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Video: Day 2 Euro Contest walkabout

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Phil gets excited by rubbish, ‘special’ Italian flavours of Ice cream, chats to Scott Walker makes a bet with JQ and a wet Riccardo Berton

Under the Hood: Robert Batlle

Robert Batlle – Spain

  • Chassis: Mugen Seiki MBX7R
  • Engine: Picco V1
  • Fuel: Runner Time
  • Tyres: AKA
  • Radio & Servos: Ko Propo & Highest D1000 servos
  • Body & Wing: Bittydesign body & AE wing
  • Event: EURO Contest 2017 

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Under the Hood: Alex Zanchettin

Alex Zanchettin – Italy

  • Chassis: Tekno NB48.4
  • Engine: O.S Speed B2102
  • Fuel: MLC 25%
  • Tyres: Pro-Line 
  • Radio & Servos: KO RSX3 Power servos
  • Body & Wing: Stock body & wing
  • Event: EURO Contest 2017

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Riccardo Berton practice pacesetter at EURO Contest

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Kyosho’s Riccardo Berton set the pace during free practice at the EURO Contest in Barco, Italy – an event known best for it’s atmosphere and fun also delivered on track as drivers put down some serious rubber.

Standings after Practice: F1 | F2 | E-Buggy

With Berton setting the pace, 6/10ths infront over 3 laps ahead of four rounds of qualifying on Saturday, it was left to Davide Ongaro to seed 2nd, best of the rest, himself 2/10ths ahead of Alex Zanchettin and last year’s Champion Marco Baruffolo in 4th with Riccardo Rabitti 5th rocking Radiosistemi’s exotically named Carrara Z9 – we half expect it to have ‘styled by Pininfarina’ down the side given we’re in Ferrari country!

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There’s no mistaking that the home drivers have raced here before, but are also pretty handy with the ‘Azzuri’ occupying the first 11 spots, ol’ designer/driver/gypsy king JQ the first non Italo, just infront of Max-Throttle Johansson. Robert Batlle sitting a slightly lowly 15th, having not raced at Barco before (ever?) the burgundy-styled (see our walkabout video) Spaniard seems happy and will surely do what he always does, climb the ranks and crescendo towards the final.

Don’t miss our Walkabout Video!

A scorching day here at EURO Contest day 1, temps hitting around 36c, thankfully always a party atmosphere and smiles all round with food, drinks and beer flowing.

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Video: EURO Contest Walkabout & Laps


Under the Hood: Marco Baruffolo

Marco Baruffolo – Italy

  • Chassis: TLR 8ight 4.0
  • Engine: Picco V1 Team DLC CER
  • Fuel: Runner Time
  • Tyres: Hot Race Tyres
  • Radio & Servos: KO EX2 | KO RSX3 Power servos
  • Body & Wing: Body stock & JConcepts Hybrid Lexan wing
  • Event: EURO Contest 2017 – Barco, Italy

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EURO Contest is Go Go Go

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Mid June might be holiday (vacation for our American friends) time for some, attending Bittydesign’s signature race event at the fabulous Barco track in Italy one might be mistaken for thinking you were on a weekend trip in Tuscany, with good food, drinks flowing and a bit of nitro offroad thrown in for good measure.

Once again NeoBuggy has made the annual pilgrimage to one of our favourite events of the calendar – the EURO Contest. With increased participation and interest year after year, it has long (and deservedly) overshadowed more established events, a combination of great track, location, weather, food, music and atmosphere the key… even enough to lure a few die-hard Kyosho drivers away from the over-celebrated Kyosho Masters on the same weekend.

Further endorsing the EURO Contest’s growing popularity is the arrival of the Spanish Armada – in the form of Robert Batlle & Juan-Carlos ‘Next big thing’ Canas, the pair join long-term attendees like Neo Champ Davide Ongaro, Ricky Berton, Alex Zanchettin, JQ and last year’s Champ Marco Baruffolo.

Despite some crazy downpours before the event, it looks like its going to be a scorching weekend here in Italy

Stay tuned for coverage throughout the weekend.

2016 EURO Contest – Main Final

With this year’s EURO Contest kicking off tomorrow in sunny Italy, heres a throwback to last year’s Main Final.

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 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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