Dario Balestri is the early pace setter at the 1:10 200mm World Championships in Thailand, the Capricorn driver setting the fastest lap around the Huge RC Circuit as four days of free practice concluded in Bangkok. With only individual fastest lap times being issued on a track where ‘crazy’ best sums up the traction levels, Balestri ran a 13.986 lap with only Alexander Hagberg joining him on a 13-second pace. Completing the Top 3 with a 14.053 was Capricorn’s Jesse Davies followed by the Serpent of Yuya Sahashi with 2012 World Championship Top Qualifier Teemu Leino next up. Unfortunately the event is without one of its expected key challengers with Balestri’s team-mate & recently newly crowned Euro Nitro Series champion Eric Dankel having suffered a fall down a stairs just before he was due to travel that has left the quick German with a fractured shoulder with his doctor not passing him fit enough to make the long flight.
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