XRAY NT1 and FX T300 crowned as Swiss national champion 2021!
Last weekend the 4th round of Swiss nationals was held on the challenging track at Aigle. It's always difficult to find the right balance of the car. The track has many fast corners but also three hairpins and a tight chicane.
Our basic setup worked very well. But under the hot conditions, during the qualifying, the car was hard to drive. With a few small setup changes the car was more consistent to drive and I was able to win all 4 rounds of qualifications. My teammate Traugott Schar ended up on 3rd position behind Serpent driver Emanuele Fonzar.
On Sunday morning it was raining and the two semifinals from 1/8 scale were running under wet conditions. Until to the two 45 minutes long A-mains the track was drying up and we could race on a dry track but with a little bit less traction compared to Saturday. Under this new conditions my car was not so fast like on Saturday but very smooth to drive and I was able to pull away from the rest of the field. Traugott was running out of tyres in the first half of the race. Unfortunately he lost one lap while he was on the rims and this coast him P2. So I won the race 2 laps in front of Emanuele and Traugott - TQ, fastest lap and win!
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Still one more round of Swiss championship to go at the fast track in Sitterdorf. But with four wins out of four rounds, we are Swiss champion 2021!
It's amazing how my package worked in this four races! My FX T300 engine was always perfect! With an engine like this, it's much easier to drive fast and faultless!
In 1/8 scale Luca Martinelli showed a strong pace with his RX8! He finished the race on P3 behind the two top class driver Silvio Hachler and Simon Kurzbuch - congratulations to all of you.
A big thank you goes to T+M Models for the trust in me and the ongoing support! You spend so much time in our products to make them better and faster from race to race! I'm really happy, that all your works pays off!
Thank you very much Sue for your work in the pits and all the help during the races! Without you, a success like this will never be possible. It makes me proud, with how much passion and happiness you make your work in the pits!