March 31, 2019

2018/19總冠軍聚焦 2018/19 Champion Focus – Akio Sobue & Jan Ratheisky

都在廣州提前問鼎賽季總冠軍,Akio Sobue的記錄是整個賽季8個分站拿下6個TQ與7個分站賽冠軍;而Jan Ratheisky則獲得了驚人的8個TQ與8個分站冠軍。今天我們為兩位選手頒發了總冠軍獎杯,下面就來近距離欣賞一下他們的車架,Akio的Infinity IF14與Jan的Xray T4。

Having both wrapped up their respective titles at the previous rounds in Guangzhou, Akio Sobue’s record for the season is 6 TQs and 7 wins from a potential 8, while Jan Ratheisky’s is a very impressive 8 TQs and 8 wins. Today we have crowned both season champions and below we have a closer look at both of their cars, Akio’s Infinity IF14 and Jan’s Xray T4.

Scorpion Modified Class Champion – Akio Sobue

Infinity IF14 – ORCA 4.5T – ORCA OR1 – ORCA Infinite X 6300mAh – Sanwa遙控器 – Sanwa舵機 – Zoo Racing Dogsbollox車殼

Infinity IF14 – ORCA 4.5T – ORCA OR1 – ORCA Infinite X 6300mAh – Sanwa Transmitter – Sanwa Servo – Zoo Racing Dogsbollox body

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Sweep Stock Class Champion – Jan Ratheisky

Xray T4 2019 – Scorpion 13.5T (公發) – Hobbywing XR10 Pro – Sunpadow 8000mAh – KO Propo遙控器 – Savox舵機 – Montech Racer車殼

Xray T4 2019 – Scorpion 13.5T (handout) – Hobbywing XR10 Pro – Sunpadow 8000mAh – KO Propo Transmitter – Savox Servo – Montech Racer body

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March 31, 2019

Sobue拿下第八站而Rheinard在PYC獲得勝利 | Sobue takes Rd8 victory while Rheinard wins PYC event

儘管Akio Sobue力壓自己的隊友,勝出OneTen系列賽的最後一站,但香港PYC兩場分站賽Modified組別的贏家是Marc Rheinard。兩位Infinity車手在預賽中的成績非常接近,但進入到決賽,在稍顯混亂的第一圈之後,Sobue就乾淨利落地勝出了今天的決賽。Nicholas Lee及時找到了自己的節奏,在決賽中殺到第三;黃揆笙與Naoki Akiyama是另兩位進入前五的車手。Akio總結這場比賽說「現在好了,完美」,他指的是賽道抓地力在8分鐘決賽時回復到正常,他的車又一次變得非常好跑。關於這場決賽,他說「第一圈車子非常奇怪,但接下去就沒問題了」;在建立了顯著的領先優勢後,他就開始安全地行駛來節省自己的輪胎和電池。在經歷了昨天僅獲第五的糟糕表現後,他憑借今天的勝利,兩站綜合排名為第三。

Akio Sobue has won the final round of the OneTen series from his team mate, and overall PYC Hong Kong modified class event winner, Marc Rheinard. It was very close between the Infinity drivers during qualifying but in the final, after an untidy first lap, Sobue was able to take a clear win ahead of his German team mate. Nicholas Lee found pace just in time for the final and took 3rd with Gary Huang and Naoki Akiyama completing the top half of the field. Akio summed up his race by saying ‘now good, perfect’ referring to the traction returning in time for the 8-minute final and his car being very good again. Explaining his race he said, ‘the first lap the car was strange, then good after’ and once in a clear lead he drove safely to conserve both his tires and batteries. Having had a difficult day yesterday, only finishing in 5th, combined with today’s victory he ended up 3rd in the combined event standings.


Rheinard, who won the previous round yesterday, said ‘just in the first lap I had a chance, then it started to push. Akio’s car not’. Continuing ‘I would like it to have been closer’, but the difference in pace between the two driver’s cars fairly evident. With his win and second place, the 3-time TC WC will take home the overall winners trophy from PYC.

