Nations Cup at the Race of Champions again in the German national team

On Saturday, December 3, was the first day sovernovany at the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany for 23 in a row Race of Champions. By tradition, at first it played out, the so-called Nations Cup among teams, each of which consisted of two persons.
Unfortunately, the draw sent the Slavic team in Group B, where their opponents were teams such as Germany in the person of Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, UK, represented by Jenson Button and Andy Priaulx and team All Stars, and All Stars, which included David Coulthard and winner of the Race of Champions last year – the Portuguese Felipe Albuquerque.
Moreover, if the Group A drivers sovernovalis on such cars as the VolksWagen Scirocco R, Skoda Fabia S2000, Audi R8 LMS and the KTM X-Bow, the riders Group B had, for the most part, use the buggy ROC Car, the same KTM and most clumsy car World Touring Racecar in NASCAR-style.
Experience driving the buggy was not at Petrova, nor Kopecky, so on these typewriters they lost to their rivals 4 and 3 seconds, which is a lot.
Alas, then team got pilots Slavic unfamiliar equipment, and rivals – all as one, not for the first time participate in the Race of Champions and are familiar not only with the route pattern, but also with the provided equipment.
As a result, Slavic brothers in the group took third place out of four, beating a team. But for the semi-finals they fought the Germans and the British. At the end of the first two rounds the score was 1:1, but then Vettel again on the buggy, beat Andy Priaulx, allowing Michael and Sebastian to continue the fight in the final.
In group A were the best representatives of the Scandinavian team, which was represented by eight-time winner of the 24-hour race at Le Mans, Tom Kristensen and three vice-IRC champion Juho Hänninen series Finn.
In the semifinals, the Scandinavians understood against France as a part of Roman Grosjean and Sebastien Ogier, but in the final the Germans gave way, and with a crushing score of 2:0. Ahead of all rivals in Group A, in the final Christensen in the first race he lost to Schumacher and Vettel without any problems ahead of Juho.
Thus, the Nations Cup went to the German team, and for the fifth time in a row. And on Sunday, the riders will have to fight every man for himself in the Champions Race. The only bad thing that those techniques will be more diverse buggy, hardly benefit Vitaly Petrov.


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