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Last weekend celebrated the 4th edition of the 5-hour 1/10 TTE 2WD Endurance Race in Qgat Track, located in Sant Cugat del Vallés in Barcelona (Catalonia – Spain). A total of 9 teams raced to defend their positions during five hours on the track in a championship based on resistance format. The last minutes of the race were very exciting as Team Nenazas was leading the race for many hours, but was reached by TKRC Endurance Team, going up more than 2 laps difference in the last half hour, and getting the win in the final corners! Furthermore, Team Nenazas risked extending the battery time without changing, and could not withstand the final 30 meters! Third place went to the Team APM36, that suffered some setbacks that delayed them from the start of the race.
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Round 2 of the Irish 1/8 Nationals took place on the astro track of NIMCC. The challenging track is tight, twisty, and fast. Qualifying and the weather was playing its part with sun showers, and although it dried very quickly half the track was bone dry the other half stayed slick . Alan Scroggie set the pace followed by Gary Baird, Barkley Abernethy, and Aaron Vance.
As the Finals rolled around it was the same story with the weather. With interesting track conditions and tire choices, the start was quite a sight to see. Alan had a issue and had to retire by the first round of pit stops which left Gary to take up the lead. Barkley had a flame out at 10 mins, and spent 35 mins clawing his way back up to 2nd . Aaron Vance cut a few times and promoted Colin Whelan to a well deserved 3rd . Hats off to Gary Baird for smooth 45 min drive and a deserving win with difficult conditions.
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SOAR SEIKI’s Daniel Bernabé has won the 2014/2015 Murcia Regional Championship in Spain. After 7 race wins, and 1 second place finish, Bernabé sealed the deal for the growing company displaying the consistency necessary to win championships.
Daniel says, “It has been the best year for me in the championship thanks to the quality of our products from SOAR SEIKI. I would like to thanks to Didian Ho and SOAR SEIKI, my father and mechanic for showing confidence in me for quite a long time, and thank all the people who give me support in my racing career and my life in general. This championship begins again in September, so we will continue preparing hard and look forward to defend my title.”
This past weekend hosted the 4th round of the French Championship in Chailloué. Kyosho/REDS Factory Team driver Jerome Aigoin took the win ahead of Yannik Aigoin and Edouard Hugon.
The Modelsport Offroad Track in Serbia has announced the ‘RC Buggy Race Weekend’. This is the first official race of the season at the Modelsport facility, and racers from across Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Greece are expected to attend. The track will provide practice on July 11th, and racing on July 12th. Racers interested in participating may register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past weekend hosted Round 6 of the Maltese 1/8 Nitro Offroad Buggy Championship, held at the MMORRC Rinella track. Intech’s Ian Vella put in a star performance to finish 1st in F2 Buggy with the Intech Racing BR-6 2.0!
Liam Galvin reports on behalf of Elliott Boots RC
BRCA 1/8th Rallycross National Round 3 – Slough
So up this weekend for us was our 3rd Round of the Nitro 1/8th series, and this time we would be visiting Slough (after a change from the planned Wakefield venue).
The weekend began early on Saturday, packing and loading the car and heading to the track for 7:30. Once at the track, we setup our pit area and finished off the car, with just the exhaust to fit and make sure the radio settings were all correct. After this was done, we took a quick walk of the track to see what lay ahead for the day. The track looked like it had a fine layer of dust on top, which would make the track slick for the first round of practice. We decided we would wait until the first few heats had been on track before making a decision on what tyres we would test first.
This past weekend saw the 17th running of the Kyosho Masters race in France. Kyosho/REDS Factory Team driver Elliott Boots sealed the deal by capturing TQ and the overall win. The young up-and-coming star, and Euro B Champion, Riccardo Berton would cross the line second, with Jerome Aigoin third.