Source: Robert Batlle Sánchez (Facebook)

This past weekend was held the final round of the Spanish Nitro Buggy National Championship in Elda. This round would be decisive between Robert Batlle or Juan Carlos Canas, the two Spanish title contenders. After the rounds of qualifying Mugen’s Robert took quite easily the overall TQ but the 45 minutes final it will be a very close fight between Batlle and Canas. From beginning until the end, Batlle was first and Canas second, with little gap between them.

In the penultimate lap before finishing, Batlle and Canas were less than a second but before the last lap, Canas has made a mistake, causing a collision between him and Batlle in the corner just before the transponder. The marshall put them on the ground simultaneously, allowing them to be able to fight with some equality the last few meters. Robert managed to grabbed the lead and renewing his title of Champion of Spain for the 12th consecutive year. Canas in second and HB’s Ignacio Candel in third rounded out the overall podium.