissan S13.5) took second, while Robert Petri finished 3rd. The latter was eliminated by Bilik Bertalan (Toyota Soarer) in Top 16, while reigning Hungarian champ Szili beat Lukas Dobias, the current Adria Drift Series championship leader in the first elimination round, but couldn't get past Austria's Gregor Kavalir (BMW E36 turbo) in the Great 8. Another contender for the ADS championship title, Zoltan Szanto and his 600HP BMW E92 also met their match in the form of Tamas Kreisz (BMW E30) in the Top 16.

In Great 8, Molnár eliminated Nagy (BMW E46 turbo), who managed to get past Zoltan Zango prior to this battle. Zango and his team showed incredible spirit after the car was crashed hard twice during the weekend, but had to acknowledge defeat in the end. Kreisz progressed to the Final 4 by beating Oliver Amon in his V12 Mercedes, while Bilik Bertalan surprised once more and eliminated Tamás Magyar to face Gregor Kavalir for a spot in the grand finale, the other pair being András Molnár and Tamás Kreisz.

Unfortunately, as there had been several major crashes during the day in the Hungarian championship that caused a huge delay, the night fell and it became too dangerous for the drivers, as well as too dark for the judges and the huge crowd of spectators to see. Therefore, the Final 4 were determined by the qualifying scores, which meant an all-Hungarian podium and Gregor Kavalir finishing just beneath it.  3rd place went to Bilik Bertalan, Kreisz took second and it was András Molnár taking home the win.

Round 3: DANGER ZONE event results

Quite a few Hungarian drivers who tasted the series for the very first time took interest into coming to an always spectacular RD4 – Night Strike in Krško on October 4th and 5th. We are about to witness some amazing high-horsepower, high-risk twin battles drift show.
See you on Night Strike in Krško, Slovenia on October 04. - 05.!






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