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2018 VRC WORLDS 1:8 NITRO SPORSTCARS SPECstatus: FINISHED

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Race:from 05.12.2018 [10:00] to 17.12.2018 [10:00]
Class:1:8 Nitro sportscar Spec
Track:Messina
Direction:  Official O
Series:not selected
Rankings:  1:8 nitro sportscars spec
Points:Level 3 ABC (1 - 150) with DNS* factor 75%
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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.

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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.
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BACON TAKES 2018 VRC WORLDS 1:8 NITRO SPORSTCARS SPEC

21.02.2019

In another head-to-head with fellow US racer Joshua Berman it was Kevin Bacon who came out on top after 45 minutes of hard racing. Differences were very small on the fast Messina track and pitstop strategy could be a decisive factor. Both racers opted for a tire change half way and things stayed very much as they were all race, Berman leading Bacon with a 2 to 4 seconds gap. Berman was on a slightly more conservative fuel strategy, or was just consuming more fuel, so it could come down to the last fuel stop. And it did. Just 2 laps before the end Berman had to pull in for a quick splash which gave Bacon a change to take the lead. The remaining 2 laps weren't enough for Berman to close the 1 second gap. Good old Graham Raistrick completed the podium 2 laps down on the 2 frontrunners.

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PRO CLASS

1.Kevin BaconUS18445:11.502
2.Joshua BermanUS18445:12.792
3.Graham RaistrickGB18245:11.108
4.Giorgio MingottiIT18145:12.002
5.Tommaso AndreuccettiIT18145:14.700
6.Alvaro CuestaES17945:14.062
7.Jacques BlanchinFR17845:01.996
8.Fabrizio MartelloPE17745:12.224
9.Manuel WeberUS17645:06.382
10.Tobias SeidlDEDNF


SPORTS CLASS
1.Niklas HilligDE17845:14.482
2.Tony DELMASTROFR17645:11.962
3.Robert HillmanSE17545:11.814
4.JEREMIE GAUTIERFR17445:11.608
5.michael ZappaGB17445:15.498
6.Marco MognolCH17045:06.978
7.Olivier GurdebekeBE17045:08.024
8.Mattias NorénSE17045:11.638
9.Sven DellebekeNL16945:01.780
10.Gregory MolinasGRDNF


CLUB CLASS
1.Pedro PozoES17345:01.660
2.Tobias FraunhoferDE17145:09.780
3.Klas NormanSE16945:13.248
4.Chanyoung HwangKR16945:17.502
5.Stefan SpacilAT16645:12.040
6.Saud SulaibeekhBH16445:03.802
7.Robert StevensonGB16345:06.976
8.Christos KatsigiannisGR16045:04.034
9.Austin WeilandUSDNF
10.Luis GudinoMXDNF

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(Total posts: 3)
02.03.2019 [03:40]
Wow Did not know That Very well done kevin The pressure must have been on hell of a tough line up.. some serious competition right there.
Great Video and commentary......
01.03.2019 [01:05]
Thanks Michael. This was a great final for me. Joshua is arguably the fastest all around on road racer on VRC. He is a VRC legend and just an all around good guy. I was just happy to be part of the race and to be able to keep pace with him.

This was special to me because not only was this my first (and only) World Championship, but it was also my first win in any 1/8 sportscar event on VRC Pro. Don't worry I won't let it go to my head 😉
22.02.2019 [17:38]
Well done Kevin Joshua so close that pit stop at the end helped...

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