December 4, 2023

Greiner announces retirement from nitro racing

One of the outright fastest nitro onroad drivers of the last decade, 2016 1:10 Onroad World Champion Dominic Greiner has announced his retirement from nitro racing.  In an interview with the German last year ahead of the 1:10 Nitro Onroad World Championship in Thailand, the Capricorn driver highlighted the growing difficulty of trying to remain competitive while also holding down a full time job.  Having made a very emotional 6th World Championship Final appearance at the 1:8 Worlds in Japan which was won by his long time sparring partner Dario Balestri, Greiner made the announcement on social media that after 15-years  in nitro racing he was calling time on it.  A driver who always wore his emotions on his sleeve, his retirement will leave a big void in the nitro onroad racing scene.  Having witnessed first hand the highlight of his World title win in Gubbio which came after a flawless performance in the final, we also had the opportunity to experience his raw emotion of making the final in Japan last month where he hinted at it being his final race.  Red RC would like to thank Dominic for the great memories, emotions and laughs shared together around the world over the years.

The season is over now and I want to announce something.
After almost 15 years in nitro rc car onroad racing, 1 world champion in 1:10, Vice World Champion 1:10, 2 times European Champion 1:10, ENS Champion 1:10, 3 times German Champion 1:10, European Champion 1:8, ENS Champion 1:8, 4 times 1:8 German Champion, I will stop with nitro onroad racing from now on.  I will not say forever but for the moment yes.
Things have changed and life is going on so I have several reasons to make this decision.  I want to thank all my sponsors for the great support during this years, especially that ones that helped me in the beginning of my career to grow in this class to be a multiple World championship finalist.  I was at 7 World Championship and 6 times in the final, my worst qualification at a Worlds was a 7th place, making me super happy to achieve that together with all my friends that helped me in the pit to be competitive like this. Cheers guys!!!!
This means also the departure from most of my sponsors.
I want to thank Patricio Rossi for the great support the last 4 years, we made every final, ENS Champions, European Champions, German Champions, Vice World Champion.
Grazie Grazie.
Also a huge thanks to all my sponsors which helped me during the last 15 years.
So some news will follow soon. Stay tuned for more infos.
See u on the track
Source: Dominic Greiner [Facebook]


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