Belgium

Last weekend Nbr Mol organised the final race of their winter blackjack race. Blackjack means heats of 21 minutes for everybody, so no qualifications, finals etc. just 21 minutes of racing. The fastest heat of the weekend would be the winner.

The complete weekend was very wet so all drivers were very happy with the big heated tent Nbr had placed.

Buggy class had 3 heats with Belgian, Dutch and German drivers. Jorg Van Leuken competed all heats with Markus Feldman and Paul Geelen. After 5 heats Jorg Van Leuken managed 31 rounds with only 3 seconds less as Markus Feldman. Paul Geelen toke third place.
The final championship ranking we saw youngster Sander Van Genechten take victory.

Truggy class also had 2 heats with international drivers. Rc-Speedhouse boss Bjorn Nagels won 3 out of 5 heats but had to leave 1st place to Kris Verlies. The final championship was a close battle which Bjorn Nagels won.

Buggy

1. Jorg Van Leuken – Xray / Tecnopower /

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Last weekend took place the 4th round of Belgium 1/8 On-Road Championship.Without time to rest after the Euro Championship in Valencia, Robin D’Hondt, managed to take the victory in a hard racing day, clearly conditioned by the scattered showers and changing weather.Here is the full Chornicle: Last weekend the 4th round of the Belgian Championship was held at the track of Roeselare. I came straight from “every day 35°” Spain to “4 seasons in one day” Belgium. The weather forecast wasn’t so good for the weekend with sunshine turning to wind & rain and then sunshine again, so grip was changing every hour.On Saturday I was curious how my setup from Spain would work on Roeselare … and like I thought, not really. Springs much to hard, and no stability all around.As I was driving purple all around and front shocks in middle hole I went to all blue springs and moved front shocks in highest hole. After I

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El pasado fin de semana se disputó en Roselare la 4ª prueba del campeonato de Bélgica 1:8 F1 y F2.

Como viene siendo habitual en Roselare durante las últimas competiciones, la prueba estuvo marcada por la lluvia intermitente. Esto se tradujo en una quimera para los participantes a la hora de  elegir neumáticos.

Robin D’Hondt winning again with Merlin Fuel

Periodos de lluvia de 20 minutos, dejaban la pista en condición húmeda y daban paso a un Sol, que sin calentar demasiado, era suficiente para dejar la pista casi seca.

Gunther Van Staey consiguió la pole con neumáticos de lluvia, seguido por Robin D’Hondt.

Poco antes de la final, apareción de nuevo el íncomodo invitado en forma de chaparrón. Robin D’Hondt montó neumáticos de lluvia instantes antes de darse la salida en le resto de participantes la elección era variada, desde “aqua” hasta ruedas de 33.

Robin tomó pronto ventaja sobre Van Staey que pasó su pequeño calvario por una mala elección de neumáticos que le hizo perder toda posibilidad

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The Belgium 1:8 On-road Nat Rd 2 was held last weekend in Luxembourg.

 

Merlin Fuel - Podium at Belgium

Too small podium for such a big driver 🙂

Our Team Driver, Robin D’Hont has sent us a complete chronicle of the race.

This is the final result;

1. Robin D’Hont – 103 laps

2. Gunther Van Staey – 100 laps

3. Richard Dirk – 98 laps

Press here to read the complete chronicle and some more pics

“The second round of the Belgian Championship was held at the very nice track of Luxemburg. Nice layout, technical and good grip.Weather could be a little better (sometimes rain) but I had 2 dry qualifies and a dry final so I had a pretty good weekend. I arrived at the track Friday night and qualifies already started Saturday afternoon so I only had Saturday morning to run in an engine and get my setup good. hen I was driving

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La segunda prueba del campeonato de Bélgica de 1:8 pista se disputó el pasado fin de semana en Luxemburgo.

Merlin Fuel - Podium at Belgium

Las instalalciones de Luxemburgo se quedaron “pequeñas” para Robin 🙂

Nuestro Team Driver Robin D’Hont nos manda una completa crónica de la carrera, en la que relata con detalle los pormenores de su victoria.

El resultado final fue el siguiente;

1. Robin D’Hont – 103 laps

2. Gunther Van Staey – 100 laps

3. Richard Dirk – 98 laps

Click aquí apra leer la crónica y algunas fotos más.

 

“The second round of the Belgian Championship was held at the very nice track of Luxemburg. Nice layout, technical and good grip.Weather could be a little better (sometimes rain) but I had 2 dry qualifies and a dry final so I had a pretty good weekend. I arrived at the

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Robin D’Hont reports us about the 1st. round of Beligium Nat. Championship, where he took the victory.

This victory, is a great starting point for this season to defend his 2007 Champion Title.

A tricky race with rain for the whole weekend. This is what Robin is reporting;

The first round of the Belgian Championship was held at the rather small and very technical track of Houthalen (Limburg). Weather forecast was not as a normal racer would want it to be …

Many rain on Sunday they said so I prepared some rain tires for this weekend and a second radio plate also for the rain.

On Saturday morning I was the first man on the track racing, trying to get my car between the bars so fast and smooth as possible. The first laps were good but not fast enough, the back of the car was a bit loose and in some corners I wanted some more steering. The first

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Robin D’Hont nos envía un crónica desde Bélgica, relatando cómo ha discurrido la primera prueba del Cto. Belga de 1:8 pista, en la que se alzó con la victoria.

Esta victoria, es un buen punto de partida para Robin, que esta temporada defenderá su título de Campéon Nacional.

Una carrera complicada por factores meteorológicos, en la que había que usar la inteligencia y planificar la estrategia a conciencia.

Esto nos cuenta el campeón Belga;

The first round of the Belgian Championship was held at the rather small and very technical track of Houthalen (Limburg). Weather forecast was not as a normal racer would want it to be …

Many rain on Sunday they said so I prepared some rain tires for this weekend and a second radio plate also for the rain.

On Saturday morning I was the first man on the track racing, trying to get my car between

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Robin D’Hont, current 1:8 Onrad Belgian Champion, has recently tested Merlin Pro-Racing Fuel.
After an intensive test in Roselare circuit, he has decided to race next season and defend his Championship with Merlin Fuel products.

Despite his age, Robin has a very good curriculum at RC. Belgian Champion 2007, absolute Benelux Cup 2007 winner, and Euro Championship 2006 finalist.

This season he has won 1st, 4th and 5th rounds in Belgium National Championship races.
Source: www.merlinfuel.nl (Benelux Delaer)

Driver Backgroud:

 

Name– Robin D’Hondt
Birth Date– 20 June 1989
Nationality– Belgium
Lives in – Oedelem (near Bruges)
Sponsors – Serpent Motorsport, Mega, ATS tyres, Merlin Fuel, Ghiant
No. of years racing – 5
Class experience – 1/8 and 1/10 235 mm
Sporting Hero – Ayrton Senna

Source Serpent Motor Sport

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