Source: Robert Batlle RC Driver (Facebook)

With rumours swirling of unpaid salaries and bonuses to their top pros, reigning European Champion Robert Batlle has announced his departure after a season with the US tyre brand.

Robert Batlle announced on Facebook that he was leaving AKA after only a single year. During that year, Robert managed to win the 2017 Euro and take a 12th title at the Spanish Nats and another Montpellier GP title. Robert’s announcement comes shortly after Hot Race Tyres’s announcement about his new mysterious driver. Coincidence? 😉 Robert had the following to say:

“It is moment to let you know that I will not be AKA driver for 2018, our one year relationship has been really succesfull getting the Euro’s, Spanish Nats and Montpellier Gp titles. I really appreciate all the hard work aka people has done for me, specially Mark Pavidis to help me during all year to understand better the tires and Bernard for Euros support. I have new goals for this upcoming years. Thank you so much to Joel and all AKA people, I wish you the best!”