March 27, 2017

廣州小將勞敏皓榮獲CETC首個「明日之星」頭銜

為了鼓勵及發掘極具潛力的新晉車手,CETC特別設立「Protoform Sunpadow 明日之星」榮譽頭銜。在廣州AMA室內車場的兩天激烈競賽中,Xray小車手勞敏皓以出色的表現,無可爭議地將這一獎項收入囊中。雖然遺憾未能殺入A組,但這位年僅14歲的本地高手依然不時有令人驚艷的發揮,捕獲了眾多國內外車手的目光。從2012年起,連續五年蟬聯全國青少年冠軍;2015與2016年更連續站上了全國錦標賽的領獎台;勞敏皓的天資毋庸置疑。希望CETC可以為更多像勞敏晧這樣的小車手提供展現自己、鍛鍊自身、逐步走向世界舞台的機會。也衷心希望中國能夠逐步湧現出越來越多實力出眾的新生代車手。最後,再一次向勞敏皓表示祝賀!


March 26, 2017

CETC首站收官,Infinity車隊包攬前兩名

由Infinity冠名的CETC在兩個緊張的比賽日結束後完美收官。Infinity雙雄力戰眾多強大對手,收穫了最好的結果,幫助車隊包攬Modified組前兩名。提前一輪奪冠的Akio Sobue選擇在操控台一側為自己的隊友加油助威,而前世界冠軍Naoto Matsukura也不負所托,以開賽以來唯一的28圈成績為自己的首次CETC之旅畫上了漂亮的句號。Serpent廠車手Viktor Wilck同樣在本輪表現出色,再一次以第二名的成績完賽,也幫助自己鎖定領獎台上的最後一個席位。在比賽前半段以首尾相連的狀態位居二、三位的Yokomo隊友Naoki Akiyama與Nicolas Lee不幸在賽程過半時發生碰撞,給了世界賽亞軍可趁之機,兩位車手也因而順次跌落一位,分獲最後一輪決賽的三、四名。這個結果讓Yokomo車隊頗為遺憾得錯失了領獎台。

After two very busy days of racing, the opening round of the CETC presented by Infinity has come to an end. The Infinity team of Sobue and Matsukura has achieved the best possible result against some very tough competition taking a 1-2 in the modified class. Having sewn up the race win early, Sobue decided to stand and watch A3 from the drivers stand and cheer on his team mate and good friend Matsukura and the former World Champion didn’t disappoint with a blistering run to record the only 28 lap run of the entire event to finish up the event in Guangzhou in the best possible way. Serpent factory driver Viktor Wilck also had a great run in A3 taking 2nd place again and securing himself the final spot on the podium. Having almost collided earlier in the race, while running 2nd and 3rd, Yokomo team mates Naoki Akiyama and Nicolas Lee eventually touched just as the race passed halfway, the accident giving Wilck the chance to get by and dropping the Yokomo drivers to 3rd and 4th which meant Yokomo would miss out on the podium.

以整場比賽的最好成績完成最後一輪,Naoto Matsukura對自己的表現感到滿意。「完美起步」,前世界冠軍如此評價自己在進入第一個彎道前強勢搶佔內道、超越Yokomo小將的過程。在最短時間內爬升到頭位後,Infinity廠車手再沒有絲毫保留,完全發揮出了即將於四月上市的新車架的實力。總結今天的表現,明顯越跑越快的日本高手說,「今天的抓地力相比昨天有所下降」,而這個變化「對我來說非常有利」。同時他也提到了自己全新的動力組合,Hobbywing與Sunpadow,「電調與馬達的組合很出色,線性極佳,電池也讓我感覺良好」。

Finishing the event with the best 5 minute run Matsukura was very happy with his performance. ‘Perfect start’ was how the Japanese ace describe his pass on Yokomo protege Akiyama of the line at the start of A3 and once in front the Infinity driver did’t have anything to worry about anymore as he was able to show the full potential of the new chassis, which is planned for release this April. Summing up today’s action, in which he got faster every round, the Japanese driver said ‘today the traction is lower’ and this was ‘very good for me’. He also mentioned his new power system for this event from Hobbywing and Sunpadow saying ‘ESC/motor combo works perfectly, very linear, and the new battery also makes me very satisfied’.