使用自己隊友Jackie Shum的車參賽,Nicholas Lee從第六殺到第三;他完成了一連串超車,最後在直路尾完成了對Jin Sawada的精彩超越,上升到第三位。在賽後顯得開心一些的Yokomo車手簡單的總結說,「不幸之後總算有了點運氣」。不停嘗試了各種設定的他說,「我的車有更好的整體平衡性」;當爬升到第三位,並知道自己與第二名的距離很遠,他就沒有再冒險發起追擊;尤其是他在感覺到稍微有些飄雨以後。

Running the car of his team mate Jackie Shum following his earlier practice crash, Nicholas Lee would come from 6th on the grid to take 3rd, along the way making an awesome pass at the end of the straight on Jin Sawada to move up t0 3rd. Happier following the final the Yokomo driver simply said ‘some fortune after misfortune’. Changing everything to find a good setup he said ‘my car had better overall balance’ while on the race itself once into 3rd and seeing the large gap up to 2nd didn’t push and risk breaking the car, especially as he felt some drops of rain at some point.

Xray車手、中國全國冠軍黃揆笙是決賽中排名躍升最多的選手,他從第8位發車,最終把Naoki Akiyama擋在身後,拿到第4名完賽。Scorpion車手Meen Vejrak、Jin Sawada,B組冠軍Lolo Sam、Charlee P與Kenrick Fong分別獲得第六至第十。

Xray driver and Chinese national Champion Gary Huang was the biggest mover in the race, taking 4th place from 8th on the grid, demoting Naoki Akiyama to 5th along the way. Scorpion driver Meen Vejrak, Jin Sawada, B-main winner Lolo Sam, Charlee P and Kenrick Fong, who broke heavily after contact with another car, completed the Top 10.

Sweep Modified A-main – Video

Sweep Modified A-main – Final results

Scorpion Stock組別的A組決賽是一場激動人心的Jan Ratheisky與Yan Cheung的持久戰。Xray車手在起步階段拉開一點距離,但Cheung成功地在8分鐘內逐步貼近德國人,最後兩位車手衝線時僅相差0.3秒。Samson Chau獲得第三,其後是Dave Chak與Derek Yuen;後兩位車手同樣在決賽中上演了激烈的對決。

The Scorpion Stock A-main was an exciting race long battle between Jan Ratheisky and Yan Cheung. The Xray driver managed to pull a small gap at the start but Cheung was able to slowly reel in the German over the course of the race getting very close in the final laps, the pair separated by just 3 tenths of a second at the end. Samson Chau was 3rd with Dave Chak and Derek Yuen completing the top 5 with another very close on track battle.

Scorpion Stock A-main – Video

Scorpion Stock A-main – Final results

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March 31, 2019

Akio Sobue在最後一輪預賽中搶得第八站TQ | Akio Sobue snatches Rd8 TQ in final qualifier

Akio Sobue在香港PYC成功奪得2018/19賽季OneTen系列最後一站的TQ,這位日本Infinity車手在今天早些時候豪賭輪胎策略,最終在後兩輪預賽中得到了回報。唯一可以與Akio爭奪TQ的選手是Marc Rheinard,而他在這一輪只拿到第二名,落後0.9秒完賽,只得接受在決賽時排在Sobue身後發車。Jin Sawada幫助Infinity車隊包攬了預賽前三名;Serpent車手Naoki Akiyama今天的表現有明顯提升,將在決賽時排名第四位發車,他的身後是香港本地車手Kenrick Fong。在賽後採訪Akio Sobue,他評價自己在今天早晨的前兩輪預賽中節省輪胎的決定是「孤注一擲」。在第四輪決賽中使用第三輪預賽下地的新胎,他說自己的車子在用舊胎時表現非常好,而其他在最後一輪用新胎的車手都表示車子在起步階段非常難以操控。對於決賽,和其他位居前列的車手一樣,他準備用上自己剩下的新胎。

