We have even more interviews from the EC ‘B’ event in Belgium, this time from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed qualifiers Jerome Renaux, Walti Beat and Eric Dankel. We have already interviewed the pole position sitter Alessio Mazzeo, so now its time to talk to his main competitors for the crown.
We again received a report from Youri Mestdag, who is present at this year European ‘B’ Championships in Roeselare, from the Saturday of the event, which saw the finalists finalised and the lower finals run. Today after the last qualifing we saw Belgian driver Jerome Renaux pop up into the main final with 20 laps in 05:12.053. He became second fastest behind Alessio Mazzeo who also made his best run for this event and both drivers will be joined by Eric Dankel amd Walti Beat in tomorrows main final.
View the final running order and photos here… content
Even more interviews from the track in Roeselare, this time with the events youngest competitor Alex Thurston. Driving a Serpent 720, Alex won the 1/128 final and after this he finished 3rd in the 1/64 final. Alex is very pleased with this result, he didnâ€™t expect this to happen, â€œI got my wish todayâ€ he says. Lets see what he does tomorrow in the 1/32 final.
Just a quick update to say that qualifying for the Euro ‘B’ championships in Belgium is over and it was Italian Alessio Mazzeo that has sealed his top spot with a super quick run in Saturday mornings rocket round. The cooler conditions in the morning meant that it would be a quick run and so if you didnt improve this morning you werent in with a chance and could see yourself moving backwards. Mazzeo, driving for Serpent, improved his time by 4 seconds to put him 6 seconds ahead of new 2nd place Renaux who improved by over 2 seconds to take the position, demoting Dankel and Beat to 3rd and 4th and knocking Daan Jacobs out of the top 4 into 5th. The lower finals now take place today with the main finals being run tomorrow.
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Today (friday) was the first day of qualifying for the 1/10th 200mm ‘B’ Championships held in Roeselare, Belgium this week. After 3 rounds, with 1 still left to run on Saturday morning, it was young Italian Serpent racer Alessio Mazzeo who is on the overnight pole position, 2 seconds in front of German Mugen racer Eric Dankel, while 3rd place sees Xray driver Walti Beat of Switzerland. Our man in Belgium Youri Mestdag has once again supplied us with a nice report and photos, and as today is qualifying we get round by round reporting.
You can read the Friday qualifying report here… content
Our Aussie friends Rube Dude, have done this great video from last weeks ACT State Titles in which Martin Wolhuter took the win.
Check out the great competition of the 2007 ACT State Titles A-Main finals! this was a great track and a great event with everything from highs, lows, controversy and sheer excitement it had it all! Well Done to CORMCC for a great event and Congratulations to Martin Wolhuter!
Xray are reporting on their site on the first round of the Danish off road nationals that took place last weekend at the NMRC track, 50 km south of Copenhagen. Qualifying saw Xray driver Peter Harder take the top qualifying spot ahead of team mate Claus Nielsen with Jan Drake Hansen in 3rd but in the race it was more difficult for Harder with his engine stopping on him, dropping him back to 3rd at the end of the race. The final was won by Thomas Mikkelsen followed home by Rune Gustavsen with TQ man Harder in 3rd.
Neo Buggy have the scoop on top US off road racer Travis Amezcua, who has left his current employers Team Losi, leaving behind him a strong record there. Travis has been on and off the gas off road scene, but his domination of qualifying at last year’s ROAR buggy nats, and performances since, prompted Novarossi to sign him to the US team, made up of Amezcua, Mike Truhe and Phillip Atondo – all Losi drivers. His new role at HPI/Hot Bodies will see him focus on the development of the companies 1/8th and 1/10th scale off road cars, and also assumes the role of US off road team manager.