Sartel wins St Quentin Nitro OutdoorJerome Sartel continued his recent run of good form by taking victory in the St Quentin GP over the weekend. Sadly, as last year the racers had to battle against the weather at this event, which is a great shame as it is one of the most spectacular tracks in Europe to drive. Practice day on Friday was a wet day, so not much running was completed as the track crew prepared the track for the expected better weather on Saturday for qualifying.

The qualifying sessions went well for the Agama team, with Jerome taking 2nd overall, Jon Hazlewood 5th, Ben Williams 7th and Richard Barton 8th as they all dealt with the changing track conditions through the day. In the Truggy class Jon Hazlewood was running really fast, but an error on his last lap of a couple of his qualifying runs prevented him from taking the TQ spot, forcing him to settle for 2nd behind Jerome. 

Unfortunately for the racers and organizers alike, the rains returned for the Sunday and they had to battle the elements to try and run some sort of race for the competitors. The semi finals were hotly contested, but after them some of the drivers decided not to race the main finals as they had had enough mud. Still Jerome put in a great drive to take the victory with nephew JP Sartel backing him up in 3rd, with Romain Valter 2nd. Also in the main were Pierre Emeric and Arthur Airaud. In the club class, Fred Baduel took the overall TQ and then went on to finish 2nd in the main final after a great battle with the eventual winner.

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