Well known as the Indoor World Championship, The Neo Race attracts every year all the best drivers on the planet.
Freshly winning the last race in France, I was really confident getting ready for Neo. I started with the same setup except a few details on sway bars, camber and diffs, and the car was amazing since P1!
I then changed a few details and work on the tires to get the best out of my package! It was an amazing team effort as we all worked together, Miguel Mathias, Martin Bayer and Lorenzo Crolla all securing the semi spots! I had 2 perfect rounds in Q1 and Q2 giving me the opportunity to be on a provisionnal TQ before Q5. I tested a harder compound on Q5 and it didn\'t work but I still hang on to the TQ overall! An amazing result! First non-american driver to TQ Neo!
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In the mains, the temperature was higher, so between the semi and the main I had to rise the shocks oil to 800-600 and diffs to 7-7-3. In final, my car felt way better than in the semi and I could really feel it and fight for the top spots. I was 3rd 7 minutes before the end and my throttle servo died because of overheating. Too bad as the podium was already quite secured! Too bad but it was a really good practice for World championships in September, and I feel a little bit more ready every race I attend!!
Next stop: French Nats next week end!
1. Ty Tessmann
2. Cody King
3. David Ronnefalk
4. Jared Tebo
5. Elliott Boots 6. Miguel Matias – XRAY XB8
7. Martin Bayer – XRAY XB8
8. Ryan Lutz
9. Adam Drake
10. Asushi Hara
11. Robert Battle 12. Reno Savoya – XRAY XB8