Official event details

2016 SEASON 1 1:10 ISTC 13.5T SPEC ROUND 5status: FINISHED

event logo
Race:from 12.03.2016 [10:00] to 21.03.2016 [09:00]
Class:1:10 Electric on-road Spec
Direction:  Official O
Rankings:  1:10 electric touringcars 13.5T spec
Points:Level 1 ABC (1 - 80) with DNS* factor 50%
track image
The Messina track on the island of Sicily in the south of Italy, host of the 2005 IFMAR World Championships for 1:8 scale sportscars won by racing legend Lamberto Collari. Located right on the beautiful Messina beach this track must be r/c racers paradise... The track lay-out is relatively simple but this makes it even more difficult to gain time and make a difference.

Watch Race2theWorlds winner Kevin Pignotti (IT) master the Messina track with his 1:8 nitro powered car.
View the XRAY VRC Pro Masters 1:8 nitro at Messina.
Overview   |   Events   |   Forum   |   Tips

News detail and comments

2016 SEASON 1 1:10 ISTC 13.5T SPEC ROUND 5 Messina

22.03.2016 Video:      

Report by J-P.Huhtala (VRC race reporter)

2016 Season 1 and round 5, Messina

At fifth round this electric 1:10 ISTC spec series travelled to Italy, Messina circuit. This track is on the island of Sicily in the south of Italy. The track hosted 2005 IFMAR World Championship for 1:8 scale sportcars, and it was wonned by racing legend Lamberto Collari. Lay-out of this track is guite simple but this makes it even more difficult to gain time and make a difference.
Earlier race, in Carpet 1 circuit was wonned by Hungarian talent Barnabas Toth. Finnish Viljami Kutvonen and Swedish Christian Holmström were giving a hard time to Toth but finally Hungarian was the strongest at there. After four rounds, serie is leaded by Indonesian Hijrah Saputra, Graham Raistrick from Britain is at second place, but only one point behind Saputra. German Benjamin Lehman is at third place, 19 points behind leader.

When qualifying ended, Steve and Maxime Favrelle from France were setting the pace to others. Steve was in first position and took the TQ place, with very tiny 0.4 seconds margin before Maxime. Swedish talent Holmström was in third place, allmost two seconds behind TQ. These three drivers at front were favourites to compete about the win, because man in fourth place, Ugo Calaprice from Italy, had over three seconds margin to winner. Fifth place was driven by Finnish J-P.Huhtala, he had allmost four seconds margin to TQ winner Favrelle.

When grid was arranged, it seemed that five guys had allready thought that they have losted this one. This totally colapsed the atmoshpere in here, but luckily we had these five gladiators to show us, how its done. From the tone, nothing miracles happend as these drivers started. Huhtala tryed something special with his lightning start, but this advantage was losted in second corner with his wide line. Steve Favrelle was leading, Maxime and Holmström were following. After few laps, Steve was still at lead, and what was nice to see, Holmströn had come to this final with very aggressive style. He was pressuring Maxime at second place really hard and passed this one, at third lap.

Steve Favrelle showed his pace at qualifying, and also at race he was unbeatable.

Next laps didnt gave us any changes in order and Steve at the lead, had very stable half second margin ahead of Holmström. So, Steve was leading, Holmström was in battle with Maxime about second place, Huhtala was in fourth place but Lehman was pressuring him very close range. Everybody knewed before final, this had to be driven ”all or nothing” style, as the differences were so little.

Holmström(white) came to final with very strong performance, but finally he had to surrender to Maxime Favrelle.

And we witnessed very close battle, as Holmström and Maxime Favrelle were in battle. and also we witnessed, when differences are tiny, one tiny wrong line and that was it. Holmström who had passed Maxime and runned at second place from lap two, came to corner eight at lap 12 and got little too wide access to mainstraight. His lap was only 0.3 seconds slower than Maxime`s and this dropped him to third place. Rest of the final anything special didnt happend. Steve Favrelle had remarkable pace, and he got well deserved victory from here with 0.4 seconds margin before Maxime. Maxime defended his place very nicely, even Holmström was at second place most of the time, Maxime didnt gave up and got his second place back. Holmström drove to third place, finally his gap to Maxime was half seconds. Fourth place went to Huhtala and fifth place to Lehmann. These two at back had good fight of the fourth, differences were very close all the time. Lehmann in fifth position gave Huhtala really hard pressure, as the finishline difference between these two was only half second.

Lehmann(orange) gave good pressure to Huhtala.

