The fourth and final round of Czech 1/8th Off-road National Championship took place last weekend in Kolin. Steady rain the week before the race questioned the condition of the track on race day but the club did an amazing job to prepare the venue for the event. The Nitro Buggy class qualifying was lead by Jiri Mara from Max Gotzl and Frantisek Kalenda while the E-Buggy category had Kaja Novotny coming out fastest despite skipping Q2 due to rain. Max Gotzl and Milan Mudra came in second and third.
The final round of the Korean KMRCA National Championship was recently held and the event saw Park Jooshin (Xray) walking away with the TQ and win in the 13.5T Super Sports touring class. Serpent driver Kim Sungmin, campaigning the company’s new Project 4X touring car, ended the day on the runner-up spot from Yokomo driver Ra Sungwhan.
Arrowmax have announced the signing of Yokomo’s Ronald Völker for their factory team. The 2016 IFMAR ISTC World and multiple ETS Champion will use Arrowmax’s tools and accessories to prepare, maintain and setup his rides and he has the following to say about the deal:
It is no secret that all equipment and tools by Arrowmax are known for their very high quality and their great design. Cant be happier to be a part of the team for the upcoming years and thanks to Arrowmax for that opportunity.
The seventh and final round of the 2016 RC-Lemans Series was held in Hildesheim near Hanover. Despite the cold weather and predicted rain some drivers opted to show up already on Saturday morning and they would be able to get some practice laps under their belts until it started to rain later that day. Sunday morning started off wet meaning the opening qualifier would be held in damp conditions while Q2 and Q3 would be run on a soaking wet track. In the Modified class local hero Timo Schad, newly crowned 40+ German Champion Joachim Behnken as well as Tobias Weist all scored TQ runs with the tie-breaker handing Joachim the overall TQ from Timo and Tobias.
The 2016 1/10th Electric Off-road French Cup was held this past weekend in Reims, Champagne. Held at the new indoor facility of the Reims Enduro Model Car Club the event attracted some of the country’s quickest drivers and in the 2WD Buggy class it was TQ holder Sylvain Gallo-Selva who came out in front after the A-mains to take the 2016 2WD French Cup title.
The recent Montech and A+Paint Trophy took place at the Minicar Fontanellato track in Fontanellato, Italy. Classes run were Touring Modified, Touring Stock 13.5T, Formula and Pan Car. In Touring Modified Mattia Collina took the TQ in front of Silvio Boni and Luca Torreggiani. In the final Collina would confirmed his dominant performance while Torreggiani and Boni would swap placed on the podium.
Round three of the Greek electric off-road nationals was held at the Zorri RC track in Athens. In the 4WD class Delbederis took the overall TQ thanks to round TQs in Q2 and Q3 but the finals were a different affair as the TQ holder struggled with traction in the opening main but he would come out fastest in A2. A3 then saw Delbederis being dead last after an incident with another car and he was only able to recover to third. Overall Fotinos (Yokomo) would take the win from Delbederis (Xray) in second and Papanikolaou (Kyosho) in third. With two races left, and thanks to his second place at round three, Delbederis now leads the overall championship.
The final round of the Portuguese Nitro On-road Championship was held in Funchal, Madeira. The 1/10th 200mm Touring A-main was won by Hugo Exposto from Paulo Rodrigues and Carlos Manuel, who was the championship favorite alongside Franco Vilarinho. After running into problems in his semifinal and only starting from the P10 spot, Carlos’ was able to recover with the third place being enough to win him his second national championship title with Franco Vilarinho and Hugo Mendes completing the championship podium.