April 6, 2012

FEMCA EP Offroad Champs – Day 1 update

The FEMCA Championships for electric offroad are currently being held in Japan at the Yatabe Arena. The event is open to racers in the FEMCA region which includes all of Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand. Friday saw the first action on the track for the 2wd class with 5 rounds of qualifying with the best 3 to count. The top 6 go direct to the main final and the remaining 4 drivers bump up from the lower final. Following the 5 rounds of qualifying it was Akimoto Kota that took the pole position for Kyosho ahead of Kikuchi Kai driving a Yokomo with Sanpei Tatsuya in 3rd for Kyosho. Meen Vejrak from Thailand is the only non Japanese driver in the top 16 sitting 4th with a Yokomo, Maezumi Satoshi (Tamiya) and Enomoto Keisuke (Yokomo) complete the top 6 direct qualifiers. Tomorrow sees the 4wd qualifying run before the finals are run on Sunday to decide the FEMCA Champion.

2wd buggy Qualifying Top 10
1. Akimoto Kota (JP) – Kyosho – 0pts
2. Kikuchi Kai (JP) – Yokomo – 4pts
3. Sanpei Tatsuya (JP) – Kyosho – Yokomo – 7pts
4. Meen Vejrak (TH) – Yokomo – 10pts
5. Maezumi Satoshi (JP) – Tamiya – 14pts
6. Enomoto Keisuke (JP) – Yokomo – 15pts
7. Suzuki Akira (JP) – Yokomo – 15pts
8. Sakamoto Daisuke (JP) – Kyosho – 16pts
9. Kimura Shinya (JP) – Yokomo – 18pts
10.Kato Ryuya (JP) – Tamiya – 20pts

Images: Yasuo Takizawa


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