Valencia, Spain - Following Anthony Kumpen’s win in the ELITE 1 Division earlier today, Stienes Longin (#11 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) won a fierce but fair battle with Salvador Tineo Arroyo (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) in the ELITE 2 Round 1 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain to score his second career NWES win and bring the second trophy to PK Carsport.

The two young talents started from the first row for the first race of the season and swapped position three times during the 16-lap race, until Tineo lost some precious tenths by locking his tires under braking and the #11 PK Carsport built a two-second margin. Longin didn’t make any mistake in the last few laps of the race, crossing the finish line ahead of the Spanish rival. 

"It was a hard race today,” said Longin, who won his first race at Tours Speedway in 2015. “Tineo was very fast, I really had to push hard to have the better hand on him. I passed him once and he answered immediately, but I pushed him to make a few mistakes and I think that's how we won it. I'll try to do the same tomorrow."

The PK Carsport vs. CAAL Racing battle continued for third place, but it was Guillaume Deflandre (#56 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) who beat Gabriele Gardel (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) to the line by just .5 seconds. Russian Rookie Roman Mavlanov (#15 Dexwet Renauer Team Ford Mustang) looked strong at the wheel of the #15 Dexwet Renauer Team Ford Mustang as he quickly closed the gap from Deflandre and Gardel, but had to settle for fifth, leading the Rookie Cup in front of Riccardo Geltrude (#7 Double-T by Nocentini Ford Mustang). Hugo Bec (#3 Tepac RDV Compétition Ford Mustang) came home seventh, while Eric De Doncker won the Legend Trophy classification with the eighth place. Martin Doubek (#5 Dexwet Renauer Team Ford Mustang) and Simone Laureti (#9 Double-T by Nocentini Ford Mustang) rounded out the top-10.

Arianna Casoli (#8 Vict Motorsport Ford Mustang) collected the Lady Cup Trophy by finishing 19th.

Things will mix in the ELITE 2 Round 2 as Longin set the fastest lap of the race in 1:42,580 to conquer the pole position. Deflandre will start from the first row, followed by Gardel and Tineo Arroyo. The second race of the season will be streamed live on Fanschoice.tv at 10:30 am CET.    

RACE RESULTS

Pos

#

Driver

T

TIME

GAP

1

11

LONGIN,Stienes

 

27:34,793

 

2

54

TINEO,Salvador

 

27:36,866

00:02,073

3

56

DEFLANDRE,Guillaume

 

27:45,796

00:11,003

4

24

GARDEL,Gabriele

 

27:46,353

00:11,560

5

15

MAVLANOV,Roman

R

28:00,566

00:25,773

6

7

GELTRUDE,Riccardo

R

28:01,286

00:26,493

7

3

BEC,Hugo

 

28:04,122

00:29,329

8

98

DE DONCKER,Eric

L

28:06,486

00:31,693

9

5

DOUBEK,Martin

 

28:16,803

00:42,010

10

9

LAURETI,Simone

L

28:16,884

00:42,091

11

47

ABREU,Marconi

R

28:17,530

00:42,737

12

44

KUNZ,Justin 

R

28:20,744

00:45,951

13

78

DE WEERDT,Jerry

L

28:35,875

01:01,082

14

12

CALCINATI,Renzo

L

28:39,785

01:04,992

15

73

GUIOD,Paul

R

28:55,248

01:20,455

16

26

GRUBER,Willy

R

29:17,110

01:42,317

17

31

BEC,Didier

L

27:39,246

-1 Lap

18

69

AIT-ADJEDJOU,Rayane

R

28:33,537

-1 Lap

19

8

CASOLI,Arianna

R

28:37,157

-1 Lap

20

1

WAKEFIELD,Shawn

R

28:45,512

-1 Lap

21

46

MALCHAREK,Christian

 

05:16,235

-13 Lap

22

37

FERRANDO,Thomas

 

03:37,587

-14 Lap

23

66

HUNT,Freddie

R

03:38,024

-14 Lap

24

 

Not Started

 

 

 

24

6

SPINELLI,Marco

L

 

 

25

88

GUIOD,Alexandre

R

 

 

 

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