September 23, 2017

車架聚焦 – 伯約

車架 – Roche F1 Evo
馬達(公發) – CETC ORCA 21.5T
電調 – Muchmore
電池 – LRP
輪胎(公發)– Sweep Racing
遙控器/舵機 – Sanwa/Highest

車殼 – Speed Passion

說明 – 暫居CETC Serpent Formula組別積分榜首位的Roche車手伯約使用F1 Evo車架參加最後一站的角逐。車架設定為其在香港的常用設定。車上使用的底盤和後波箱都是新款,同時配備的還有Mon-tech前定風翼。

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September 23, 2017

亂中取勝,Nicholas Lee拿下首輪預賽

由Infinity冠名的CETC聯賽第一賽季最後一站終於正式進入到預賽階段,Yokomo廠車手Nicholas Lee在事故連連的最後一組預賽中以穩定的發揮與出色的策略力克兩位實力強勁的Infinity車手,旗開得勝。前電房世界冠軍Naoto Matsukura則是在最後一圈輸掉了比賽,落後Lee 0.198秒衝線,屈居第二。車速極快的Infinity王牌Akio Sobue一度穩居首位,但他在五分鐘的比賽剛剛過半時發生嚴重失誤,一度跌落至第四位,最後遺憾的以第三名的成績完賽。在倒數第二組參加預賽的Awesomatix車手張方洲和Xpress車手賴燦熙在倒數第一組賽員事故不斷的狀況下分獲本輪第四與第五。ARC車手Patrick Chau位居第六,其後是本輪發揮出色的香港老將Fai Ho。

The CETC presented by Infinity finally made it to the first round of qualifying following earlier delays that forced it to be run under flood lights. With an incident filled opening round, Yokomo factory driver Nicholas Lee put in a very stable performance and had a brilliant finish to be able to come out on top in Q1, in front of the very strong Infinity team. Former World Champion Naoto Matsukura, who effectively lost out on the final lap by 0.198 seconds, had to settle for 2nd place for the round. The super fast Infinity driver Akio Sobue led the race early on but made a huge mistake as the race reached the halfway point dropping him to 4th place, but was able to recover to take third. In the 2nd last group, Awesomatix driver Rocket Zhang and Xpress driver Hay would end 4th and 5th overall in what was also an incident packed heat. ARC driver Patrick Chau ended 6th, followed by Hong Kong veteran Fai Ho.

如同Nicholas Lee自己預料的一樣,這位Yokomo廠車手以五分鐘內的穩健表現為自己奠定勝局;而最後一圈依靠全速衝線的策略一錘定音,讓人不得不對新加坡高手的臨場判斷感到佩服。對於自己本輪的操控感到滿意,但Lee認為「車子還有些難開」,在第二輪預賽前有必要做出一些調整。對於挑燈夜戰,Nicholas感覺有些不適應,「燈光有些刺眼」。

As he predicted, Yokomo factory driver Nicholas Lee drove very stable for 5 minutes, enabling him to take the top spot, amazing everyone on how he judged the timing of the end of the race perfectly to pass the loop at full speed without trying to make the turn. Satisfied with his own driving for the round Lee thinks ‘the car is still a bit hard to drive’, but thinks it is still necessary to do some setup change before Q2. With the race being run at night Nicholas was a bit uncomfortable during his heat saying, ‘the facing flood lights were too bright’.

「車子太難開」,Infinity廠車手補充道,「第一分鐘其實很好,但兩分鐘以後車子變得越來越推」。夜戰的環境也進一步促使Matsukura連續兩次犯錯,拱手讓出了一度佔據的頭車位置,「我的車殼是黃色,路碟也是黃色,很難看清」。談到最後一圈,「Nicholas的全速衝線很成功,而我當時以為自己還有一圈可以跑」,感到遺憾的日本車手準備在下一輪開一套新胎,力爭更好成績。

‘The car was so hard to drive’, said the Infinity driver, continuing ‘the first minute was really good but after two minutes it started to push and kept getting worse’. The night race also contributed to Matsukura’s two consecutive errors, dropping him out of the lead, saying ‘my body is yellow, as were the track dots making it hard to distinguish between them’. When asked about the last lap he said, ‘Nicholas charging at the line was very successful, and I thought I had one more lap to go’, dissapointed the Japanese driver is planning to once more run a set of new tires in the next one to try go for a better result in Q2.

「車非常不錯」,原本有機會跑出本輪唯一的22圈成績的Sobue很遺憾地表示,「燈光太刺眼」,這讓他突然對車子失去了控制。對於第二輪,Infinity車手準備保持讓自己感覺良好的設定,啓用新胎,放手一搏。

‘The car was really good’, and with a good chance of being the only driver to achieve a 22 lap run, Sobue commented that ‘the flood lights are too strong’, this affecting his control of the car. Asked about his plan for the second run, the Infinity driver will maintain his setup but will opt to also run a set of new tires.

