February 13, 2017

Robert Batlle successful at Montpellier GP

The annual Montpellier GP was held this past weekend in Montpellier, France and it saw Kyosho’s Elliott Boots walking away with the overall TQ after the five rounds of qualifying. In cold and wet weather conditions Team Associated’s Davide Ongaro would take the opening two qualifiers with Boots striking back in Q3 and Q4. Elliott than sat out Q5 and as Davide only scored a 7th place, both ended tie on points with the faster run handed Elliott the overall TQ from Davide. The pole position for the main final was then snatched by HB Racing’s David Ronnefalk who won the semifinal B with a faster time than Elliott did in the semi A. The first half of the hour-long main saw David in control of things until he made a series of errors that allowed Robert Batlle and Davide Ongaro to take control of things. Davide would suffer fading traction in the closing stages which gave Robert much needed room to bring home the win one lap in front of Davide who had David in tow with both separated by only 2.3s on the line. Elliott Boots would have to settle for fourth in the dry final while Jerome Aigoin (Xray) completed the top 5 result.

Final results:
1. Robert Batlle – Mugen/Picco
2. Davide Ongaro – Team Associated/LRP
3. David Ronnefalk – HB Racing/Team Orion
4. Elliott Boots – Kyosho/Reds Racing
5. Jerome Aigoin – Xray/Ultimate
6. Renaud Savoya – TLR/RC Concept
7. Thomas Musso – HB Racing/Team Orion
8. Juan Carlos Canas – Mugen/Ultimate
9. Edouardo Hugon – Agama/Alpha
10.Ignacio Candel – HB Racing/Team Orion
11.Eliot Marcon – Mugen/Ultimate
12.Joao Figueiredo – Kyosho/Team Orion

Source: InfoRC [inforc.net]


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