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Old 08-22-2007, 04:43 PM
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Default RE: Competition 1/5 off road?

There is plenty of competition in off-road.
In western europe I would say the competition scene for off-road racing is by far bigger than on-road. At least in Holland, Belgium and the UK that is the case. As there is competition & races so there are off-road competition models from various makes.
There is a choice of LB, Harm, FG, HPI, WWS, Hormann, sorry if I missed one.
To be expected are Elcon and Contrast with a new off-road competiton model.
Plenty of choice I would say.

Last big international race was the Powercup in Belgium (August)
The next international race is the Grand Prix in the UK (first weekend september).
First weekend October all hell breaks loos at the biggest off-road Grand Prix of the year: Spain, Salou.
Then there are numerous local and national races, all well attended.

The Salou races are organised along the WRC rallye races of Catalunya. It is also big time sponsored by Movistar/Telefonica.
Just for the races on the main boulevard directly at the beach a huge track will be build for RC 1/6th scale off-road cars.
Whole Salou will be full with motorsport Rallye minded people.
Here in Holland there are 20 people that rented a complete touring car and making a 2000km drive down there just to catch this biggest event. Then there are numerous other drivers that go there by themselves. Here some info worthwhile reading:
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