October 7, 2018

Sobue與Ratheisky统治上海站 / Sobue & Ratheisky dominate in Shanghai

延續昨天在由Infinity冠名的OneTen系列賽上的狀態,TQ選手Akio Sobue與Jan Ratheisky分別勝出Sweep Modified組及Scorpion Stock組的A組決賽。單輪8分鐘的A組決賽10人由從B組晉級的勞敏皓補全。Sobue以堪稱統治性的表現領先Jan 6秒衝線,其後是緊追不捨的Jin Sawada。德國人與Jin兩天戰罷,決賽積分相同,預賽最佳完賽成績也一樣,最終比較決賽中的最快單圈分出了勝負。Jan以微弱優勢獲得上海站比賽的第二。黃揆笙與張方洲分獲本週末比賽的第四與第五。

Carrying forward their form from the opening round of the OneTen Series presented by Infinity yesterday, top qualifiers Akio Sobue and Jan Ratheisky have won their respective Sweep Modified and Scorpion Stock A-mains. The single 8-minute final saw the grid completed with Lao Minhao winning the B-main to bump up to the A-main. In a rather dominant performance Sobue won his final by 6 seconds from Jan followed by a hard charging Jin Sawada. The German taking the tie break for the overall Shanghai standings due to his fastest lap in today’s final, having had equal results in both the overall result and qualifying across both days. Gary Huang and Rocket Zhang completed the top 5.

Akio對自己的發揮和IF14車架的狀態都非常滿意,他認為自己在本週末的表現可謂完美。他還提到比賽過程非常乾淨有序,即便是10台車行駛在RCI的小型賽道上,依然沒有遇到任何阻擋的慢車。因為在決賽起步後迅速建立起了領先優勢,日本車手說他在最後階段很放鬆,只是確保自己穩定駛回終點。

Akio was very pleased with his race and also his Infinity IF14, saying it was perfect all weekend. He also commented that the race was very clean and traffic not a problem at all, despite the 10 cars on the small RCI V2 track. Pulling out such a margin early on in the race, the Japanese driver said he took it easy in the last few minutes and drove it steady to the end.

Ratheisky說,「我試著跟上Akio,但很快這個戰術讓我感到過於冒險,所以我在最後階段也放鬆了下來」。在事先瞭解了平分決勝規則後,他明白自己需要做出更快的最快單圈,所以他在起步後拼得非常凶,而這個策略起到了作用。在最後數分鐘進入巡航模式,他知道Jin會接近自己,但德國人評論說,「接近我是一回事,但在這條賽道上進行防守很簡單」。

Ratheisky said, ‘I tried to follow Akio, but it became too risky so I took it easy in the last minutes’. Knowing the tie break system, managing to stay in second he needed the fastest lap so pushed very hard in the beginning and it worked out. Slowing near the end to bring it home, he knew Jin would come but the German commented that ‘catching is one thing, but blocking on this track is easy’.

Sawada說他的表現僅僅是「一般般」,但他的車架已經達到了本週末的最佳狀態,他有能力在比賽後段追近Jan,但如同Xray車手所說,在這條緊窄的賽道上超車,實在太難了。

Sawada said his race was only ‘so so’, but with his car the best it had been all weekend he was able to push Jan near the end of the final but as the Xray driver commented it is very tight and difficult to pass here.

上海站最快的中國車手、全國冠軍黃揆笙在決賽中發揮出色。與Jin一樣,他感覺自己在最後一場決賽中才找到了好設定,一起步車就非常快,不過車架在2分鐘後開始變得有些甩。他對8分鐘決賽的評價是「有趣」。

Top Chinese driver in Shanghai, National Champion Gary Huang came good in the final. Like Jin, he felt he only managed to find a good setup by the time the final came along and was able to start very fast, however the car started to slide after about 2 minutes and he wasn’t able to push for 3rd in the race.

