After completely dry qualifying for the 2WD Championship here in Pinerolo Italy, showers before the finals presented a new conundrum for all the Drivers.
Englands Lee Martin started from pole with Riccardo Berton a surprise 2nd for Italy.
Leg 1 saw a textbook run from Lee winning with some ease, however in the 2nd leg the changing surface conditions and a lack of information about the progress of the race nearly caught out the Yokomo Driver and he slowed 1 lap too early almost handing victory to Michal Orlowski., but a good piece of defensive driving saw Lee over the line to claim his 6th European championship
The final leg saw a win for Schumacher and Poland’s Orlowski that enabled him to take the runner up spot in the championship.
The full top 10 is.
1 – Lee Martin – United Kingdom
2- Michal Orlaowski – Poland
3- Renaud Savoya – France
4- Riccardo Berton – Italy
5- Joona Haatanen – Finland
6- Hupo Honigl – Austria
7 – Neil Cragg – United Kingdom
8 – Martin Bayer – Czech Republic
9- Davide Ongaro – Italy
10 – Daniel Kobbevik - Norway
Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced the XB2 Brass Rear Weight for all Xray XB2 with laydown gearboxes. The weight is made from high-quality brass material and is a direct fit to the vehicle's gearbox. The weight adds 34g to the rearmost part of the chassis for increased traction in lower grip conditions. The weight comes coated in black and with machined gold-colour edge details to match the remainder of RDRP's brass option parts.
The 2nd round of Jakarta EP Regional Rd.2 was held at Sunter International Speedway, Jakarta. A clear sunny weather attracted the racers all day ( 38 degree celcius in qualifying ). Completed with a dusty track condition made the traction was celearly low, while some racers had a problem with overheated-tires over 5 mins.
Q1 : Suwardi Suliandy was in a quickest pace, narrowly haunted by Bowie by 0.7 secs, until Suwardi made a mistake which allowed Bowie for a 1 sec lead until the end of Q1.
Q2 : Bowie cruised a comfortable 4 secs lead to wrap the TQ, over Suwardi and Christian Mamesah.
Q3 : Traction went lower, Bowie wroll his car at the first lap and decide to pull out. Ronny Suwarto sealed the Q3 TQ to lined up 2nd at the grid.
A Main 1 : Christian made an enormous start from 4th to 2nd, which later chased Bowie in the lead until he made a mistake, which gave Bowie a 3 secs win ahead him and Malaysian' Michael Lo
A Main 2 : Again, Christian would climbed up to 2nd, thanks to an error from Suwardi and Ronny at the beginning of the start. Bowie cruised a 6 secs win from Christian and Ronn.
A Main 3 : Already made it 2 out of 2, I decide to made a major setup change to try. It's going worse since it sacrificed the rear-end, yet no steering at all. Christian would passed Ronny
and later easily passed me for a 3rd leg win, which handed him 2nd overall.
Another 1-2 finish for Serpent Project 4X, next race going to be 1/8 GT National Race Rd.4 this week !
A Main Result :
1. Bowie Ginting - Serpent/Hobbywing
2. Christian Mamesah - Serpent/Hobbywing
3. Ronny Suwarto - Xray/Orca
4. Michael Lo - Awesomatix/Orca
5. Peter Anthonijsz - Awesomatix/Orca
6. Arya Seta - Serpent/Hobbywing
7. Denny Pangestu- Xray/Orca
8. Suwardi Suliandy- Xray/Orca
9. Chandra Yosef - Awesomatix/Orca
10. Deny Rusli - Xray/Hobbywing
Developed by our international race team it is best used on Astro and carpet surfaces.
The team have found the wider pivot has better jump landing performance and increased agility in direction change.
The conversion only increases the pivot width and does not increase the track width of the buggy.
The Schelle B64 Carbon Gearbox Shims package come with 2 pcs. 1mm thickness carbon fiber shims. These shims fit in between the B64 gearbox and chassis and raise the gearbox and suspension mounts up higher as a tuning option. Almost all “team” setups use this option to raise the rear gearbox to carry more speed through the turns.
1. 1.0mm carbon fiber, made in the USA.
2. 2 pcs. included to tune 1mm or 2mm height change.
3. Strategic cut-out to prevent backwards differential installation.
4. Package comes with Instruction/Tuning notes, 2 pcs. 1mm Carbon shim.
5. Works on rear suspension only.
When to use:
• Raises the inner suspension pivots 1mm higher when using the same ride height (stack 2 for 2mm).
• More support in turns and a higher roll center.
• Makes the rear more responsive and more entry and mid-corner steering.
Installation: Remove all 5 gearbox screws from the chassis as well as the rear chassis brace screws. Slide the shim into position on the chassis keeping the open side to clear the diff. Re-assemble.