Factory Team / Race Events

National French Championship Rd. 3

Round 3 of the National French Championship was held at the beautiful track of Saint Quentin. Infrastructure, organization, track, timing, everything was excellent and I congratulate them for the weekend perfect. Qualifying went well with the pole after three rounds of qualifying and an absolute best time of five minutes.

Sunday I finished in the semifinals after the second battle with the lead pack, placing me to start the finals in 5th. I started off right away taking 4th, then after about five minutes I was fighting for the 2nd place position with the leader at a 15-second gap. After 20 minutes in 2nd place, I had a three-second gap on the leader with five minutes remaining. By the end of the race, I had taken the lead by an eight-second gap, in front of 2nd place Alexandre Privat.

The overall grip of the track was great, and the tires really made the difference. The track setup required a car perfectly balanced and stable due to the altitude of the track. I ran Pro-Line’s BowFighter M2 for the semifinals and finals. Perfect week with two TQ’s and victories for the third round, making me the championship leader.

Special thanks to all my sponsors, Hong Nor – Pro-Line racing – Sidewinder –  Max Racing – Argus RC – RC Tworks – KO Propo – Castle Creations – Gens Ace – Leader RC  & my mechanic Mika .

Best regards,
Robert Raphael

Official Driver  for Hong Nor Asia – SideWinder Morgan Fuel – Pro-Line Racing – Argus Engine  – Castle Creations – AR Distribution –  Leader RC – RC Sure Start  – Gens Ace – Max Racing – RC Tworks – KO Propo