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XRAY Racing Series Greece Rd three report, RC Car News

XRAY Racing Series Greece Rd three report

Jul Legal, 2017, Ten:43 am zero

The third round of Greek XRS was held at the legendary FRT racing track in Athens. The capital, over the weekend was in the grip of a heatwave reaching the forty five and sometimes even 47οC. On the day of the race, temperature in the track soared to 42οC accompanied by a stunning 53οC on asphalt driving all participants insane. Despite the extreme weather conditions, the Greek-freak drivers proved very harsh to “die” and contrary to official precautions concerning overheated electronics, they continued to be racing and rising the adrenaline thanks to the fierce competition created via all the classes.

National champ John Takas had not an effortless afternoon as he had been chased by a well-concentrated Dimitris Ioannidis who attempted to challenge pole-man Takas putting pressure on him especially in Leg-3 but staying in the 2nd position in the end. Despite problems with worn tires and high temperatures drivers loved racing until its very end looking forward to fight in the next XRS round.

Junior Dimitris Ioannidis dispersed the competition and TQed ahead of other much more experienced and eminent drivers. Leading by his mistakes in Gam one where he qualified in the third place, he made a good comeback and took Gam two and Gam three finding himself climbed at the top of the podium, halleluiah. National and ex-European champ Giannis Sotiropoulos finished 2nd followed by another national champ Tasos Papadopoulos who finished in third position.

In the modified class, the reigning Giannis Sotiropoulos gave no chance to all other contesters and took it all that is the pole position and the three gams in the row. Behind the winner, Sotos Diamadis ended up in 2nd place attempting to shove Giannis Sotiropoulos hard even tho’ he encountered minor technical issues. Third but in true style, Chris Kidis had a decent race demonstrating fairly significant signs of development. Lessons learned for Junior Dimitris Ioannidis who he could have hammered the other runners and hopefully taken the third place should he would risk more and determine to thrust stiffer his electronics.

Vagelis Papachristos seemed unbeatable across the race and clenched the victory from the beginning by taking the pole position and coming out on top by taking all three gams. Albeit Sakis Sikianakis challenged Papachristos strongly, he eventually compromised with the 2nd place in podium leaving behind him in the third place Chris Kidis and further away the “oldies but goodies”, Petros Katsikis.

In the Pan Car class, the absolute favourite Nikos Nikolakopoulos continued to collect top posts with his teeny-weeny orange rocket. Tasos Papadopoulos grabbed the 2nd place tho’ he should made further improvement in order for him to shoot into the lead for the races ahead. The podium was finished by the last year’s Pan Car champ George Kazoglou.

Despite easy-gained TQ position, last year’s champ Sotos Diamadis concluded in the 2nd position due to some wrong pit stop tactics and just behind the outsider George Pappas who took the race with his recently rebuilt car. Junior Stratos Moros with his fresh NT1 got the third place after displaying everybody how much progress he has made obtaining driving abilities and fight mentality.

The cherry on top of the cake was the fresh added category 1/8GT class later at evening which proved to be the most entertaining race of all classes gifting exhilarating moments to drivers and attendants. All said, Abdel vanquished competition and sky rocketed in the very first place. Daditsos came out in the 2nd position by capitalising mistakes of other R/C drivers. Ultimately, Terlepanis got the third seat while he promised to get back stronger for the next contest.

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