With just one month to go until the 1:8 Offroad World Championships, IFMAR have today released the entry list of who will be travelling to Spain at the beginning of September for the week long intense racing action. Originally scheduled for Brazil in 2020, the 18th running of the World Championship now takes place at the RC-Redován track where, after a long four year wait, Davide Ongaro will aim to defend his title. Winning in Perth, Australia, for Team Associated in 2018, the Italian became the youngest ever winner of the sport’s highest accolade taking over the crown from fellow European David Ronnefalk. The Swede denied the powerhouse nation of offroad racing, North America, a home win when he took the win ahead Spain’s Robert Batlle in Las Vegas in 2016.
The question is can the European’s make it three in a row or can the American’s or a certain Canadian bring RC’s biggest prize back across the Atlantic. The last time Europe hosted the Worlds, that’s exactly what happened when Ty Tessmann took the win with Ryan Cavalieri and Carson Vernimont making it an all North American podium in Sicily, Italian, in 2014. While house hold names, the title has so far eluded Ryan Maifield, Spencer Rivkin but to name a few of the US team announced by ROAR, so you can be sure they will be making the trip with their sights firmly set on becoming the ROAR Blocs fourth driver to become the World No.1. Either way, following its 2 year pandemic induced delay, it is going to be one very exciting Worlds and as they have proven before the Baldo’s family who own the track are sure to provide a great stage for the return of the sports biggest battle.
To view entry list as published on the IFMAR Facebook page click here