20.10.2014 6 comments Category: Event publications
Jakub Rozycki is the proud winner of the virtual version of the last EURO NITRO SERIES at Fiorano this past weekend, beating 9x IFMAR World Champion Lamberto Collari by just 0.006 sec after 45 minutes of racing. Never ever has the difference between the real and the virtual race, on the same track been that close.
Like Lamberto Collari, Jakub Rozycki from Poland drove a perfect race, with just 1 serious mistake which cost him around 3 seconds. VRC World Champion Martin Wollanka showed up for the first time again after his debut at the 2014 IFMAR Buggy Worlds in Sicily, and finished a strong 2nd just 4 seconds down on the surprisingly fast Pole. Good old Giorgio Mingotti finished 3rd 2 laps down on the winner.
Result 45 minute A-Main:
1 Jakub Rozycki PL Pro 171 45:10.450
2 Martin Wollanka AT Pro 171 45:14.600
3 Giorgio Mingotti IT Pro 169 45:05.350
4 Antonello Parisi IT Pro 165 45:00.378
5 Holger Wolf... read more
16.10.2014 7 comments Category: Site news
This weekend the Euro Nitro Series races their final race of 2014 at Fiorano, and we invite all VRC racers to participate in the virtual edition of this event, starting today at 18:00 hours. There will be 3 rounds, qualifying on Friday, bump-up finals on Saturday and main finals on Sunday. So a very compact schedule for racers who don't have any real racing going on this week.
We will be racing in 1:8 nitro sportscars, and in 1:10 nitro Sedans, 1 class only!
So, no real racing to do this weekend? Join the nitro on-road racing fun at Fiorano Italy.
This event is presented to you by RUNNERTIME
Check out the real Euro Nitro Seroies results at Fiorano at http://www.euronitroseries.com/
15.10.2014 11 comments Category: Site news
Just over 3 years after the launch of VRC Pro 3 racers are approaching the incredible distance of.... 100,000 virtual kilometers. That is a total distance of 2 1/2 times around the earth, with a radio controlled model racing car. Hard to imagine and must be a world record! Reaching 100,000 km will make them member of the illustrious VRC Pro Century Club.
The race to this milestone is between Tom Ebersole from the US with 95,491 km under his belt, Graham Raistrick from the UK with 93,952 km, and Pierre Dumusc from Switzerland with 92,690 km. Interestingly, all 3 are well over 50 and long time r/c racers, indicating that virtual r/c racing must have a great appeal to 'senior' and ex r/c racers. Maybe we should start an 'over 50' league one day... Having said that, Graham Raistrick is leading several of the rankings and ha... read more
09.10.2014 2 comments Category: Event publications
by our race reporter Don Stark
Event Coverage for Pro Class Mod SC & 1/8th Buggy
I have decided after a long break that I will cover the Modified Pro Class only. I will document the results for the other classes’ top 3 but I will only write up the A and B mains for the pro class. I decided to include the B mains because of the new DNS Factor mentioned later in this article. My event coverage will cover Short Course Modified and 1/8 Off Road Buggy Pro.
Short Course Pro A-Main
After several days of heated qualifying run only five drivers lined up to contest for the trophy.
1. Bryan Van Rijnberk, 2. Nicolas Loriot, 3. Barnabás Tóth, 4. Kirby Backemeyer, 5. Riccardo Berton
When the horn sounded Bryan hesitated and Nicholas took the lead in turn one. Nicholas squared up the big burm and shot out for a quad jump only to end up on his lid while “The Ripper” flew by. His lead however was short lived as Nicholas “The Lunch Box” passed... read more