Commanding performance sees Ronnefalk take Q2

Commanding performance sees Ronnefalk take Q2

David Ronnefalk put in a commanding performance in the second round of qualifying at the 1:8 Offroad European Championships in Germany to top the times by an impressive 3-seconds over arch rival Robert Batlle. Having been hampered by a damp track for his opening qualifier, ending up 3rd fastest, the defending champion send a clear message of his intentions here at Sand am Main as he posted the first and only 27 second lap of the track.  Behind the two champions an impressive drive by JQ boss Joseph Quagraine gave him third for the round, the Finn just pipping fellow countryman & Q1 Top Qualifier Teemu Leino by 87/1000th.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Leino TQs opening qualifier in Sand

Leino TQs opening qualifier in Sand

Teemu Leino took a surprise TQ in the opening round of qualifying at the 1:8 Offroad European Championship in Germany this morning, the factory HB driver setting the pace in the first of the five 5-minute qualifiers ahead of the championship’s last three champions Robert Batlle, David Ronnefalk and Darren Bloomfield.  Overnight rain made for a slightly damp Sand am Main track as qualifying got underway with the conditions leaving those in the first two heats, among them Top Seed Ronnefalk and Battle, at a disadvantage.  Running in Group 5 and with a more grooved up track Leino was able to go to the top of the timesheets .236 up on Batlle’s Mugen.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Belgian SCT Cup Rd5 – Report

Belgian SCT Cup Rd5 – Report

The 5th round of the Belgian SCT Cup was organised by the the Buggy Racing Tournai Club and run during an RC show in Enghien. A purpose-built grass track was laid out in the middle of a park, in front of a castle. The nice surroundings and a track layout appreciated by the racers made the show for more than 4000 visitors with the club being rewarded by the highest attendance ever in the cup’s Pro2 class.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ronnefalk top seed for qualifying at Euros

Ronnefalk top seed for qualifying at Euros

Reigning 1:8 Offroad European Champion David Ronnefalk got his title defence off to the perfect start as he topped today’s second timed practice in style to become top seed for qualifying which gets underway tomorrow at the German event.  The Kyosho driver was a full 6-seconds faster than the pace set by Mugen’s Robert Batlle in the day’s opening practice with Xray’s Renaud Savoya closest to the Swede the second time round 4.848 seconds adrift.  Savoya’s run sees him end the seeding 3rd behind Batlle. Despite having missed yesterday’s four rounds of practice Team Durango’s Joern Neumann would put in an impressive second run to post the 3rd quickest time for the round to claim 5th in the seeding.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mack & Kremer win in Wiesbaden

Mack & Kremer win in Wiesbaden

Last weekend the final round of the Central German Championship took place at the WMC Wiesbaden track. In the Expert class it was a close fight for the TQ between the Shepherd drivers Oliver Mack, and Freddy Südhoff at his second outing with the Velox V8. After 4 rounds it was Oliver Mack who was on top of the time sheets with less than a second in front of Freddy Südhoff.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Batlle tops first seeding practice

Batlle tops first seeding practice

Robert Batlle set the pace in the opening round of seeding practice at the 1:8 Offroad European Championships in Germany, the Mugen driver fastest over 5-minutes from the Kyosho of defending Champion David Ronnefalk. Winning his second European title the last time the championships visited the Sand am Main track, the Spaniard would outpace his Swedish rival by 2.644 seconds with Team Xray’s Martin Bayer completing the Top 3 a further 1.704 off.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mibosport Summer On-Road Cup 2014 – Report

Mibosport Summer On-Road Cup 2014 – Report

The final race of the Mibosport Summer On-Road Cup 2014 took place at the permanent on-road track in Blansko with over 40 drivers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland in attendance. The TQ holder in the Touring Car Modified class was open till the very last qualifying session. After three sessions, David Nemcek held the prestigious TQ spot as his main rival, Radek Flek had very bad luck due to technical problems followed by a mistake of a marshal, who put another car right into Radek’s racing line, which cost him a broken suspension and a retirement from the qualifying round. Despite all those problems, Radek did not give up and he grabbed the TQ in the last qualifying session with the fastest time of 24 laps in 5:02.438.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Official IIC touring car spec tire announced

Official IIC touring car spec tire announced

The International Indoor Championships announce that the official spec tire for the 10th Anniversary of the IIC will be the Gravity RC Type C. The tire comes pre-mounted on the marked Gravity RC rim, made from a blend of plastic and polycarbonate, and known to be durable and true. The part number for the tires are GRC130 G-Spec Type C and they are available from your local hobby shop or directly from the Gravity RC website.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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