First round of the 2WD Spanish Championship (1/10th electric off road)
The first round of the 2WD electric buggy Spanish Championship took place on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of February at the great astro-turf track of the club CRAEM, near the center of Madrid. This year`s new format means that 2WD and 4WD are ran separately. The 2WD championship consists of a four round series, while 4WD will only be one single race.
Massive entry at the first round of the Spanish Championship.
A massive entry with almost 100 drivers battled it out over the course of the weekend. Some great drivers made it back to 1/10th such as 8-time Spanish champion and 1/8th European finalist Alberto Garcia and Carlos Pineda who came from an impressive result at the Grand Prix of Montpellier one week earlier.
Saturday was all about practice. Three drivers stood out from the rest lapping mid and low 24’s; Zacarias Villalba, Enrique Fuciños and David Bustos.
Villalba and Fuciños dominated the five rounds of qualifying taking two rounds each. It came down to the fastest time to determine the TQ spot, in hands of Fuciños.
Fuciños takes first round of the Spanish Championship.
The battle between both drivers continued in the finals. Schumacher driver Fuciños pulled out two great error-free finals in A1 and A2 and took the win over Villalba. The Ansmann driver went on to win A3 and take second spot. Carlos Pineda, from sixth on the grid, made it up to third place.
Enrique Fuciños, Schumacher Cougar SV, Speed Passion
Zacarias Villalba, Ansmann X2, Viper R/C
Carlos Pineda, Associated B4.1, Hobbywing
Thanks to Zacarias Greetings for the report.