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Danish Touringcar Championship turns into a cliff hanger

Danish Touringcar Championship turns into a cliff hanger

26.09.2006: Danish Touringcar Championship turns into a cliff hanger

Only six points are now separating Casper Elgaard and Jan Magnussen

Motor racing – September 24th 2006 – Danish Touringcar Championship


Jan Magnussen (left) and Casper Elgaard battled this hard at Padborg Park, both drivers eventually getting penalties for causing collisions (photographer Birger Vilén).

 

This year’s Danish Touringcar Championship will not be decided until the very last round of the series in three week’s time. That is the conclusion following the doubleheader event at Padborg Park over the weekend, where a total of four races saw the drivers in Scandinavia’s premier tin top series battle it out for points. And battle they did. Especially the two championship contenders, Casper Elgaard and Jan Magnussen, who where at loggerheads during the event.

Saturday’s first race resulted in a superb win for Germany’s Robert Schlünssen, who managed to work his way up from fourth on the grid to take his and the Peugeot 407 model’s first ever win in the series, the 22-year old driver becoming the youngest ever race winner of the series. In the second race the new hero could not perform a remake due to a sudden drop in fuel pressure, but instead Michel Nykjær, with whom Robert Schlünssen had battled for the lead in race one, managed to take a win and duly gained a very heavy weight penalty for Sunday’s pair of races. However, the Seat Leon driver’s win was to a high extent helped by the battle between Jan Magnussen and Casper Elgaard, who were running 1-2 at the top of the field.

In their battle for the lead Casper Elgaard collided with Jan Magnussen, who got into a slide, which enabled Casper Elgaard to get alongside him for the next corner. But again there was contact, and as the pair ran wide – Casper Elgaard even going through a sand trap – Michel Nykjær could nip by the pair and take the win.

Jan Magnussen was instantly docked a penalty lane passing for the incident, and following a protest Casper Elgaard was penalized with an automatic loss of six grid positions for Sunday’s first race. And to make matter worse for the reigning champion, he did not manage to get into the top seven who qualified for the third and last shoot out round, thus having to start the race from a lowly 14th position. On the contrast Jan Magnussen had more luck with his shoot out qualification. Despite stranding his BMW in the gravel trap in the second shoot out round he ended up qualifying for the third round, where he duly managed to set fastest lap.

The first race on Saturday had seen a major starting collision, and many feared a repetition for Sunday’s race, but the entire field managed to get through the first two corners without a major dent. And in this process Casper Elgaard managed to overtake an impressive eight competitors to go from 14th to 6th place within a quarter of a mile!

"I got a marvellous start," the Team Essex driver said. "Some drivers moved to the inside, but I chose to go for the outside, which can be lethal. But there was room all the way down to the first corner, but still it was risky being on the outside. But I managed to get back into the queue, and I was surprised to learn that I was running sixth."

At the front Jan Magnussen was driving towards another race win, while Casper Elgaard moved two places up to finish in fourth place. That meant starting positions as fifth and second respectively for Sunday’s second race, and here Casper Elgaard made another of his blinding starts to get into the lead. Team mate John Nielsen tucked into second place just ahead of Jan Magnussen and their battle helped Casper Elgaard drag out a small cushion, which saw him retake first place in the championship with a six points lead before the final round at FDM Jyllandsringen on October 15th.

On Sunday Michel Nykjær could only get a couple of fifth in his lead-heavy Seat Leon, and thus Martin Jensen became top FWD driver with a third and a fourth place respectively, which was good reward for the Hartmann Honda Racing mechanics who had worked to repair his car after the opening lap collision on Saturday.

Briefs

Lister Le Mans Series regular Jens Møller made a comeback to the series, where he had finished in the top four in the privateer class in the three previous seasons. The Dane drove the Hartmann Honda Accord Euro-R vacated earlier in the season by Markko Märtin and got a single point for finishing Sunday’s final race in 15th position.

Sweden’s Jens Edman once again had to be a spectator at a round of the Danish Touringcar Championship. Following his crash at Ring Djursland six weeks ago he is still wearing a back support.

Julien Briche will be making his debut in the Danish Touringcar Championship at the series final at FDM Jyllandsringen on October 15th. The French driver is part of Peugeot’s Le Mans programme and he will be driving a Peugeot 407 built by the Peugeot Sport Danmark squad.

