In Formula and fresh from claiming his second ETS victory in Madrid, Ollie Bultynck was keen to repeat his performance in the Belgian Nationals as well. It was however Serpent’s Steve Deblaere who got the most out of his car and claimed pole position by five seconds over Ollie. Patrick Jongenelis (Xray) claimed P3 and was followed by Nicolas Delisé (Roche) and Kris Vanbleu (Xray).
Things were to change before the finals however. Just before the 3rd and last Modified qualifier, the heavens opened and it started to pour rain. Thanks to the warm and sunny conditions, the track dried up and the first race could be run on a slightly damp track. Unfortunately, Steve ran a bit wide on the first corner and couldn’t exploit his pole position. Ollie took the lead and held it until the end, despite a bumper to bumper race with Steve. Patrick Jongenelis claimed an excellent 3rd, not too far off the leading duo. The Xray duo of Eppo Cleiren and Kris Vanbleu took 4th and 5th respectively. In A2, Steve took the hole shot and already had a 1-second advantage over Ollie after two laps. When he ran a bit wide in lap 3, he collected dust on his tyres and spun out while accelerating. This promoted Ollie into the lead, which he was able to hold onto till the end. Nicolas Delisé (Roche) won a hard-fought battle against Patrick, with Steve not too far behind in 4th. Kris Vanbleu finished in a fine 5th position. Before A3, the heavens opened again, and the track was now mostly damp when the cars set off for their A3. The pace during the opening laps was pedestrian. If a driver only accelerated a bit, the cars simply spun out. There were some nice duels, but they were taking place at 5km/h. When the track gradually dried up during the 8-minute final, the lap times dropped from one minute to around 30 seconds. The last final was won by Nicolas, followed by Steve, Kris Vanbleu, Patrick Jongenelis and Florian Joos, who had a nightmare of a race day as he was unable to get the slightest amount of traction out of the new spec Volante tyres. The overall ranking was Olivier Bultynck (Shepherd), Nicolas Delisé (Roche), Steve Deblaere (Serpent), Patrick Jongenelis (Xray) and Kris Vanbleu (Xray).