July 17, 2012

Lamberto Collari wins Rd2 of Italian 1/8th series

Round 2 of the Italian 1/8th scale on road National Championships were held in Bologna recently where the temperature touched 40 degrees with the track close to 67 degrees. The temperatures were prohibitive for both engines and the cars themselves but it was a useful test ahead of the European Championships which are held this year in Portugal, where temperatures will be even higher. Pole position went to Andrea Pirani followed closely by Lamberto Collari in 2nd with Dario Balestri and Carmine Raiola completing the top 4 direct finalists. The final started with Pirani in the lead followed by Collari but after about 8 minutes Collari was already in the lead with about an 8 seconds advantage ahead of Raiola. The 9 times World champion was steady in his performance and after about 20 minutes had a 2 laps lead. During the final mechanical and engine problems, due to hot weather, plagued other competitors but not Collari with his Novarossi powered Capricorn and at the end of 45 minutes won by 3 laps ahead of Alberto Tedeschi in 2nd with Walter Salemi completing the podium in 3rd.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]


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