May 8, 2011

Robert Batlle takes Rd1 in Spain

Robert Batlle takes Rd1 in Spain

The first round of the Spanish 1/8th scale buggy Nationals was held this weekend in Antas, Almeria in the very south of the country. Qualifying would see Mugen driver Borja Hernandez take the top spot ahead of reigning champion and fellow Mugen racer Robert Batlle in 2nd with Daniel Bernabe, Ivan Carmona and Andres Marcelino completing the top 5. Following the semi finals, the order up front was reversed with Batlle lining up on pole position for the 45 minute encounter with both drivers winning their respective semis. Robert would go on to win the 45 minute final, leading from start to finish, by nearly a lap in front of Ignazio Candel, with Bryan Bernabe completing the top 3. Despite running in 3rd for much of the race following a crash at the start, Borja Hernandez would end the race in 5th. Stopping one more time than his competitors for fuel, and a tire issue close to the end of the final, put an end to his podium chances.

Source: Merlin []


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