April 24, 2007

Niki Duina wins Rd1 of Italian 200mm Nats

Niki Duina

Last weekend at the ultra fast Melzo track near Milan, Italy’s top drivers came together for the first round of the 2007 Italian 1/10th scale nationals. In qualifying it was Alberto Picco, driving a Mugen that took the top qualifying position ahead of Kyosho racer Danielle Ielasi in 2nd, while 3rd position went to another Kyosho racer, Francesco Tironi. In the 45 minute main final, it was Tironi that was the first retirement dropping out of his front running position after only 12 minutes which left pole man Picco and Xray racer Niki Duina (above left) to battle it out for the win. When Picco ran into some trouble, which dropped him back, Duina was able to take advantage by pulling out a large lead and go on to take the win by 3 laps ahead of Picco with a closing D’angelo finishing in 3rd position.

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Expert final results:
1. Duina Niki – 144L 45:12,569
2. Picco Alberto – 141L 45:0,402
3. D’angelo Giuseppe – 141L 45:8,481
4. Romagnoli Michele – 140L 45:16,597
5. Ielasi Daniele – 139L 44:57,562
6. Spiniello Mario – 138L 45:13,373
7. Ciaccheri Alessandro – 134L 45:17,294
8. Balestri Dario – 123L 45:12,999
9. Calce Mimmo – 121L 45:5,45
10. Tironi Francesco – 31L 12:8,604

Image: Xray [teamxray.com]


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