T4 and X12 successful at the HotRace Winter Shootout in Italy

The annual HotRace Winter Shootout was held at the great permanent indoor facility of Rc Landia, in Scandiano, Italy. The race was joined by 90 drivers in 4 different classes. The weekend consistent of some fun features including the Shooutout Race on Saturday night, where the top 10 qualified drivers could fight it out for a guaranteed final spot, by racing head to head on a backwards layout. It was a great spectacle that was clearly popular among the drivers!

In the modified class, I managed to secure TQ in all 4 qualifying rounds, however, closely followed by my team mates Marco Kaufmann and Mattia Collina. In the first final I made a mistake while in a comfortable lead, which gave the win to Marco. In A2 and 3 I didn’t make mistakes, and could thus take the overall win of the race. Unfortunately for Collina, he had to settle for 4th after some close battles in the finals. Leo Arnold from France, drove his XRAY T4 to an excellent 5th overall, also showing a very good pace. It was also great to see the offroad star Marco Baruffolo, in his first ever on-road race, make the main final with an XRAY T4 car!

In 1/12 modified, my car worked perfectly as well as I managed to take a convincing TQ position in this class. My German team mate Dionys Stadler showed a great pace to take 2nd place on the grid. Bui Khounmy from Switzerland, also driving an XRAY X12, was fast and consistent all throughout the weekend to put himself 3rd for the finals. These positions remained for the mains, even though I had a DNF in A2 due to an electronic problem, I came back strong to take a win in A3, backing up my A1 win to finish 1st overall in front of Dionys and Bui.

In the TC 13.5T Stock class, the young XRAY driver Andrea Ghilotti finished in a strong runner up position!
Many thanks to HotRace tyres, to Nicola and his crew for a fun and perfectly organized event! I am looking forward to the HotRace Beach Cup in Riccione this July as well, mark the date in your calendars: 29-31 July!

Modified results:
1. Alexander Hagberg – XRAY T4’16
2. Marco Kaufmann - XRAY T4’16
3. Patrick Folman
4. Mattia Collina - XRAY T4’16
5. Leo Arnold - XRAY T4’16
6. Dionys Stadler - XRAY T4’16
7. Ricaro Rabbitti
8. Fabrizio Manicardi - XRAY T4’16
9. Marco Baruffolo - XRAY T4’16
10. Nico Catelani

1/12 results:
1. Alexander Hagberg – XRAY X12’16
2. Dionys Stadler - XRAY X12’16
3. Bui Khounmy - XRAY X12’16
4. Manuel Busoli
5. Marcello Galli
6. Alessio Mota – XRAY X12’15
7.Jonni Pagani
8. Enrico Avoni – XRAY X12’16
9. Davide Bertolino
10. Giorgio Lockmer – XRAY X12

Stock results:
1. Edoardo Repetti
2. Andrea Ghilotti – XRAY T4’16
3. Gabriele Berselli
4. Walter Floris
5. Alessio Tolomelli
6. Simone Alleotti
7. Luca Giovannoni - XRAY T4’16
8. Davide Rabitti
9. Martin Christensen
10. Stefano Rabitti

Race report by Alexander Hagberg