News of January, 2015

MARCIN MALINSKI TAKES SEASON OPENER AT SILVER DOLLAR

30.01.2015   3 comments   Video: 1 available

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Fresh VRC World Champ Marcin Maliński (PL) was victorious at the 2014 Season opening race at Silver Dollar. In a close battle with Javan Candy from the UK he came out on top after the 20 minute A-Main final at Silver Dollar. Markku Honkanen from Finland completed the first buggy podium of the year.


1 Marcin Maliński PL 41 20:07.678
2 Javan Candy GB 41 20:12.240
3 Markku Honkanen FI 40 20:00.820
4 Tobias Isaksson SE 40 20:11.766
5 Björn Engman SE 40 20:13.548
6 Fredrik Boden SE 40 20:24.909
7 Robert Hillman SE 40 20:26.743
8 Joao Paulo Ribeiro FR 40 20:28.343
9 James Le Pavoux GB 39 20:07.863
10 Borys Nitschke PL 38 20:23.126

WOLLANKA CROWNED VRC WORLD CHAMPION 1:8 SPORTSCARS

09.01.2015   2 comments   Video: 1 available

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presented by RUNNERTIME

Martin Wollanka from Austria scored a well-deserved title in his 2014 VRC Worlds campaign. After having to settle for second in the 1:10 ISTC VRC Worlds right behind Kevin Pignotti, he managed to turn things around in 1:8 sportscars at Lostallo, driving to victory with a 4 seconds lead on, yes Kevin Pignotti. New kid on the block Jakub Rozycki from Poland was lapped by Wollanka at the very last lap of the race where he needed a last fuel stop as well to make it to the finish line in 3rd.

In the 1 hour final all finalists but Rick Yelle and Holger Wolf opted for a double tire change. Wollanka and Pignotti were on exactly the same pace and tossed the lead lap after lap. A few slips here and there were going to decide the outcome of this race. With a comfortable 6 seconds lead with 5 minutes to go Wollanka had it in the pocket but then clipped one of the corners (his one and only error in this final against 4 for Pignottil…), lost 2.5 seconds and that let Pignotti back... read more

PIGNOTTI DEFENDS 1:10 ISTC WORLDS TITLE WITH SUCCESS

08.01.2015   3 comments   Video: 1 available

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presented by TEKIN

Kevin Pignotti has added a second Worlds win in the 2014 VRC Worlds series, this time in 1:10 ISTC electric touring cars Open Class at Collegno Italy. The 18 year old multiple VRC World champion had to battle it out with his main rival Martin Wollanka from Austria who finished 5 seconds down on Kevin in 2nd, and Brandon McBain from Australia who completed the podium in 3rd 9.5 seconds behind the winner.

Drama for Toth
But it was a much closer call for Pignotti than the results show. The A-Main final was a 15 minute race which would mean at least 1 battery change somewhere in the middle of the race. But 2 finalists had opted to go the full distance on just one 7200mAh LiPo pack, Barnebas Toth and Dana Bailes. Toth was still using a 4.5T motor but must have adjusted the speed controller in such a way that he would be able to make the 15 minutes, costing him about 3/10 of a second on average, but that would about work out on a 52 lap race. Bailes had opted for the 5.5T mot... read more

MARCIN MALIŃSKI WINS PRESTIGEOUS BUGGY WORLDS

07.01.2015   1 comment   Video: 1 available

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2014 VRC WORLDS NITRO BUGGIES - PRESENTED BY TEAM ASSOCIATED


Marcin Maliński has won the VRC Worlds Open Class nitro buggy title. The 25 year old Polish Team Serpent racer was the big surprise in the A-Main final as he did not compete in 2014, had no ranking and set an incredible pace right from the start of the Worlds.


But his 3rd place in the 2013 VRC Worlds 1:8 nitro buggies should have been a warning to all! His pace was so fast that there was a lot of gossip about him cheating the system. Even his result in the 60 minute A-Main was disputed 5 times by other racers which lead to automatic disqualification. After investigation of these protests the race director reversed the disqualification which means that the young Pole has earned his first official VRC World title. Fresh HB team driver David Ronnefalk finished 2nd 13 seconds behind Malinski, and the other Swede and winner of the 2014 Season 3 series Tobias Isaksson came in 3rd another 10 seconds back, the top-3 scoring an incredible fas... read more

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