「又有進步」,Viktor Wilck對自己Serpent 4X在最後一輪的性能表示贊許。而談到整個比賽,他認為CETC的「競爭性很強」,同時AMA室內車場的設施也很出色,連續兩天的高強度比賽「對我們理解新配件很有幫助」。兩位Yokomo車手都對比賽結果感到遺憾,未能成功站上領獎台讓Naoki Akiyama感到難過,「車架真的非常好,我沒有把握住機會」。

‘More improvement’ said Viktor Wilck who was pleased with his Serpent 4X in the final A main. Summing up the whole race, he felt the opening CETC round was a ‘very competitive race’ and he, like all the competitors, were very impressed with the new AMA facility, summing up with ‘we learned a lot from our new parts this weekend’.

在競爭極其激烈的Sunpadow Stock組別中,堪稱「低開高走」的Awesomatix車手丁房傑在今天上午的最後兩輪預賽中就表現出了完全有別於昨天的競技狀態。而進入到決賽階段,狀態正佳的杭州設定大師兩度超越桿位選手Ali Lee,連下兩城,提前一輪鎖定冠軍。在最後一輪決賽中,Ali在丁房傑作壁上觀的情況下依然遺憾得未能拿下比賽,以0.2秒之差惜敗於TRC場主小洪。但憑借連續三輪的第二名積分,Ali獲得本站比賽的亞軍,小洪則依靠最後一輪的出色发挥站上了領獎台上的最後一個位置。

In the very competitive Sunpadow Stock class, Awesomatix driver Ding was a very different man today. In the finals he overtook poleman Ali Lee in both A1 and A2 to wrap up the win early while in the last final, when Ding decided to watch the race, Ali still failed to win, losing A3 by just 0.2 seconds to TRC track owner Siu Hung. With three 2nd place finishes in three finals, Ali secure himself the vice champion position while Siu Hung got the last podium position thanks to his A3 win.

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March 26, 2017

車架聚焦 – Viktor Wilck

車架 – Serpent 4X
馬達 – Arrowmax Prototype
電調 – Arrowmax Prototype
電池 – Gens Ace
輪胎(公發)– Sweep Racing
遙控器/舵機 – Sanwa/Sanwa
車殼 – Protoform

說明 – 世界賽季軍Viktor Wilck使用Serpent 4X出戰CETC。設計師David Ehrbar為Wilck的戰車準備了數款全新的配件——兩片式垂直二樓板、新款轉向支架與取代中加強筋、整合懸浮式舵機座的二樓板中支撐。「新配件讓車架的操控性更好、過弯速度更快」,Serpent王牌如此評價道。

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March 26, 2017

梅開二度,Akio Sobue成為CETC首位分站賽冠軍

由Infinity冠名的CETC在今天下午於AMA室內賽車場決出了首位分站賽冠軍。Infinity廠車手Akio Sobue憑借超強的個人實力和一點點運氣拿下了精彩的第二輪決賽,提前一輪問鼎CETC的首個分站賽冠軍。緊隨其後,Sobue的隊友Naoto Matsukura做出了開賽以來的最快單圈,以同樣強勢的表現和最後時刻的「幸運」,幫助Infinity車隊包攬本輪前兩名。年輕的Yokomo車手Naoki Akiyama在這一輪數度有機會挑戰Sobue,但一些細小的失誤和最後一圈的嚴重錯誤讓他極為遺憾的屈居第三。Akiyama的隊友Nicolas Lee再次遭遇不幸的第一圈,最終落後隊友0.3秒完賽,又一次獲得第四名。Xray車手黃揆笙和Serpent車手Viktor Wilck分列本輪第五、第六,其後是三位中國車手李嘉瑋、賴燦熙和Ivan Lo。全日本冠軍Souta Goto在比賽進行到19圈時壞車退賽。

The CETC presented by Infinity has crowned its first race winner this afternoon at the Amazing Indoor Arena. With great skill and a little luck, Infinity team driver Akio Sobue secured the overall win with 1 round of finals to spare. Just behind him team mate Naoto Matsukura made the fastest lap of the event with a strong performance and some last minute luck which gave Infinity the 1-2. Young Yokomo driver Naoki Akiyama has several chances to challenge Sobue this round, but a few minor mistakes as well as a big last lap crash meant he had to settle for 3rd. Akiyama’s team mate Nicolas Lee had another terrible first lap, finishing the race in 4th place again. Xray driver Gary Huang and Serpent driver Viktor Wilck took 5th and 6th respectively, while behind it was three Chinese drivers Li Jiawei, Hay Lai and Ivan Lo. Japanese champion Souta Goto broke his car and retired on the 19th lap.

