Marcus Christiansen, Sverre Dahl, Mathias Bohlin and Kalle Lyrén Friday leaders in the heat of Gardermoen
Mathias Bohlin stormed to a great 7.098 seconds to claim the number one qualifying position in Super Street Bike at the first day of qualifying for the Drag Challenge, round three of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship at Gardermoen Raceway in Norway. In Pro Stock Motorcycle Kalle Lyrén impressed with a great 7.088 seconds to secure the provisional number one qualifying spot. In Super Twin Motorcycle Marcus Christiansen is the number one qualifier after three runs with 6.61 seconds, while Sverre Dahl leads the Top Fuel Motorcycle category with still one day of qualifying runs to go.
The extreme heat of more then 33 degrees and burning sun made it almost impossible to record stunning numbers at the first day of qualifying for the Drag Challenge, the third round of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship at Gardermoen Raceway in Norway. But still some riders and crew chiefs made the best of the situation and impressed with great numbers in the three qualifying runs they could make on day one.
In Super Street Bike Mathias Bohlin impressed once again with a stunning 7.098 seconds in his third run of the day. The leader in the championship is also the provisional leader at Gardermoen now.
Reigning champion Mogens Lund is the number two qualifier with 7.22 seconds, while Vesa Ruhanen claimed the provisional number three spot with 7.34 seconds. Anders Blanck is the number four after three runs with 7.49 seconds, making the top four with riders from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway an international affair.
In Super Twin Motorcycle Marcus Christiansen could only make one run, but the Danes 6.61 seconds was enough to claim the provisional number one qualifying position.
Roman Sixta from the Czech Republic is in second position with 6.75 seconds, while Samu Kemppainen claimed the number three position with 6.97 seconds. His countryman Lasse Leponiemi is the number four qualifier after three runs.
For Kalle Lyrén Gardermoen is his first race of the season, but the Swede immediately impressed with a great 7.088 seconds to claim the provisional number one qualifying position.
Reigning champion Thomas Lysebraate Olsen is the number two qualifier with 7.20 seconds, with Timo Savolainen third with 7.33 seconds.
In Top Fuel Motorcycle Sverre Dahl recorded 6.38 seconds and is in the number one position, with Jan Sturla Hegre second (6.49 seconds) and Rikard Gustafsson third (6.51 seconds).
Super Comp Bike and Super Gas Bike had five qualifying runs on Thursday and three on Friday. After eight runs Tony Andersson is the leader in Super Comp Bike with Peter Östlund in second position. Mikkel Jensen is leading Super Gas Bike, with Ellen Ödegaard in second position.
Qualifying for the Drag Challenge continues Saturday.
Qualifying results: http://ndrg.no/resultater-drag-challenge-27-juli-2018/
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