Record fifth Reedy title for Rheinard

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Marc Rheinard has claimed a record 5th Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions title, the 18th running of the event being decided in the 36th and final race at Tamiya Raceway in California.  Leading the points from the opening round right through the 3 days of heads up racing, the Tamiya star secured his first major touring car title for some time when he finished on the tail of outgoing champion Ronald Volker.  Needing to win the race and have Rheinard finish 6th or lower, Volker could only manage second behind Yokomo team-mate Meen Vejrak, that win securing the Thai driver the final place on the podium.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Rakasiwi wins Indonesian National Buggy Champs Rd2

Rakasiwi wins Indonesian National Buggy Champs Rd2

The WillSon Track in Bali played host for the 2nd round of the Indonesian National Buggy Championship that attracted drivers from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Jogjakarta, Medan, Balikpapan, Kendari and Bali. The race format was 6 rounds of 7 minutes qualifiers with the 4 best rounds to count followed by bump-up finals. Jason Nugroho took the TQ after the qualifiers and he then won the semifinal A to take the pole position for the 60 minute main final in which he could maintain the lead thanks to a good start. Around the 20 minute mark Jason noticed that both rear tyres on his buggy started to unglue from the wheel and he had to decide to change the tyres and to loose time in the pits or to take the risk and to drive to the end with a somewhat unpredictable car. At the end he decided to stay on the damaged tyres and thanks to a clever drive he still finished in 2nd place some 0.5 seconds behind winner Reza Rakasiwi. Indra Liono finished the race in 3rd to complete the podium.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Dutch 1/10th Nitro On-road Championship Rd2

Dutch 1/10th Nitro On-road Championship Rd2

Round 2 of this year’s Dutch Nitro On-road Championship was held at the Genk track in Belgium. The track of the hosting club, the Model Racing Genk, is situated between the famous Genk karting circuit where the youngest Formula 1 driver ever, Max Verstappen, started his racing career and a Motocross circuit where Belgium ace Stefan Everts started out. As most drivers opted to stay a full weekend in Belgium the MRG organised a nice BBQ following Saturday’s practice. Sunday morning then started under a perfect blue sky with the qualifying sessions and it was Daan Jacobs who took the pole followed by former European Champion Julius Kolff and the two electric aces of John Bruins and Glenn Hoogervorst, all doing 18 laps runs. With a very competitive field the remainder of the top 10 drivers where then all pulling 17 laps on the demanding track.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Christian Lehm wins at Danish On-road Nats Rd1

Christian Lehm wins at Danish On-road Nats Rd1

The opening round of the Danish Electric On-road Nationals was held at Glostrup Racing Club in changing weather conditions. The day started out with rain but it cleared up during the day. In the Formula class Christian Lehm secured the pole position for the finals and he would stay in front after the mains also to take the day’s win in front of Johnni Lyng and Tommy Jensen. Henrik Rasmussen, Johnny B Goode and Casper Lund would complete the top 6 result.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, May 25, 2015

BRCA 1/8th On-road Nationals Rd3 – Report

BRCA 1/8th On-road Nationals Rd3 – Report

The third round of this year’s BRCA 1/8th Circuit National Championship was hosted by the Mendip circuit in Weston Super Mare with the main championship contenders of Green and Wood being in attendance again after ETS and Holiday commitments. In Qualifying, it was Green who had the upper hand all day with the chasing pack consisting of Tim Wood, Neal King and Andy Hastings. The gap between the top 2 was around 4 seconds in 5 minutes which gave Green a good advantage for the finals. Tire wear was very high all weekend since this track is not used much in recent years and would be a big factor in the 30 minute main final.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Eyetard takes French 1/8th On-road Nationals Rd2

Thomas Eyetard takes French 1/8th On-road Nationals Rd2

The 2nd round of the French 1/8th On-road Nationals was held in Marseilles in the South of France. Despite only qualifying 4th and having a bad crash at the start of his semifinal Thomas Eytard was able to take win in the main final. Behind Thomas, who scored his maiden 1/8th nationals win, Jerom Papaconstantinos came in 2nd, Christophe Louis rounded out the podium in 3rd.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, May 25, 2015

Robert Batlle wins Spanish Nitro Buggy Nats Rd2

Robert Batlle wins Spanish Nitro Buggy Nats Rd2

Round 2 of the Spanish 1/8th Nitro Buggy National Championship was held this past weekend in Ripoll. Mugen’s Robert Batlle took the TQ during Saturday’s qualifiers from Borja Hernandez (Mugen) who was some 6 seconds behind in 2nd place. Oscar Baldo (Mugen) rounded out the top 3 result after the qualifiers. In Saturday’s main final Robert again showed a World-class performance by winning the 45 minute encounter by 2 laps. Behind him, the race was on for the runner-up spot with the 2nd to 7th placed drivers all finishing on the same lap. Ultimately the runner-up spot went to Jaume Figuls (Mugen) who secured the 2nd place only 0.5 seconds in front of Daniel Bernabe (SOAR). Another 1.3 seconds down Juan Carlos Canas (HoBao) completed the top 4 result.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Martin Bayer doubles at Czech 1/8th Off-road Nats Rd1

Martin Bayer doubles at Czech 1/8th Off-road Nats Rd1

The first round of the Czech 1/8th Off-road Nationals was held this past weekend at the track of Horni Jeleni. The weather forecast did not look too promising but fortunately the race would take place in dry conditions. New for this year is an updated race format with the Nationals being 1-day events and with the best two drivers after qualifying would directly proceed into the main finals. In the 30 minute main final of the Nitro Buggy class Martin Bayer took the win from Jiri Mara and Jan Zamis.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

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