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MSA British Drag Racing Championship
Robert Joosten

Robert Joosten

Car: Chevrolet Corvette
Occupation: Commercial barge captain
Home Town/Country: Netherlands
Team: Pro Dutch Racing
Best ET: 6.214 seconds
Best Terminal Speed: 232.93mph

Robert is an experienced racer, having won Dutch championships in Super Gas and Super Comp. 2007 has been his second year in Pro Mod and his American-built, supercharged Corvette is a noted US title winner formerly owned by Jim Oddy and driven by Fred Hahn.

Following victory at 2006ís Hockenheim event in Germany, Robertís comprehensive MSA Round 1 triumph at Easter established him as a formidable competitor, with personal-best performances of 6.28sec./229.53mph. He improved again during qualifying for Mayís rained-off Main Event, clocking 6.214sec. at 232.93mph, the fastest Pro Mod speed achieved in Europe.

In Julyís FIA races in Scandinavia, Robert qualified 5th (6.46) at Alastaro, Finland, but failed to make the opening round of eliminations. It was the same story at Mantorp Park, Sweden, where he qualified 9th (6.47) but broke in the process.

Matters improved at Santa Podís FIA European Finals (MSA Rnd. 4), where Robert qualified 6th (6.274) and reached the second round.

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Car / bodyshell: 1999 Chevrolet Corvette C5 - fibreglass
Chassis: Murray Anderson (Australia)
Engine: 526ci Keith Black / Veney heads (built by Jim Oddy
Supercharger: Kobelco
Pistons: Venolia
Ignition: MSD
Transmission: Lenco 3-speed
Clutch: Crower titanium  
Rear axle: Tim McAmis (USA)
Wheels: Weld
Tyres: Goodyear
Parachutes: Stroud