在開賽前臨時決定更換更厚避震油的Awesomatix車手張方洲對於自己A800X的表現很滿意,「第一分鐘有些過轉,但之後車子很好跑」。在超車時犯錯損失了4秒鐘的上海高手認為自己在下一輪需要更加註意自己的操控。他還沒決定是否啓用新胎,因為「我只剩最後一套(新胎)了」。夜戰同樣讓這位1/12電動公路全國冠軍感到心有餘悸,「我很不適應,所以這一輪其實一直都開得很小心」。

Right before the race Rocket Zhang decided to use a thicker shock oil, and was very happy with the performance of his Awesomatix A800X, saying ‘it oversteered in the first minute but then the car just kept getting better’.  With an error when overtaking losing him 4 seconds, the Shanghai driver believes he needs to concentrate more on his driving. Having not yet decided on whether to use a new set of tires for Q2, because ‘I only have one set of new tires left’, he also pointed out that he is not used to racing in low light conditions, the 1/12th Chinese National Champion uncomfortable, saying ‘I’m really not used to this, so for my run I was trying to be super careful with my driving’.

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September 23, 2017

视频 – Modified 第一轮决赛

Action from Modified Qualifying Rd1 at the fourth and final round of the 2017 CETC presented by Infinity hosted by Twin RC Speedway in Hong Kong.


September 23, 2017

車架聚焦 – Felix Law

車架 – Serpent 4X
馬達 – Dash R-Tune 4.5T(測試樣品)
電調 – Dash AI(測試樣品)
電池 – Arrowmax 6000mAh
輪胎(公發)– Sweep Racing
遙控器/舵機 – Sanwa/Dash A10(測試樣品)
車殼 – Mon-tech Racer

說明 – Serpent廠車手Felix Law使用4X電房徵戰本場CETC,他的車上有一些重要的測試配件,預期將會用於4X的更新版本。首先是新款馬達座,比標配馬達座輕了約50%,而且扭動性可調範圍更大;RRS系統也有新配件,主要用於測試更好的連桿固定位置。Felix車上的電子設備全部都來自於新的Dash品牌,包括電調、馬達和舵機。目前這些產品都已經處於上市前的最後測試階段,現有樣品已經基本與量產版本無異。

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September 23, 2017

Sobue成為CETC香港站頭號種子

由Infinity冠名的CETC聯賽第一賽季最後一站在香港Twin RC Speedway舉行。今晨斷斷續續的降雨讓原定九點開始的比賽被迫延遲了兩個多小時才正式進入自由練習;而自由練習又被一場持續了僅有數分鐘的小雨打斷了約半小時。所幸Twin RC Speedway的場地在高溫和陽光照射之下很快就變乾,讓後續賽事得以順利進行。在兩輪控制練習過後,Infinity廠車手Akio Sobue先聲奪人。出於輪胎策略的考量而僅參加了第二輪控制練習的這位日本高手僅跑了三圈就以42.350秒的連續三圈成績輕取預賽頭號種子。Akio的隊友Naoto Matsukura在連續三圈成績上落後0.26秒,排名第二。Yokomo廠車手Nicholas Lee也同樣為了保護輪胎而只跑了第一輪控制練習,他以43.433的成績排名第三。ARC車手Patrick Chau落後Nicholas 0.5秒,位居第四,成為目前最快的香港本地車手;Xray小將勞敏皓緊隨其後,以0.05秒之差屈居第五。兩位Serpent廠車手Stick King與Felix Law分獲第六與第七;兩位香港年輕小將Fong King和Lolo Sam則拿下第八與第十位;老將Fai Ho以44.495秒的連續三圈成績領先Sam 0.012秒,排名控制練習第九位。

The season finale of the 2017 CETC presented by Infinity is taking place this weekend at Twin RC Speedway in Hong Kong. With rain delaying the start of the action on Saturday for more than two and half hours, free practice was once again interrupted by some light rain lasting only a few minutes, however the track dried up quickly thanks to the high temperature and sunshine and so the race was able to continue soon after. After two rounds of controlled practice it was Infinity factory driver Akio Sobue who drew first blood. With tire strategy in mind the likeable Japanese driver only took part in the 2nd round of controlled practice and only ran 3 laps to set a 42.350, which was the fastest 3 consecutive laps to take the top spot in the ranking. Akio’s team mate Naoto Matsukura was just 0.26 seconds further back while Yokomo factory driver Nicholas Lee also played the tire conservation game by only running the first round of controlled practice and posting a 43.433, ending up in 3rd. New ARC signing Patrick Chau was 0.5 seconds behind in 4th and was the fastest local Hong Kong driver. Xray youngster Lau Ming Hao was a further 0.05 seconds back and ranked 5th ahead of the factory Serpent pairing of Stick King and Felix Law in 6th and 7th. Local Hong Kong youngsters Fong King and Lolo Sam impressed in 8th and 10th respectively, split by local veteran Fai Ho in 9th.