「我非常高興」,面帶微笑的日本頂尖車手對提前奪冠感到欣喜,「我的車很好跑」。他同時也對隊友Matsukura表示了感謝,Sobue在比賽前段有一次犯錯翻車,但落後不到一個彎道的Infinity隊友直接在彎心把他撞了回來。之後世界賽A組選手穩住心態,順利完賽。對於最後一輪決賽,Sobue說「我希望Naoto能贏」。而對於剛剛啓幕的CETC,前全日本冠军毫不掩飾自己的贊賞,「比賽太棒了!」計劃到訪今年全部分站賽的Sobue對接下去的賽程充滿期待。

‘I’m very happy’, said a smiley Sobue clearly pleased with taking the win early, ‘My car is super good’. He also wanted to say thank you to his team mate Naoto, who unintentionally righted his car which had flipped. Having rolled, his Infinity team mate who was just a corner behind crashed into Sobue’s car, putting it back on its wheels and leaving Naoto needing to be marshalled. Following the incident, which the team mates had a good laugh about afterwards, the Worlds finalist calmed himself down and was able to finish the race with ease. Talking about A3, Sobue said ‘I hope that Naoto wins’ and when asked about the brand new CETC series, the Japanese ace didn’t hide his appreciation saying ‘the race is great!’ with his plan being to compete in all rounds this season.

做出開賽以來的最快單圈11.078,Infinity廠車手Naoto Matsukura表示「車子太好了」,而且「新胎也非常棒」。雖然已經無緣冠軍,但與Akio一樣,前世界冠軍希望能夠幫助CETC的冠名贊助商包攬首站比賽的前兩位。

Making the fastest lap of the weekend with a 11.078, Infinity team driver Naoto Matsukura simply stated ‘Car too good’ and ‘with new tire is also amazing’. Although he has no chance to win, the former World Champion hopes he can help CETC title sponsor Infinity take the overall 1-2 with a good performance in A3.

「車子特別好」,Yokomo小將如是說道。很可惜,在這一輪表現出極好狀態的Akiyama在最後一圈於直路尾剎車不及,滑出了行車線。拱手讓出第二名的位置,讓17歲的年輕車手沮喪不已,「我覺得自己很對不起我的機械師」。

‘Car so good’, said a frustrated Akiyama. Unfortunately, having showing real good pace this leg, Akiyama broke too late at the end of the straight and slid of the racing line at the end of back straight giving up 2nd place. The 17 year old simply said, “I feel sorry for my mechanic”, the Yokomo protege working alongside Yukijiro Umino this weekend.

再度拿下第四名,Yokomo車手Nicolas Lee將問題歸咎於第一圈,「我又被撞掉了」。換上了新胎的Yokomo BD8讓新加坡王牌「感覺很好」,但前幾位車手並沒有給他太多追趕的機會。跟在最後一圈犯錯的隊友之後,這位在中國人氣頗高的華裔車手落後0.3秒衝線。

Taking 4th place again, Yokomo driver Nicolas Lee blamed everything on another bad first lap, saying ‘I have been hit again’. Putting new tires on his Yokomo BD8 for this final the Singaporean said the feel of the car is ‘very good’, however the drivers in front of him didn’t really give him any chance to get close. Following his team mate Naoki who made his mistake on the last lap, the popular “Chinese” driver crossed the finish line just 0.3 seconds behind.

在觀賞性頗強的Serpent Formula組別中,「棍王」馮偉賢駕駛ETS冠軍車架Serpent F110毫無懸念地再下一城,提前一輪將冠軍獎杯攬入囊中。

In the fun Serpent Formula class, which uses ORCA 21.5T handout motors, Stick King driving his ETS champion Serpent F110 chassis again won A2 with ease securing him the overall win with one round to spare.

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