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As the first ever non-US Top Qualifier of The Neo Race in it’s 9-year history, Frenchman Reno Savoya made history this past Easter weekend, whilst his Championship challenge may have faltered ending with an overheating throttle servo he reports from Neo14:
“Well known as the Indoor World Championship, The Neo Race attracts every year all the best drivers on the planet.”
Fresh from winning the last race in France, I was really confident getting ready for Neo. I started with the same setup except a few details on sway bars, camber and diffs, and the car was amazing since P1!
I then changed a few details and work on the tires to get the best out of my package! It was an amazing team effort as we all worked together, Miguel Mathias, Martin Bayer and Lorenzo Crolla all securing the semi spots! I had 2 perfect rounds in Q1 and Q2 giving me the opportunity to be on a provisional TQ before Q5. I tested a harder compound on Q5 and it didn’t work but I still hang on to the TQ overall! An amazing result! First non-american driver to TQ Neo!
In the mains, the temperature was higher, so between the semi and the main I had to rise the shocks oil to 800-600 and diffs to 7-7-3. In final, my car felt way better than in the semi and I could really feel it and fight for the top spots. I was 3rd 7 minutes before the end and my throttle servo died because of overheating. Too bad as the podium was already quite secured! Too bad but it was a really good practice for World championships in September, and I feel a little bit more ready every race I attend!!
Next stop: French Nats next week end! Reno Savoya’s XB8 Setup | Under the Hood: Reno Savoya | TQ Video interview
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21 April 2014 07:07 by Phil
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19 April 2014 16:23 by Phil
Reno Savoya (27) – Neo14
Chassis: XRAY XB8
Engine: Orion 321 Factory
Fuel: Runnertime 25%
Tyres: Sweep Micro Contacts Silver – Cloud 9 inserts
Radio & Servos: Futaba 4PKSR, Savox SB-2274SG
Notes: “Standard setup from EFRA GP last weekend, Amazing track!” thanks to all sponsors: XRAY, HUDY, Orion, Sweep, Futaba, Savox, Avid, Lucky7RC, JTQ, Runnertime, Maugrafix, Ultimate Racing
18 April 2014 20:57 by Phil
17 April 2014 13:58 by Phil
17 April 2014 07:10 by Phil
Unless you happen to live under a rock, most of our readers will know that The Neo Race kicks off this weekend – back to it’s natural Easter slot and will play host to some of the World’s top drivers:
The first time all top 7 ranked drivers in the World meet and race together since the World Championships in December 2012!
Hoping to finally break Jared Tebo‘s insurmountable dominance of The Neo Race will be #1 ranked driver Ty Tessmann, the young Canadian star has cemented his status in RC since he last raced the Neo in 2012, whilst fan favourite Elliott Boots, a driver not even ranked in the top 7 currently looked the strongest challenger to Tebo in 2013. David Ronnefalk gets his first taste of 1/8 buggy again after his disappointing exit from the Dirt Nitro Challenge, a race he should have won, whilst the likes of Robert Batlle & Reno Savoya with a combined 5 European titles will be very dangerous.
Ranked 5th is Cody King, last year’s DASH 4 CA$H winner and recent champion of the Psycho Nitro Blast, excelling with Reds power he will be dangerous, not to mention Neo Race favourite Ryan Maifield, who will undoubtedly have the World’s attention on him running the RC8 prototype here this weekend!
Tune into NeoBuggy.net & LiveRC.com to follow the Neo Race. See Top25RC.com