ongaro

Q1 saw yesterday’s practice pacesetter Davide Ongaro once again top the timesheets, up in the first heat of the day he pushed hard, his Mugen/RB combo looking on the edge of ragged, despite a couple of small mistakes and losing 5 secs on his penultimate lap the 12 year-old Italian wonderkid showed extreme pace – 6 secs clear of P2 Alessandro Stocco – great run for the TLR racer. Indeed Ongaro’s fastest lap of 40.443 looks unreachable for the majority of the other runners, 2nd in practice, Marco Baruffolo suffered at the hands of backmarkers with two 47 second laps, although yesterday he had the pace this morning Baruffolo’s RB One R buggy looked a different animal, catching up with Eric Aita of RB, he explained Marco drove a bit too punched, perhaps early morning nerves creeping in. Just missing out on 2nd overall was Spain’s Oscar Baldo, he had two slow laps losing around 8 seconds but a best lap of 41.623 puts him in the hunt, backed by guys that know how to win a World Championship – the Modelix Racing team. In 4th a very good run for Danish Kyosho driver Martin Hansen – the father/son combo clearly have things worked out in Q1, behind them Jeremy Pittet with Baruffolo 6th, Bottosso 7th and Tony Truman 8th.

Saturday Photo Gallery

Qualifying Rd 1
TQ. Davide Ongaro – IT – 8/5:35.57
2. Alesssandro Stocco – IT – 8/5: 41.42
3. Oscar Baldo – ESP – 8/5:41.57
4. Martin Hansen – DK – 7/5:01.98
5. Jeremy Pittet – CH – 7/5:02.25
6. Marco Baruffolo – IT – 7/5:02.63
7. Erik Bottosso – IT – 7/5:02.69
8. Tony Truman – UK – 7/5:03.50
9. Valerio Bellano – IT – 7/5:04.79
10. Leon Goode – UK – 7/5:05.15
11. Jurgen Trieb – AU – 7/5:06.50
12. Bradley Baird – IE – 7/5:07.16
13. David Hassel – SE – 7/5:07.24
14. Juan Carlos Canas – ESP – 7/5:07.31
15. Costas Agrafiotis – GR – 7/5:07.44