It looks like the racing in Lisbon, Portugal is very tight with the experienced 3-man Dutch team taking the lead after day one in this years Serpent Nations Cup.
Team Netherlands denied host nation Portugal a home win in the opening leg of the 2006 Serpent Nations Cup claiming a 3 point victory over Team Portugal(4) at the end of today’s (Saturday) 24 races.
Portugal initially headed the standings but problems in the 4th round of today’s competition saw the Dutch team of Danny Leewis, Rob Kuijpers and Stanley Bauer overtake the local to secure the Leg 1 winners trophy.
Good consistent performances by defending Champions Great Britain puts them just one point adrift of Portugal (4) to hold an overnight podium placing.
Xray have a report on the Curitibano Championship in Brazil in which Fabiano Franco driving his Xray T2 won the Championship.
XRAY TEAM BRASIL was very satisfied with this season. This round was full of XRAY T2 cars. In the TOP eight, 4 drivers were using the XRAY T2 chassis and 1 driver was using FKâ€™05. FS MODELSPORT was very proud to see that and to announce that XRAY T2 was the champion of Modified Class.
‘Serpent Driver Development’ team member Oscar Cabezas took victory in the EFRA Spanish GP at Elche over the weekend and with it the Spanish 1:8 National Championship title.
Qualifying on the front row of the grid, the 19-year-old got away from the line perfectly getting the jump on pole sitter Sergio Montesinos. Once in front Cabezas took control of the race and at the 15 minute stage had a commanding 1 lap advantage over second.
Maintaining his lead Cabezas took his Mega MF powered Serpent 960 to a superb victory and his second EFRA Spanish GP win.
Mike Myers over at Starting Grid has a nice daily report of the ROAR 1/8 On-Road Nationals in which Ralph Burch from RC America TQ’d and won the event with his Max powered Kyosho Evolva. In fact it was a very good event for the Japanese company getting 6 into the main final and Kyosho America Vice President Joel Johnson rounding off the podium with 3rd position.
Go to the Starting Grid for the full details and check out the images taken by Mike at the event.
Alexander Hagberg has ended a four year drought in the Yokomo Euro Touring Series, the Xray driver taking victory at the first outdoor race of the season in Spain today. Claiming the last of his ETS wins in Germany in 2014 on carpet, the Swede got his third ETS career win after the result went to a tie break when Christopher Krapp won an eventful A3. With the overall result coming down to times, Hagberg’s quicker A2 win sealed his first win on asphalt ahead of Krapp and Bruno Coelho. For Top Qualifier Coelho it would be a fraught end to a day that started out so well. Having taken a very straight forward win in A1, a mistake in A2 dropped him behind Ronald Volker before the pair clashed handing Hagberg the win. Leading away the field in A3, another mistake on the curbing, this time on the opposite side of the track, put an end to what could have been a weekend that put his rivals well on the back foot, especially given season opening winner Marc Rheinard was having a tough weekend. Despite the result, Coelho still leaves Spain now with a 5-points advantage over Rheinard who came into the weekend as joint leader. Hagberg’s win moves him up to third pushing Volker, who gave up his A3 lead to try help Krapp get the overall win, back to fourth.
Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.