EVENT: IDS Round 5: The Ring: Part II

Posted by Fabian Linder on 17th August 2011

In Part I we took a closer look on the Street Class results and the racetrack, for Part II my focus will be on the Pro Class results.

Even the streets around the Nürburgring are like heaven

Even the streets around the Nürburgring are like heaven, especially in the morning, when no one is around

Home, sweet home!

Home, sweet home!

Falken driver Niels Becker preparing his monster for the race

Big  surprise: Niels Becker (Falken Drift Team Danemark) and Martin “Pyramiden” (Tomason Driftteam Danemark) showed up at the ‘Ring.

The next danish driver: Niels Becker, member of Team Falken Denmark in his Chaser

Loud and fast: Although some technical problems, the Chaser was performing good at the fast track.

Christian Kögler, one of our best drivers tried to do a backward entry, during the many pratices, he killed his gearbox

Christian Kögler, one of the favorites, was trying hard to do a backward entry, during the many attempts he killed his gearbox sadly.

So he took the gearbox out and tried to fix it, due to rain they had to move inside the toilette rooms

So he took the gearbox out and tried to fix it, due to rain they had to move inside the toilet block!

After five hours the ’79  four speed  BMW gearbox had one gear less (3rd) and by saturday his car was runing again.

After the short repair, the BMW hearted S13 was still rocking, even without third gear

After the “professional” repair, the BMW hearted S13 was rocking on the track, even without the third gear.

Pro driver Rene Portz in his R33

Team MPS Engineering driver Rene Portz showed what his R33 is capable of.

During Round 5 Rene got his new nickname: "the shredder" - no driver wrecks as many bodykits as him

During Round 5 Rene got his new nickname: “The Shredder” – no driver wrecks as many bodykits as him.

Team MPS Engineering are the spare part supplier for the whole Nissan drivers in the IDS

Team MPS Engineering are the spare part supplier for all of the Nissan drivers in the IDS. When the mechanics arrived on Saturday they brought a complete bus full of spare parts for the broken Nissans.

Philipp Stegemann is co-founder of MPS engineering and temporary working on the rebuild of his RB26 S13

Philipp Stegemann – co-founder of MPS engineering, is temporarily working on the rebuild of his RB26 S13, which will debut during the European Championship back at the ‘Ring in September.

Back for god: Andrew Hirschy, driver at Speed Industries, was deeply impressed by the size of the Nürburgring, it´s buildings and the rollercoaster

Andrew Hirschy, driver at Speed Industries, was deeply impressed by the size of the Nürburgring, it´s buildings and the rollercoaster.

Andrew´s S14 performed well, but he thinks about getting a new project

Andrew’s S14 performed well, but he thinks about getting a new project, his S14 is very abused by the many twin battles.

Another suisse, another S14A: After his third place at JDM Allstars in France, "Dirtdrop Phil" wanted to gain some more points in the IDS

Another suisse, another S14A: After his third place at JDM Allstars in France, “Dirtdrop Phil” wanted to gain some more points in the IDS

Philippe Guillod drifts for fun, not for points or prizes

Philippe Guillod drifts for fun, not for points or prizes. When his  “one-eyed bandit” (not a euphemism)  is running, no one can stop him from having fun.

Meanwhile judge Andy Jaenen explained what he wants to see and what not

Meanwhile judge Andy Jaenen explained what he wanted to see and what not

The other judge, Faruk Kugay hat much fun in his Vdub

The other judge, Faruk Kugay had much fun in his V-Dub. He had to smash his window on friday morning, in order to come to the IDS because he left the keys inside the car, which locked automatically. Good work Faruk.

Team Live-Strip driver Alexander Gräff first had his troubles with the track, but after some rounds, his E92 M3 felt comfortable

Team Live-Strip driver Alexander Gräff first had his troubles with the track, but after some rounds, he and his E92 M3 felt comfortable with the track.

His wife Corinna drives his former car, a V8 powered E36 M3

His wife Corinna drives his former car, a V8 powered E36 M3.

The great thing about the Nürburgring is, that there is everywhere enough space around the track, so you can´t crash into the walls

The great thing about the Nürburgring is, that there is everywhere enough space around the track, so you can´t crash into the walls.

Our inofficial tow truck, driven by Roy, was quite busy the weekend

The inofficial tow truck, driven by Roy, was quite busy the weekend.

The R32 by the Tomason drift team also ended up at the rope of the Toyota

The R32 by the Tomason drift team also ended up at the hook of the Toyota.

Martin “Pyramiden” Phuramidi did a great show with his RB20 powered R32, but he killed the engine on friday

Martin “Pyramiden” Phuramidi did a great show with his RB20 powered R32, but sadly he  killed his engine on Friday.

Even with a broken engine Martin seemed to have fun

Even with a broken engine Martin seemed to have fun at the ring. He will return for the European Championship, then with another new RB engine.

A danish tradition: Carrying bondaged woman on the roof of a car ;)

A Danish tradition: Carrying bondaged woman on the roof of the car 😉

Back to live: The Driftbrothers had a massive crash with their "Dark-White" in Hockenheim, the hole drifint community helped to get the boys´ toy back on the street. Now they are looking for sponsors to improve their car.

Back to live: “The Driftbrothers”  (Joe and Eli Hountondji) had a massive crash with their “Dark-White” in Hockenheim, the whole drifting community helped them to get the toy back on the road. Now they are looking for sponsors to improve their BMW-S13-Mitsubishi-Pickup.

Alain Thomet, best ranked driver of the Speed Industries Team had major problems with his steering and engine, so he had enough time for Aline

Alain Thomet, best ranked driver of the Speed Industries Team had major problems with steering and engine, so he had enough time for his girlfriend Aline.

