April 16, 2011

Pietsch is World Champion

Pietsch World Champion

Germany’s Robert Pietsch is the new IFMAR 1:8 Onroad World Champion winning a rain shortened race at the Homestead RC Raceway from Italy’s Dario Balestri and Japan’s Keisuke Fukuda. As the race entered the final 15-minutes the dark clouds which have shadowed the track all day finally brought rain forcing Race Director Bob Ingersoll to stop the race at 47-minutes which was over 3/4 distance meaning the order of the race at that time is the official result of the 2011 World Championships.

UPDATE: Following a very long delay in the issuing of the final result there has been a change for second with Fukuda taking the runners up spot and Balestri dropping to 3rd.  We understanding the change is due to one lap count back from the time at which the race was actually stopped.  As this official result had to be created manually the result was not available for almost two hours after the race.

Official Result
1.Pietsch – Mugen
2.Fukuda – Mugen
3.Balestri – Capricorn
4.Shimo – Kyosho
5.Hara – Mugen
6.Shimazaki – Mugen
7.D’Hondt – Motonica
8.Kurzbuch – Shepherd
9.Takehiro – Mugen
10.Lemieux – Xray

Full report to follow.


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