2010 Carrera European Championship Final

2010-05-13 - 2010-05-16
At the ‘Ringboulevard’ of the German Nürburgring race circuit on Friday the 14th May 2010 the 19 year old Spaniard Francesc Capell Vives from Sant Joan Despí near Barcelona won his first ever Carrera European Championship.
2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final
2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final
2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final2010 Carrera European Championship Final
2010 Carrera European Championship Final – Francesc Capell Vives takes coveted title back to Spain

At the ‘Ringboulevard’ of the German Nürburgring race circuit on Friday the 14th May 2010 the 19 year old Spaniard Francesc Capell Vives from Sant Joan Despí near Barcelona won his first ever Carrera European Championship. He beat off the challenges of the three other Carrera finalists to win the main prize, a dream holiday for the entire family at the Aldiana Makadi Bay all inclusive club in Egypt.

Before the final two-time Carrera World Champion, Andreas Loth, from Vienna, was honoured for his achievements over the past few years and entered into the Carrera ‘Hall of Fame’.

The final was held during the ADAC Zurich 24-hour race and was opened by celebrity 24-hour competitors such as the racing legend, Hans-Joachim ‘Striezel’ Stuck with his sons Ferdinand and Johannes, plus Mattias Ekström, Thomas Jäger and several other top drivers.

A total of nine drivers in each of the age groups from Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Hungary and Switzerland made the cut for the 4pm race held in a genuine atmosphere of motor racing tension. After the gruelling quarter and semi-final qualifiers the field was whittled down to the four successful drivers who lined up to compete in the thrilling 40 lap final behind the wheel of a 1:32 scale Porsche GT3: 12 year old Alexander Bamberg of Wiesbaden, 18 year old Udo Hüttlinger of Georgensmünd and the winner of the Carrera Challenge Tour for adults, 49 year old Andreas Linz of Regensburg, all from Germany; and Vives from Spain.

The entire field of Carrera drivers remained together until the middle of the race until Vives gradually managed to move fractionally ahead. The rest of the field kept up the pressure on Vives until the very end. Young Alexander Bamberg especially displayed great skill to keep up with the older and more experienced competitors. Ultimately the Spaniard crossed the line just two seconds ahead of runner-up Udo Hüttlinger followed by Andreas Linz and Alexander Bamberg. Clearly exhausted but delighted, the winner, Vives, was awarded a voucher for a Club Aldiana dream holiday by Andreas Stadlbauer, head of marketing and distribution within the Stadlbauer Group, and triumphantly lifted the new handheld-control-design Carrera winner’s cup. The cup is to be put on show in Stadlbauer’ Salzburg headquarters. The other finalists also received great prizes including vouchers for race weekends and TIMEX watches.

The large Carrera circuit remained open for visitors to the ADAC Zurich 24 hour race after the Carrera European Final, and several drivers took the opportunity to start training for the upcoming Carrera Challenge Tour 2010 that will be raising the pulses of every true motor racing fans in Germany and Austria.

Many thanks to our partners: Deutsche Post Speed Academy, the TV stations SPORT 1 – the sports channel – and Disney XD, the specialist car magazine SportAuto; as well as ALDIANA and TIMEX.

For more Carrera Challenge Tour information – go to www.carrerachallenge-com.
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