Alessio Mazzeo, thank you !
Its not often that we write about a driver when leaving, but Alessio is a very special case and exception.
Alessio started with Serpent over 15 years ago. Together with his dad and great help of Fabio Domanin ( as close friend and Serpent distributor), Fantini and many others, he achieved excellent race results with Serpent cars. The Euro-B win, then the Euro-A win, then vice-champion at the last Worlds, but also many main finals and wins in 1/10 and ⅛ scale GP races.
Inside the team he is very well liked and build up a true fanbase over the years, due to his character and amazing racingskills and great efforts.The personal relationship with people inside Serpent as Michael Salven, Ronald Baar, Stef Helvensteijn and basically all Serpent teamdrivers is very strong and that part will never change.
The reason why Alessio changes brand is the change of distribution in Italy. Serpent will part ways with also longtime Serpent Distributor SprintRC and close friend Fabio Domanin ( 1/8 scale EC Champ with Serpent in Norway). The market is tough and with SprintRC handling both Serpent and Xray side by side, under current market conditions was not working out anymore. This is the reason Serpent decided to find a new exclusive distributor for Italy, that will be introduced in coming weeks. Alessio has been supported and helped by Fabio in his whole rc carreer, also as mechanic at many big events. This very close and long relationship made Alessio decide to follow Fabio and his remaining brand. We know from Alessio this decision was a very tough one to make for him personally.
As Serpent we will sincerely miss 2 great teamplayers Alessio and Giuseppe ! We like to thank Alessio for his long loyalty, results and help shaping the Serpent brand. For us Alessio will always remain a Serpent person , no matter what other brand he runs. We wish you all the best for the future !