Ford Fiesta Sprint Cup: Changes underway during qualifying at Assen

Ford Fiesta Sprint Cup: Changes underway during qualifying at Assen

Ford Fiesta Sprint Cup: Changes underway during qualifying at Assen

At TT Circuit Assen there is a tough time who goes home with the championship in the bag after this weekend. Because in all three divisions the battle is still open and therefore every point is important. And then a good starting position can be the key to success, as fighting at the front of the field can bring more obstacles than starting from the front row. That’s why the contenders for the title worked harder to find a place at the front as possible.

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On Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning, the two free practices took place under completely different conditions. Because Friday afternoon was dry, warm and sunny, the next day the Ford Fiesta Sprint Cup drivers had to go to a track that was still damp due to the fog that hung like a thick blanket over the landscape of Drenthe and even a little rain. shower


On the drying track, the times continued to drop and it was a constant change. The first race will take place on Saturday afternoon with the weather forecast looking sunny and dry, but Sunday morning’s race could be a different story if the day starts the same as Saturday.

On Saturday afternoon, fifteen competitors are eager to make the most of the only twenty minute qualifying period for a good starting position later in the afternoon. During the morning the fog has given way to the bright sun, so that the wet path is no longer an issue.


Tom Feyaerts was the fastest of the group on the first lap after leaving the pit, followed by Senna van Soelen and Marnix de Wit. Lap later the lap times are already very fast and it is Finn Veeti Rajala who takes the fastest time.


Esmee Kosteman sits comfortably in fourth place on a circuit that she says is truly her circuit. It continues to take the fastest times of each, because Senna van Soelen once again sets the fastest time, And so it goes round after round.


Alan Czyz managed to score more with just over ten minutes left on the clock. Belgian Tomas De Backer can place himself in second place, just like in the previous round. With nine minutes to go, Aleksander Olejniczak came to a sudden stop at the Ruskenhoek Stadium, prompting race officials to throw out a yellow to pull the Ford Fiesta from pole position, currently good for fourth, to safety. .

Philippe Huart goes into the pits almost at the same time and has to give up with a broken turbo. The Belgian will unfortunately have to do it at the back of the field and the team has enough work to get the Fiesta ready for the first race.

FFSC 2022 - Round 7 - Qualifying - Tomas De Backer

With just over five minutes to go, the track reopens and the remaining twelve riders are once again in the hunt for the fastest time with essentially two laps to go. Most of them can no longer improve their time, so Alan Czyz sets the fastest time for Tomas De Backer, who can call himself the fastest Belgian.


The leader in Division 1, Sen Roodenburg, can be satisfied with a fourth time. The top six drivers are within one second of each other and have no fewer than four nations. Enough ingredients to make it an exciting duel later in the day.