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January 10, 2013

Felipe Franceschi wins 2012 Brazilian title

Felipe Franceschi wins 2012 Brazilian title

The 1/10 Electric Brazilian Championship was held on the CAAR track recently and the weather on Saturday was very challenging. Early in the morning the track was prepared and ready for the start, but later in the morning it rained, so the track had to be dried out again before the first free practise. Soon after the free practise it startes to rain again. Because of the quickly changing weather conditions only 2 out of 4 heats were held.

At the end of the day the top 10 was:
1. Hamilton Neto – Xray T4
2. Felipe Franceschi – Xray T4
3. Fabiano Franco – Xray T3‘12
4. Otavio Langowski
5. Flavio Salinet – Xray T4
6. Dennis Pickthall
7. Edson Lima – Xray T3‘11
8. Sinnuhê Ramos – Xray T4
9. Christien Cestari
10.Sergio Luiz Gonzaga – Xray T4

Sunday was cloudy and cold, even with no rain the conditions on the track were still unstable and hard to adapt to. After the heats the starting grid was as follows:

1. Hamilton Neto – Xray T4
2. Felipe Franceschi – Xray T4
3. Fabiano Franco – Xray T3‘12
4. Octavius ​​Langowski
5. Sergio Luiz Gonzaga – Xray T4
6. Dennis Pickthall
7. Flavio Salinet – Xray T4
8. Lincoln Almeida
9. Edson Lima – Xray T3‘11
10.Sandro Rauen Lopes – Xray T4

After Felipe Franceschi wining the first two final legs in front of Neto, the champion was decided. In the last final race Neto crossed the finish line in first place with one lap lead however he was disqualified due to the lower weight of his car. Neto used a borrowed batteries for the last race and did not take into account the weight difference between his batteries and the borrowed ones. His car reached only 1333 grams and the limit here was 1350 grams.

Final results:
1. Champion – Felipe Franceschi – Xray T4
2. Vice-Champion – Dennis Pickthall
3. Hamilton Neto – Xray T4
4. Flavio Salinet – Xray T4
5. Fabiano Franco – Xray T3‘12
6. Sergio Luiz Gonzaga – Xray T4
7. Lincoln Adams
8. Edson Lima – Xray T3‘11
9. Otavio Langowski
10. Sandro Rauen Lopes – Xray T4

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]



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