April 26, 2013

Michele Romagnoli wins Italian 1/8th Nats Rd2

Michele Romagnoli wins Italian 1/8th Nats Rd2

Last weekend the 2nd round of the Italian 1/8th scale On-Road Nationals took place at the ultra fast Pista Futura track in Bologna in the North of the country. After qualifying Shepherd/Sonic driver Michele Romagnoli was ranked on the 3rd place in the expert class qualifying himself directly for the 1 hour long main final behind pole man Dario Balestri and 2nd placed Carmine Raiola, with Alberto Picco completing the top 4. As the engines get very stressed on this high-speed circuit Michele decided to run a safe tactic and started with a moderate pace. About 35 minutes into the race Michele took over the lead and controlled the race for the following minutes. 2 minutes before the end he flamed out, but thanks to his fast mechanic and brother Samuele he re-joined the track just in front of Alberto Picco who was running in second position. This was the order they finished with Massimo Fantini taking 3rd. The win gave Michele maximum points for the championship standings in which he has now taken over the lead.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


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