Formula K takes top spot in DD2 at the years first major competition
Recently in Campillos Spain The Rotax Winter Cup took place with all of Europe’s top Rotax competitors and teams battling for the first time this season. While it was Sean Babbington coming in as the favorite it would seem Formula K’s Xen De Ruwe would have a different plan for everyone else.
Taken from RGMMC Media
Today the fourth edition of the traditional ROTAX Winter Cup ended with a spectacular day for the final races. About 100 participants were heading for the decisive wins in the categories of MAX Junior, MAX Senior and MAX DD2 category. Ambition was high, since the best of each category was rewarded with a free season in the upcoming ROTAX Euro Challenge 10th anniversary year.
In DD2 the favourite Sean Babington (Dan Holland Racing) found an equal opponent. That was Xen de Ruwe (FK Racing Team AB Ltd). The man from Belgium was very unlucky on Friday, not managingto set a time in qualifying practice due to an issue with his radiator. Yet he fought his way back to rank six throughout the heats. From here on the FK driver did not make any mistakes and closed up to Babington in lead. It only took a few laps until de Ruwe took the first position and finally the win. Meanwhile Babington even lost his second place to Switzerland's Kevin Ludi (Spirit Racing).
In the final race Xen de Ruwe made a bad start, which threw him back to fourth position. Yet the Belgian did not give up and recovered quickly. He passed one opponent after the other and gained first position by halftime of the remaining 9 laps. From then on he managed to keep the pressure from behind and brought his victory home, just ahead of Sean Babington and Shaun Slavin (Intrepid Driver Program).