July 3, 2007

Dario Balestri wins Rd3 Italian Nationals

Dario Balestri wins Rd3 Italian Nationals

Last weekend, the 3rd round of the Italian 1/8th scale Nationals were run in Cassino, in the south west of the country. Weather was perfect and in qualifying it saw Daniele Ielasi, winner of the French EFRA GP last week, take the top qualifying position ahead of former European Champion Massimo Fantini, while 3rd spot went to Andrea Cristiani, winner of last weekends ATS Trophy race, held on the same track. In the race it was European 1/10th scale Champion Dario Balestri with his Motonica and Fantini with Serpent that made their way to the front of the field battling hard for the entire race. Cristiani had problems with the wheels on his car which put him out of contention while Ielasi and Fabio Domanin collided with each other 3 minutes from the end, taking both drivers out. This allowed Alberto Picco up into 3rd, where he finished, also clinching the Italian National title, while up front Balestri took the win by half a second from Fantini who finished 2nd. In the Junior race it was won by Serpent racer Nicola De Vallier.

Full results to follow soon.

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Dario Balestri wins Rd3 Italian Nationals

Nicola De Vallier wins Rd3 Italian Nationals

Source: Fabio Domanin


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