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The Neo Race 2018

Davide Ongaro wins One Race One Man in the last lap!

After Kyosho driver Riccardo Berton took pole position in the highly contested semi-finals, it was known that the supremacy of Team Associated driver Davide Ongaro was perhaps no longer as obvious as during qualifying. The 45-minute final begins with Mugen driver Robert Batlle rising in the lead. Robert manages to stay ahead for several minutes before making a first mistake that will make him fall in the standings. Riccardo then takes the lead and must resist to Davide, Elliott Boots, Robert and Maro Baruffolo in the last thirty minutes of the race. Elliott will have a technical problem and will have to stop and Robert will make a mistake that will keep him away from the leader. Marco goes quickly is placed in third position and stay there. At the front Davide slowly catches up Riccardo but once in contact he always makes a small mistake allowing Riccardo to stay ahead. But at the end of the final, in the last lap when the race seems to have won for Riccardo, he falls out of fuel and must leave the victory to Davide.

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Under the Hood: Elliott Boots

Elliott Boots, 23 – UK

  • Chassis: Kyosho MP9 TKI4
  • Engine: REDS WRX Corsa Lunga
  • Fuel: MLC Fuel
  • Tyres: Pro-Line
  • Radio & Servos: Sanwa
  • Body & Wing: Stock
  • Weight: N/A
  • Event: One Race One Man 2018, IBR Padova, Italy


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Davide Ongaro TQ early at One Race One Man 2018

The first edition of the One Race One Man 2018 is held at the famous indoor facility IBR Padova in Italy. Since the beginning of the race, Team Associated driver Davide Ongaro is clearly and irresistibly the fastest, even if sometimes Riccardo Berton and XRAY’s Marco Baruffolo seems to be able to play with him, it emerges a form of serenity in the driving of the Italian star who does not leave a doubt about his motivation to win. In Q3 nitro buggy, 2017 Neo Race champ sweeps the round with a huge margin of more than 5sec on Kyosho’s Elliott Boots much faster than yesterday in the first two rounds but not yet fast enough to keep pace with the Italian devil! Elliott is third at the overall ranking. Thanks to two good first rounds, Kyosho driver Riccardo Berton is second overall. In Q3 he made some mistakes and finished in fourth. Mugen driver Robert Batlle started to find his marks with his MBX8 and takes the third position of the Q3, almost 10sec behind Ongaro!

Riccardo Berton wins at WIBC 2k17

Italian drider Riccardo Berton took the win in the 45-minute nitro final at the World Indoor Buggy Cup 2k17, Italy. Berton will dominate the entire final and he will only be punctually worried by Tekno driver Alex Zanchettin at the start and then by TLR driver Reno Savoya at the end of the race. Zanchettin will make a mistake and end up in a group consisting of Savoya, Darren Bloomfield and Elliott Boots until he managed with Savoya to get ahead. British drivers will engage in a superb battle for the fourth position. Once Boots in front of Bloomfield, the positions will not move until the end of the final. But while we thought the race was frozen, the last minute woke us up a bit when Berton made a mistake. Savoya took the opportunity to catch him up but Berton will manage to stay ahead and win the final from Savoya in second and Zanchettin in third.

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Alex Zanchettin crowned E-Buggy WIBC Champion

Even if in RC race you can never know what is going to happen until after the game is over, Tekno driver Alex Zanchettin still had a good chance of winning after great qualifying rounds who saw him take the TQ. But after a win without real position in A1 in front of the driver Kyosho Elliott Boots and his teammate Riccardo Berton with more than 6 seconds, Alex will mark the step in A2 where he will finish in fifth. A2 final saw the Kyosho duo finish at the first two places in the same order as in A1 while Reno Savoya finished in third. A3 final will be in the same line as A1 with Alex leading and Boots maybe a little less comfortable a little further in fourth. Berton who was second will put a constant pressure on Alex. Alex will falter in the last lap making a mistake but hewill come back on the track before Berton to grab the victory. Reno Savoya finished again in third.

Under the E-Hood: Alex Zanchettin

WIBC: E-buggy Semi-Finals under control of Zanchettin & Berton

Quite rare E-buggy semifinals were held at the World Indoor Buggy Cup 2k17. They will last 10 minutes will be used to select the 12 drivers who will compete in the three A finals. The Semi A will be dominated by Tekno RC driver Alex Zanchettin. Alex will quickly have a comfortable gap that he will handle throughout the race. Behind him Kyosho’s Elliott Boots and Agama driver Darren Bloomfield will start a very close fight for second place. At the 4th minute a mistake from Boots momentarily give the advantage to Bloomfield who will then increase the pace and even reduce a little the gap with the leader. Unfortunately at 2 minutes from the end Blommfield made a mistake allowing Boots to pass him and a few seconds after another mistake from Bloomfield will spoil completely his chances to do better. Zanchettin take the win in front of Boots, Bloomfield, Burack Kilic, Tom Robin and Jonathan Skidmore.

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Riccardo Berton overall TQ at WIBC

Kyosho driver Riccardo Berton took the last round of the nitro buggy qualifying and thus the overall TQ. Riccardo will keep his cold blood and thanks to his determination he managed to beat the only one who could grabbed the overall TQ, Alex Zanchettin. Darren Bloomfield in third is relegated to more than 2 seconds of Alex. Darren like in E-buggy will do a solid and regular round. Marco Barrufolo takes the fourth place, a place he also holds in the overall standings. He is ahead of Elliott Boots in the round but overall Elliott is third.