Ongaro is the 2022 IFMAR 1/eighth Buggy World Champion


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Each two years, the world’s greatest drivers collect to crown an IFMAR World Champion. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 occasion was cancelled, so it has been 4 years because the final 1:8 World Championship the place Staff Related’s Davide Ongaro gained his first World Championship in Perth, Australia driving his RC8B3.1. With worldwide racing again in full pressure, the occasion returned in 2022 to Spain on the historic RC Redován facility.

All through timed apply and qualifying, the reigning World Champion Davide Ongaro from Italy was the category of the sphere. Together with his easy and constant driving model shining by means of, he was capable of earn the general High Qualifier place; nevertheless, he nonetheless wanted to race his approach into the ultimate by means of the 30-minute semi-final. The strain that’s on the opponents to have a very good end result within the semi-final is without doubt one of the highest in all of RC. With three days of apply and three days of qualifying, with out a transferring end result within the semi-final, all the opposite outcomes don’t matter. This strain did not faze Davidé as he went on to win his semi-final and earn the pole place for the 60-minute closing. Transferring out of the quarter finals, teammate Spencer Rivkin additionally competed within the semi-finals, however simply missed out on making his first 1:8 world championship foremost occasion.

With the preparation accomplished, the technique fashioned, and photographs taken, it was time to crown a World Champion. With a fast begin, Davidé was capable of hole the sphere by virtually 5 seconds earlier than his first pit cease; enjoying proper into his conservative gas cease technique. Because the clock continued to tick away, challengers to Davidé’s lead got here and went as tire efficiency fell off, flame-outs occurred, and crashes took their toll. Ongaro himself wasn’t proof against the extreme tempo, affected by a number of off-track excursions that noticed 2016 IFMAR World Champion David Ronnefalk placed on a late race cost that noticed him lead with lower than quarter-hour left in the primary occasion. Stable pit stops and precision driving from the Italian star allowed Davidé to cycle again to the lead, however with solely the narrowest of margins till a mistake from Ronnefalk with about 10 laps remaining opened the hole that Ongaro would by no means let shut. Incomes a victory lap on his approach to turning into the primary two-time IFMAR 1:8 World Champion, Ongaro obtained to soak within the electrical ambiance seen solely at an occasion of this magnitude. Bravo Davide and congratulations on making historical past and incomes Staff Related’s thirty first IFMAR World Championship!

Not solely is Davidé World Champion, he’s a 2-time World Champion in a class that has by no means seen a repeat winner (in IFMAR 1:8 Off Highway Nitro Buggy), not to mention a driver successful the occasion again to again, etching his title within the historical past books!

Essential Ultimate – https://youtu.be/oNXH5EBn7nk

Semi Ultimate A – https://youtu.be/4oLIQtvw6B4?t=14708

Semi Ultimate B – https://youtu.be/4oLIQtvw6B4?t=17120

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