Oranje victory in the Boehringer Nations' Cup
Prize of Family Richard Talbot again to Exel, Chardon Best in the prize of Event Rent GmbH
The Dutch drivers were in a class of their own again this year in the Boehringer Ingelheim Nations’ Cup of the Four-in-Hand Drivers and the result in the individual classification, the Prize of Family Richard Talbot, didn’t come as a surprise either.
Today’s Prize of Event Rent GmbH, an obstacle driving competition with a winning round, was the last of the three phases for the four-in-hand drivers and was also the decider in the Boehringer Ingelheim Nations’ Cup and in the individual classification of the Prize of Family Richard Talbot. Ijsbrand Chardon drove into first place in the obstacle course, which he mastered clear in 83.09 seconds. Second place went to Mareike Harm, which allowed her to move up in the overall rankings (see below). Third place went to the Dutch driver, Koos de Ronde, who also drove clear in 86.14 seconds.
Not only Ijsbrand Chardon and Koos de Ronde, Bram Chardon also didn’t pick up any faults in the obstacle course. As such, the Dutch team won the Boehringer Ingelheim Nations Cup for the 15th time in a row. Their overall score was 314.330 minus points.
The German team had moved up one place in the rankings after the Marathon yesterday and they managed to defend their position today. With a total score of 322.860 minus points, Michael Brauchle, Mareike Harm and Georg von Stein asserted themselves against the Belgian team, comprising of Dries Degrieck, Glenn Geerts and Tom Stokmans on a score of 344.640 minus points.
In the individual classification, the Prize of Family Richard Talbot it was once again the Australian driver, Boyd Exell, who lives in the Netherlands, who drove to victory on a combined score of 152.35 minus points, which sufficed to keep his perennial rival, Ijsbrand Chardon, at bay. The Dutch driver completed all three phases on an overall score of 154.63 minus points. Mareike Harm from Germany was able to secure third place on a score of 163.26 minus points.
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