When a new ETS season starts, the excitement is always very high as some driverds have changed teams, new cars are on the market, and other random things are from interest after a long break from ETS racing. Here are our “5 things to watch” at the season opener of ETS Season #16.
1)New Cars everywhere
Many manufacturers have released new cars ahead of the upcoming season.
For Awesomatix, the race in Apeldoorn will be the first ETS race on asphalt with their in february released A800R touring car. The car has already won the Stock class at the famous TITC in Thailand (Tim Wahl) and should be a real contender on track. Lucas Urbain won the TOS race in Apeldoorn 2 weeks ago and everything looks very promising for the team aroud Max Mächler.
The Mugen Seiki team around reigning champion Ronald Völker will also celebrate the ETS debut of their newest platform – the MTC-2R. The car will be available very soon and is featuriing a lot of updates. Völker won the Euro Warmup race last weekend in Türkheim and the car showed a good performance there.
Yokomo is also competing with a new ride – the BD12 touring car. The successor of the BD11 is stepping into big footprints as the Yokomo team had a very sussessful year 2022 with this car winning two ETS races and the vice world championship with Christopher Krapp. Let`s see what the team can do with the new BD12 in Apeldoorn.
Another new car is the ARC A10-23 which we will see also on track in the hands of Henrik Heitsch and Torsten Baggendorf. The A10-23 received some updates from the ARC development office and the team is hoping for the car to be even more competitive now!
2)US Boys rocking the ETS with Eric and Kemp Anderson
After JJ Wang was the last US racer at the ETS some years ago, we are super happy to welcome Eric Anderson and his son Kemp to our season opener in Apeldoorn. They are flying over from Nashville, Tennessee (US) and they will compete in the 1up Racing 40+ Masters and Awesomatix Pro Stock class (Eric), and the Matrix Modified class (Kemp). Both racers are very fast and we will keep an eye on their performance against all the experienced ETS racers in the Netherlands.
3)Good food at the Burger Imbiss
If you are on the ground of the AMCA Apeldoorn and you are feeling hungry, there are two hot spots to join. The first one is the AMCA Cafeteria where you will get a lot of drinks and snacks from the team around Peter Jongeling. Another one is waiting directly in front of the Cafeteria and will serve Burgers and other BBQ food all weekend long. The Imbiss is easy to recognize due to the massive BULL picture.
This year, the owner of the Imbiss will offer some special menues for the ETS racers and we hope that you all will support him, and the AMCA Cafeteria.
4)Pullstart TV Streams
The AMCA Apeldoorn has installed their own Pullstart TV system just some weeks ago. A great system for superb streaming and track action. The ETS will use the Pullstart system to stream most of the event. When we will head into qualifying and finals, ETS video master Hanno van den Boogaard will be in charge with his handhelt camera to follow the action around the track as always. You can always find the actual stream on the landing page of our website ets.racing, and you can also check our YouTube channel.
No just joking. The weather looks very stable for all days and we can expect a dry event with very constant track conditions. Our weather service is pointing out temperatures from 8 degree in the night, up to 23 degrees at daytime. The risk for rain is at only 10-20% which is almost nothing. We only expect some wind here and there which is the smallest problem for us. We are very happy about this great forecast and we hope that it will happen exactly liek this 😉
Have a safe trip to Apeldoorn everybody, wee see you THERE.