I think Kyosho deserves all the credits and honor's for winning the Worlds!
They have built a car that's capable of handeling high speed, and is very good on technical tracks.
The Sirio engines delivered them the power they needed.
Ofcourse they have good money and a lot of top level racers, but
to win the Worlds everything needs to be perfect, and having tire problems like Serpent had may not even happen on club-level.
The only one to blame is Serpent itself.
It's the second time in 3 years that Serpent is loosing a big event due to problems like this.
During the 2001 1/8 Worlds they used 4 different cars by the team drivers so the possibility to help eachoter wasn't ther, and now they had this.
Kyosho did do their work very well.
I'll bet that Serpent is going to have some for Sale activities after this bad result