July 9-10, at the suburban racetrack «ADM Raceway» passed 5 stage nationwide amateur car championship for the best lap time RHHCC-RTAC, a kind of 10-step equator series. And as its geographical analogue, at the Grand Prix «Military Glory» was really hot — especially in the technical inspection of the box. As a result of the last stages of the organizers decided to test several vehicle classes leaders. And some of the results plunged the car club community in shock, spawned rumors and speculation new hashtags. But first things first.
The most accessible class City-light, which involves almost standard cars to 150 hp (Slight changes in the suspension system, intake and exhaust), won by Ivan Chebotarev, acting on the VAZ-2108 with an engine of 1.5 liters. Small volume engine gives Ivan advantage in weight, even in comparison with the same engine VAZ, but the volume of 1.6 liters. The organizers decided to check to see whether he gets an advantage in vain, and opened his engine. Inspection showed that the engine meets the regulations, and Ivan produces winning fairly. Second place was won by Sergey Batyaev, piloting a 150-horsepower Ford Fiesta ST. And the third place was taken by Alexander the Soviets in possession of a powerful but heavy diesel SEAT Ibiza. Championship leader in this class, Anton Arkhipov, became only the fifth, so the fight in the classroom on the last 5 stages promises to be hot — all four pilots given above can become champions. Not be discounted and last years champion Vyacheslav Scherbatkina (Toyota Ceilca), occupying in the final report after 5 stages 4 place.
In one of the most massive category Warm-street, with the participation of standard cars ranging from 150 to 225 hp, top competition was preceded by a comparative analysis of vehicle class leaders. We measured power density four cars: Skoda Octavia A7 1.8 TSI (180 hp, 1310 kg), Toyota Corolla 1.6 (165 hp, 1060 kg), Subaru BRZ (200 hp, 1290 kg) and MINI Cooper S JCW (218 hP 1250 kg). Most power was Skoda A7, never been to a class podium (best result — 4th place soplatformennogo SEAT Leon). Next located MINI. But the machine, which implicitly leads to class — Subaru BRZ — became only the third, quite a bit of beating the weak, but the light Toyota.
Victory with a decent margin won Sergey Udot managing analogue BRZ — Toyota GT86. A second and third place was taken by Subaru pilots — Vikhansky Nikolai (class leader) and Alexei Didukh. Occupying second place in the overall standings Tigran Gasparyan became only the fourth. I am glad that the class begin to appear new automobiles and participants. For instance, already travel two see’d Kia GT and exotic Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde. By the way, with 6 stages within the class will be awarded a single-stage-5 Cup car with turbo engine volume of 1.4 liters, which resulted in the pilots will receive prizes and gifts.
The Warm-race class Subaru BRZ advantage is not so obvious. Let victory and won the champion in 2014, Anton Barnes, his back breathing two Lada 2109 Kuznetsov Artem (2nd place) and Michael Khilkov 2108 (3rd place). The standings Hot-street — a classic for «hot» hatchbacks, leadership Subaru BRZ and Renault Megane RS violated the Mazda 3 MPS and Mazda RX8. First ruled Cup winner Lada Granta and RSKG racer Michael Loboda, and the second — a formal champion 2015 Igor Drazhnikov. These pilots took place 1 and 2, respectively. The third was a budding Alexander Zakharov, yet preserves the chance to catch up and overtake the leading Maxim Belotskii in the fight for the championship.
Racing class Hot-race pleases tight competition with heavy machinery and light turbo engine cars with atmospheric engines. The first three kept within 0.8 seconds. First place went to Sergey Gorbatenko (1: 51,128 — SEAT Leon Cupra), second Stanislav Varlamov (1: 51,809 — Renault Megane RS) and the third Alexey Krasnoglazov (1: 51,942 — Honda Civic Type R). In the class of standard wheel-drive vehicles AWD-street victory celebrated newcomer RHHCC Andrey Emelin (1: 51,334 — Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9), second place went to Ivan virtuoso drift Martirosov (1: 51,389 — Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10). And the third place, literally tearing it from the class leader Nicholas Bryantseva (1: 51,743 — Subaru Impreza WRX STI) (!), Took pilotessa Tatyana Dobrynin (1: 51,729 — Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9). Perhaps that is between Tatiana and Nikolai unfold the struggle for the final championship.
In the class of expensive cars charged Super-street continues dominance of BMW — all three places on the podium were distributed between the pilots of the Bavarian brand. The first place for the first time taking part in RHHCC, won by Stanislav Safronov (Z4 M, 1: 52.067). Second place went to Marat returned to taymatak Khairov (M3 E92, 1: 52.202). In third place is gaining speed Murat Valiullin (M3 E92, 1: 52.779). The leader of the championship in this class — pilotessa Marina Kareeva on the Volkswagen Scirocco — was only 8 line of the final protocol. Whether it will be able to save the extracted in the early season advantage?
As the whole of Russia is closely following the developments around our Olympic team and doping tests, so all community RHHCC watched the results of inspections in the most powerful class RHHCC Super-race. Class, although allows significant improvements of cars, but also limits them. Honesty speed leaders of the championship has always been questionable. And like leaders themselves (questions to each other), as well as those of competitors, many of whom have gone into other series of failing to provide competition (speaking not so much mastery of aerobatics as a financial cost for the preparation of competitive technology, the level of the leaders of machines, which does not satisfy the rules allegedly). Technical Inspectorate initiated a check of the mechanical components of vehicles, and has taken fuel samples analysis. And if on the mechanics of questions to the leaders did not raise, the fuel analysis yielded stunning results. The octane number of the fuel used by Michael Pavlenko, was found to be 133, and Vladimir Gorlatch — 104. Both values violate the rules. However, the accuracy of the instrument caused doubts among Board RHHCC clubs, and fuel was sent for examination to one of the Moscow Research Institute. According to its results, both fuels have octane number 102 +/- 1 that fully justifies the leaders of the championship.
In addition, it was revealed that Mr Gorlach used engine, which exceeds the declared amount. Even though measurements have shown that it does not give him a significant advantage in speed, but regulations have been violated. There was a question about the cancellation of the results for the entire season. The Council decided to leave the club in the fight against Vladimir. But now, the measurement will be made at each stage.
As a result, according to the results stage victory went to Vladimir Gorlachev (1: 43.591 — a new record RHHCC), second place went to Michael Pavlenko (1: 44.578), and third place, traditionally, has won Andrey Sevastyanov (1: 47.550). In «Supercars» class standard calm prevailed — at least the participants, a minimum of struggle. First place went to Paul Leshchinsky second — Mikhail Ilyin, both piloted cars Porsche 911. In the club competition for the second time in the season won TRTeam team. Who knows, maybe it will be able to impose the struggle VAGrt Petronas — TopLevel? The answer is coming soon — 6 stage RHHCC, which will be held this weekend at the circuit «Smolensk Ring».