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See: Team Associated Schweiz

Round 6 of the Swiss Nats was held at Courgenay in the northern, french part of Switzerland. The brand new track, located on a former Go-Kart venue near a camping ground, had some specialties like a jump onto a table followed by crossing the track through the air. The ground surface was a mix of grass and parts of the concrete that has been covered with mats of fibres. In all it proofed to be a technical track. Qualification turned to be out all in the hands of Patrick Hofer who tried all to gain another step in winning the National championship for 2016. In his semi Hofer was very lucky because he had to make an unscheduled pit-stop early during his semi. Back on track on P8 he really pushed his RC8B3 to put himself on P10 in the finals starting grid.

The final saw Ronny Lüber to push away very quickly with Jeremy Pittet steadily behind. Meanwhile Hofer rushed though the pack getting a save fourth place after some 5 minutes. Ahead of him the fight for the lead caused both drivers forcing each other into mishaps whereas Hofer suddenly saw himself as the leader halfway into the race. The battle for second place lasted down to the very end of the race where Pittet took a 2 second advantage over Lüber. Hofer never lost the lead again and finished the race with a comfortable lead of almost a lap. This win was another big step towards the championship, which becomes decided in two weeks.