Results from Peru. Serpent takes 3 podiums spots and many great memories.
England: Thurston wins 1/10 BRCA Nats with Serpent 748-WC. Team mate Zottl takes 2nd place, Owen 3rd !
Here is my report from RD2 of the 1/10th British champs.
This weekend was RD2 of the British National championship with my 1/10th Serpent 748-WC. All weekend my car has been really good like it usually is. A few tweaks here and there and my car was running a good pace in qualifying getting some clean runs while making notes on tyre wear and fuel economy but unfortunately having a few little awkward issues in RD3 and 4 of quali meaning I could only get 3rd on the grid for the final. Just a second back from 1 and 2.
The final came round after a bit of a wait, and it was under way, with tyre strategy being a huge part in this race with some having to do a tyre change (left rear was approx 3.5mm loss after 7 minutes) but I was able to bide my time from 1 and 2 who both had plans for a tyre change (I had tyres ready but didn’t really plan to use them).
As the final went on there was a guys who dropped out and others were on and off the track, we stuck to our plan and with some super smooth driving and great pit stops I was able to win by a nice margin to the rest of the field.
Also a big congratulations to John Zottl after a 6 month break was able to bring a 2nd place home with his Serpent 748-WC and also racing Veteran Mark Owen for driving a consistent race and taking home the 3rd spot!
Thank you to all my sponsors!
Next race is at ENS Rucphen next week!
See you soon!
1. Colin Meijer (Serpent)
2. Sander van Genechten (XRAY)
3. Jordy Velder (Serpent)
Driver Focus-Shin Adachi
Country : Japan
Age : 37 years
Raceing Experience : 34 Years
1/8 Nitro Buggy
Car : Serpent–SRX8 EVO
Engine : OS SPEED–B2102
Tire : JC–STALKERS
Fuel : VP TESSMAN 25%
Main Sponsor :
Serpent, OS SPEED, JConcepts, Ride, Axon, Sanwa, Arrowmax, T-Works, LMR, Stick it Racing, Brain Speed Graphx, Yokomo
Best Achievement :
FEMCA 2016 2nd
FEMCA 2017 3rd
Thanks to Asia-RC
Last weekend we saw the North German Regionals taking place in Munster. A very nice and modern venue with new asphalt, friendly people and good food prepared by the club. Lars Hoppe took TQ while Merlin Depta set a new track record of 14.071 with his OS powered 988 Viper and beat the fastest lap in Munster by about 0.2sec. To make it Hildesheim’s three again, Timo Schröder found himself in P3 with Andreas Giesa behind him in 4th spot for the final. New star on Serpent gang’s heaven was freshly switched Greek star Kosta Saritsaklis, who found himself in a direct qualifier spot in P6 for the final.
It was Lars who lead the final with a small gap in front of Merlin and Timo who were battling for second position. As Merlin rolled over the car on a curb it was Timo who sat in second spot with Lars still in the lead. After 10min Lars hit technical problems which caused him to go into the pits for one and a half minutes to work his way up through the field again. Meanwhile Timo in first and Merlin in second spot, Timo planned a tire change at the half of the race as the tire wear was on the limit for half an hour. Being the only one in the final to change tires Timo had a flame-out entering the pits for fuel and tires. This gave over the lead to Merlin who was running on the same set of tires for the whole 30 minutes final. Lars fighting his way back to the front he was three laps down on Merlin when they crossed the finish line with Andreas Giesa taking the third podium spot another two laps down.
|1||Merlin Depta||118||30:08.828||Serpent 988 Viper||OS Speed||Blitz TS0040||Matrix||RunnerTime|
|2||Lars Hoppe||115||30:04.701||Shepherd||Reds||Blitz TS0040||HotRace||Brilliant|
|3||Andreas Giesa||113||30:14.228||Shepherd||OS Speed||Xtreme||Matrix||Brilliant|
Kosta Saritsaklis (Serpent 988 Viper) took the first spot in K2 in front of Dietmar Reuter (Shepherd) and Jens Bünting (Serpent 988 Viper).
A big shoutout to all the Serpent drivers who switched over the winter time and enjoy the drive of “The Snake”!
See you on the track.
Link to car: http://promo.serpent.com/988viper/
Serpent wins Northwest regionals 1/8 Off & On Road
Last weekend, several regional championships take place at Galicia in the Northwest of Spain.
In 1/8 Off Road Nitro, Cristian Villar takes TQ & Win with Serpent SRX8 EVO and setting the fastest lap at A Estrada track. Jaime Vanaclocha also with SRX8 takes the second place of the podium. Difficult race at a rough track. Other Serpent drivers disputed A-Main with less luck… Awesome support by BRP family in the pits (Andreia, Auro, Luis…). Seems difficult to do all best! Congratulations!
Also, 1/8 On road Nitro and F1 & TC electric round 1 take place at the same time at Orense track. Always difficult for all drivers as at this track no little mistake is allowed!
Young Serpent driver Alvaro Fernandez takes the final win in 1/8 On Road Nitro fighting all the race with Reigning Spanish Champion Iñaki Otero Taboada with both drivers in a no tyre-change strategy for the 30 min A-Main. Iñaki dominates the final from pole position in the begining, with Alvaro always 2-3 seconds behind him. A little mistake entering the pits for Alvaro allowed Iñaki to take an advantage of 10 seconds but at the end on the final Alvaro was recovering the distance and with Iñaki suffering with tyres, Alvaro takes the 1st position with 1 min to the end and taking the win and setting the fastest lap of the final. Bad luck to Manuel Cendan, also with Serpent 988 who was able to pass Alvaro at the starting of the final but was long in the second corner and suffered a crash and can´t continue. Congratulations to all!
Also electric categories take place. In TC Fran Miño takes the win with Andres Gonzalez and David Regueiro completing the podium.
In F1 again Fran Miño takes the win with two Sepent SF3 completing the podium with Andres Gonzalez and Francisco Bello.
Congratulations to everybody and all Serpent Team! See you at nice Vigo track for the 2nd round!