May 27, 2016

Rheinard posts 1st win as Tamiya sweeps Round 2

Rheinard posts 1st win as Tamiya sweeps Round 2

Reigning Champion Marc Rheinard has registered the first win in his quest for a 6th Reedy Race of Champions title.  Second in the opening round ahead of early title favourite Ronald Volker, Rheinard would take an easy win in the second encounter which would be dominated by Tamiya.  In the opening race of the round Christopher Krapp went one better than Round 1 to take the win ahead of first round winner Ryan Cavalieri.  TRF team-mate Akio Sobue claimed the Race 2 win having withstood a challenge from Volker.  In contrast to his first race, a good start would allow Rheinard to go to the front as he got around the outside of pole sitter Antoni Caretti through the first corner.  From there he cruised to a victory by almost half a lap as Meen Vejrak and Viljami Kutvonen provided the entertainment battling over second, Round 1 retiree Vejrak holding off the Finn for 2nd.  Opening the event with a win and running Round 2 in the same race as Rheinard, World Champion Naoto Matsukura would finish only 6th after a mistake but struggling with his TRF419 he is set to join his team-mates in running a carbon chassis for Round 3.

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