CIC ITALY 2017
MINICAR FIORANO APRIL 7-9
Infinity Racing Team was in Fiorano for the first round of successful format created by Riccardo Acciari with the involvement of R/C manufacturers; more than 150 drivers attended to the event.
It was an “open race” with free tires and additive with lot of practice time on Friday, 4 qualifying rounds on Saturday and A-B-C mains on Sunday.
The weather was nice with a warm temperature that allowed all everybody to enjoy the beautiful ambience and location.
Friday practice doesn’t count for reseeding groups as organisation already set qualifying heats with few adjustments; Dario, Carmine, Teemu, Alberto, Francesco and Lamberto were happy of the car from the firsts laps.
Balestri sets the fastest time in last practice round with an astonishing 13,883 in front of Pirani and Collari…
On Saturday Dario took a TQ run in second heat sitting second overall, Lamberto blew a glow plug in the last heat but he manage to save the 4th place, Alberto feels comfortable with the car and sits 5th with Teemu confident with his new engines in 8th. Qualifying things went a little bit tough for Carmine who suffered a setup problem that didn’t allowe him to express his potential, and for Francesco that couldn’t reach the same feeling of 2016 ENS finale where he was very fast… Bmain for both.
On Sunday morning Dal Cielo Gianluca wins H final and bumps up to G final where he finish in 3rd place; in the Bmain unfortunately Tironi suffered a failure which forced him to retire at early stage and Carmine fight for the whole time close to bump up spot but only got a final 4th position. All ready for the main event where, once again, with 4 cars we are the most represented brand in the field.
At the start Pirani pulled away followed by Balestri and Collari that overtook Pietsch in the first corner… Picco was forced to the pits to change tires after an hard contact that put him in the grass damaging the rear tire. After few minutes positions seeed “freezed" as often happens and pit strategy would assume maximum importance: Dario showed his confidence changing only the outside tires at third pit stop, Lamberto moved on front thanks to longer runs but his engine cut off at 13 minute. At the tire change Andrea had a problem and Dario took the lead and never looked back cruising for his first well deserved win with the new colours… Teemu was really unlucky and broke his engine, as Lamberto also did few minutes to the end, while Alberto gaining positions with a strong pace getting another second place that put our team in 1-2 position for the first time! Really a nice job for the whole team attended here; awesome job guys! Season 2017 seems more exciting then ever!!!