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Juan Carlos Canas sweeps 2020 Montpellier GP warm-up

The warm-up of the 2020 Montpellier GP was held in the south of France over the weekend. Great weather forecast helped to attract many racers coming to prepare the GP that will be held in three weeks. Juan Carlos Canas (SWORKZ/REDS Racing/Merlin/6MIK) was in control of things all the weekend. The 2019 Spanish Champion set the overall TQ and brought home the win after four close 10-minute finals. Riccardo Berton (O.S.Engines/Runnetime/Pro-Line Racing) was able to win the first two finals but a bad run in the third final will prevent him to take the win as JC.Canas won the last two finals with a faster speed. Elliott Boots (SWORKz/REDS Racing/Shoot Fuel/Pro-Line Racing) came in third, followed by Robert Batlle (Mugen Seiki/Maxima Mx/Maxima Fuel/Hot Race Tyres) and Leonardo Valente (SWORKz/REDS Racing/TPro).

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2020 HB Racing Race Days France announcement

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The 2020 HB Racing Race Days France will be held at the ARCF42 track in Boisset-Saint-Priest near Lyon from April 3rd to 5th. A clinic will be held with the Factory drivers and Adrien Bertin will also be on-site to help out and answer any of your HB Racing and Performa Racing questions. Of course, the event is open to all chassis brands and drivers but if you are currently using, or are considering HB Racing or Performa Racing products in the future, you will surely find the expertise and knowledge at this race to help improve your program or help with your future purchase decisions.

HNMC Winter Series Rd6 report

The new year started as it ended with a busy day! The sixth round of the HNMC Winter Series was held in mild weather conditions and attracted 74 drivers. Callum Niblett (XRAY) set the overall TQ in the Nitro Buggy class while Richard Miller (Kyosho/AKA) and Less Reeder (XRAY/O.S.Engines/Pro-Line Racing) took the TQ in E-buggy and Nitro Truggy respectively. Lewis Jones (Team Associated/Alpha Plus/JConcepts) brought home the win in the Nitro Buggy final from Top Qualifier holder C.Niblett in second while Simon Reeves (HB Racing/Shoot Fuel/Hot Race Tyres) came in third.

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Maryan Beresh doubles at 2020 Christmas Cup

The 8th Annual Christmas Cup, the first race of the year in Ukraine, was held in Kiev over the weekend, attracting many Ukrainian drivers. The race was held in 3 classes including the 2WD Buggy, 4WD Buggy and Short Course Truck. In the 2WD Buggy class it was Maryan Beresh (Schumacher) who set the overall TQ and took the win from Viktor Lytvynenko (Team Associated) in second and Dmytro Chub in third.

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The Late Befana race report

The Late Befana race was held at the Nitropark Pietrasanta track, Italy. The race attracted a bunch of drivers and the sun offered superb racing conditions for the season. In the F1 Nitro Buggy class, Samuele Lenzi (XRAY/FX Engines) was in the lead in the first part of the race but he suffered from mechanical issues and he had to stop. Cristian Michelucci (Mugen Seiki) grabbed the win after a close fight with Andrea Serafini (HB Racing) until the end. Massimo Menichini (Kyosho) came in 3rd on his home track.

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Brandon Rose doubles at 2020 January Jam

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The 2020 January Jam was held at the Flowood R/C indoor park in Flowood, Mississippi. The event attracted more then 110 racers and in the Expert Nitro Buggy class it was Brandon Rose (Agama/Picco/Pro-Line Racing) who set the overall TQ by winning all rounds of qualifying and also brought home the win from Kody Watson (JQ Products/Ultimate Engines/Sidewinder Fuel/Pro-Line Racing) in 2nd and Cameron Breaux (HB Racing/REDS Racing/JConcepts) in 3rd. In the Expert E-buggy class, Jonathon Reeves (Team Associated/Reedy/Pro-Line Racing) was able to take the overall TQ but the Top Qualifier holder would not be able to convert the P1 spot into a win as B.Rose (Agama/Tekin/Pro-Line Racing) took the win in the first two A final from C.Breaux while J.Reeves came in 3rd.

Aaron Stringer wins at 2020 Vietnam Challenge

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The 2020 Vietnam Challenge was held at the L.A Racing track in Can Giuoc over the weekend. Atsushi Hara (HB Racing/O.S.Engines/VP Fuel/Performa Racing) set the overall TQ by taking 2 rounds out of 4. A.Hara took the lead from the start in the final from Aaron Stringer (Serpent/O.S.Engines/AKA) but few minutes later the rain began to fall, making the track very slippery. A.Hara made mistake allowing A.Stringer, more fast to take the lead. For safety precautions an as the rain got more intense, the race was stopped at around 20-minute. In the end A.Stringer brought home the win from Zac Ryan (HB Racing/O.S.Engines) in 2nd while Wataru Takashiro (SWORKz/REDS Racing/GQ tires) came in 3rd.

Top 25 RC Rankings following the One Race One Man

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Marco Baruffolo took the win at the One Race One Man in Italy over the weekend. Riccardo Berton, who has been climbing steadily over the past year, finished 2nd and Robert Batlle rounding out the podium. No movement on the top of the list but lots of shifting around toward the bottom.