Young and highly talented driver Pontus Larsson is joining Team Serpent offroad.
Pontus has been racing the 1/8 Cobra GP and EP buggy in the 2017 season and did very well in the regionals and nationals and attended the EFRA EC-A as well.
Pontus will also run the Spyder 1/10 buggy cars this winter with Spyder SRX2 Team in 2wd and the EC winning Spyder SDX4 car in 4wd. Pontus will run the cars at regional and national races as well as DHI and maybe some EOS races.
Below a brief interview with Pontus !
Q: When did you start with rc cars and with which car ?
A: I started driving for fun 2011 with Mugen MBX6. I started racing national races at 2013/ 2014.
Q: Which class do you like most ?
A: 1:8 offroad.
Q; Whats your opinion in general about Serpent offroad cars ?
A: Great quality and durabillity.
Q: Which is your local track, or track in Sweden you like best ?
A: Local track: Trolhättan. My favorite track: Borås
Q: What are your raceplans for this winter and with which cars ?
A: Swedish winter cup, Lusse race and DHI cup. Serpent 4WD and 2WD.
Q: and what about 2018 summer season ? Which races and which cars ?
A: As many as i can. regionals, nationals and hopefully EC again too in EP and GP.
Q: Who is your mechanic and is he any good ?
A: Jonas my father. He have been doing this since he was 15 so he knows what to do.
Q: What is your current day-time activity ?
I am a student and plan to be an engineer. In my spare time I practise rc cars or VRC Pro.
Q: Which radio, engine, fuel, tyres, servo, speedo and battery brands are you using ?
A: Radio: Sanwa MT4S Engine: Bullit 220. Fuel: Racing Experience. Tyres: Sweep. Servo: Futaba. Speedo: Hobbyking. Battery: Different brands.
Q; What in your opinion is the best way for new young drivers to start in rc ?
A: Electric first, then start doing fuel cars. VRC PRO is alo a good way to start.
Q: What was your best result in 2017 so far and what was your best ever result ?
A: Middle swedish cup, euros or swedish nationals
Q: Which driver in rc do you see as your example and which one in full scale motorsport ?
A: David Ronnefalk. Sebastian Vettel.
Q: When will be your next race and in which classes ?
A: Borås open race 7th of October. 1:10th electric.
Thanks for the answers and good luck !
SPT – Serpent Performance Team