A young driver running Kyosho, Orion and AKA from Europe… sound familiar ? His name’s not David Ronnefalk but Riccardo Berton, the 15 year-old star from Italy – already picked up by talent-spotter guru Adrien Bertin put in a commanding qualifying performance on Saturday at the EURO Contest in the little town of Barco Italy on a sweet US style 3D track.

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Berton TQ’d the Q2, Q3 and Q4, denied the clean sweep by #2 qualifier Alessandro Stocco, late to the show having missed practice yesterday but clearly right on the pace, all eyes will be on Berton for tomorrow’s test however. In 3rd Ricky Rabitti, running the Radiosistemi RR8 buggy with a few new bits on it, in 4th Mirko Bianchi powered by his own brand engine, 5th Marco Baruffolo former Euro B Champion, 6th and 7th the Agama Novarossi pair of Cantoni and Perin, Perin taking 2nd in Q2 after a troubled Q1.

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In 8th 16 year-old Giovanni del Prete, whilst down in 12th the XRAY of Robin Frischkopf is the hopeful of the small travelling international contingent. A stunning sunny day at Barco and a track to match those perfect conditions.

Day 2 Quali photos