LRP-HPI Challenge Grand Prix – Race Report

Fri, 29th September 2006

The 2006 LRP-HPI Challenge Grand Prix took place on the 15th-17th September at the ERC Wr.Neudorf, Austria. With over 100 entries from all over Europe including UK, Hungary, Germany & Austria the event was a huge success. The amazing track at the RC Car Club ERC – Wiener Neudorf proved to be very challenging for all the drivers, being described as a “labyrinth!” Top speeds on the long straight were: GTI 37km/h (short layout = half straight), Stock 45km/h, 17T 57km/h, Super Sport 58km/h and Nitro Sport 63km/h (2-gear-transmission).

Thrilling action came from all the classes, giving the spectators an excited, fun-packed weekend. The most popular cars on the track were HPI and Hot Bodies, with the Cyclone taking the chequered flag once again! The winners from all the classes: GTI: (HPI Sprint GTI) 1.Sebastian Weiß/D 2.Platz Christoph Ramsauer/A 3.Lucas Hochwald/D Nitro: (HPI Nitro 3 Evo) 1.Wolfram Schmid/A 2.Markus Künzel/A 3.Franz Haasz/A Super Sport: (HPI Super EP) 1.Toni Eder/A 2.Stefan Köhler/D 3.Christian Königer/D Stock 1.Tony Streit/D - Hot Bodies Cyclone 2.Wolfgang Meissl/A - HPI Pro 4 Hara Edition 3.Franz Pletka/A 17T 1.Oliver Grimm/A 2.Tobias Wiebach/D 3.Rudolf Pletka/A Click here for Full Results Not just the winners got prizes; car kits donated by HPI Europe & LRP Electronic were raffled amongst all the drivers, so everyone was a winner!

The drivers also got to see the new Hot Bodies Cyclone S kit and by no surprise there was a lot of interest especially for the great stiffness and stability of the fibre-reinforced tub chassis, just like on the World winning HB Cyclone.

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