News of April, 2014

VRC PRO MAIN SPONSOR 2014 ASIA CONTEST

30.04.2014   10 comments   Category: Site news   Video: 1 available

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VRC Pro is the proud main sponsor of the Asia Contest 2014 by Bittydesign. This event will take place on the famous Pattay off-road track, home of the 2010 IFMAR Worlds and the 2013 Asia Contest. This event is held from May 2nd till 4th. Last year Atsushi Hara took top honors with the HB chassis, he will be defending his 2013 title with the new S-Workz chassis from A-Main Hobbies. Keep an eye on this spectacular race at the 2014 Asia Contest website.

VRC Pro will release the 2010 lay-out of the IFMAR Worlds track end of May (see video) but with the concrete jumps on the left added in 2012. The 2014 version is already in the works as our graphics designer Tony West actually works from Bangkok and visited the track last week (2 hour drive from BK...) to gather all the reference material for the 2014 edition of this spectacular track.

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JAVAN CANDY SCORES PROVISIONAL POLE AT VIRTUAL NEO

16.04.2014   7 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Javan Candy from the UK has scored pole position after 4 days of qualifying at Harper Adams NEO13 track. David Barcena from Spain and Fredrik Boden from Sweden complete the provisional podium after qualifying. With 2013 VRC World Champ Martin Wollanka in 4th nothing is decided yet, most important task ahead is to try to get into the A-Main final now for the last round, that's when it counts!

Candy drove a very controlled qualifyer hitting a 32 second lap just once in the 5 minute qualifyer. The track was quite green during qualifying but the grip is likely to go up in the Semi Finals which have started today and will last till Friday morning. The Final round is scheduled for Friday till Monday morning CET.

PRO class top-10 qualifyers:
1 Javan Candy GB 10 05:13.917 -
2 David Barcena ES 10 05:18.600 +4.683s
3 Fredrik Boden SE 10 05:18.703 +4.786s
4 Martin Wollanka AT 10 05:19.283 +5.366s
5 Henry Mört FI 10 05:22.140 +8.223s
6 Eben Coetzee ZA 10 05:23.211 +9.294s
7 Dan Marson... read more

VIDEO OF A-MAIN PRO FINAL

15.04.2014   7 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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View results of this event on the event page.

NEO13 RELEASED

10.04.2014   14 comments   Category: Site news

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In close collaboration with NEOBUGGY.NET we are able to offer you the NEO13 version at the Harper Adams facility.

The annual NEOBUGGY events are ranked amongst the best attended off-road events in the world! VRC 3D designer Tony West has delivered yet another a fabulous off-road track that makes you feel like being present at the NEO event! Racing the NEO is no longer just for the hapy few and for just 1 week per year, it's now available for everyone who wants to give this spectacular track a go, 24/7! The inaugural VIRTUAL NEO14 event starts Saturday April 12th, BE THERE!!!

Check out the NEO13 introduction video, watch it in full hd!
Having the NEO '13 version now in VRC Pro we will organize the first Virtual NEO event simultanious with NEO14, starting April 12.

The NEO13 track can be purchased with vEuros. For all-inclusive members the track will be automatically added to their tracks selection.

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FIRST VICTORY FOR LE GALL IN SC TRUCKS AT NITRO BLAST

02.04.2014   2 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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PRO CLASS
Quintin Le Gall has scored a first victory in SC Trucks (modified) at Psycho Bitro Blast, just edging out the hard charging Toth (Hungary) and Stacey from Canada. With these positions Toth and Stacey are still in contension for the Season 1 Series championship.

A-Main PRO
1. Quentin Le Gall FR 9 06:19.614
2. Barnabás Tóth HU 9 06:21.014
3. Matthew Stacey CA 9 06:27.280
4. Nicolas Evens BE 9 06:33.069
5. Antoine Rossetti FR 9 06:33.583
6. Gergely Toth HU 9 06:33.757
7. Billy Caley USA 9 06:34.194
8. Michél Guggisberg CH 9 06:35.595
9. Claus Didriksen NO 9 06:35.986
10. Francis Wathlet BE DNS

SPORT CLASS
2 Poor laps cost Jesse Burkhardt victory in Sport class, letting Series leader Robert Hillman by to score yet another victory in SC Trucks. Robert Sorjonen finished 3rd by just 0.6 sec. over Paul Field (UK).

A-Main SPORT
1. Robert Hillman SE 9 06:33.689
2. Jesse Burkhardt US 9 06:36.608
3. Robert Sorjonen CA 9 06:41.135
4. Paul Field GB 9 ... read more

BARNEBAS TOTH GRABS VICTORY AT PADOVA

02.04.2014   1 comment   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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PRO CLASS
Hungarian racer Barnebas Toth finally grabbed victory in Season after finishing 3rd twice. It was a hard fought victory after battling it out with Javan Candy from the UK. Toth took over the lead in lap 21 after a few shaky laps of Candy, and never looked back to finish with 34 laps, 1 lap more than the rest. Rick Redmin had to settle for 3rd starting from pole but lost the lead mid race and could not recover. With only one race to go and only the best 4 results to be counted for the Sewries win, nothing has been decided yet.

A-Main PRO
1. Barnabás Tóth HU Hungary 34 20:27.394
2. Javan Candy GB United Kingdom 33 20:00.743
3. Rick Redmin US USA 33 20:03.440
4. Fredrik Boden SE Sweden 33 20:22.909
5. Kirby Backemeyer US USA 33 20:24.892
6. Richard Bagger SE Sweden 33 20:32.586
7. Dan Marson GB United Kingdom 33 20:36.637
8. KwangBok Lee KR Korea (South) 32 20:01.938
9. Hiromu Fujii JP Japan 32 20:03.183
10. David Barcena ES Spain DNS

SPORT CLASS
Swedish Rober ... read more

NITRO BUGGIES ROUND 4 AT RHEIN MAIN

01.04.2014   0 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Round 3 was held at the Rhein Main circuit, but this time in reversed direction. VRC Pro tracks have been optimized to allow them to be raced in both directions, and this race is proof of this concept. 2 Tracks in one!

SPORTS CLASS
For this round we decided to cover the SPORT A-Main because it was a great race to cover and to show you some other racers than the Wollanka's of VRC Pro.

The race was very much between Robert Hillman from Sweden, Christoph Dobetsberger and Andi Schari both from Austria. Hillman got off to a great start and took the lead in lap 3 never to give up that position. But in his mirrors were the 2 Austrian racers. It took Christoph till lap 13 to finally pass his fellow country racer. A late pitstop in lap 30 even got him into first place with just 4 laps to go but after he had also refueled he had to settle for 2nd place 2.7 sec. behind the leader from Sweden.

A-Main SPORT class
1. Robert Hillman SE Sweden 33 20:07.085
2. Christoph Dobetsberger AT Austria 33 20:... read more

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