April 25, 2022

Martinelli & Fonzar win at Swiss Nats season opener

…and Martinelli (Infinity) also setting 20.0s. Also Geisser and Nydegger with their Mugen confirmed the good performances of 2021. In the 1/10 category, Traugott Schär is still setting the pace, followed by teammates Philip Bühler and Roland Fankhauser. The 2021 Swiss champion Patrick Fankhauser was unable to attend as his wife was due to give birth. As expected, rain came on Saturday. So all the Friday tests could not help. After four rounds of qualifying on a wet track, Mattia Pesenti and his Xray RX8 won the 1/8th category. In the 1/10 it was again Traugott Schär who won ahead…

September 24, 2019

Hächler & Scherer win at Swiss IC Track Nats Rd5

The fifth and final round of the Swiss IC Track Nationals was held at the challenging MRC Langenthal track last weekend. In the premier 1/8th IC Track class it was Shepherd’s Simon Kurzbuch with a clean sweep after the qualifiers to take the overall TQ from ARC’s Silvio Hächler. In the 45-minute A-main however it was Silvio who turned the page, taking the win with a 1-lap margin from Simon Kurzbuch while Xray’s Mattia Pesenti came in 3rd to round out the podium. Overall in the Championship his 2nd place finish was enough for Simon Kurzbuch to bring home the…

June 10, 2016

Martinelli & Schär win at Swiss IC Track Nats Rd3

Round three of the Swiss Nitro On-road Nationals was recently held in Schaffhausen. In the premier 1/8th class Simon Kurzbuch and Silvio Hächler would lead the proceedings at first but in the semifinals things would look a bit different. The first semifinal would be held in dry conditions until the very last minute when it started to rain. Silvio would bring home the win from Mattia Pesenti. The second semi than was run on a wet track with Luca “The orange submarine” Martinelli coming in first while Simon ran into trouble that now allowed him to proceed into the A-main….

October 7, 2015

Martinelli wins at final round of Swiss on-road nats

The final round of the Swiss Nitro On-road Nationals was held in Lostallo. With round TQs in the first and third qualifier as well as a second place behind Simon Kurzbuch (Shepherd) in the fourth qualifier Mattia Pesenti (Xray) was able to take the overall TQ in the 1/8th class from Luca Martinelli (ARC). Simon came in third while the ARC duo of Christophe Pethoud and Thomas Henzi completed the top 5 after the qualifiers. In the final Kurzbuch and Haechler had a good start while Pesenti in 4th position was fighting with Martinelli and Pethoud for the podium until…

September 4, 2015

Simon Kurzbuch wins Swiss 1/8th On-road Nats Rd5

Simon Kurzbuch has claimed another victory this year by winning at the 5th round of the Swiss 1/8th Nitro On-road Nationals. Starting the main final from the pole-position he pulled away right from the beginning. In a perfect race he never looked back and crossed the finishing line 3 laps in front of Mattia Pesenti with Christophe Pethoud completing the podium another lap down. With this result Simon is in a comfortable lead in the championship ranking and he has the best chances to claim the national title at the final round held in Lostallo. Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]…

May 2, 2011

Simon Kurzbuch wins Swiss 1/8th opener

…Marco Müller and also the current Swiss Champion Mattia Pesenti were the favourites for the win of the first Swiss Nats. It was also clear that the track record would be beaten. We have seen very competitive runs and registered the new track record of Sivio Hächler with his MRX5 and the Novarossi engine. The new trackrecord is now 17,445sec. At the end of the main final it was Simon Kurzbuch on top of the podium. Marco Müller who was the fastest after the semi finals had some difficulties with the 2nd speed transmission and had to replace it during…

September 30, 2010

Simon Kurzbuch wins again in Switzerland

The 6th round of the Swiss 1/8th scale Nationals took place in Langenthal last weekend. Even if the two Swiss Champions in the Amateur (Stefan Köhl/Shepherd Velox) and Expert (Mattia Pesenti/Motonica) classes were decided, a lot of racers still arrived Friday but the weather and the track was too wet for getting a good setup and just one driver tested his car in Friday afternoon. On Saturday the weather was again bad, but the race must go on and so all racers took part in qualifying and at the end of the day there were some unfamiliar drivers at the…

August 24, 2010

Simon Kurzbuch wins Rd4 of Swiss 1/8th Nats

Round 4 of the Swiss 1/8th scale Nationals took place under very sunny conditions at the nice Sitterdorf track. It was the first race during the season where the racers could drive their cars in dry conditions. The drivers within the expert class made an exciting main final on Sunday afternoon. Simon Kurzbuch with his Velox V8 had very good qualification runs and started on pole position into this main. He was very fast from the beginning of the main final and could held the first position for a long time, but the really exciting part came in the last…

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