October 21, 2019

2019/20 One12 Series Rd1 – Report

The recently launched One12 Series, a 5-race championship held in Italy and dedicated to 1/12th scale classes such as LMP Open Modified and GT12, saw its debut in the beautiful indoor track of RC Landia in Scandiano. The CRC Black Carpet with which the facility was recently set up, offered best conditions for a great race in high and consistent grip. It was a perfect weekend for Alessio Mota, reigning Italian GT12 Series Champion, who started his campaign in the series with a double TQ and win. In GT12, which in Italy is traditionally run according to EFRA/BRCA rules, Alessio set the pace in qualifying from the get go, sealing the 1st spot on the grid with a 2-second advantage on Guido Carbognani. A very tight battle for 3rd, saw Alessandro Rampini prevail on Massimo Imovilli by just 2/100 of a second. During the afternoon’s finals, Alessio checked out early in both A1 and A2 taking hold of the overall win for round 1 of the series ahead of Alessandro, who was able to leapfrog Guido in the proceedings.

In LMP Open Modified, it was Alessio again setting the benchmark time already in Q1, which was ultimately worth the TQ of the day ahead of Riccardo Ferretti and Marcello Galli. In the finals, after a pretty straightforward A1 which saw Alessio taking a tone to tone win ahead of Riccardo Ferretti, in A2 it was Riccardo himself taking control of the proceedings and win ahead of Isacco Fornaciari and Giorgio Lockmer. In the deciding A3, Alessio showed great consistency and speed and finally took the overall win to seal a perfect day on the debut of the One12 series.

Coming up next, on November 24th, round 2 of the series will be held again at the RC Landia track and it will see some special guests attending the race; Michal Orlowski, Jorn Neumann, Andy Murray and Nathanael Goodban will hone their preparation for the IFMAR 12th scale World Championships in Italy.

Source: GT12 Italia [facebook.com]


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