The guys from Speed Industries rocked the drivers presentation

The guys from Speed Industries rocked the driver presentation.

Alain´s damn cool daily was misused for promotional purposes

Alain´s damn cool daily was misused for promotional purposes.

Team boss Tobias Welti was searching for the perfect line

Team boss Tobias Welti was searching for the perfect line, he found her on sunday.

This sweet S14A belonged to Jacob Hagemann, husband of "Supra Sara", he sold it to a friend

This sweet S14A belonged to Jacob Hagemann, husband of “Supra Sara”, he sold it to his  friend Gregers Pedersen.

From the beginning to the finish line, the 1JZ S14 went sideways

From the beginning to the finish line, the 1JZ S14A went sideways, good performance!

Down "Schumacher S" ...

Down “Schumacher S” …

... and through the Dunlop turn, the car was always followed by a big white cloud

… and through the “Dunlop” turn, the car was always followed by a big white cloud.

Drifttrain incoming

Sunday morning: The drivers warming up for the battles in one big drifttrain

Last instructions before the battles

Last instructions before the battles started.

Philip Jäger had no chance against Niels Becker

First battle: Philip Jäger had no chance against Falken driver Niels Becker.

Christian Kögler won the first battle against Rene Portz but lsot against Becker

Christian Kögler won the first battle against Rene Portz but lost against Niels Becker.

In a close battle Joe (S13 Pickup) defeated Andrew Hirschy (S14A)

In a close battle Joe (S13 Pickup) defeated Andrew Hirschy (S14A).

Alexander Gräff in his E92 won against Gregers Pedersen, because Pedersen straighed a bit to much

Alexander Gräff in his E92 M3 won against Gregers Pedersen, because Pedersen straighed a bit to much.

Although some dirt droppin´, Joe Hountondjii kicked out Phil Guillod in the great 16 battle

Although some dirt droppin´, Joe Hountondji kicked out Phil Guillod in the great-eight battle.

Michael Scherr (Z32) won against Markus Militzer in his M3

Michael Scherr (Z32) won against Markus Militzer in the great-eight.

Michael Scherr is still not lucky with the setup but he´s on the best way to a reliable and top five car

Michael Scherr is still not completly lucky with the setup but he’s on the best way to a reliable top-five car.

"The Monster" showed it´s striking power by the V8 under the bonnet. Alex had a spin in great-eight, so Tobias Welti ascended

“The Monster” showed it´s striking power delivered by the V8 under the bonnet. Alex had a spin in great-eight, so Tobias Welti ascended.

Niels and Joe fighted hard for the entry to the final

Niels and Joe fighted hard for the entry to the final. Niels had a close win and was in the Final.

Joe was very happy to get the fourth place with a car that buil up isn´t completly finished

Joe was very happy to get the fourth place with a car which build up isn´t completely finished.

Michael Scherr from the official Nissan Driftteam fighted hard fr the third place, he really deserved it.

Michael Scherr from the Nissan Driftteam fighted hard for the third place, he really deserved it.

Very hard to judge: The first two battles between Falken driver Niels Becker and Speed Industries mastermind Tobi Welti showed that their skills where almost equal

Very hard to judge: The first two battles between Falken driver Niels Becker and Speed Industries mastermind Tobi Welti showed that their skills where almost equal.

After two breath taking re-runs Tobias Welti won against Niels Becker, who had to resign due to engine problems

After two breath taking re-runs Tobias Welti won against Niels Becker, who had to resign due to engine problems.

1. place: Tobias Welti - Speed Industries (middle). 2. place: Niels Becker - Falken, 3.place Michael Scherr - Nissan; Congratulations!

1st Place: Tobias Welti – Speed Industries (middle). 2nd Place: Niels Becker – Falken (left) , 3rd Place Michael Scherr – Nissan (right); Congratulations!

The danish guys celebrated their second place with the misuse of a fire extinguisher

The danish guys celebrated their second place with the misuse of a fire extinguisher – Keep drifting fun!

Tobias received a Champagne shower by Niels

Tobias received a champagne shower by Niels.

after the ceremony, there was one last thing to do: Burning the last set of tires

After the ceremony, there was one last thing to do: Burning the last set of tires before watching the DTM race.

The DTM guys had several television choppers around

The DTM guys had several television choppers around.

Bruno Spengler won the DTM race at the Nürburgring, seven Mercedes on the first ten places

Bruno Spengler won the DTM race at the Nürburgring, seven Mercedes on the first ten places.

Best Audi driver: Timo Scheider on fourth place

Best Audi driver: Timo Scheider on fourth place.

Best sound: Mercedes V8 with a six speed sequential gearbox, piloted by David Coulthard

Best sound: Mercedes C-class V8 with a six speed sequential gearbox, piloted by David Coulthard.

The results of the 5. IDS race – “Pro” class:

1. Tobias Welti

2. Niels Becker

3. Michael Scherr

4. Joe Hountondji

5. Alexander Gräff

6. Christian Kögler

7. Philippe Guillod

8. Markus Militzer

9. Alain Thomet

10. Andrew Hirschy

The standings after five of seven races:

1. Michael Scherr – 90 points

2.Christian Kögler – 79 points

3. Philippe Guillod – 75 points

4. Alain Thomet – 69 points

5. Joe Hountondji – 52 points

6. Tobias Welti – 47 points

7. Patrick Ritzmann – 45 points

8. Philip Stegemann – 40 points

9. Oliver Harsch – 36 points

10. Alexander Gräff – 36 points

Written by Fabian Linder

Fabian Linder

Born in Germany, living in Germany… addicted to drifting, photography and art…

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  • Nice article.
    Can’t wait for next battle with the crazy Niels.

    Get some drifted stickers out next time!

  • awesome article fabian 🙂 can’t wait for more!

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