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The last round of the Spanish championship was held in Gijon, Northern Spain. With the weather forecast not good, the rain was going to be a problem. The title was still open and to be decided between 3 drivers, Nacho López (Serpent-Max-Matrix), Sergio Montesinos (Mugen Novarossi-Enneti) and Oscar Cabezas (Motonica-Novarossi-Enneti). The first 2 have have been on the podium all season, while Oscar had won the last 2 races. On Friday the drivers could not train due to the rain while on Saturday the track remained wet until the beginning of the qualifying heats, the grip improving throughout the day. The best heat was the last one which saw Oscar Cabezas take the pole position.
Sunday dawned wet but the sun was also shining. The first semifinal was run in difficult conditions with a wet track and was won by Carlos Peracho followed by Sergio Montesinos in 2nd. The next semifinal had two title contenders, Oscar and Nacho and a very fast guest, Edu Escandon
The 2nd rd. for Puerto Rico Championship Onroad Nitro Series, took place this weekend, with excellent results for Merlin Fuel users, 6 Merlin fuel users in the top 12.
1. Fernando “Choto” Méndez – Merlin Fuel
2. Juan Chalas – Merlin Fuel
4. Carlos Sánchez – Merlin Fuel
6. Alejandro Rodríguez – Merlin Fuel
10. Ángel Caballero – Merlin Fuel
11. René Díaz – Merlin Fuel
Congratualtions to Merlin Team Puerto Rico!
Was a hard race, with temperatures over 35ºC, 50ºC on the asphalt and a high relative humidity. A hard test for engines and fuel.
Oscar Cabezas (Motonica / Novarossi / Merlin Fuel) TQ’d and set a new track record.
Elche track is small, but really fast. Laptime is just about 12 seconds.
After winning the semi-final, Cabezas kept the first place during almost 30 minutes, closely followed by Sergio Montensinos, who managed to took the first place in the tire change.
Oscar took again the first place after a few laps. A few laps later, Montesinos had glowpug failure, and Cabezas, who was driving with no brakes after a crash with Montesinos could set a comfortable and safe pace to finish the race in first position.
1. Óscar Cabezas – Motonica / Novarossi / Merlin fuel<br
The 3rd Round for Spanish 1/8 Onroad NAts, took place in Vigo (Northwest Spain) last weekend.
Drivers were not happy on Friday due to the rain. saturday was expected as a rainy day again. However, before the afternoon, the sun finally appeared to dry the track and let the race go.
Oscar Cabezas TQ’ed for this race making over 10 TQ’s in a row in the Spanish Championship.
1. Oscar Cabezas – Motonica / Vox / Merlin Fuel
2. Víctor González Kyosho / OS
3. Carlos Peracho
4. Nacho López Serpent / Max Power
The final was really disputed. In the very first laps, Oscar realizaed that he had not the proper engine tunning, having a rich carburation. So that he decided to have a conservative fuel strategy, what made him refuel twice more than his direct rivals.
Eventhough he managed to do most of the final in 1-2nd position.
The last lap he was on second position, and right in this lap, Nacho López who was first, felt a lack of fuel in his Serpent, and had to make a «pass trough
Los que tuvieron la suerte de presenciar la final, hablan de la carrera del año.
Muchos pilotos acudieron el viernes al recientemente reasfaltado circuito de Samil, pero la lluvia, impidió que los pilotos comenzaran a ensayar estrategias y setups desde el primer día.
En las Sesiones del Sábado Óscar Cabezas se adjudicó la pole una vez más. Hemos perdido la cuenta de cuántas poles consecutivas lleva en el Cto. de España, pero la cifra pasa de 10.
El Sábado por la mañana aún llovía, aunque con menos intensidad. A mitad de mañana, finalmente cesó la lluvia y la pista empezó a secarse.
Como aspecto negativo de la jornada, hay que destacar la baja inscripción que registró esta prueba, tan solo 49 pilotos participaron en esta carrera y es evidente que es una cifra casi raquítica para una prueba de esta categoría y un trazado como el de Vigo.
Depués de las mangas de clasificación
The second round for Spanish 1/8th Onroad took place yesterday at Almussafes, Valencia.
Oscar Cabezas with his Vox engine fueled by Merlin Pro-Racing made 4 of 4 in the qualy giving no option to his rivals.
