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Dimitris Ioannidis wins at XRS Greece Rd2


The second round of XRS Greece was held at the Fanatix track in cold weather conditions. The rainy cold weather made the track slippery and therefore made things more challenging for the drivers. In the 2WD Buggy class, Giorgos Kalantzakis (XRAY) was very fast in the first qualification round but Dimitris Ioannidis (XRAY) worked very hard on his car’s setup and thanks to a careful driving he was able to take the overall TQ and win in front of talented amateur driver Stelios Koyrkoymelis (XRAY) in second and G.Kalantzakis in third which secured him the lead of the XRS championship.

Alsop wins thriller under flood lights HNMC Winter Rd10

The tenth round of the HNMC Winter Series was held over the weekend. It is hard to believe that we are half way through February but a closer look at the ground reviles a soft surface in places. The die hard HNMC track team again pulled out all the stops and provided a national standard track for this round. 1/8 racing in the UK is proving to be strong and with an entry of 104 drivers a busy long day it would be!

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Oskar Navarro wins at Madrid regional champs Rd1

Source: Dani Vega (Facebook) 

The first round of the Madrid Regional Championship was held in Madrid in perfect weather conditions. Oskar Navarro (Mugen) took the win in the 45-minute nitro buggy final followed by Juanma Guillen (HB Racing) 1,5 seconds behind and Dani Vega (Team Associated) in third some 15 seconds down.

Jesper Rasmussen wins at RC Kongen Winter Series Rd6

See: 1up Racing

The sixth round of the Danish RC Kongen Winter Series was held at the RC Kongen indoor track in Søndersø, Denmark. In the 2WD Modified Buggy class it was Jesper Rasmussen Team Associated who took the overall TQ and win in front of his teammates Marcus Kaerup and Christoffer Henriksen in second and third respectively.

Joan Espassa win at Catalonia regional champs Rd1

See: Modelix Racing

This past weekend was held the first round of the Catalonia regional championship at the Racbsa Montjuic track in Barcelona, Spain. In the 45-minute nitro buggy final it was Alex Valls (XRAY) with the win, leaving behind Alex Valls (Mugen) in second by a 32-seconds margin. Carlos Pineda rounded out the top 3.

Matt Lewis wins at NitroXCross Rd4

The Brookthorpe Model Car Club hosted the fourth round of the NitroXcross Winter Series over the weekend. Matt Lewis (Team Associated) and his brother Michael Lewis (Team Associated) struggled for the TQ. The qualifying rounds would mix nitro and electric drivers. Matt who was running in Nitro buggy was able to TQ the first two rounds while Michael, who driving in E-buggy managed to TQ the last two rounds but in the end it was Matt Lewis who set the overall TQ in the Nitro buggy class. In the 20-minute nitro buggy final it was Matt Lewis who cross the line in first followed by Chris Lovell (HB Racing) in second and Ben Billing in third.

Thanks to Matt Lewis for the report.

Indoor GP Bütschwil 2019 announcement

BC Hornets have announced that their annual Indoor GP Bütschwil will be held on March 2nd and 3rd in Bütschwil, near to Zürich, Switzerland. The GP will be held in 1/8 nitro buggy and E-buggy classes on a new track built for the event. As usual, the GP will attract drivers from Switzerland and from neighbouring countries who will come to enjoy a mix of nice racing, fun and a lot of track time. Entries are open here.

Ginting & Tribudiman win at “The Start” ARMI race

“The Start” ARMI race was held at the SDC Offroad Track in Serpong, near from the heart of Jakarta, Indonesia. The race attracted 60 racers and was held in the 4WD, 2WD and Short Course classes. In the 4WD class, Bowie Ginting (Tekno RC) secured the overall TQ with a tied-point with Ray Timothy (XRAY). Rizky Pradana lining-up his XRAY in third followed by Rama Tribudiman (HB Racing) and Jason Nugroho (XRAY). R.Tribudiman (Team Associated) secured the 2WD class TQ after secured the first and second leg followed by the Team Associated duo of Yuri Taruna and Eric Kristianto, while Rusman Kusnowo sealed the pole for the Short Course class. In the 4WD class, a win in the second and third final handed B.Ginting the win, followed by R.Tribudiman in second and Rizki Pradana (XRAY) in third. Rama Tribudiman would sweep the 2WD class by scored the hat-trick in all round. Ariathena (XRAY) secured the runner up with Yuri Taruna (Team Associated), who won the Short Course class as well, sealed the third place.

Final results here