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Race:from 23.09.2017 [09:00] to 02.10.2017 [08:30]
Class:1:8 Rally X Spec
Track:Messina X short course
Direction:  Official O
Series:2017 SEASON 2 - 1:8 RALLY-X SPEC
Rankings:  1:8 rallycross spec
Points:Level 1 ABC (1 - 80) with DNS* factor 75%
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2017 SEASON 2 1:8 RALLY-X SPEC ROUND 4 Messina Short Course


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2017 SEASON 2 RALLYX SPEC ROUND 4 Messina Short Course

Fourth round race of RallyX spec series were held at Messina Short Course track. The track is guite simple, but as its surface is guite slippery, it makes driving guite demanding and you have to be very precise with your braking points.

PRO level

Ely Rojas and Ilari Lamminsivu were in top spots after qualifying, Lamminsivu was in first and Rojas in second place. There was only one second separating these two rally talents and final was expected to be very tight between these two. Stephen Halliday was third fastest, but he had almost 8 seconds to Lamminsivu. Hong Kong`s ”laprobot” Yeung was in fourth and Arturas Svoba in fifth place.

As the main started Lamminsivu was on sleep at the start and Rojas got the lead. After few laps, Rojas made hungry cutting corner 6 and Lamminsivu passed him. Rojas had his struggles, he wasnt at the rhytm and it was guite easy job to Lamminsivu to get the distance. Halliday, Tratnik and Yeung were fighting behind Lamminsivu, Rojas had dropped to fifth place. But Rojas had the pace, and had totally different driving lines than others. He was cutting very much on each corner to get maximum out of every lap and this payed out for him. Bit by bit he gained Tratnik, Halliday and Yeung and also passed them. Lamminsivu was in stable first position, and his only job was to drive safely controlling the distance. And with Ilari`s consistent and beautiful style, he got well deserved win at here. Great driving Ilari! Even Rojas had gained back to second place, its wasnt easy. He wasnt at the rhytm but managed to save his position and cross the finishline in second place, 7 seconds behind winner.
Halliday, Tratnik and Yeung instead had really intence fight of the last podium place. After 16laps, Halliday managed to be toughest and took the last podium place, but very tiny 0.3 seconds distance before Tratnik. Yeung was finally fourth, 2 seconds behind Tratnik.

Lamminsivu`s consistent and flawless style secure his win

SPORT level

At SPORT level Dan Haaling had crushing style. He was on his own pace and was also second fastest in overall results. Honestly, he is truly earned his place at PRO level. Great job Dan!
Nuno Lourenco and Ange Meiss solved last podium places. They had great battle and finally there was only 0.126 seconds separating these two at finishline, Lourenco second and Meiss in thrid place. Curtis Damn who started from the third grid, had to settle to fourth place, 4 seconds behind Meiss.

Haaling had the pace even challenge the PRO level drivers

CLUB level

Brandon Scobee, Hajo Sauer and Wolfgang Schober were in mainroles at club race. These three drove 15laps of great battle. There was no any huge differences in paces, but finally Scobee was strongest, 0.6 seconds ahead of Sauer. Schober had to settle to third place, one second away from winners pace.

Schober, Sauer and Scobee, CLUB level podium drivers



1|Ilari Lamminsivu|FI|16|06:10.120 2|Ely Rojas|US|16|06:17.154 3|Stephen Halliday|AU|16|06:18.477 4|Izidor Tratnik|SI|16|06:18.731 5|Carson Yeung|HK|16|06:20.695 6|Arturas Svoba|LT|16|06:23.051 7|Jozsef Valent|HU|15|06:07.234 8|Gary Crowell|US|15|06:08.011 9|Milan Peka|CZ|15|06:11.888 10|Manuel Weber|US|15|06:13.249


1|Daan Haling|BE|16|06:11.989 2|Nuno Lourenco|PT|15|06:02.448 3|Ange Meiss|FR|15|06:02.574 4|Curtis Damm|US|15|06:06.377 5|michael Zappa|GB|15|06:09.243 6|isla pesca|JP|15|06:14.986 7|Gary Sundman|US|15|06:25.220 8|Claudio Oddi|IT|14|06:04.651 9|Mike Bridges|CA|14|06:19.806 10|Tyler Mackenzie|CA|DNS


1|Brandon Scobee|US|15|06:13.791 2|Hajo Sauer|DE|15|06:14.448 3|Wolfgang Schober|AT|15|06:14.694 4|Robert Dean|DE|14|06:08.951 5|Jose Manuel Cruz Marquez|MX|14|06:14.332 6|Karl heinz Johann|DE|14|06:21.340 7|Pavel Magda|CZ|12|06:06.625 8|Peter Elphinstone|CA|DNS 9|Kino Castelar|ES|DNS 10|Denis Boulet|CA|DNS


PRO level

1|Ely Rojas|316 2|Carson Yeung|298 3|Stephen Halliday|288 4|Izidor Tratnik|286 5|Gary Crowell|282 6|Manuel Weber|256 7|Arturas Svoba|218 8|Milan Peka|207 9|Tommaso Andreuccetti|162 10|Marshall Kirkholm|154

SPORT level

1|Nuno Lourenco|314 2|isla pesca|292 3|Gary Sundman|284 4|Christos Katsigiannis|257 5|Hans Guenther Heitsch|247 6|Daan Haling|240 7|Dorian Marcel|239 8|Tyler Mackenzie|217 9|Mike Strack|180 10|Mike Bridges|178

CLUB level

1|Robert Dean|298 2|Karl heinz Johann|292 3|Brandon Scobee|160 4|Peter Elphinstone|160 5|Michael Walker|130 6|Sean Ironmonger|128 7|Marlon Ochoa|89 8|Sted Miller|88 9|David Hart|80 10|Daan Haling|80


Only active members can post comments
(Total posts: 5)
03.10.2017 [18:04]
Thanks guys, you do these races and afterwards if im feeling comfortable, ill try to explain something :):)

Ely, you did fantastic run, despite your struggles. No wonder those lines were so hungry and you had to prepare carefully for each corner. All in all, good result despite of those. Congrats to Ilari, great to see "nation buddy" to be on top. Cant complain!
Stephen, Iz, Carson, Arturas and miliar PRO drivers were tough also, nice like allways.

Dan is truly getting your neck at next season :), wellcome to PRO level Dan.
03.10.2017 [17:48]
Well Done all... nice report
03.10.2017 [17:43]
Nice report and thank you very much! Next season I will definitely race in PRO ;) And Rojas hope you will have a new remote very soon, you are one of the best drivers!!
03.10.2017 [16:35]
Yes Jupe! Nice report as always, Thank you!

I have been struggling trying to be consistent lately (again :-( ). Found out a new culprit: A worn-out steering wheel potentiometer in my only 15 years old Airtronics M8 transmitter... (FYI the other culprit is ME, but that I already new ;-) )
Anyways what happened was that the car was suddenly jumping to the sides, even when the steering wheel was at neutral, it wasn't that bad at the beginning(few weeks ago), but lately it started to get worse, now is not working at all...:-( and I don't have another control to drive. That means: no more racing for me! I can't afford to buy a remote right now. Of course this has to happen in the middle of the championship :@
Well guys, hope to get back to racing soon.
Good luck everyone!!!
03.10.2017 [15:34]
Nice report!

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