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Old 07-24-2005, 09:42 AM   #76
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Any words on why Salven and RickV did not drive 45 min?
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:13 AM   #77
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Guys, don't jump into conclusions.

I am a driver who prefers electric powered cars and as I have been racing 1/8th scale on road gas cars I can objectively report the following.

IC cars are mostly about engine and centax clutch.
The MRX4 seems to be a very good car and a lot of good results prove that. But for this event the car with the best handling seemed to be Michael Salven's 960.
Michael through out the event was obviously lacking power. He gained some top speed by running only 1.5 degrees of rear tow-in but he defenetly did not have the acceleration of Ielasi, Pietch and Tironi.
In the semis Michael started from the pits after having a flame out on the starting grid (first sign of problems to come..). In the first few laps he took it easy to check if all was well with the engine and then he started pushing very hard. In 20 minutes he managed to move up into 2nd position having started dead last and having to do an extra pit stop in order to make sure he does not run out of fuel.

In the final he was involved in a small accident which took him off at the first corner of the first lap. He resumed and within 9-10 minutes he was up to 3rd position. It did not seem like he could improve from then on but it surely was going to be a good result.

Then about halfway through the race his engine stoped working which resulted in a DNF.

Ielasi on the other hand, simply dominated the whole event, from free practiced at the beginning of the week, all the way through qualifying and finally the race. His engine was very powerful, and reliable as it turned out and his car had tons of steering, giving him the ability to control the pace of the race from the start. It did seem a little bit loose and fishtailing coming out of the corners, but it seems he liked it this way in order to have enough steering.
Most powerful engine of the event must have been the SIRIO of Kyosho driver Franchesco Tironi, but it only lasted for 5 minutes during the final, having problems from then on and not working properly.

Not many pics of the cars this time. I will post a few from the prize ceremony later on...
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:26 AM   #78
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John, thanks once again for letting me use your information and photos for the article on the race. Do you have a photo that you're in? Sounds like quite a race!!!

Which camera were you using? You've got some nice pictures!
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:36 AM   #79
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Mike,

You are welcome.

Maybe another person with a camera has taken pictures of me. I was on the drivers' stand all the time working as a comentator and 2nd referee of the event. Thus I had no time to give my camera to another person to take a picture of me. If I find one on another website covering this event I will let you know..
My camera was a simple Canon Power Shot S500 Digital Elph (5.0 megapixels)
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:46 AM   #80
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i think it more has to do with engines then the car itself...


Great reporting guys!
Is it possible to see a list with countries, cars, engines etc?
List of drivers can be found at post 45 page 2

