The opening round of the French 1/8th Offroad Nationals took place this weekend, once again unfortunately clashing with the Neo race. Held in the centre of the country in Limoges it was JP Sartel who would take the top qualifying spot ahead of fellow TLR driver Jerome Sartel, with Jerome Aigoin (Kyosho), Yannick Aigoin (Xray) and Rayan Medjoubi (Kyosho) completing the top 5. Rain on finals day and differing track conditions between both semis meant the semi finals would see some big names not make the main event such as Jerome Sartel and Yannick Aigoin. It was Ryan Medjoubi, with his win in the A Semi who would start the 30 minute A-main from pole position, but it was his Kyosho team mate who would take the win in what was a close race among the top 4. JP Sartel would take the runner up spot at the flag, while Medjoubi would come through to complete the top 3, just 3 seconds up on 4th place Tom Robin.