Weather forecast was not really good, but finally the Weather Man was wrong and there was no problem during the whole weekend.
The main final had not big history in the first position. Óscar Cabezas started 1st. and was followed closely by Nacho López who had a different fuel strategy. Right after the Tyre Stop, Nacho López had a mechanical trouble and could not fight for the victory.
Cabezas set a new lap record with 17:405
|1||Oscar Cabezas||Motonica – Vox – Merlin Fuel||145 -45:05.910 TQ|
|2||Victor González||Kyosho – OS||140- 45:16.578|
|3||Sergio Montesinos O.||Xray – Novarossi||139-45:07.298|
|4||Nacho López Lluch||Serpent||139-45:13.514|
|5||Javier Leon Trilles||Serpent – Merlin Fuel||136-45:03.740|
|6||Joaquín Signes Rubio||128-45:18.386|
|7||Victor Peláez Olivares||Serpent||121-38:53.518|
|8||Carlos Peracho Heras||104-45:03.547|
|9||Vicente Eres (M40)||Mugen – Nova – Merlin Fuel||91-29:41.546|
|10||Francisco Suarez R. (+40)||39-12:37.50|
Next rd. will be in Vigo Northwest on July 10th
Se ha celebrado la segunda del Nacional de Pista 1/8 y Oscar ha conseguido vencer la prueba, hacer la Pole-Position, vuelta rápida y nuevo récord de la pista dejándolo en 17 segundos y 405 centésimas. Oscar logró batir también el récord absoluto de la pista en clasificatorias dando 24 vueltas en 7 minutos 9 segundos y 575 centésimas.
Las clasificatorias como ha ocurrido en las carreras durante los últimos años han sido para Oscar, el “dueño de la Pole”, nadie es capaz de batirlo.
En la final, la primera parte fue un duelo entre el Motonica-Vox de Oscar Cabezas y el Serpent de Nacho López aunque siempre lideró la carrera Oscar, después del cambio de ruedas el segundo clasificado tiene un problema mecánico que le retrasa lo suficiente para que la segunda parte de la prueba sea un paseo triunfal para el piloto de Motonica-Merlin Fuel hasta la bajada de la bandera ajedrezada que sacó cinco vueltas al segundo clasificado.
En final hubo
The first Round of 1/8 Spansih Nats took place last Sunday at Parla track.
This season is introducing some elements, like the strict tyre control and the mysterious «electronic nose» A kind of chromatography device, designed to reveal any tyre additive.
Oscar Cabezas actual Champion, took the pole after winning the 4 qualifying rounds with authority, followed by C. Peracho and Nacho López.
Right in the start of the main final, in the first corner, C. Peracho hit Oscar Cabezas car, causing severe damage.
1. Víctor López – Kyosho / OS
2. Nacho López Lluch – Serpent / Novarossi
3. Carlos Peracho
4. Victor Peláez – Serpent /
5. Iñaki Pahissa – Xray
6. Carles Echarri – Serpent
7. Óscar Cabezas – Motonica – Vox – Merlin Fuel
8. Sergio Montesinos – Xray / Nova
9. Joquín Villegas
10. Vicente Eres – Mugen – Merlin Fuel
Oscar Cabezas, Iñaki Pahissa and J. Porcar will fly this week to Miami to joint the IFMAR 1/8th WC. Good luck to all them.
The last round for Spanish 1/8 Nat Championship was held in ARCA track, near Madrid last Sunday.
Main candidates for overall title were Carlos Peracho and Nacho López after previous race in Valladolid where Oscar lost most of the chance due to an inopportune belt breaking while he was leading the race.
So Oscar had to win the race and expect his main rivals to finish below 4th.
Oscar Cabezas was 1st qualified in the 4 rounds, follwed by main rivals, Carlos Peracho and Nacho López:
1. Oscar Cabezas Motonica – Nova – Merlin Fuel – 24 L – 7:00.435
2. Carlos Peracho – Velox – IDM – 24 L – 7:07.175
3. Nacho López – Serpent – Nova – 24 L – 7:07.212
Right on the A Final starting Carlos Peracho had a trouble in the gear box, and lost all the chances, losing more than 2 minutes. Nacho López had some trouble in lap 37 with a electronic connector, losing the control of his Serpent.In the meanwhile, Oscar Cabezas was leading the race comfortably.
Just to add some excitement