Last Sunday on the 13th of April 2008 the 5th Round of the Cyprus 1/10 ITC Championship took place at the Daytona RC circuit. This championship is divided into two categories, Expert & Intermediate.
XRAY Team Driver Vassilis Christoforou had to assemble his new XRAY NT1 just 2 days before the race. This hurt him as he lost the chance to compete in the Expert Class. There is a rule that allows all new drivers in the championship to run in the Expert class only if they are able to post a pre-specified fast lap time during the control practice day. Unfortunately, Vassilis was unable to get his car on the track to take advantage of this opportunity and he had to run in the Intermediate class.
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During qualifying, Vassilis managed to secure second place in the A main. In the race, he was able to take the lead at the beginning of race and score a relatively easy victory in his race debute for this championship.
Our "rookie" driver in his first 1:10 ITC race was able to set the fastest lap time in the Intermediate class and the 3rd best lap time of the day, including the times from the Expert class. Next time, we expect to see Vassilis contend for the win in the Expert class!!!
Comments from Vassilis about the XRAY NT1: "A fantastic car with excellent speed and stability."