Round six of the Israeli League was held at the Ein-Vered racing track in good weather conditions after weeks of rain. The day started with a wet track but over time it even became blue grooved with high traction. After four rounds of qualifying Yaniv Sivan took the overall TQ and after a clean start into the final he swiftly opened a gap while Ido Carmon held the second spot from Ofer Avitan and Aviv Maymon who battled for third. Around half time Ofir managed to get into third place, starting to chase on Ido Carmon. A few minutes before the end, Ido made a few mistakes which promoted Ofir into second while up front Yaniv brought home a win from Ofir and Ido.
The 7th annual 2017 MRCC Challenge was held this past weekend at the Medan Radio Control Community track in Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia. A total of 22 drivers from Jakarta, Bandung, Solo, Kendari as well as local drivers attended the event that saw six rounds of 10-minute qualifying with the four best rounds to count. Jason Nugroho (Xray/Novarossi) would take the TQ after the qualifiers and he also came out on top after the 60-minutes A-main event, taking the day’s win from Stanley Wangsanegara (HB Racing/O.S.) and Adrian Wicaksono (HB Racing/Reds Racing) in second and third respectively.
Ronald Volker bounced back to his former carpet racing glory days with a convincing ETS Germany win, the Yokomo driver carrying his impressive form from the opening practice on Friday right through the weekend to wrap up the overall win with another dominant performance in the second A-Main. Having made A1 look easy, A2 would see a slight error from the Top Qualifier just before the halfway mark. While it would allow Bruno Coelho to close, Volker was never really under threat and at the end would finish with more than a second lead over the Xray driver with Marc Rheinard again completing the Top 3. The German’s 14th Euro Touring Series career win, matching Rheinard’s record tally, the win was an important one both in terms of closing the gap to ETS championship leader Coelho but also mentally with the World Champion having struggled since winning the sport’s top prize in China last August.
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The final round of the Finnish 1/12th scale Championships was held this past weekend. In the Modified class, Destiny’s Vesa Yli brought home the TQ to take the overall Championship from Destiny team mates Panu Vehniäinen and Ari-Pekka Kyykkä. In 13.5T GT-12 it was again Vesa who scored the TQ and win at the season finale but with only two races done he had to settle for 5th overall with Ilari Lamminsivu (Destiny) taking the overall title from Jukka Häkämies (Roche) and Niko Vuorenmaa (Xray) in second and third respectively.
Capricorn RC have announced the signing of 2012 IFMAR 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring World Champion, Meen Vejrak to their team. The Thai driver will campaign the company’s the C-03 1/10th 200mm and C803 1/8th nitro platforms at national and international events including the Worlds in France, select ENS events and at most major races around the Asian region.
Xray have announced the Xray Racing Series Alpe Adria, a 3-race event series in Slovenia, Croatia and Austria. Kicking off on the weekend of the 26th of March in Tolmin, Slovenia the series will also see races in Zagreb, Croatia and Sankt Paul im Lavanttal, Austria where the series will have its third and final race on the 28th of August. Classes run are nitro 1/8th, 1/8th GT and 1/10th 200mm as well as 1/5th TC, 1/8th electric, 1/8th GT electric, 1/10th Touring and 1/10th Formula. More information can be found here.
Maclan Racing have announced the signing of multi BRCA National winner and European A-finalist, Kev Lee to their UK team. With 25 years of race experience, and as a regular top 10 finisher, Kev is a valuable asset to the team that he will be representing at the Mid West Regionals, Nationals, and the European Championships in Italy.
Multiple 1:12 World Champion Naoto Matsukura is being linked with a possible move in to 1:8 Onroad Nitro with the Japanese driver taking part in Infinity’s pre-season team test this week at the Marine Paradise Radio Control Modellers Club track in Singapore.