「車子非常好」,Infinity廠車手微笑著輕鬆說道。只跑了三圈就拿下頭號種子,Akio Sobue不但為自己爭取到了最有利的預賽發車排位,也在最大程度上保護了自己的輪胎。「我在這一輪測試了更軟的後彈簧,但結果車子不太好開。」有鑒於此,日本頂尖車手決定在預賽第一輪換回昨天的設定並「全力衝擊好成績」。

‘The car was really good’, said the very relaxed Infinity factory driver. Only running 3 laps, not only did Akio claim top seed, he also managed to conserve his tires in the best way possible saying ‘I tested a softer rear spring but it wasn’t too easy to drive’. Because of this the Japanese driver has decided to revert back to his setup from yesterday stating ‘I want to go all out’.

「場地不夠抓」,前電房世界冠軍說,「車子也不太好開」。在決定收車前的最後一圈撞上感應線處的橡膠車胎讓Matsukura驚出了一身冷汗。「賽道對操控的要求很高,也不容易找到合適的設定」,因此他將設定方面的調整完全交給Infinity IF14的設計師Fujiwara先生來決定。而對於即將開始的預賽第一輪,他認為「安全駕駛最重要」,因為「路碟很多」。日本高手將自己的目標定為「努力跟住Akio」。

‘The track was loose’, said the former Touring car World Champion, continuing ‘the car was hard to drive’. On his out lap he lost the car, making contact with the tire track separators giving him a big scare. ‘The track demands a lot of driving skill and its not easy to find the right setup’, which is why he is relying on Infinity IF14 designer Fujiwara-san to work on his car’s setup. Asked for his plan for first qualifying he thinks ‘driving safe is the most important thing’ because ‘there is a lot of dots’, his target is to ‘try his best to follow Akio’.

沒有參加第二輪控制練習,因此Nicholas Lee的控制練習成績與兩位Infinity車手的可對比性並不高。「我五分鐘的表現會比連續三圈更好」,Yokomo廠車手對自己信心十足。不準備改變任何設定,新加坡王牌認為預算第一輪最重要的是「不能犯錯」。

Without attempting the 2nd round of controlled practice, Nicholas Lee’s controlled practice result is not a direct comparison with the times of the two Infinity drivers. ‘My five minutes pace will be better than my 3 laps’, the Yokomo factory driver appearing very confident. Not planning on any changes to his setup, the Singaporean ace believes the most important thing for the first round of qualifying is to make ‘no mistake’.

對於排名第四略感意外的Patrick Chau在第二輪控制練習中使用了昨天試車時的設定,他對於車架在這一輪的表現更為認可,「我會在預算第一輪保持設定不變」。考慮到預賽時氣溫會明顯下降,ARC車手感覺自己會有更好的表現。

Admitting to being a bit surprised with his fourth place finish, Patrick Chau was using his setup from testing yesterday in the 2nd round of controlled practice, claiming to be very satisfied with the car’s performance during the run, saying ‘I will maintain the same setup for first round of qualifying’. Believing the temperature will drop significantly during qualifying, the ARC factory driver is believes he will perform even better.

在第二輪大幅提升了自己成績的勞敏皓說,「第一輪車子太推了」。調整了FR臂碼並加硬了後彈簧後,Xray小將讓自己一舉殺入前五。但測試更好設定的代價是,「我兩輪控制練習都使用了新胎」。預感自己會在輪胎性能上有所缺失,他將自己的預算策略定為「求穩」。

With a significant jump forward in times in the 2nd round of controlled practice, Lao Ming Hao said ‘the car was pushing badly in the first one’. After adjusting the front rear suspension bracket and switching to a harder set of rear springs, the young Xray driver has jumped into the top 5. On trying to find a better setup he said ‘I’ve used new tires in both rounds of controlled practice’. Feeling he may suffer with his tires now, his strategy for qualifying will be to ‘aim safe’.

在Sunpadow Stock組別中,Xpress小將Keith Chui表現出色,拿下頭號種子;而暫居Stock總積分榜前兩位的Yan Cheung和丁房傑則還沒能找到自己的節奏,分列第四和第六。在Serpent Formula組別中,Stick King優勢顯著,輕取控制練習頭名。

In the Sunpadow Stock class, Xpress driver Keith Chui did really well to become the top seed in this highly competitive group. The current Top 2 drivers in the Stock Series ranking Yan Cheung and Ding Fang Jie are yet to find their rhythm and currently only lie in 4th and 6th respectively. In the Serpent Formula class, Stick King is in a league of his own and will be ranked first for qualifying.

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September 23, 2017

車架聚焦 – Stick King

車架 – Serpent F110 SF3
馬達(公發)– CETC ORCA 21.5T
電調 – Scorpion CupRacer
電池 – Scorpion 4600mAh
輪胎(公發)– Sweep Racing
遙控器/舵機 – Sanwa/Futaba

車殼 – Speed Passion

說明 – Serpent廠車手Stick King使用F110 SF3參加本年度的最後一站CETC。車架設定為其在香港的常用設定,1.9齒比,RI Medium前彈簧搭配Serpent最硬的側彈簧,中避震器為Speed Passion出品,比較特別是的中避震彈簧是漂移車專用型號。

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