Calandra Racing Concepts
defends the title at the
2013 1:12th European Championships in
Simo Ahoniemi defends his title.
Finnish CRC driver Simo Ahoniemi shown here on the top step of the podium after T.Q.ing and winning the 2013 European 1:12th Modified Championships. Simo was defending Champion of the event as well.
CRC Wins at the 2013 EFRA 1/12 Euro’s in Finland!
Last weekend saw the EFRA 1/12 scale European Championships take place in Oulu, Finland. The event was organised by long-time 1/12th scale stalwart Vesa Yli and run by members of his local club at the Finnish federation. The Fins are no strangers to putting on top notch events, with last years 1/10th electric off road worlds in Vaasa being their most recent triumph.
The track in Oulu was relatively small by European standards, and the layout was extremely technical and demanding, even for the top drivers. Everyone struggled to run clean for 8 minutes with most making at least a couple of small errors during their runs.
Things were made even more difficult by a slimy track surface similar to that experienced at the World Championships in Holland last year. A combination of extremely close weave carpet and oily additives left a slippery residue on the racing line. The result was a lack of bite and traction, meaning that drivers took to running very soft rear tyre compounds to generate enough grip and traction.