August 19, 2015

Chinese Serpent GT Cup Rd1 – Report

Chinese Serpent GT Cup Rd1 – Report

Energy RC hosted their first ever Serpent GT Cup in Guangzhou, China recently. Aiming to keep the race fair and at the same time keep costs low, Energy RC had introduced this Serpent one-brand race with all racers need to run the “GT-Cup” chassis, which is basically a standard Serpent RTR kit minus the electronics. The standard Serpent/Novarossi pull-start engine as well as the standard kit tyres need to be run as well with the only modifications allowed are the springs and anti-roll bar, and some setup related upgrades like caster blocks, chassis stiffeners etc. On  Saturday a lot of racers made use of the free practice to get used to the new class that was virtually unexciting in China before this race. Qualifying started on Sunday and it soon became clear that the rules would make for some close racing, with the top 10 drivers were all within 1 second in their best lap times. The TQ then went to Lin, who pulled the only 29 lap run in qualifying, from Chuan and Hao. In the 45 minute main final positions swapped heavily and at the end it was Cai Cai who came out successful from Ri Chuan and Hian Xi, who finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively. The second round of the Serpent GT Cup will be held on the 20th of September at the Shenzhen KRC race track.

Source: Serpent []


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