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Event report for: 2020 SEASON 1 1:8 NITRO SPORTSCARS ROUND 4

02.04.2020   2 comments

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RIETVELD RUNS AWAY WITH THE VICTORY AT LOSTALLO

Round 4 of the 1/8 Nitro Sportscar Series took us to beautiful Lostallo in Switzerland where a large turnout of racers showed up to test their skills at the enormous track nestled in the valley. Qualifying was fast and furious. When the dust settled, it was Jeffrey “The Rocket” Rietveld (NL) who came away the top qualifying position. Rietveld, who is the reigning 2019 VRC PRO 1/8 Nitro Sportscar World Champion, has been on an absolute tear since his convincing win in December at the World Championship at Pegaso. Rietveld has claimed dominant victories in the first three events of the 2020 Series. Rietveld kept his finger on the trigger in qualifying and was the only racer to post a sub 20 second average lap. However, his heavy finger didn’t provide him with enough fuel to finish lap 16 and “The Rocket” had to call on a turn marshal to get back to pits to re-fuel to complete lap 16. Rietveld’s TQ run was 16 Laps in 5:58.066 (due to having... read more

Event report for: 2020 SEASON 1 1:10 ELECTRIC ISTC SPEC ROUND 2

17.02.2020   4 comments

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Race Report by Simon Williams:
Having gained reporting rights, trying my hand at my first attempt:

I now see that only one report is allowed per Event: I had planned on just doing Sport class, however, I have now added a few notes on Pro and Club.

4 pictures are allowed per report and 3 videos (I’ve not done any videos this time.)

2020 SEASON 1 1:10 ELECTRIC ISTC SPEC ROUND 2 Lausanne CRF race report - A Main Sport Class.
As usual in a popular class like 1:10 TC, lots of close racing in Sport class, containing a number of experienced drivers.
Lausanne being one of those tracks where a small mistake touching the track markers will lose 2 to 3 seconds.
Hence, my strategy is to slow down 5% and not take any risks for a clean run = easier said than done.
This time out I'm experimenting with the drag brake to try and get more consistent braking before turning in. (Overshooting the slower corners continues to cost me time.)

Qualifying
With Marco on pole a good 14 seconds up the road from me in 4... read more

2020 SEASON 1 1:10 SC TRUCKS SPEC ROUND 2 Mikes Hobby Shop 3

11.02.2020   10 comments   Video: 1 available

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VRC PRO 2020 Short Course 13.5T season1 rnd 2 MIKES HOBBY SHOP3

Second round race of SC 13.5 class was raced at Mikes Hobby Shop 3 track.
Pro level qualifying was very interesting, as the all drivers who got to A-main, were inside 7 seconds window. Clyne from Britain was fastest, 1.6s before Aussie driver Clews. Third grid went to French driver Fred Fouilland. As we have wittnessed so many times, including this, wasnt over until checkered was wawed.


Kevin Clyne was unstoppable

All the way from the start, Clyne was fast and flawless. He was hitting those laps after another, inside two tenths. With this pace and style, nobody hadnt any weapons to challenge him and he crossed the line in first position.
Daan Haling, who started from the 9th grid, was furios. Lap ... read more

1:10 ELECTRIC SPEC ISTC 2020 SEASON 1 OPENER

22.01.2020   9 comments   Video: 1 available

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The opening round of the first 2020 season kicked off at VRC Carpet 1, a track with unforgiving kerbs and a devilishly difficult chicane at the end of the back straight. A consistent run on this track may not appear troublesome at first, but to be quick at the same time, hugging those kerbs and chicanes tight, is a completely different ballgame. Though the track may look technical at first glance, the slower speed of the spec motors results in a very smooth, rolling transition between the corners of this circuit. Perhaps counter-intuitively - especially considering the five hairpins - this paid favour to reducing the maximum brake from 50% to 45%, enabling drivers to carry more speed. Of course, a high amount of drag brake was still necessary to help with rotation around those tight turns.

Qualifying:

Four drivers established themselves as contenders in qualifying. The two Brits, Hodges and Gason, found themselves in the top spots, with Černohous of the Czech Republic third, and Belgium's Daan H... read more

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