Third Lamborghini victory in a row
26.05.2019 Eldert Hedden celebrated his second RCCO victory at the Formula E event in Berlin. It was the third consecutive victory for Lamborghini. Second and third place went to Christian Wilke (ABT) and Daniel Bäumler (Volkswagen).
Following his success at PROTOTYP museum, Eldert Hedden also won the fourth round of the RCCO with his Joest Racing Lamborghini Centenario RCCO which was part of an event for Schaeffler employees at the former airport of Berlin-Tempelhof. In qualifying, Hedden finished “only” fourth. But after his clear victory in his qualifying heat, it was clear that he belongs to the favourites.
The finale on the shortest RCCO track of the season was marked by competitive racing and numerous contacts which saw Hedden initially fighting for the lead with Christian Wilke (ABT) and Björn Skottke (KTM). After a third of the race he was able to pull away and manage his lead until the finish. “In the beginning I had to fight, but in the end I was able to control the field. Of course, I'm overjoyed with my victory,” said the Lamborghini driver. Hedden took over the overall lead with his 17th victory in the “big small” racing series.
Christian Wilke, who scored his first solo podium with his NEXGENracing ABT Vision RCCO, also showed a strong performance in Berlin. “The car was very fast and stable throughout the event. I was able to keep up with the leaders, and I'm really happy about this result,” said the ABT driver. Wilke is surprisingly in the overall standings after four races.
Daniel Bäumler finished third in Berlin after securing pole position and winning his qualifying heat. However, the early stages of the finale did not go well for the Volkswagen driver dropping him to dead last. But then he showed his fighting strength, catching up position by position to finish on the podium in his home race.
As the best Audi driver, guest driver Helmut Schmid took fourth place behind Daniel Bäumler with the Audi e-tron Vision RCCO from Biela Racing. Boris Liebich (Schaeffler) and Björn Skottke completed the finale’s grid on positions five and six. “Skottie”, however, was very unlucky. While fighting for the lead the engine of his KTM got lose. Repairs in the pits dropped him out of contention finishing sixth. A similar issue had cost Thomas Voigt a shot at the victory in Berlin two years ago.
After last year's success in Berlin, the overall leader of the standings missed the finale finishing third in the B-finale. In a photo finish, he was just caught by Boris Liebich on the finish line. Voigt’s Audi did not run perfectly in Berlin and in the end he had to be happy with 7th position. Teammate Andreas Zschorsch, guest driver Andreas Koschmann (Schaeffler) and Volker Paulun (Lamborghini) completed the top ten.
Luisa Skottke celebrated her first victory in the ladies’ cup finishing 14th overall.
The “big small” racing series will continue on June 23 with the #BBChallenge at BILSTER BERG.