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Ty Tessmann & HB D812 Win the Worlds!

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After a long hot week in Italy HB / HPI are proud to announce that Team Tessmann and HB have won the 1:8th IFMAR World Championship. This is the biggest event in the RC racing calendar and Ty drove his HB D812 to not just a convincing victory but complete domination!  After TQing the first 3 rounds of qualifying, despite some bad luck and wet weather conditions, Ty qualified fastest overall which meant he would seed directly in...Continue Reading

by Frank McKinney

IFMAR 1/8th Buggy Worlds - Qualifying Day 3

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Day 3 of Qualifying on Thursday, with round 5 and 6 looked like it would be ok until the rain started again just as qualifying started, then it stopped and we thought Ty would get a somewhat dry heat. Right after the warmup lap in Ty’s heat the rain started again and lasted about 5 minutes, slowing the track down considerably much to our dismay as Ty needed a good run to wrap up TQ (4 TQ's out of 6 runs would have secured TQ with no...Continue Reading

by Gord Tessmann

IFMAR 1/8th Buggy Worlds - Qualifying Day 2

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Second day of qualifying was Wednesday, with the heat order shuffled around a little but everyone running with the same drivers they ran with on Tuesday. Ty's in heat #3, Teemu is in heat #2. The first round of qualifying Wednesday, round 3 overall, went very well, Ty was on a really good pace and got into some traffic but was still able to TQ the 3rd round.  The 4th qualifying round (the second one run on Wednesday) unfortunately hadContinue Reading

by Gord Tessmann

IFMAR 1/8th Buggy Worlds - Qualifying Day 1

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Day 1 of qualifying went extremely well with Ty TQ’ing both rounds today, everything is working extremely well.   Teemu is getting his car faster making more adjustments and hopes to have a better day tomorrow.   The weather was a bit cooler today with a nice breeze which made it a bit more bearable.    NeoBuggy profiled Ty's car here, if anyone wants a close look at his HB D812 Watch one of Ty's qualifying runs right...Continue Reading

by Gord Tessmann

IFMAR 1/8th Buggy Worlds - Controlled Practice

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On Monday we had the controlled practice and the opening ceremonies, with the drivers from each country walking the track with their country's flag.  Controlled practice actually seeds the qualifiers, with everyone getting 10-minute practice runs. Only the last 5 minutes of the run were timed and 'counted' towards the qualifying seeding.  Ty is still in the top 3 after the controlled practice, it's going to be a tight battle but...Continue Reading

by Gord Tessmann

IFMAR 1/8th Buggy Worlds - Practice Day 3

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Day 3 of practice went really well, made a few setup changes, the car is feeling really good, we will be trying some more stuff tomorrow but we are pretty happy right now.    The track is holding up pretty good, there are a few spots on the track coming loose, but overall with the number of drivers it is holding up pretty well.    The weather is hot and humid but we are trying to stay cool, trying to find ice here is like...Continue Reading

by Gord Tessmann

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