HPI and Andy Moore win the Scottish GP! (31st July/1st August)

Tue, 3rd August 2004

HPI Racing were invited to race at the annual Scottish Grand Prix held at the Stonehaven RC car club in a 19t and open Modified Touringcar Classes on Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August. With top HPI drivers Andy Moore, Greg Hill and James Hart we took a strong team to bring home the silverware. The “Open Modified” class mean any variety of motors could be used from 12T to as low as 6T motors were used… Come qualifying, most competitors reverted back to more normal motors with Andy Moore setting the pace using relatively sane 12 t motors on this huge track. During Qualifying Andy (1st Place) shattered the old Lap Record by nearly a whole lap!! In 3rd and 4th place respectively were James Hart and Greg Hill, all equally improving on the old lap record by some margin and again putting the visiting HPI Team out front!! The 2 leg A Finals started with an unfortunate turn of interference for Ben Cosgrove which effectively put him out’ve contention before he’d even started, Andy wasn’t hanging about and his Orion powered HPI Pro4 shot off into the distance in both legs and he cruised to a relatively easy victory in the end. James Hart pushed hard in the early stages of both finals but this track pushes battery and motors to their limits and this was to hurt James at the end of A Fin al 2 where he dumped heavily and allowed Greg to pass to take 2nd overall. The results looked like this:-

Top 10 – Open Modified
Position Driver Car
1 Andy Moore HPI Pro 4
2 Greg Hill HPI Pro 4
3 James Hart HPI Pro 4
4 Kevin Nicolson Losi
5 Ben Cosgrove Xray
6 Peter Phillips Associated
7 Kris Ritchie HPI Pro 4
8 Dean Osbon Tamiya
9 Lee Farrar tbc
10 Colin Leslie HPI Pro 4
1st place - Andy Moore
(HPI Pro 4)
2nd place - Greg Hill
(HPI Pro 4)
3rd place - James Hart
(HPI Pro 4)
The end result meant that Andy Moore took a fine Scottish GP win with Greg Hill 2nd and James Hart 3rd all with Team Orion V2 powered HPI Pro 4s, a perfect result for the HPI team who had travelled a long way to race!!
Andy Moore's Winning HPI Pro 4! (download Andy's setup sheet)
A big thank you must go out to the team from the Stonehaven club who, with the help from Rob Nelson and his BBK lap counting system ran a very enjoyable meeting, we can’t wait to come back next year, bring it on...

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