News of February, 2015

ATSUGI 05 RELEASED

27.02.2015   4 comments   Category: Site news

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Another great addition to the on-road track collection: Atsugi 05, an older track lay-out at the Kyosho headquarters in Atsugi, Japan. A small track perfectly suited for all 1:10 and 1:12 racing. Races are planned for this new track starting with 2015 Season 1 Round 5 for 1:12 modified sportscars. Enjoy some very close racing on this track!

WOLLANKA OPENS 2015 SC TRUCK SEASON WITH WIN

23.02.2015   1 comment   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Austrian VRC World Champion and official Team Xray factory driver Martin Wollanka has won the first round of the short course truck season at Mikes 3.

Except for the first 2 laps when he had to settle behind Nicolas Loriot from France who took the wholeshot at the start, Wollanka lead the entire race with a comfortable cusion between him and the hard pressing Loriot, Hofer and Fritschler. Patrick Hofer drove a strong race and looked to be heading for a sure 2nd but a misjudgment on the back straight double cost him even his podium place.

SHORT COURSE TRUCKS MODIFIED
1 Martin Wollanka AT 24 06:12.791
2 Nicolas Loriot FR 23 06:04.000
3 Marvin Fritschler DE 23 06:04.552
4 Patrick Hofer CH 23 06:05.640
5 Billy Caley US 72 06:06.571
6 Colby Waddell US 23 06:06.738
7 Robert Hillman SE 23 06:07.214
8 Thomas Rössler AT 23 06:10.908
9 Arthur Brulé FR 23 06:11.157
10 Max Hauenschild AT DNS

VIRTUAL GP MONTPELLIER 2015: MALINSKI REIGNS

20.02.2015   1 comment   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

Marcin Malinski (Poland) has continued his winning streak with a 3rd straight victory in the fresh 2015 season, after winning the VRC Worlds at Naxos end of December as well.

Under perfect dry racing conditions (no rain like during the real GP Montpellier…) Malinski managed to keep the hard charging Uwe de Zwart from Austria who led the first half of this A-main final, behind him. A double crash in lap 24 cost de Zwart a real change on a first Pro class victory. Spanish David Barcena drove a steady race and challenged both Malinski and de Zwart for second place several times but had to settle for 3rd in the end some 13 seconds down on de Zwart.

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The new Montpellier track has been very well received by the VRC Pro racing community, several racers calling it their new favorite off-road track. The Montpellier track is a typical French track, carved out in the terrain with lots of elevations and tight hairpins.
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MALINSKI CONTINUES WINNING STREAK AT PSYCHO NITRO BLAST

19.02.2015   0 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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2014 VRC World champion Marcin Maliński has adde another victory after his very successful Worlds campaign in December. At Psycho Nitro Blast Malinsky dominated the race once more. Martin Wollanka had a bad start and was trying to recuperate from it for the full 20 minutes main final, bit in the end he came about 12 seconds short to be able to fight for a first win in the 2015 season. Markku Honkanen finished 8 seconds down on Wollanka in third position.

A-Main final Pro class
1 Marcin Maliński PL 31 20:25.637
2 Martin Wollanka AT 30 20:00.400
3 Markku Honkanen FI 30 20:08.043
4 Javan Candy GB 30 20:10.268
5 Tobias Isaksson SE 30 20:17.654
6 Robert Hillman SE 30 20:17.949
7 Fredrik Boden SE 30 20:18.632
8 Björn Engman SE 30 20:23.543
9 Anthony Bruyer FR 30 20:39.383
10 Dennis Ioannou CY 29 20:15.849

GP MONTPELLIER - QUALIFYING UNDER WAY

13.02.2015   8 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Qualifying is underway for the opening race at the new Montpellier track. Laptimes are already down to the low 34 seconds and at around 12 AM Frenchman Amthony Breuyer was leading the pack. But it's still early in qualifying so we can expect to see a few more top racers join the qualifying (ending Sunday morning 10 AM GMT...)

Check out the video of Anthony's qualifying run.

MONTPELLIER OFF-ROAD TRACK RELEASED

12.02.2015   19 comments   Category: Site news   Video: 2 available

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We have added a new outdoor off-road track: circuit MBM - MONTPELLIER – France.
This exciting new track was created in close collaboration with the Montpellier club. It’s a typical French style track carved out in the terrain, and VRI’s graphics and 3D artist Tony West has delivered yet another masterpiece by capturing the right atmosphere and character of this track spot on!

FREE OPENING EVENTS FOR BUGGY AND SC TRUCKS

The release of the Montpellier track coincides with the 2015 Grand Prix de Montpellier, the European season opener which will attract a host of top level off-road racers from Europe and beyond. For those who can’t make it to Montpellier (and let’s face it, just a lucky 120 racers or so will…) they can now get the Montpellier track in VRC Pro and compete in the “Virtual GP de Montpellier” starting Friday February 13th. There will be open and Spec class events for 1:8 nitro buggies and 1:10 electric short... read more

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