March 11, 2008

Richard Volta wins French 1/8 Nats Rd1

Richard Volta wins French 1/8th Nats Rd1

The first round of the French 1/8th scale on road Nationals was run last weekend in Angouleme in the west of the country. Saturday’s qualifying eventually saw dry conditions after a wet start to the day and in the Elite class it was newly signed Shepherd racer Richard Volta that was quickest followed by Kyosho driver Adrien Siegfried in 2nd and Sebasian Zatla racing a Motonica in 3rd. In the National class it was young Serpent driver Mickaël Tequi who was on pole at the end of 3 rounds in front of another Serpent racer Gérald Colinet in 2nd and Jérôme Berthelot, racing a Mugen in 3rd. For Sunday’s finals the rain had arrived and this made the conditions very tricky. In the National final, the top 3 qualifiers got a clean start but some consistent driving from David Loglisci meant that he could move to the front where he could take the win ahead of Philippe Cima in 2nd and Romain Fournery in 3rd. In the Elite final, pole man Volta took a while to get used to the conditions and was 3rd behind Velox team mate Laurent Pageneau and Motonica racer S. Zatla. Volta was able to gain speed later in the race and could pass the pairing in front of him for the win and after Zatla had problems this meant that Bouche could move into 3rd, giving the new Velox a podium lockout in its first race in France.

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Elite Results
1. Richard Volta – 113 Laps (Velox/Eagle21R7-S)
2. Laurent Pageneau – 111 Laps (Velox/Eagle21R9-S)
3. Stéphane Bouche – 109 Laps (Velox/FX 21 R-03)
4. Laurent Zatla – 108 Laps (Kyosho/Nova 359 JP)
5. Adrien Siegfried – 108 Laps (Kyosho/FX 21 R-03)
6. Sebastien Zatla – 98 Laps (Motonica/Eagle21R9-S)
7. Fréderic Jacob – 96 Laps (Mugen/FX 21 R-03)
8. Romain Picard – 93 Laps (Velox/FX 21 R-03)
9. Nicolas Thioux – 71 Laps (Mugen/FX 21 R-03)
10. Bruno Bec – 44 Laps (Kyosho/Orion)

Richard Volta wins French 1/8th Nats Rd1

National Results
1. David Loglisci – 66 Laps (Mugen/Eagle 21 R9-S)
2. Philippe Cima – 63 Laps (Mugen/Eagle 21 R7-S)
3. Romain Fournery – 61 Laps (Mugen/35 plus 21 Collari)
4. Gaetano Fraioli – 51 Laps (Mugen/Nova 35 plus 21)
5. Faisal Affejee – 45 Laps (Mugen/FX 21 R-03)
6. Mickaël Tequi – 42 Laps (Serpent/Mega)
7. Gérald Colinet – 24 Laps (Serpent/Xenon)
8. Jérôme Berthelot – 6 Laps (Mugen/Novarossi)
9. Alex Francoise – 2 Laps (Mugen/Novarossi)
10. Damien Thiron – 1 Laps (Serpent/RB)

Source: JP Racing []


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