Batlle tops opening run of final practice day

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Reigning World Champion Robert Batlle topped the opening practice on the concluding day of the extended practice at the 1:8 Offroad World Championships in Sicily.  With overnight repairs making for a slightly dustier track for the first of the days 3 scheduled 10-minute runs, the Mugen driver topped the time sheets with a time of 1:52.525 compared with Ty Tessmann’s 1:50.580 outright fastest time which was set in yesterday’s closing practice.  Running in reseeded heats today based on each drivers fastest times from the opening three days of practice, behind Batlle it was Darren Bloomfield who was second fastest just 0.163 off over 3-laps with Ryan Lutz completing the Top 3 for the run.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tessmann fastest at end of Day 3

Tessmann fastest at end of Day 3

With three days of practice complete at the 1:8 Offroad World Championships it is Ty Tessmann who holds the edge with the HB driver setting a new fastest time in today’s final practice. Having moved to the top of the time sheets in the first of the day’s 12-minute practice rounds, the Canadian improved that 1:52.143 time to a 1:50.580 to again set the pace over defending champion Robert Batlle. Having set the pace on Day 2, reigning European Champion David Ronnefalk was, after a sleepy start to the day, able to improve his overall time to complete the Top 3.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tessmann sets mid way practice pace in Sicily

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Already into their third day of practice at this year’s extended 1:8 Offroad World Championships with still 2 more days of practice to go on the Italian island of Sicily, Ty Tessmann laid down today’s early marker running the fastest three consecutive laps from defending World Champion Robert Batlle. With David Ronnefalk setting the pace yesterday from Tessmann with a time of 1:53.211, in the first of today’s two 12-minute runs the Canadian lowered the benchmark to 1:52.143 with Batlle managing a 1:53.386 followed by a 1:53.842 from Martin Bayer.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bornhorst doubles at East Coast Race Against Cancer

Bornhorst doubles at East Coast Race Against Cancer

The East Coast Race Against Cancer was held at McCullough’s RC Raceway with his year’s event drawing just over 250 entries among a number of different classes, the biggest being the 1/8 Electric Buggy and Truck. Tekno’s newly signed Joe Bornhorst was the man to beat in 1/8th E-Buggy and E-Truggy as he was able to set the TQ pace in both classes. In the 10 minute E-Buggy final Joe took off and never looked back, leaving Mike Speranza behind to take the win. In 3rd Paul Ciccarello rounded out the podium. In the 8 minute E-Truggy final Joe again lead the race from tone to tone to bring home the victory some 7 seconds in front of Anthony Mazzara and Mike Speranza.

Source: Tekno [teknorc.com]

Saturday, September 20, 2014

LRP Challenge Italy final round – Announcement

LRP Challenge Italy final round – Announcement

The final round of the LRP Challenge Italy will take place this weekend at the Miniautodromo T5 in Roma. Classes run will include Touring Car Modified, Stock 13.5T and Stock 17.5T. More information (in Italian language) for all last-minute deciders can be found here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

South African Championships Rd4 – Report

South African Championships Rd4 – Report

Round 4 of the South African electric on-road championships was held at the Meyersdal Model Car Racing Club just south of Johannesburg, drawing 121 entries from all over the country. Track temperatures in the high 50’s all weekend added and very windy conditions that brought dust from a nearby construction site made for tricky conditions. In the Touring Car Modified class Jason Hillcoat was the man to beat by winning the first three qualifiers to take the overall TQ early.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Zanchettin & Morozov win at Russian Novarossi Trophy

Zanchettin & Morozov win at Russian Novarossi Trophy

The recent Novarossi Trophy in Moscow, Russia not only saw the attendance of some swift Russian drivers but also the participation of drivers from other countries. In the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class Italian front runner Alex Zanchettin took the win from Federico Sala in 2nd and Nikita Pomogaev in 3rd place. In the Nitro Truggy class Fedor Morozov ended the event in 1st place followed by Dmitry Malishko and Sergey Avdeev.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Asian On Road Championships Rd4 – Report

Asian On Road Championships Rd4 – Report

Last weekend the 4th round of the Asian On Road Championships was held at the PYC Raceway in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is well know for being a hot bed of on-road racing and this weekend a great turnout joined for the AOC’s first visit to this place. The PYC Raceway is a beautiful facility tucked away between all the high rise buildings just outside of Hong Kong. The format for the weekend was controlled practice on Friday, qualifiers Saturday and Sunday morning and triple finals for all mains on Sunday. Unfortunately on Friday, mother nature had plans to wash out the Friday practice day as the drivers encountered heavy rains throughout the day. This made the organisers make some changes to the program on Saturday to give the racers some practice in the morning and then go into the qualifiers. PYC raceway has the capability to run at night and knowing they needed to get as many qualifiers in on Saturday as they could, the qualifiers were run until about 8.30pm getting 4 rounds in.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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