Round 3 of the Italian AMSCI 1/8th Off-road National Championship was held this past weekend in Rosignano. Kyosho’s Riccardo Berton made a clean sweep by taking the TQ after the qualifiers and bringing home the win in the 45-minute Expert class A-main final. Some three laps down young Mattia Polito (TLR) came in 2nd while Fabrizio Teghesi (Kyosho) ended the day on the 3 spot. The top 5 result was rounded out by Alex Zanchettin and Alessandro Remia.
The Herts Nitro Model Club hosted the third round of the BRCA Nitro Buggy Nationals this past weekend. Kyosho’s Elliott Boots took the overall TQ but in the main final it was Team Associated’s Neil Cragg who excelled, taking home the win from Darren Bloomfield (Agama) 2nd and Infinity’s Lee Martin, campaigning a HB Racing buggy, in 3rd, while Elliott was not able to convert his TQ into a podium result.
Round 3 of the Andalusian Championship was held in Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga over the weekend. Mugen’s Juan Carlos Canas would obtain the TQ and overall victory in the Nitro Buggy class, taking the 45-minute A-main encounter some two laps in front of HB Racing Alberto Pelaez. TLR’s Oscar Baldo had to settle for 3rd, another lap down.
The recent third round of the Norwegian 1/10th Buggy Nationals saw Øystein Døler walking away with the TQ in the 4WD class. Marius Kristensen and Thorbjørn Døler would line up in 2nd and 3rd on the grid. In the opening A-main, Øystein and Marius opened a small gap and drove away from the field. Ultimately Øystein took the win in the opening leg from Marius and Roy, only to make an early mistake in leg two which allowed Marius to take the lead and to bring home the win in A2 with a 1-lap margin. In the third and decisive main Øystein would again make an early mistake and with the pressure being much lower, Marius was able to take the win and with it the overall victory. Behind him, Øystein and Roy were in the fight for 2nd place and in the end Øystein would take the overall runner-up spot from Roy Gjemble 3rd.
Round 3 of the Czech 1/8th Off-road Nationals was held in Dolni Bukovsko on a huge track and in hot weather conditions, making it a real challenge for man and machine. In the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class it was a 3-horse battle for the overall TQ with Kaja Novotny coming out on top from Martin Bayer 2nd and Jiri Mara 3rd. In 1/8th E-Buggy things were super close and thanks to TQs in Q3 and Q4 it was again Kaja who took the overall TQ honours from Jiri in 2nd and Martin 3rd.
The second round of the popular WRS Championship was held last weekend at the popular Cassino track in Italy with the race also being the warm-up race for the upcoming Nationals. After snatching the TQ, recently signed Capricorn team driver Morgan Renzi took a convincing win ahead of Shepherd’s Antonio Calce and ARC’s Jonathan Gandin.
The Australian Model Off-road Buggy Club recently hold round 2 of the WA Challenge Cup. With some rain the few days before, the track was super wet and soft. Aaron Dexter had some mixed qualifiers, although due to the qualifying format using laps and time over points, he grabbed the overall TQ by 0.005 seconds over 36 laps. After the semis, that put Aaron P2 on the A-main grid behind Brady Piggot, both drivers had a good start on the tone and they pulled away from the field quickly. Soon Brady started to have a couple of mishaps which allowed Aaron to stretch the lead. A few mistakes here and there would drop his lead to as much as two seconds but Aaron managed to pull out to a 20-second lead before having a couple of silly mistakes again within the laps bringing 2nd place Kyle Francis closer than he would have liked. Nevertheless Aaron managed to win the 40-minute A-main by 13 seconds.
The fourth round of the French Nitro Buggy National Championship was held at Saint-Aubain-sur-Mer in the Normandy this past weekend. The dirt track held loads of bumps and dust, making it a real challenge for all drivers. Ultimately it was TLR’s Renaud Savoya who made the best out of the conditions, bringing home the TQ and win from Xray’s Jean-Pierrick Sartel in 2nd and TLR’s Jerome Sartel in 3rd. Eduard Hugon (Agama) and Jean Marc Lacheze (HB Racing) would round out the top 5 result.