August 16, 2022

IFMAR releases final entry list for ISTC World C/ship

IFMAR, the governing body for RC racing, has today released the ‘final entry list’ for 1:10 ISTC World Championship in Italy next month.  After being forced to wait twice as long as normal for the biggest championship in our sport to come back around, the entry is noticeably lacking the world wide gathering we normally expect.  While the champions of all five previous encounters are listed to make the trip to Gubbio, with less than a month to go only two nations outside of Europe are represented, Japan and Singapore.  Travel safety concerns meant a low entry count for the previous Worlds in South Africa in 2018 despite Antonio Caroli and his crew putting on an impeccable event.  The move to Europe still only sees 54 drivers entered for Modified.  19 Formula entries and a further 32 Spec entries help bring the entry count to just over 100 racers.  While aware the resumption of air travel after the pandemic has been chaotic with lost baggage being a problem for even the biggest stars in world sport, one standout absent nation from the entry list is the United States.  Team Associated’s withdrawal from the category a few years ago has effected any factory effort but given the potential size of the North American market to other RC manufacturers it would beneficial to have the US represented on the categories biggest stage.  The ISTC World Championship runs from September 14 to 17th and RedRC will be there to cover everything as it unfolds.

To view entry list as published on the IFMAR Facebook page click here.


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