Originally Posted by Davo
You are being very harsh on Masami!! it wasn't a desperate move, it was just Andy trying to make a safe turn. Masami didn't understand that and he hit him. He waited for him to recover but since others where coming he continue. Officials gave him a stop & go penalty was too hard! The reason is that same or even worst hits happened to all finals without being penalized (also other guys didn't even wait the guy they hit).
Paul hit Marc which was slower for some reason and we all saw the marshal carying the cut rear belt!! so he had to retire (noone knows if it was cut prior the hit or after). Paul waited and 3 guys passed him. Craig was failed by his brushless motor and Rick's esc failed (I saw him giving it to KO technisian after the race)
General remarks now.
To my surprise Mark wasn't as fast as usuall! Andy and Masami were the men to beat. Paul was very fast and if he had qualified better he could have better chances for higher position.
Rick drove extremelly well and consistent, very well deserved being on top A but got unlucky during finals.
Craig got also unlucky but he drove perfectly.