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Old 08-16-2018, 12:47 PM
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I'm pleased that Red RC are there to do some proper coverage of the ISTC event because the 12th was completely under the radar.

It's interesting that the general feedback is that the grip is low and drops off badly in the cooler evening. I know we have had a couple of (short-lived) indoor tarmac tracks in the UK, and the grip at both was rather strange.
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but...no Infinity Driver at World Championship?
Why?
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Originally Posted by luppix View Post
but...no Infinity Driver at World Championship?
Why?
Depending on who you believe it's either:
- The track is run by an Xray distributor and that's not fair,
- It's a dangerous place and they'll get mugged,
- Risk of disease,
- They had no chance of winning,
- The tarmac was awful at the warm-up race so they're boycotting.

Looks like Ronald is the guy to beat. Despite a lot of absences it looks like there's a decent field and it should be a competitive race.

One day I'll go to a worlds. Hopefully it's somewhere as incredible as the Welkom RC Arena.
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Originally Posted by daveaustin5 View Post
Looks like Ronald is the guy to beat. Despite a lot of absences it looks like there's a decent field and it should be a competitive race.
Bruno was top of charts 6 of 8 rounds. Seems like he might be the guy to beat.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:11 PM
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Looking through the RedRC event pics - what a facility!
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:20 PM
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RcMarket I can't access your website. Kindly advice.
I am also facing the same problem here.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:42 AM
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Good to see 4 different cars in the top 4.
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Coelho is TC world champion!
Two finals and two passes were enough Respect!
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:51 AM
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Due mistake from Ronald, Bruno got easy win!
Parabens, Campeao!
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:04 AM
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Can't say the track beaconing was world-class level... Plastic tongue in the kurbs? Seriously?
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:03 PM
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Sorry... Bruno will have an asterisk next to his name here for winning in a lackluster field... couldn't happen to a nice guy.
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He still had to beat his main rival and defending champ (Volker) and a very strong Yokomo team. Serpent was strong, Awesomatix was strong. It's a small asterisk and a pretty valid World Title even without Infinity
The 12th scale class was not competitive enough however. The F1 fight was good.
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There is no asterisk at all to this title. He was two times runner up already and didn‘t get this title on plate just because Naoto and Marc weren‘t there. Besides beginning tomorrow nobody remembers how he got the title, he just has it
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Agreed - between Akio, MR and Naoto (who could have been anywhere from 1st to 30th, he isn’t very consistent!) would have likely seen a change in the podium - and also probbaly the TQ as would have been a higher chance of someone else grabbing a round or two - but probably not the winner. It may have even meant a higher chance of TQ for Bruno if you think about it. When he is on, no one could beat him - for quali he “struggled” with changing track and changing tyres (alternating between old and used)
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...He was two times runner up already...
I remember that... Xray marketed it as "vice champion"... That's the most absurd thing EVER! Vice champion = he was the first loser!
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