August 24, 2017

Rune Karlsen wins Norwegian 1/8th Buggy Champs

The Norwegian 1/8th Nitro Buggy Championships were held at the Hof MBK track last weekend. The biggest track in Norway offered a multi-surface layout with mostly dirt but an astro and a wooden corner, and also a paved stones section with made tyre choice critical. Nearly 50 drivers signed in and the weekend would kick off on Friday with the first practice sessions. During Saturday’s qualifiers Rune Karlsen took the overnight TQ from Bjorn Ivar and Yngve Brække Ulfset. Going into the main final a total of six drivers looked to be able to take the win, making it the strongest field in many years. From the tone, Rune would be in the lead followed by Daniel and Yngve. Some nine laps into the race Yngve made a mistake and let Rune and Daniel play a little before Rune started to push a little harder. His strategy worked out as Daniel made a mistake. Now Rune was on fire and just getting a bigger lead. 40 minutes in the final Rune had lapped everybody while Daniel was in 2nd place at that time, but Bjorn Ivar was faster and took over the 2 spot. In the closing stages Yngve got past as well as Daniel made a big mistake. Ultimately Rune Karlsen (Kyosho) would take the win from Bjorn Ivar Haug (Kyosho) 2nd and Yngve Brække Ulfset (Mugen) 3rd.

Source: Kyosho []


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