January 11, 2016

Elliott Boots shines in Italy

Elliott Boots shines in Italy

The annual Italian Job Race was held at the IBR Padova indoor facility in Italy over the weekend. As usual the race attracted Europe’s best 1/8th off-road drivers to compete in the premier Nitro Buggy and the supporting 1/8th E-buggy classes. The Pro Nitro class qualifying was a tight affair between Marco Baruffolo (TLR/Picco), Elliott Boots (Kyosho/Reds Racing), Alex Zenchettin (TLR/Reds Racing) and Darren Bloomfield (Agama/Bullitt). In the end Marco would make a clean sweep though with three round TQs to secure the overall TQ from Elliott, Alex and Darren. The E-Buggy class had Agama’s Darren Bloomfield taking the TQ from fellow countryman Elliott Boots (Kyosho) with both ending tie on points. Marco Baruffolo (TLR) rounded out the top 3 result after the qualifiers.

The 45 minute Nitro Buggy main final saw a battle of Boots and Bloomfield in the early stages as both took profit of some chaos behind them. While in the lead Bloomfield made a mistake under much pressure of Boots, who was then promoted into the lead that he would hold until the chequered flag. In the meantime Darren had to defend the runner-up spot from a storming Davide Ongaro (Mugen/LRP) and in the end both were only separated by 6 seconds.

Pro Nitro Buggy final results:
1. Elliott Boots – Kyosho/Reds Racing
2. Darren Bloomfield – Agama/Bullitt
3. Davide Ongaro – Mugen/LRP
4. Alex Zanchettin – TLR/Reds Racing
5. Lee Martin – Mugen/RC Concept
6. Alessandro Stocco – TLR/Reds Racing
7. Renaud Savoya – HB/RC Concept
8. Federico Ruggeri – Kyosho/Novarossi
9. Mattia Pilito – TLR/Novarossi
10.Jerome Sartel – TLR/TOP
11.Fabrizio Teghesi – Kyosho/O.S.
12.Marco Baruffolo – TLR/Picco
13.Jerome Aigoin – Kyosho/Reds Racing

Elliott Boots shines in Italy

The E-Buggy class was a bit of a disaster for the TQ holder. Darren would only end in third place overall with 3rd, 6th and 2nd place finishes while Elliott Boots would excel with two wins and a third place over runner-up Marco Baruffolo who scored a second place, a win and a 13th place finish in the triple A-mains. The two wins would hand Elliott his second title of the weekend from Marco Baruffolo in second and Darren Bloomfield in third.

Source: RC Revolution [rcrevolution.net]


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