Futaba Ride Cup 2017
28-29 JANUARY 2017 INFINITY RC ADDICT, BANGKOK
This past weekend the Futaba Ride Cup was held at the beautiful Infinity Addict Track facility in Bangkok, Thailand. The Infinity Addict Track will play host of this years TITC later in February.
Some well known racers such as Atsushi Hara, Andy Moore, Jilles Groskamp, Nicolas Lee and Trin Tanongsakchaikul participated in this event in the master Modified TC class.
After Qualifying it was Nicolas Lee taking TQ with Jilles Groskamp running the all new Infinity/SMJ Prototype car just 0.5 sec behind. Only 0.3 sec behind Jilles it was RC legend Atsushi Hara with Andy Moore also running the Infinity PROTOTC car 1 sec behind Atsushi.
In the triple A mains it was a close fight between Nicolas and Jilles with Jilles taking A1 after a small mistake from Nicolas. In A2 it was Jilles putting pressure on Nicolas on the entire run but couldn’t find a way pass.
A3 was the deciding leg between Nicolas en Jilles. On lap 2 Jilles tried a inside pass which was blocked by Nicolas which resulted in a race accident with Atsushi now taking over the lead. Jilles quickly came back behind Atsushi and ultimately found a way pass him and secured the win in A3 and the overall win. Andy showed great speed in the mains as well putting same laptimes in as the front runners but a bit of bad luck denied him from fighting for the podium spot.
It was a nice and relax event and a great test for the upcoming TITC race later this month; Will meet you all there!