Andy Moore has not put a foot wrong this weekend, after winning yesterdays 19T class, the World Champion dominated todays modified class at the Much More UK GP held in Stonehaven, Scotland. Qualifying saw the Hot Bodies racer take the pole position from yesterdays runner up, Chris Grainger, racing for Yokomo, while 3rd position went to Team Associated driver Graig Drescher. Something to note was that the 4th placed qualifier was Niels Koenekoop, from the Netherlands, who was racing the soon to be released Serpent S400 and who seems to have made the car more to his liking for todays run, after only qualifying in 11th yesterday. In the final the race order didnt change in the top half of the field with Moore winning the 2 finals to take the win followed home by Grainger in 2nd, Drescher in 3rd and Niels Koenekoop in 4th.
As we reported yesterday, the European ‘B’ Championships for 1/8th scale buggy was run this week at the MSC Sand track in Germany. Today saw all the main finals run and after the semi finals it was German Xray driver Oliver Simon that stamped his mark on the event by winning his semi and taking the pole position for the main final. In the race itself it was a close battle between Simon and fellow German racer Stefan Scheuenpflug, racing for Carson, with the pair split by only 4 seconds at the end of the 30 minute final that saw Simon crowned the European ‘B’ Champion, with Scheuenpflug in 2nd and 3rd place going to Spanish racer Juan Camilo Rodriguez.
Our Aussie site partners Rube Dude RC have another great interview, this time with young up and coming 1/8th scale buggy racer Dale Smulders. From Western Australia this 21 year old has been tearing up the tracks and been spotted on some very competitive looking podiums recently and Rube Dude caught up with him to ask him some questions.
This weekend saw the Much More UK GP, which we published an announcement about a while back, take place in Stonehaven in Scotland. The event attracted a lot of quality racers including the current World and European Champion Andy Moore and he proved his worth in Saturdays 19T class qualifying to take the TQ spot ahead of Associated TC5 racer Craig Drescher, Yokomo racer Chris Grainger lined up in 3rd. In the finals it was a simple event for Moore, the Hot Bodies racer taking 2 leg wins to claim the overall from Grainger in 2nd, with two 2nd positions, and 3rd going to new Schumacher signing Jimmy Maddison. The Modified class is being run today and we hope to bring you the results from that when we get them.
Japanese firm Potential have released, amongst other things, this new 1/12th scale Group C body shell called the Stealth. In development for several months this new shell is very near completion, with the first sales expected at the end of this month. Made using 0.6mm polycarbonate, this new shell promises more stability along with better overall grip and turning ability.
Xray are reporting on their site from last weekends opening round of the Greek Gas Open / Xray Challenge held at the Fanatix race track. Qualifying for the event saw Xray NT1 racer Louis take the pole position ahead of team mates Halim and Antoniou in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
After a very fast start for the 45min final Louis and Karabelas were fighting for 1st place. After a small incident between the two Louis went for some repairs and Vrettos took the chance to lead with Halim and Loukakis in the same 5sec gap until 35min mark of the race. Karabelas went for a tyre change (so did Halim) so other drivers with different strategy found the opportunity to climb positions.
Loukakis took the win to lead home and Xray NT1 1,2,3,4 with Vrettos in 2nd, Petris in 3rd and Papamathaiou in 4th.
This week sees the European ‘B’ Championships held for 1/8th buggy at the German MSC Sand track, 1 hour west of Nuernberg. The track that the competitors have been introduced to, is one that is situtated on a natural slope and so offers many challenges for the racers present including plenty of uphill and downhill sections. Today saw 4 rounds of qualifying to determine the grid spots for Sundays finals and it was Czech Xray racer Petr Klatovský that claimed the top qualifier spot with some fast and consistent running today. In 2nd place it is German Carson racer Stefan Scheuenpflug while 3rd spot went to another Czech Xray driver Martin Bayer. The finals are being run tomorrow and we will hope to bring you the results at the end of the day, when we see who is crowned the new European ‘B’ Champion.
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Last weekend at the AMC Mühlau, the 6th round of the Eastern Germany 1/10th 200mm regional championships was run, with only 17 racers in attendance. In qualifying, which was spread over 2 days, Rico Kröber took the pole position for Kyosho, with Mugen racer Benjamin Schumann in 2nd, while 3rd went to another Kyosho, that of Mike Wiegand. In the finals the running order for the top of the field stayed the same as in qualifying which meant that Kröber took the win from Schumann in 2nd, a lap back, and Wiegand in 3rd a further 2 laps back.