Robert Schlünssen and Michel Nykjær battled for top positions in Saturday’s pair of races, eventually taking a win each (photographer Birger Vilén).

 

Result of the pre-final of round 7 of the Danish Touringcar Championship:

1. Robert Schlünssen Peugeot Sport Danmark Peugeot 407 18.41,414
2. Michel Nykjær Seat Racing Team Seat Leon 18.42,104
3. Casper Elgaard Team Essex BMW 320si E90 18.44,899
4. Michael Outzen JM Racing BMW 320i E46 18.45,443
5. Jan Magnussen Den Blå Avis Fleggaard Racing BMW 320si E90 18.50,596
6. Pontus Mörth Sport A Racing Volvo S60 18.51,886
7. Henrik Lundgaard Den Blå Avis Fleggaard Racing BMW 320si E90 18.52,797
8. David Falch Autoforum Racing Team Silke. Peugeot 307 18.57,079
9. John Nielsen Team Essex BMW 320si E90 18.58,265
10. Philip Andersen Team Essex Development BMW 320i E46 19.02,801

Result of the final of round 7 of the Danish Touringcar Championship:

1. Michel Nykjær Seat Racing Team Seat Leon 14.03,939
2. Michael Outzen JM Racing BMW 320i E46 14.06,871
3. John Nielsen Team Essex BMW 320si E90 14.07,298
4. Jan Magnussen Den Blå Avis Fleggaard Racing BMW 320si E90 14.08,712
5. Henrik Lundgaard Den Blå Avis Fleggaard Racing BMW 320si E90 14.11,270
6. Casper Elgaard Team Essex BMW 320si E90 14.11,800
7. Pontus Mörth Sverige Volvo S60 14.28,930
8. Philip Andersen Team Essex Development BMW 320i E46 14.31,031
9. Jason Watt Autoforum Racing Team Silke. Peugeot 307 14.32,207
10. Michael Carlsen Carlsen BP Motorsport Peugeot 307 CC 14.33,843

Result of the pre-final of round 8 of the Danish Touringcar Championship:

1. Jan Magnussen Den Blå Avis Fleggaard Racing BMW 320si E90 14.00,649
2. John Nielsen Team Essex BMW 320si E90 14.01,291
3. Martin Jensen Hartmann Honda Racing Honda Accord Euro-R 14.06,193
4. Casper Elgaard Team Essex BMW 320si E90 14.08,093
5. Michel Nykjær Seat Racing Team Seat Leon 14.09,965
6. Robert Schlünssen Peugeot Sport Danmark Peugeot 407 14.11,539
7. Philip Andersen Team Essex Development BMW 320i E46 14.12,124
8. Jason Watt Autoforum Racing Team Silke. Peugeot 307 14.12,390
9. Michael Outzen JM Racing BMW 320i E46 14.17,493
10. Michael Carlsen Carlsen BP Motorsport Peugeot 307 CC 14.18,565

Result of the final of round 8 of the Danish Touringcar Championship:

1. Casper Elgaard Team Essex BMW 320si E90 14.00,431
2. John Nielsen Team Essex BMW 320si E90 14.03,163
3. Jan Magnussen Den Blå Avis Fleggaard Racing BMW 320si E90 14.03,678
4. Martin Jensen Hartmann Honda Racing Honda Accord Euro-R 14.04,349
5. Michel Nykjær Seat Racing Team Seat Leon 14.06,045
6. Philip Andersen Team Essex Development BMW 320i E46 14.08,715
7. Jason Watt Autoforum Racing Team Silke. Peugeot 307 14.09,380
8. Henrik Lundgaard Den Blå Avis Fleggaard Racing BMW 320si E90 14.09,937
9. Michael Outzen JM Racing BMW 320i E46 14.11,089
10. Michael Carlsen Carlsen BP Motorsport Peugeot 307 CC 14.11,922

Championship positions – drivers:

