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WATCH THE IFMAR OFF-ROAD WORLDS LIVE

19.09.2014   2 comments   Category: Site news   Video: 1 available

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VRC Pro is one of the sponsors of the live broadcast of the 2014 IFMAR Worlds 1:8 off-road at the island of Sicily, Italy. LiveRC will be broadcasting this major r/c event starting Thursday September 18th till the main finals on Saturday September 27. VRC PRO is exclusive sponsor of the static cams positioned around the Worlds track.

Make sure to watch live at: http://live.liverc.com/130-IFMAR_Worlds/ and follow along with commentators Scotty Ernst and Charlie Suangka. Then upgrade your account for even more coverage at http://www.liverc.com/account_upgrades/aap/

How will VRC Pro aces David Ronnefalk, Martin Wollanka, Neil Craig and Ryan Lutz do at the Worlds?

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2014 SEASON 3 READY TO GO

16.09.2014   10 comments   Category: Site news

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With the long 6 months and 8 events Season 2 coming to an end, Season 3 is ready to be kicked off this week.

Season 3 will start September 20 and will end December 14 and will be 6 events with 4 counting for the championship. Events have been created for all Spec classes and modified classes in 1:10 and 1:12 electric on-road, 1:8 and 1:10 nitro on-road, and 1:10 short course trucks. Buggies does not have a Spec class (yet…).

DNS HALF POINTS…
New in Season 3 is that DNS-ers (those who did not start in the main final round) will receive just half the points they would have earned in their final if they would have started. We are seeing too many ‘did not start’ results in the main final round, this may encourage racers to spend some extra time to get their main final round in and get maximum points with their result. The Main Finals round has been extended another day, so now ends Sunday morning, maybe that will help as well to reduce the number of DNS results.

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WOLLANKA TAKES ROUND 5 AT RHEIN-MAIN

08.09.2014   4 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Xray team driver and 2014 EFEA EC runner-up Martin Wollanka has added another victory to his already successful 2014 Season 2 campaign, outrunning Javan Candy from the UK by just 1.2 seconds after a 20 minute long fight. Wollanka looked to be cruising home with a 1 stop pitstop strategy but was forced to a splash and dash in the very last lap, bringing Candy right back on his tail. Backemeyer (US) drove a steady race to finish 3rd on the podium some 13 seconds down on the 2 leaders.

1 Martin Wollanka AT 35 20:20.131
2 Javan Candy GB 35 20:21.605
3 Kirby Backemeyer US 35 20:34.537
4 Dan Marson GB 34 20:13.106
5 Claus Didriksen NO 34 20:20.200
6 Lee Queen US 34 20:23.832
7 Jarno Halonen FI 34 20:33.720
8 Rob Gillespie US DNS
9 Francis Wathlet BE DNS
10 Nicolas Loriot FR DNS

HONKANEN OUTRUNS CANDY AND WOLLANKA

29.08.2014   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Round 2 of 2014 Season 2 saw a first time winner: Markku ‘THE DOCTOR’ Honkanen from Finland. Starting from the number 3 spot on the grid he had to battle with all the top-runners to finish some 4 seconds ahead of Candy in 2nd and Wollanka in 3rd. Candy had a bad start and wasted his 2nd spot on the grid completely being dead last at lap 1. With a late pitstop and some incredible driving he was able to clinch the lead in lap 11, but then started making mistakes. Also Wollanka suffered some serious crashes and wasn’t able to hold on to his early lead. Swedish off-road racer Tobias Isaksson also dropped back after leading the race in lap 8 and even saw US Kirby Backemeyer pass him for 4th.

The reversed direction for the Buenos Aires track was a tough ride for all but ‘THE DOCTOR’ drove an impeccable race with surgical precision.

1 Markku Honkanen FI 29 20:13.520
2 Javan Candy GB 29 20:17.557
3 Martin Wollanka AT 29 20:21.674
4 Kirby Backemeyer US 29 20:24.800
5 Tobias Isaksson SE 29 20:33.154
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