Dominic Greiner (Serpent) got to a maiden IFMAR World Title, claiming victory in the final of the 2016 IFMAR 1/10 IC Track World Championship in Gubbio, Italy. Once TQ and home star Dario Balestri (Capricorn) fell by the wayside after just nine laps, the fiercely determined German took the lead and never looked back. A picture in focus and relentless concentration during the 60 minutes final, the only moment he betrayed any emotion was immediately after the checkered flag dropped. And after reigning champion Alexander Hagberg title defence came to a shocking end in the 1/8 final, the opportunity was there for a new star to arise and Greiner took it with both hands.
From twenty minutes in the battle was not for the victory, but for who would finish second to Greiner. And it came down to a thrilling clash between Alessio Mazzeo (Serpent) reigning IFMAR 1/8 IC Track World Champion Simon Kurzbuch (Shepherd) and reigning EFRA 1/10 IC Track European Champion Bruno Coelho (XRAY) The gaps between all three fluctuated as all three fell further behind Greiner, but in the closing ten minutes all three converged again, leading to a thrilling three way battle for the final two podium spots featuring superbly aggressive driving from all three and Mazzeo eventually denying Kurzbuch at the line.
By BomberSports and RCRacing