First Name Last Name Country Car Sponsor Engine
Steven Cuypers Belgium Serpent Mega - 2033
Martin Christensen Denmark Mugen Fanatix Novarossi - 2015
Rene Kjellerup Denmark Mugen Fanatix
Gela Abramishvili Georgia
Gizi Shonia Georgia
Oliver Mack Germany Mugen Novarossi - 2015
Robert Pietch Germany Mugen Novarossi - 2015
Michael Salven Germany Serpent Mega - 2033
Patrick Schaefer Germany Shepherd JP
Costas Agrafiotis Greece Mugen Novarossi - 2006
Kyriakos Anastasiadis Greece Serpent Mega - 2017
Vassilis Anastasiou Greece Shepherd Novarossi - 2011
John Arkoumanis Greece Slide Sirio, Speed Models Sirio - 2013
Dimitrios Bastas Greece Serpent
Vassilis Dalagiannis Greece Shepherd
Manos Fakaros Greece Mugen Novarossi - 2026
Leonidas Farmakis Greece Shepherd Nova - 20
John Fokianos Greece Serpent Mega - 2033
Akis Gaitis Greece
Costas Giannitstas Greece Shepherd JP Fx - 2015
Tasos Hatzipavlou Greece HPI Fanatix RB - 2006
John Kindis Greece Mega - 2018
Panos Kosmas Greece Mugen JP FX - 2006
Timos Koulouridis Greece Slide JP - 2018
John Manolitsis Greece Mugen JP REX - 2006
Antonis Mantikas Greece Shepherd Novarossi
Fotis Naoumis Greece JP-2015
Dimitrios Papadopoulos Greece Serpent Mega - 2033
Thomas Penka Greece Shepherd JP FX - 2015
Kostas Saritsaklis Greece Mugen JP - 2015
John Sotiropoulos Greece Serpent Mega - 2033
Marios Stergiou Greece Serpent Mega - 2033
Vaggelis Totomis Greece Kyosho Sirio - 2013
Aris Tsiapas Greece Slide REX - 2006
Dimitrios Volikakis Greece Serpent Mega - 2002
Chris Vrettos Greece Mugen Novarossi - 2006
Rick Vrielijnck Holland Serpent Mega - 2033
Dario Balestri Italy Serpent Novarossi - 2018
Erick Fagnocchi Italy Mugen Novarossi - 2015
Daniele Ielasi Italy Mugen Picco - 2033
Andrea Pirani Italy Serpent Max - 2018
Stefano Solaroli Italy Mugen Shark - 2026
Francesco Tironi Italy Kyosho Sirio - 2013
Marco Vanni Italy Mugen Sirio - 2013
Francisco Albeniz Spain Serpent JP FX - 2017
Oscar Cabezas Spain Serpent Sirio - 2013
Rolando Dias Spain Serpent JP - 2018
Nacho Lopez Spain Serpent Novarossi - 2015
Carlos Peracho Spain Serpent JP - 2015

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Old 07-24-2005, 11:48 AM   #81
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Thx for the reporting John,

In the dutch races it is clear that the new mega's (by picco?!) lack a bit of power, rickV and Salven are testing things (i've seen them do so..)
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Old 07-24-2005, 02:17 PM   #82
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Thanx guys for your kind words.

A lot of credit must go to my friend Nick who is posting the results. He was responsible fot the time keeping and all the instant posting of the results.

Still a few things to come...
Stay tuned..

BTW, here is the only picture of me I could find on the net. I am on the left with light blue shirt, next to EFRA President Mr. Dallas...

1. Me (blue shirt) :-)
2,3,4,5. Kyosho Evolva & Sirio engine of
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Old 07-24-2005, 02:25 PM   #83
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1, 2. Some more of the Kyosho car of Tironi.
3, 4, 5. Salven's car after the Semifinal. From 10th to 2nd!
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Old 07-24-2005, 02:40 PM   #84
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1, 2. Salven's 960 after the end of the Semis
3. Robert Pietch's MRX 4
4. Daniel Ielasi's MRX 4
5. TOP 3 QUALIFIERS !
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Thanks John,

I just added your photo to the article.
Again, thanks for everything!!!
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Old 07-24-2005, 02:52 PM   #86
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1. TOP 10 QUALIFIERS
2. PODIUM WINNERS OF 2005!!!
3. SOAKING CHAMPAGNE OF VICTORY!!
4. WINNING CARS
5. TECH INSPECTION AFTER THE FINAL
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John, thank you very much for your detailled and sensable comments, and ofcourse for the really nice pictures. I've saved some of them, and will use it in the news-report on this EC of my website. Ofcourse the credits will be yours! You deserve them. Thanx again for the best racing rapport so far!
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Thanks John,

I just added your photo to the article.
Again, thanks for everything!!!
Thank you very much Mike, and all the readers here in rctech!

That's it for now.
If any new info comes to my attention I will surely poste it here!
Take care!
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i think it more has to do with engines then the car itself...


Great reporting guys!
Is it possible to see a list with countries, cars, engines etc?
Your both wrong.

At that level, it's the Driver .
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Your both wrong.

At that level, it's the Driver .

it all mathers, but if there's no good engine, there's no way to win.... doesn't mather how good the driver is...
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