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This past weekend would see one of the largest International indoor races of the year held at Harper Adams Arena in Shropshire, England. This of course would be Neo16! Every year, many of the top drivers from around the World travel to this event because of its great organization and intense competition. This year would again be no different, as many top drivers would arrive and try to capture one of the prestigious Neo Championships.


Friday, March 25th: 3 Rounds of Controlled Practice
Saturday, March 26th: 3 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, March 27th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Monday, March 28th: 1/8 Electric Buggy A-Main Event

After qualifying was complete, it was Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri starting 2nd, David Ronnefalk 3rd, Jorn Neumann 8th, & Riccardo Berton 11th.

The single 10-minute A-Main Event would be ran on Monday afternoon. With the grid set and the tone sounding, it was Tekno's Ryan Lutz who would lead the field around for lap #1. Team Orion teammates Cavalieri & Ronnefalk would work together and keep pace with Lutz. Ronnefalk was able to make it by Cavalieri in the first couple laps and then quickly caught up to Lutz. Ronnefalk would then make a pass for the lead a few laps later and then begin putting in fast laps to try an pull away from the field. Ronnefalk would go onto take the convincing Win and the Neo16 1/8 Electric Buggy Championship! Cavalieri put in a great late race charge and would finish a close 2nd. Tekno's Ryan Lutz would go onto round out the podium in 3rd.

1/8 Electric Buggy Top 10 Overall:

Driver ESC Motor Battery

1 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Lutz (TQ) Tekin Tekin
4 Davide Ongaro LRP LRP LRP
5 Robert Battle LRP LRP LRP
6 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 Elliott Boots Tekin Tekin LRP
8 Lee Martin RC Concept RC Concept RC Concept
9 Martin Wollanka LRP LRP LRP
10 Darren Bloomfield Tekin Tekin n/a

Winning Equipment Used By David Ronnefalk:

ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC
ORI28296 550 4P 2100KV Motor
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S LiPo
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
ORI41444 150mm Sensor Wire
Gearing: 20/48

David Ronnefalk's Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:

1. Running Mode: F/N/B Sensor
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 0
4. DRRS Punch: Level 4
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Timing: 11.25
10. Motor Rotate: CW
11. Li-Po Cells: AutoCalculate
12. BEC Voltage: 6.0v