Serpent are reporting on their site on the 2nd round of the Austrian Nationals that was run last weekend at the Kematen track, near Innsbruck. In the 1/8th scale class it was a win for Serpent racer Daniel Tomaschko who placed ahead of Manuel Gremlica in 2nd and Michael Selner in 3rd. In the 1/10th scale class, it was a win for Mugen racer Hupo Hönigl with Serpent driver Gerhard Kandelhart in 2nd and in 3rd was Xray racer Manuel Singer.
The 3rd round of the Belgian 1/10th 200mm Nationals was held last weekend in Houthalen, and as we already know young Maxim Claes won the Class 2 race at this event, but now we can tell you how the Class 1 racers faired. Qualifying saw top French National runner, and round 1 winner, Sebastian Wartelle racing a Kyosho claim the pole position for this race and in the man final he was once again the man to beat, winning the race and leading home a Kyosho clean sweep of the podium with team mates Jerome Renaux and Maarten Kempeneers finishing in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
We received a report from the 2nd round of the Great Lakes Championship series for off road which was held last weekend under very hot conditions at Sammys Speedway in London, Ontario, Canada. Attracting 140 competitors over 3 classes, GLORCS is a Canadian Racing series that is in its 3rd season running organized racing in Canada and this year the series includes 7 races which include stops at tracks in New York State, Ontario and Quebec.
So we have shown you already a lot of great RC Mag videos from this years Kyosho Masters but we still have one more race to show you and thats the truggy final in which World Champion Mark Pavidis took the win. The first part is above and you can see the other 2 parts below.
The 2nd round of the Italian Nationals was held 2 weekends ago at the Padova track in the North East of the country, near Venice. This race was dominated by current European Champion Dario Balestri who, running the new Team Magic G4+, took the pole position after setting fastest times in all qualifying rounds to line up ahead of current European ‘B’ Champion, and Serpent driver, Alessio Mazzeo in 2nd with the 3rd qualifying spot going to former 1/8th scale European Champion Daniele Ielasi. At the start of the 45 minute final a coming together broke the front right shock on Mazzeo’s car losing him 5 laps and forcing him to push hard for the rest of the race to claw back time. Balestri who led from the start was pushing hard as he was the only driver due to make a tire stop and so had to build a big enough time cushion to stay in front, which he managed to do, however his engine stalled and he lost the lead to Mugen racer Giuseppe D’angelo but Dario, on new tires to easily catch and pass him. Balestri took the win, 7 seconds ahead of D’angelo in 2nd with 3rd spot going to Kyosho racer Daniele Ielasi.
Continuing their Racer in the Spotlight series, Serpent have interviewed European B Championship finalist Philip Eberle from Germany. Racing for 8 years Philip has already achieved some very good results in his home country but wishes to increase his racing level even higher and as such he will focus less on regional races and compete in more international events. Go check out the interview and find out more about this young racing talent.
Xray are reporting on their teams performance at the recent Kyosho Cup, a touring car race in Korea for gas powered 200mm 1/10th scale cars. In what was a close final it was Goo Gi-Bon that took the win for Xray, his 3rd straight win in a month, ahead of Serpent 720 driver Jang Ji-Whan in 2nd, while 3rd place went to another Xray NT1 racer, Kim Gi-Yul.