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Race:from 20.12.2016 [10:00] to 03.01.2017 [09:30]
Class:1:8 Nitro buggy
Track:Las Vegas Worlds
Direction:  Official O
Series:not selected
Rankings:  1:8 nitro buggies, Overall off-road combined
Points:Level 5 ABC (1 - 300) with DNS* factor 50%
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Las Vegas 2016 IFMAR Worlds track
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Finnish Markku Honkanen has won the 60 minute long A-Main final of the 2016 VRC Worlds for 1:8 nitro buggies at RC Tracks of Las Vegas. It was a hard fought win over Warren Jones from the US who had to settle for 2nd after several challenges for the lead but Honkanen was the more consitent driver on the finish line. James Le Pavoux from the UK finished 3rd over a lap down from the 2 front runners to complete the 2016 Worlds podium. Worth noting: Honkanen pitted 4 times, Jones 5 times, a good pit strategy does pay off...

The demanding RC Tracks of Las Vegas surely took its toll with all the bumps and holes that were present on the virtual Las Vegas track just like they were during the real IFMAR Worlds in October 2016. David Ronnefalk who was earlier crowned VRC World Champion 1:8 electric buggies on the same track was the big absentee in this main final. Although qualifying 4th he wasn't able to make the finals due to retuning ill from an oversees promotion trip just before Christmas. With his 60 minute IFMAR Worlds final still fresh in his memory he could have been a real challenger for the podium.

A-Main final 2016 VRC Worlds

1.Markku Honkanen FI 105 60:29.005
2.Warren Jones US 105 60:31.480
3.James Le Pavoux GB 103 60:00.131
4.Robert Hillman SE 103 60:22.166
5.Uwe De Zwart AT 102 60:05.783
6.Ari Heinonen FI 102 60:28.911
7.Peter Knight GB 101 60:08.731
8.Fabrizio Teghesi IT 100 60:18.463
9.Erik Bottosso IT 99 60:15.840
10.Harry Schnarkowski DE 98 60:01.637

Nations Cup
Victory went to Finland with 2 drives in the A-Main and the Worlds title, Italy was a strong second with also 2 finalists, the UK had to settle for 3rd despite the strong 3rd place of Le Pavoux and Knight.

1. FI Finland 905 M. Honkanen (1.), A. Heinonen (6.), M. Yrjanainen (13.), A. Koski (17.), T. Tirroniemi (87.)
2. IT Italy 874 F. Teghesi (8.), E. Bottosso (9.), A. Giordano (21.), T. Andreuccetti (22.), E. Sartori (47.)
3. GB United Kingdom 820 J. Le Pavoux (3.), P. Knight (7.), K. Boon (20.), C. Grimes (45.), P. Le Messurier (55.)


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(Total posts: 3)
06.02.2017 [05:32]
The commentary make the video live ! And great report.
03.02.2017 [22:09]
Great commentary, great report. Nice that Markku got this one, congrats! After 60min Warren was close, really close, just amazing how these guys handles those buggies.
03.02.2017 [17:22]
Great race Markku!

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