By Tyler Hooks
Press Release from XRAY:
Race Report by Kaja Novotny
Last weekend, we attended the opening round of Lestr Cup series. As always organisers prepared nice technical track with “old school” logical jumps and it was quite a fun to drive! As I wanted to try few things on my XB2 and XB4, I already did practice on Friday night and then arrived as one of the first on Saturday for free practice.
In qualifications both my cars felt already very good and improved each run. In 4wd, my XB4 TQed Q1 and Q2 and secured the overall TQ in front of Jiri Mara! Vaclav Broz competed TOP 3 with his XB2 also in 4wd class! Surprisingly for me, my 2wd times weren´t much behind 4wd times on this track and so it didn´t seem like much a disadvantage! In 2wd my XB2 was on different level, behind it was 3 horse battle for the 2nd spot between Vaclav Broz, Marcel Dostal and Jiri Mara with Vaclav coming out the best!
As this was the closest grip I could get to practice on before EOS, I kept doing changes on my XB4 also for the finals! Unfortunately A1 was not a right move, but it resulted into nice battle between Jiri and me which lasted almost full 5 minutes, eventually I took it! In A2 and A3 my XB4 improved rapidly and I managed to win both legs with Jiri Mara always 2nd and Vaclav Broz completing the podium!
4WD Buggy Results:
1. Kaja Novotny – XRAY XB4
2. Jiri Mara
3. Vaclav Broz – XRAY XB4
In 2wd finals, my Hobbywing powered XB2 worked awesome and won all 3 mains! Battle for the 2nd place continued all 3 legs and eventually it was Jiri coming out best! Vaclav´s XB2 completed the podium!
2WD Buggy Results:
1. Kaja Novotny – XRAY XB2
2. Jiri Mara
3. Vaclav Broz – XRAY XB2
Now one weekend off and then we have Mibo followed by EOS! Thanks a lot to my parents and all my sponsors!
Xray, Hobbywing, Sunpadow, MKS, EVpeak, JConcepts, Sanwa, Hudy, Hiroseiko, MonacoRC, Mibosport, Dubidesign, DFcreative, Ruddog, Kaja RC racing