1. Casper Elgaard Team Essex BMW 320si E90 318 p.
2. Jan Magnussen Den Blå Avis Fleggaard Racing BMW 320si E90 312 p.
3. John Nielsen Team Essex BMW 320si E90 280 p.
4. Henrik Lundgaard Den Blå Avis Fleggaard Racing BMW 320si E90 194 p.
5. Michel Nykjær Seat Racing Team Seat Leon 192 p.
6. Martin Jensen Hartmann Honda Racing Honda Accord Euro-R 169 p.
7. Michael Outzen JM Racing BMW 320i E46 130 p.
8. Philip Andersen Team Essex Development BMW 320i E46 129 p.
9. Robert Schlünssen Peugeot Sport Danmark Peugeot 407 86 p.
10. Martin Pedersen Team Peugeot DTC Køge Peugeot 307 79 p.
11. Jason Watt Autoforum Racing Team Silke. Peugeot 307 62 p.
12. Pontus Mörth Sport A Racing Volvo S60 59 p.
13. David Falch Autoforum Racing Team Silke. Peugeot 307 57 p.
14. Michael Carlsen Carlsen BP Motorsport Peugeot 307 CC 49 p.
15. Kurt Thiim Luxembourg BMW 320i E46 45 p.
16. Jens Edman Peugeot Sport Danmark Peugeot 407 42 p.
17. Ronnie Bremer Peugeot Sport Danmark Peugeot 307 37 p.
18. Mike Legarth Connection Racing BMW 320i E46 36 p.
19. Jesper Sylvest Sylvest Motorsport BMW 320i E46 32 p.
20. Markko Märtin Hartmann Honda Racing Honda Accord Euro-R 16 p.
21. Tom Pedersen Team FDM Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R 15 p.
22. Kent Iversen Lysabild Peugeot 406 Coupé 13 p.
23. Peter Vesti VestiVejlebo Racing Toyota Corolla T-Sport 4 p.
René Rasmussen Team Essex Development BMW 320i E46 4 p.
25. Jørgen Weinreich Team FDM Motorsport Honda Accord Euro-R 3 p.
26. Jesper Sally Sally Racing Renault Megane 2 p.
27. Jesper Ternvalt JT Racing Citroën Xsara Coupé VT 1 p.
Hans Hartmann Hartmann Honda Racing Honda Accord Euro-R 1 p.
Jens Møller Hartmann Honda Racing Honda Accord Euro-R 1 p.

Championship positions – privateers:

1. Philip Andersen Team Essex Development BMW 320i E46 313 p.
2. Michael Outzen JM Racing BMW 320i E46 292 p.
3. Martin Pedersen Team Peugeot DTC Køge Peugeot 307 238 p.
4. Pontus Mörth Sport A Racing Volvo S60 203 p.
5. David Falch Autoforum Racing Team Silke. Peugeot 307 187 p.
6. Michael Carlsen Carlsen BP Motorsport Peugeot 307 CC 173 p.
7. Mike Legarth Connection Racing BMW 320i E46 153 p.
8. Jesper Sylvest Sylvest Motorsport BMW 320i E46 135 p.
9. Tom Pedersen Team FDM Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R 93 p.
10. René Rasmussen Team Essex Development BMW 320i E46 78 p.
11. John Hansen Falken JHI Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 73 p.
12. Kent Iversen Team SH Bilcenter Motorsport Peugeot 406 Coupé 71 p.
13. Jørgen Weinreich Team FDM Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R 67 p.
14. Jesper Sally Sally Racing Renault Megane Sports Hatch II 42 p.
15. Jesper Ternvalt JT Racing Citroën Xsara Coupé VTS 34 p.
16. Peter Vesti VestiVejlebo Racing Toyota Corolla T-Sport 28 p.
17. Hans Hartmann Hartmann Honda Racing Honda Accord Euro-R 19 p.
18. Michael Klostermann Klostermann Racing BMW 320i E46 18 p.
19. Jens Møller Hartmann Honda Racing Honda Accord Euro-R 12 p.

Championship positions – teams:

1. Team Essex 598 p.
2. Den Blå Avis Fleggaard Racing 506 p.
3. Hartmann Honda Racing 197 p.
4. Seat Racing Team 192 p.
5. Peugeot Sport Danmark 165 p.
6. Team Essex Development 133 p.
7. JM Racing 130 p.
8. Autoforum Racing Team Silkeborg 119 p.
9. Team Peugeot DTC Team Peugeot DTC Køge 79 p.
10. Sport A Racing 59 p.
11. Carlsen BP Motorsport 49 p.
12. Klostermann Racing 45 p.
13. Connection Racing 36 p.
14. Sylvest Motorsport 32 p.
15. Team SH Motorsport 13 p.
16. Team FDM Motorsport 8 p.
17. VestiVejlebo Racing 4 p.
18. Sally Racing 2 p.
19. JT Racing 1 p.

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26.09.2006 / MaP

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