Bruno Coelho and LRP 1/10 4WD Offroad World Champions!
Bruno takes the 1/10 4WD Offroad World Championship title in Japan, powered by the complete LRP speedo – motor – battery package. 2/3 of racers use Sanwa transmitters.
Blue is Better did it again! With Bruno Coelho winning, LRP was able to defend the 4WD title at the IFMAR EP Offroad Worlds. The young Portuguese equips his Xray car with the currently best combo available on the market: LRP Flow WorksTeam Brushless speed control and LRP Vector X20 Brushless motor, powered by the LRP Competition Car Line 4500 Shorty battery. Blue is Better finished on top at the most competitive event of the year.
Bruno wasn’t very known in the offroad scene yet. Usually, he successfully races in the touring car class. At the IFMAR ISTC Worlds 2014, Bruno finished second. At his first ever Offroad Worlds attendance, he sensationally celebrated the World Championship title. Bruno dominated the 4WD race in an impressive way: he TQed and won A-finals 1 and 2 to secure the well deserved victory early. Naoto Matsukura and David Ronnefalk completed the podium on second and third.
Michal Orlowski was a little unlucky in the end. After having qualified second behind Bruno, Michal missed the podium with his LRP powered Schumacher car and finished fourth overall. But the 14-year old Pole – reigning 4WD European Champion – showed great racing and definitely has the potential to win the title in the future.
LRP-Team Driver Setting in 4WD
Bruno Coehlo: Flow w/ v3.8 Firmware, 3-3-2-1-0-5-4-1; X20 5.5T, 12.5mm rotor, 27.5° Timing; Gearing 10.68
Michal Orlowski: Flow w/ v3.8 Firmware, 4-8-2-2-2-3-2-1; X20 5.5T, 12.5mm rotor, 27.5° Timing; Gearing 10.46
Bruno Coelho wasn’t the only rookie who succeeded big in the Yatabe Arena. Young Spencer Rivkin had secured the 2WD title a few days before. Jared Tebo and Ryan Cavalieri on second and third made it a completely US podium.
Also in the 2WD competition, a LRP powered driver finished fourth: UK’s Neil Cragg. Michal Orlowski also qualified to the A-finals and drove to the overall ninth place.
At these worlds, Sanwa was once again the most popular manufacturer when it comes to transmitters and receivers. More than 2/3 of all racers used Sanwa 2.4GHz technology in their 2WD and 4WD models. The new world champions Bruno Coelho (4WD) and Spencer Rivkin (2WD) did not make any exception. They relied in the precise controllability and fast response of the new High-End M12S transmitter … as well as Naoto Matsukura (2nd in 4WD) and Ryan Cavalieri (3rd in 2WD).
Congratulations, Bruno and a great showing of the complete Blue is Better team!