On August 10-11, the third round of the SMP RDRC will take place on the grounds of Bykovo airport.Each class has its major contenders for victory.
Following the results of the two previous rounds, Elshan Aslanov (Moscow, Lukoil Racing Team Tim) took the lead in the FSA class and has a close pursuer Mustafa Murtazaev (Simferopol), who has a great chance to stand on the podium in Bykovo. Drivers have been competing for more than a year, regularly pushing each other to faster times. During the competition in Nizhny Novgorod three weeks ago, Aslanov set a new Russian record for front-wheel drive cars, driving the distance in 8.413 seconds in his VAZ 2110 dragster. Murtazaev will probably try his best to improve the time in his VAZ 2108.
Roman Dubovets (Khabarovsk), driving the Toyota Chaser, has taken the lead in the FSB class. However, he has many serious rivals in Bykovo: Konstantin Krapivin (Omsk) in the Toyota Supra, Alexey Volik (St. Petersburg, M-technology team) in the Subaru Impreza, Dmitry Kapustin (Belgorod) in the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Konstantin Katynkin (Vladivostok ) in the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Sergey Mudrik in the Toyota Chaser and Oleg Krokhin in the Nissan GT-R (both from Barnaul), Maria Panova (Nakhodka) in the Toyota Soarer dragster and others.
Yevgeny Yumaev (Moscow) has been so far quickest in the FSL class. However, SMP RDRC fans know how sometimes it’s not easy for him and his Audi RS6 Seven Force Stage 3. Moreover, his rivals are very strong - the winner of the first round Ramon Busto (Yaroslavl), competing in the BMW X5 Ramon Performance, the current winner of the last year Kirill Stulov (Moscow), who drives the Audi RS6 Seven Force Stage 3, Nikolai Korzhov (Voronezh) in the Nissan GT- R, Ilya Legenky (Omsk) from the GTT Racing team in the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder GTT Stage 2 and other participants. Therefore, the competition spirit in the FSL class is very strong and promises a great fight.
The US class will again attract spectators with its outstanding cars - Dmitry Samorukov's 4,500cc Dodge Viper (Zhukovsky, SMP Racing team) and Andrey Kravchenko's 3800cc Topspeed ProMod PM100. According to the rules, ProMods can only compete in the Unlimited class. Other cars are announced in the US and in the FSA and FSB classes.
“The Russian Drag Racing Championship SMP RDRC returns to Moscow after a little more than a month, during this time we managed to better prepare the drag strip and we hope that the weather will not interfere with the competition,” Alexander Abyanov, Head of SMP RDRC, said. “From our side, we will try to provide the most exciting sports event. The results of the previous two rounds show that this time the drivers will fight for every second, which means that the races will be unpredictably exciting.”
As always, you can watch SMP RDRC competitions online at rdrc.ru. News, special programs and round reviews will be broadcast on the Auto Plus TV channel.
Schedule of the Russian Drag Racing Championship SMP RDRC third round:
Saturday, August 1013:30 - 19:00 – qualifying sessions
Sunday, August 119:30 - 12:30 - qualifying sessions
14:30 - 19:00 - final races
19:30 - award ceremony