Serpent – Sotiropoulos makes perfect start to title defence

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Current Greek 1:8 Champion John Sotiropoulos got his title defence off to the perfect start over the weekend when he dominated the opening round of the 2007 National Championship at the Arena Racing circuit.

The Team Serpent Greece driver used his 960 perfectly to TQ for the event in a new track record time of 19 laps in 05:05.710.

In the final Sotiropoulos was having a good battle with Kyosho driver Totomis but an error during his first pit stop saw the Serpent driver drop a full lap.  Rejoining the race the defending Champion chased down leader Totomis and with 2 minutes of the 30 minute final remaining retook the lead.  Going on to win the race and collect maximum championship points his stunning recovery drive also saw him set a new record time for a final at the Arena track with a time of 108 laps in 30:09.053.

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Backing up Sotiropoulos’s fine performance, Mimis Papadopoulos made it two Serpent 960s on the podium with his Mega DSII+ powered example.

There was also success for Serpent in the B final with Antonis Paliginis and Andreas Gianakakis both finishing on the podium.

ss03.jpgA Main Result
1. Sotiropoulos John (960/Mega MF) – 108 laps
2. Totomis Vagelis – 107 laps
3. Papadopoulos Mimis (960/Mega DSII+) – 105 laps
4. Anastasiadis Kiriakos – 103 laps
5. Piknis Spyros – 96 laps
6. Mpastas Dimitris – 95 laps
7. Farmakis Leonidas – 95 laps
8. Fokianos John (960/Mega MF) – 89 laps
9. Tsiapas Aris – 70 laps
10. Arkoumanis John – 17 laps
B Main Result
1. Karabelas Nikos – 65 laps
2. Paliginis Antonis (960/Mega DSII) – 62 laps
3. Gianakakis Andreas (960/Mega DSII+) – 61 laps
4. Manolitsis John – 59 laps
5. Rompos John – 58 laps
6. Theologos Antonis – 58 laps
7. Karras Pascal – 52 laps
8. Meraklis Dimitris – 38 laps
9. Makrigiorgos Andreas – 17 laps
10.Polimeros Vasilis – 0 lapsSource :Serpent

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