June 28, 2016

Dario Balestri wins scorching hot Worlds warm-up

Dario Balestri wins scorching hot Worlds warm-up

During the last weekend the Italian Gubbio track hosted the IFMAR 200mm World Championship warm-up race in very hot weather conditions. The qualifiers gave Dario Balestri the TQ as he came out fastest in the opening two rounds. Robert Pietsch lined up in second from fellow countryman Dirk Wischnewski. The Superpole race then had Pietsch holding the upper hand over Mazzeo, Wischnewski and Eboli, allowing him to proceed directly into the main final. The hour-long main event then went to Dario Balestri (Capricorn) who laid down a flawless run to take the victory one lap ahead of Robert Pietsch (Mugen) while Alessio Mazzeo (Serpent) completed the top 3 result another five laps down. The very hot weather conditions in the main final, that are also expected for the actual Worlds, lead to several DNFs with Dirk Wischnewski, Leo Arnold, Francesco Eboli and Patrick Schäfer all suffering problems during the 60 minute race.

Source: Club Automodellistico 5 Colli [ifmarworldsgubbio.com]


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