Akio Sobue is top qualifier for the final round of the 2018/19 OneTen series presented by Infinity at PYC in Hong Kong, the Japanese Infinity driver gambling big earlier in the day only for it to pay off in the last two heats. The only other person that could go for the pole position, Marc Rheinard could only take 2nd for the round, 9 tenths back, and will start right behind Sobue in this afternoon’s single 8-minute A-main. Jin Sawada makes it an all Infinity IF14 top 3, with Serpent driver Naoki Akiyama having a much better Sunday and he will start from 4th on the grid, just ahead of top Hong Kong driver Kenrick Fong. Speaking to Akio following the race he said ‘big gamble’ referring to his saving tires in this morning’s first two rounds of qualifying. Using his tires from Q3 in Q4 he said the car was really good on used tires, while according to those that ran new tires in the final round, they were difficult to drive at the start with little feeling. For the final, like all the other front runners, he will run his remaining set of new tires.

Marc Rheinard是這一站TQ的大熱人選,但他感覺今天自己的車在新胎時表現不夠好,可能和大風及灰塵有關。他評價說「節省輪胎並沒有得到回報」,現在只能看決賽的發揮了,這位多屆世界冠軍十分渴望在本週末梅開二度。

Marc Rheinard, who went into the final round as favourite to TQ, felt that the car was not as good on new tires due to the extra wind and the dust it is blowing around. Commenting that it ‘didn’t pay off to save tires’, he will see how it pans out for the final, the multiple World Champion keen to take the double this weekend, having won Rd7 on Saturday.

Jin Sawada為Infinity車隊鎖定了Sweep Modified組別決賽的前三個發車位置,這位日本車手很有可能拿下賽季亞軍。雖然在第四輪預賽中僅拿到第七,但他在第二和第三輪預賽是都獲得第二,這使他力壓僅有一個第二和一個第三的Naoki Akiyama。

Jin Sawada made it an all Infinity lockout at the front of the Sweep Modified A-main grid, the Japanese driver and favourite to take the series runner up spot. While only taking 7th in Q4, his two 2nd places from Q2 and Q3 put him in front of Naoki Akiyama who scored 2nd and 3rd place finishes to put his Serpent 4th on grid.

Kenrick Fong殺入前五,是表現最好的本地賽員;這位香港Yokomo車手比昨天的表現好了很多,他在第七站只拿到預賽第九名。Nicholas Lee依然在嘗試從早晨的事故中走出來,他將排在隊友Meen Vejrak之前從第六位發車;中國全國冠軍黃揆笙獲得預賽第八,來自泰國的Charlee Phutiyotin第九。Vincent Tse將從B組的桿位發車;B組的冠軍將可以晉級到A組再比一輪決賽。

Completing the top half of the grid Kenrick Fong was the best local, the Yokomo Hong Kong team driver put in a much improved run compared to yesterday’s Rd7, where he scraped into the main final back in 9th. Nicholas Lee, who is still trying to recover from his morning crash, will start from 6th with team mate Meen Vejrak 7th, Chinese National Champion Gary Huang 8th and Charlee Phutiyotin from Thailand in 9th. Vincent Tse will start on pole position in the B-main, the winner of that final, and all the lower mains, bumping their way through to the next final.

Sweep Modified – Qualifying results

目標是賽季全勝的Jan Ratheisky只剩一場比賽就可以達成願望。Yan Cheung一整個賽季都是德國人的影子,無論是預賽還是決賽,這一站這位Mugen車手依然會排在Xray車手身後發車。Associated車手Samson Chau在第三輪預賽中拿到第二,他獲得預賽第三,Derek Yuen與Yam Chi Yuen分別排名第四和第五。

Going for the perfect campaign, Jan Ratheisky is one race away from taking the top qualifying spot and win at all rounds this season, as he took all 4 qualifiers today to ensure he is in the best position to achieve the feat. Yan Cheung who has been the German’s shadow all season in both qualifying and in the finals, once again will start behind the Xray driver with his Mugen. Associated driver Samson Chau, who took 2nd in Q3 will set off from 3rd with Derek Yuen and Yam ChiYuen completing the top 5.

