Hello guys, Pato Concha here with small note ...
As some of you may know ive been using R10 car during the last 4 months or so.
Despite the lack of support from factory to our national commercial representative, we tried hard to make this chassis to work. We have been experienced lots of problems killing spur gears like crazy !!! and even with couple of A-Mains fighting hard for first place showing amazing performance, always a fail on transmission chewing spurs killed our experience even couple minutes before end of mains.
Now, im on a job assignment in Mexico City, and a friend who distributes R10 locally, asked me to go to a race with him and help him with setup. The thing is that, as surprise, my friend registered MY NAME on the race, and i ended racing his R10.
I need to admit i was not completely happy as per the problems i had in Chile with the chassis during 4 months, and obviously the fact i didnt know the track so no expectations on doing a good job in front of top mexican onroad drivers attending the meeting.
From the 3 qualifiers (5 minutes each), only one was great the other 2 were like "learning track and not forcing the car too much because may fail" ... and for my surprise, only your best qualifier counts for mains and i was magically on A-Main (6th position, but A-Main).
So ... history short ... i WON the race by 5 laps (40 minutes A-Main) with a box-stock-R10-and-R10-Setup ... only change was to put 53T 2nd spur and thats all ... 100% stock fluids in shocks and diffs, stock springs. Ohhh and as extra, i made the fastest lap on A-Main
Maaaaan i couldnt be more happy, and obviously my friend was happy too because after the race he sold 2 kits lol !! ...
My 1/10 nitro sedan sponsor in my country (Chile - Southamerica) have the strong desition of leave the R10 behind and go for Serpent, but after this experience i convinced him to let me work on the car until end of year and see what happens and annalize what things for sure we are doing wrong with our cars. If things does not improve, i will be racing serpent in 2014, but i want to give an extra chance to the R10 until end of year.
Here some pics of the track and event ... :
Very Nice Track
My friend preparing the car
TQ of the event, and me with the fastest lap of A-Main (im the one in red)
Me, Happy of course ...
The Beast ...
Right rear tire after 40 minutes A-Main
And most important, my team ... Eric Ortega and his little doughter
... cya !