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Euro Contest News

Davide Ongaro new #1 at Top 25 Rankings

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Lots of movement around the rankings with the ROAR Nationals and EURO Contest both qualifying for the rankings. Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated) took home the win at the ROAR Nationals followed by Ryan Cavalieri (SWORKz), and Ryan Lutz (Agama) in 3rd. The big story of the event was former #2 ranked driver in the world Ryan Maifield (Mugen Seiki) that did not make the final due to some mechanical problems in the semi giving him a 29th place finish. However it wasn’t Just R.Maifield that had an uncharacteristic result over the weekend, The #1 ranked driver in the World David Ongaro (Team Associated) had an 10th place finish at the EURO Contest. Despite D.Ongaro’s finish, he did still retain the #1 ranking. Robert Batlle (Mugen Seiki) jumped to the #4 ranking with his win at the EURO Contest followed by Juan Carlos Canas (SWORKz) and Marco Baruffolo (XRAY) in 3rd.

Batlle & Ongaro win at EURO Contest X

Source: Robert Batlle RC Driver (Facebook)

The EURO Contest X was held at the Ospyteam R/C Off- Road Circuit Model in Gussago, Italy over the weekend. Robert Batlle (Mugen Seiki) would sweep the Pro Nitro Buggy class, taking the overall TQ in the qualifying rounds and winning the 45-minute final after awesome fight with Davide Ongaro (Team Associated) during 35 minutes. Unfortunately D.Ongaro had to settle for 10th overall after the breakage of a front arm in the closing stages of the race. Another Spanish racer, Juan Carlos Canas (SWORKz) came in second while Marco Baruffolo (XRAY) rounded out the top 3. D.Ongaro would have his revenge in the E-buggy class where he brought home the win from M.Baruffolo in second and Alex Zanchettin (Tekno RC) in third.

E-buggy podium here

EURO Contest X – 10th Anniversary – announcement

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Bittydesign Co. in collaboration with the new host club ‘OSPY Team’ have announced the 10th anniversary of the most successful European 1/8 buggy outdoors race that saw in 2018 more than 300 entries making the event the biggest ever done in history in Europe. The EURO Contest X is back and will be held from 21st to 23rd June in Gussago (BS), North Italy. For the 10th Anniversary Bittydesign changed the venue but the party stay the same. The EURO Contest is a different philosophy race, Bittydesign put at the centre of attention the pure fun and RC nitro maniacs are loving the atmosphere! The X edition will be held in three classes including Pro, Open and Brushless.

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EURO Contest 2018 reached a record entries!

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This year, the EURO Contest reached an impressive number of registrations, more than 300 entries, confirming its status of biggest outdoor 1/8 buggy race in Europe. Last three years the EURO Contest presented by Bittydesign collected more than 800 entries.

Entries open for EURO Contest 2018

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Bittydesign’s EURO Contest is back! The biggest outdoor race in Europe in 2016-17 (540 Entries and 440 participants) will take place from 8 to 10 June at the Barco-Off racetrack in Italy. The Barco-Off racetrack continues as the venue for the event and offers a true American style track with serious elevation changes! The Nitro & E-Buggy classes are available and the level of difficulty is divided among the Pro (F1) for international, top local drivers and Open (F2) for rookie and amateurs drivers categories only for the Nitro class. Maximum numbers of drivers allowed to the race is 220 people so Sign Up (and pay) your spot as soon as possible to ensure your position.

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The EURO Contest is Back!

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Bittydesign’s iconic race that mixes the show, sunshine, Italian food and pretty girls return in the 2018 edition. The EURO Contest will take place from 8 to 10 June at the Barco-Off racetrack. The Barco-Off racetrack (host of the Euros B in July) continues as the venue for the event, completely re-built in 2012 the layout offers a true American style track with serious elevation changes! The Nitro & Brushless Buggy classes are available and the level of difficulty is divided among the Pro (F1) for international, top local drivers and Open (F2) for rookie and amateurs drivers categories only for the Nitro class.

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Baruffolo wins EURO Contest E-Buggy

The Ruddog sponsored E-Buggy class at the past weekend’s EURO Contest in italy, produced an all Italian podium, with the three drivers each sharing a victory leg. A1 was run on the Saturday night under the lights, a great race, very high tempo ending in the Corally-powered Marco Baruffolo taking the victory having TQ’d as well. Leg two however would go to former TLR team mate Alex Zanchettin, himself powered by Italy’s Tommy Garage motor manufacturer. Not to be outdone, Davide Ongaro motored his way into A3 and took the win, the resulting podium finishers tying on points (each one with a first and 2nd) but with Baruffolo taking the overall victory.

Don’t miss out! Re-watch the A1 Final video

Nitro winner Riccardo Berton coming home in 4th, with JQ 5th, Robert Batlle 6th, Max Mort 7th, Nicolo Grisenti 8th, Marco Natale 9th and Riccardo Rabitti 10th.

Final Result

 2014 EURO Contest

2017 EURO Contest Schedule:

Friday 16th: Free Practice
Saturday 17th: Qualifying, high finals
Sunday 18th: Main events, LCQ, Final

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