March 28, 2018

Dario Balestri wins 200mm Pre-Worlds

Last week the IFMAR Pre-Worlds took place at the Homestead RC Raceway. The level of competition was really high because beside the usual fast guys from the U.S., many drivers from across the pond came to get ready for the upcoming Worlds in October. The format of this race was similar to the actual Worlds, with the difference that there was plenty of open practice in between rounds, before and after the official program, in order to allow people to test as much as they wanted to. After the seeding rounds and the qualifiers, Paolo Morganti (Capricorn) took the TQ from Teemu Leino (Infinity) 2nd. The final was a long hour of great racing, lots of drama, change of leaders etc. Paolo feel asleep at the start and was collected by the other drivers finding himself in last position. More drama came at the second turn with a pile of cars but Paolo was able to regain positions. Paolo was able to recover up until 2nd and ran most of the race in that position. Up front things mixed up and in lap 144, Paolo was able to take the lead until 15 laps later he ran out of fuel. In the end he was able to recover to 2nd again, finishing only 3.6s behind the winner, Infinity’s Dario Balestri. Infinity driver Carmine Raiola would round out the top 3 results from Teemu Leino 4th and Andrew Duperrouzel 5th.

Source: RC Target []


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