In SPORT level we had also huge battle, but this one was about winning the race. Lee Passehl from USA and Timo Schad from Germany gave us a good entertainment. From the start, Schad was leading this group, at lap two Passehl passed Schad and got the lead. From this point, differences between these two were close and Lee in front didnt surrender and drove very consistent and fast final. At finishline gap was only 0.9 seconds, Passehl first and Schad second.
Four seconds behind these two, third who crossed the finishline was Swedish Markus Andreasson. Markus had also big battle against German Sean Krause. Krause was in third place all the way up to 14th lap when Andreasson passed him. Finally Andreasson wonned this battle of third, with 0.3 margin.

In CLUB level, Nuno Lourenco had pretty easy job to get this one. He drove consistent and safe run, came to finishline five seconds before Alexander Dunkl. Instead this Austrian Dunkl had big fight against Netherlands Peter Haaima. They switched the places all final but at finishline, Dunkl was stronger with half second margin to Haaima.

A main PRO

1Steve FavrelleFR1805:15.518
2Maxime FavrelleFR1805:15.998
3Christian HolmströmSE1805:16.492
4Jukka-Pekka HuhtalaFI1705:00.622
5Benjamin LehmannDE1705:01.204
6Ugo CalapriceITDNS
7Ritchie ThornGBDNS
8Frederik BroløsDKDNS
9Graham RaistrickGBDNS
10Patrick HoferCHDNS

A main SPORT
1Lee PassehlUS1705:05.056
2Timo SchadDE1705:05.962
3Markus AndreassonSE1705:09.158
4Sean KrauseDE1705:09.506
5Didi MerkleDE1705:10.114
6VRC Korea MasterKR1705:11.296
7Yuriy MeshkovRU1705:11.476
8Stephen CheungAU1705:12.908
9Wolfgang RothAT1605:00.152
10Cristian LorenteESDNS

A main CLUB
1Nuno LourencoPT1705:06.304
2Alexander DunklAT1705:11.134
3Peter HaaimaNL1705:11.628
4Nathan BeddoesAU1705:14.614
5Samuel ZanoniIT1705:14.990
6Dag Vidar HaslundNO1705:17.950
7Mario UnverzagtDE1605:02.180
8Paul WankeDE1605:03.800
9Joan EspasaESDNS
10Max Hamun Ahmadi ZenouzDEDNF


PRO level
1Benjamin Lehmann327
2Hijrah Saputra324
3Christoph Löb307
4Graham Raistrick305
5Milan Peka289
6Nuno Correia271
7Steve Favrelle269
8Marcelo Borges260
9Heikki Huhtala255
10Olev Pihl253

SPORT level
1Lee Passehl400
2Wolfgang Roth340
3Hans Guenther Heitsch327
4Yuriy Meshkov325
5Romain LACROIX279
6Thomas Klingen278
7Jonathan Csernak274
8Santo Grasso269
9Jean-philippe Csernak267
10Lando Landini256

CLUB level
1Dag Vidar Haslund374
2Nuno Lourenco316
3Yasuhiro Morta289
4Gary Climie271
5Victor Rodriguez239
6Kenny McConnell238
7Aron Roach234
8Jodie Grein220
9Alexander Dunkl216
10Matt Kabeiseman195



Only active members can post comments
(Total posts: 9)
30.03.2016 [09:13]
Yes Bruno, im using my new cpu...Huge impovent to pics...
24.03.2016 [22:50]
Hi Jupe.your work is wonderfull, with videos and awesome pics. I guess you use your new computer ?
24.03.2016 [01:33]
Great report i have the video postet on my rc site on facbook :-)
23.03.2016 [16:44]
All those PRO, SPORT and CLUB videos allready visit this report, theres some "saving problem". We are repairing it, be patient.!


A main PRO:

A main SPORT

A main CLUB
23.03.2016 [05:12]
Thanks Alexander and Peter!
22.03.2016 [23:28]
Again a very nice report, thanks for your effort Jupe
22.03.2016 [21:47]
Great report again!! Keep them comming.
22.03.2016 [15:56]
Yes Didi, you did great, i watched the video.

Sorry Guys, ive made a video from all A-mains, PRO, SPORT and CLUB. Something is wrong, it shows that three videos are available but not showing those PRO, SPORT, CLUB signs. Im discovering what is wrong. Be patient.

22.03.2016 [12:02]

run a very nice gave me a lot of fun

Other news

No news found



To advertise click here

Share on Facebook

Share on Twitter