Scorpion Stock – Qualifying results

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March 31, 2019

Rheinard又勝出第二輪預賽 | Rheinard again in Q2

第八站也是本賽季最後一站OneTen系列賽的第二輪預賽贏家依然是Marc Rheinard,這位Infinity車手完美地實施了輪胎策略,鎖定第二輪勝局。預賽的成績將按照四取二的方式計算。Jin Sawada獲得本輪第二,兩位Infinity車手都使用跑過一輪的舊胎參賽;Sobue繼續用舊胎,他將在接下來的兩輪預賽中賭一把,看能否拿下TQ。這一輪對Yokomo車手Meen Vejrak和Nicholas Lee來說都不錯,他們分獲第三與第四;Xray車手黃揆笙拿到第五名。Marc說,「感覺還行,第一圈不是很快,但第二圈開始就OK了」。繼續使用跑過第一輪預賽的輪胎比第二輪,德國人注意到「輪胎的衰減不是難麼明顯,我只有兩個壞圈,因為輪胎沾到了灰塵」。對於剩下的兩輪預賽,他將會和隊友們研究一個策略來保證全隊都能獲得最好的決賽發車排位。

The second round of qualifying for today’s eighth and final round of the OneTen series has gone once again to Marc Rheinard, the Infinity driver playing the tire strategy perfectly to all but seal the TQ, 2 qualifying rounds from 4 to count. Jin Sawada took 2nd, the Infinity pairing both running one run tires as Sobue continued to run old tires, gambling on the last two rounds to have a shot at pole position. It was a better run for the Yokomo team as both Meen Vejrak and Nicholas Lee bolted on fresh tires to claim 3rd and 4th respectively with Xray’s Gary Huang taking 5th. Marc said ‘it felt ok, the first lap was not so fast but from the 2nd lap it was ok’. Using the same tires that he ran for the opening qualifier, the German noted that ‘the drop off is not too big, I just had two bad laps where I went into the dust. For the remaining 2 rounds, he will work with his Infinity team mates regarding when to use their new tires to claim the best possible starting spots for the final.

在兩位Infinity車手之後,Meen Vejrak的第三名是他本週末的最好成績;他目前跑的也是隊友Jackie Shum的車,他自己的那台車不夠快。現在的這台Yokomo BD9的車架有些變形,他沒有辦法在加速時避免車架向一側跑偏,這位Scorpion車手打算在下一輪開始前在仔細檢查一遍整台車。

Behind the Infinity pairing in 3rd, Meen Vejrak put in his best run of the weekend so far as he too ran a car from Jackie Shum, his original car just not quick enough. Concerned that this Yokomo BD9 is tweaked, as he cant punch the throttle without it pulling to one side, the Scorpion driver will go over it once again and check the tweak.

在控制練習時撞毀了自己的車,現在只能借車參賽的Nicholas Lee沮喪的說道,「感覺還是不太好」。儘管這台車和他自己的那台一模一樣,設定也被調整到一樣,但他還是抱怨說,「感覺這是一台完全不同的車」。這一輪使用新胎下地,但新胎的優勢在某種程度上被抵消了一些,因為他必須按照第一輪的完賽排名從後排起步;他還提到自己的最後一圈特別慢,讓自己的完賽成績進一步下降。

Having destroyed his race car in practice and running a borrowed car, a dejected Nicholas Lee said that it ‘still feels not so good’. While the car is identical and set up just like his race car he lamented that ‘it feels like a completely different car’. Running one of his new set of handout Sweep tires, their advantage was hampered somewhat by having to start from the back of the grid due to where he ended Q1, also mentioning that he had a slow last lap which prevented a better time.

Scorpion Stock組別的第二輪就第一輪別無二致,Jan再一次力壓Yan完賽,拿下自己本賽季的第8個TQ。在Jan和Yan之後,Samson Chau獲得第三,Derek Yuen和Yam Chi Yuen分獲第四、第五。

The status quo was maintained in the 2nd round of qualification for the Scorpion stock class as Jan once again headed Yan and took one step closer to taking his eighth TQ of the season. Behind the J/Yan pairing, Samson Chau took third, while Derek Yuen and Yam ChiYuen completed the top 5.

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