Jörn Neumann wins 2WD A1 after a dramatic heatjanuar 13, 2019
If there is any english word that can describe the A1 Main in 2WD at DHI 2019, it has to be unpredictable. Setting off from pole position, David Ronnefalk only held the lead for one lap before rolling the car after an incident with P2 starter Jesper Rasmussen.
Rasmussen inherited the lead and kept it for some laps, while some strong opponents made their way from further down the field. Most notably, Marcus Kærup got off to an amazing start from tenth on the grid, quickly moving through to third, following Jörn Neumann in second place.
Neumann had a great battle with Jesper Rasmussen for the lead, and eventually Neumann made the move – and made it stick as well.
Back down in second, Jesper Rasmussen had to defend hard against a charging Marcus Kærup. The two local drivers ended up running into each other on the final lap, initially handing Kærup second place, but Rasmussen took back second place at the next corner.
Over the line, Jörn Neumann won his first heat of the day, followed by Rasmussen and Kærup. Hampus Berg made it to 4th, followed by Karri Salmela and Wilhelm Skjöldebrand. Jessica Pålsson finished 7th, while Elias Johansson and Pelle Culmsee took 8th and 9th.
David Ronnefalk retired after six laps, ending up in 10th.