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Old 04-25-2008, 02:56 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, Just wanted to get some chat going about the race. Mother nature dropped some rain on us today so we are having to postpone controlled practice. It is about to start soon. All the guys you expect to be fast are, we just finished our last round of open practice and Masami was the fastest. I am going to do my best to give you an update at the end of each round, but you know how that might go. But I will do my best.

New facility is awsome. 100% new surface since the TITC race in Feb.
should make for some great races.

I will let you know more after our first round.

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Old 04-25-2008, 03:58 AM   #2
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1st round of controlled practice on complete.

Atsushi Hara top dog with a near perfect run , Here are the top 10

ATSUSHI HARA 19 5:00
VIKTOR WILCK 19 5:04
HAYATO MATSUZAKI 19 5:06
MEEN VEJRAK (local) 19 5:07.0
KIM EUNG-CHAN (KOREA) 19 5:07.09
BILLY EASTON 19 5:07.34
JILLES GROSKAMP 19 5:07.39
HUPO HONIGL 19 5:07.59
MASAMI HIROSAKA 19 5:07.66
MARC RHEINARD 19 5:08

It was a very good first round, sky's are still overcast after raining most of the day. Next practice round starts in about 30 min.

Tomorrow, we run 6 rounds of qualifying. Out of the 6 rounds 4 will count towards seeding in the mains. Triple mains for all mains.

Thats the latest. More after round 2

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Old 04-25-2008, 03:58 AM   #3
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Hey Scotty, good to hear you're keeping us updated as good as you can, is there a live website somewhere? The official site doesn't seem to be updated unfortunately.

Say hello to everyone for me and have a great race!
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Hi Scotty thanks for the update! Say hi to Jilles, Viktor and Marc for me and wish them best of luck.

Have fun!
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somes pics here:
http://www.thailandwc08.com/pre-worl...1-1/index.html
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Beam me up scotty! It will be great to get the news on how things pan out over the weekend have a good one.
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Thanks for the updates!
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Round 2 complete, No 20 lap run, but still good clean runs, here are the top 10. Resort done with best 1 run of the 2

ATSUSHI HARA
SHIN ADACHI
VIKTOR WILCK
MARC RHEINARD
MASAMI HIROSAKA
HAYATO MATSUZAKI
MEEN VEJRAK
KIM EUNG CHAN
BILLY EASTON
JILLES GROSKAMP

That is the run down after 2 rounds. 6 rounds of quals start at 9am Bangkok time. I will try and give you an update after each round.

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Do IFMAR racers use brushless system? If yes what system do they use stock? novak? LRP?
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Damn...Billy Easton going for the Arnold Swartchenager look!

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Hey scotty,

Cheers for the updates, got any info on what cars the Kyosho and Yokomo teams are running? Also whats the cell situation, I understand that for the worlds it's 6cell @ 1500g!

Good too see Atshui back on song, seems to have been having a bit of a low key time for the past year or so...

But overall... go Team TRF Three 416's in the top ten... w00p!
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Yo Scotty!

So it's not that hot? Or is it just not that sunny? You got Fans? I told my old man to bring you the converter, this way you can leave it with someone who will always be at the track.

Hi Five!
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Wait a minute, hold the presses, mark this day on your calendar, Ernst is at the track and doesn't have a trackside shirt on.
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That sure does look like a lot of fun!!!! Gluing tires in a hot concrete parking garage in Thailand.. Those factory guys really know how to have fun..
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19Laps?? They ran 22 laps at the TITC... Are they still running anti-clockwise?
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