Sweep Modified A-main – Video

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在Stock組別中,所有車手都使用公發的Scorpion 13.5T馬達,因此冠軍Ratheisky身後上演了非常激烈的追逐戰。Jan在比賽初期就拋開了後車集團,他在比賽後段稍微放緩了腳步以避免影響到Heng與Masaaki Kyoyi的第二名爭奪戰,這兩位車手纏鬥了幾乎整整8分鐘。在倒數第五圈,日本車手發生小失誤,被Kenny Yan超越;但他成功奪回了第三位,繼續緊追Heng。由於賽道上缺乏超車的位置,最終兩位車手相差0.5秒衝線,Heng保住了第二,Kyoyi不得不接受第三的排名。

The Stock class, which uses handout Scorpion 13.5T motors, saw some very close racing behind the winner Ratheisky. With Jan checking out early and slowing up near to end to avoid ruining the 2nd placed battle between Heng Heng and Masaaki Kyoyi which lasted almost the entire 8-minutes. A small mistake 5 laps in saw the Japanese driver drop back to 3rd behind Kenny Yan, but he was able to regain the position and go back after Heng. In the end the pair were separated by only 0.5 seconds with Heng benefitting from the inability to pass here, meaning Kyoyi had to settle for the final podium spot.

Scorpion Stock A-main – Video

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Scorpion Stock A-main Overall – Results

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October 7, 2018

8分鐘決賽排位確定 / Starting grids finalised for 8-minute finals

在RCI V2舉行的OneTen系列賽第二站的預賽全部完成,不過兩個比賽項目的TQ在第三輪就已經提前決出。與Akio Sobue一起排在Sweep Modified組別8分鐘決賽發車位前列的是第二名Jan Ratheisky和第三名Jin Sawada。黃揆笙、張方洲、Nicholas Koh分列第三至第五位。Xray小將勞敏皓將不得不在B組進行8分鐘的決賽來爭取A組的最後一個名額。在Scorpion Stock組別中,桿位屬於Jan Ratheisky,其後是狀態提升的Heng,Masaaki Kyoyi位居第三。Kenny Yan和Simon Wang分列第四、第五位。毛宇峻排名預賽第十,將從B組的桿位發車。

Qualifying is complete at RCI V2 and the grids for the 2nd round of the championship have been finalised, having confirmed our class top qualifiers following the Q3. Joining Akio Sobue at the sharp end of the grid in the single 8-minute Sweep Modified A-main will be Jan Ratheisky in 2nd, Jin Sawada, who retired from the final qualifier in 3rd, followed by Gary Huang, Rocket Zhang and Nicholas Koh rounding out the top 5. Young Xray driver Lao Minhao will have to try and bump up from the B-main, having just qualified 10th. The Scorpion Stock class A-main will see pole man Ratheisky joined by an improving Heng Heng in 2nd, Masaaki Kyoyi in 3rd, with Kenny Yan and Simon Wang completing the top half of the grid. Mao Yujin took 10th and so will line up on pole position for the B-main.

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October 7, 2018

Akio Sobue繼續統治OneTen第二站 / Akio Sobue continues dominance of OneTen Rd2

Akio Sobue斬獲由Infinity冠名的OneTen系列賽第二站Modified組別TQ。這位日本車手統治了昨天第一站的比賽,今天他在預賽中三戰三勝,而在這一輪中,他的隊友Jin Sawada獲得了第二名。Jan Ratheisky依舊表現穩定,僅落後Sawada 0.4秒完賽,獲得第三。兩位Xray車手黃揆笙與Nicholas Koh也僅有0.4秒的差距,分別拿下本輪第四與第五。

Akio Sobue is the top qualifier for the Modified class at the 2nd round of the OneTen Series presented by Infinity at RCI V2 in Shanghai. The Japanese driver, who dominated the opening round of the series yesterday, made it 3 from 3 in qualifying as he once again headed the times, this time ahead of team mate Jin Sawada. Jan Ratheisky ensured the top 3 remained consistent as he ended up less than 4 tenths back. The ongoing battle between Gary Huang and Nicholas Koh continued with the Xray pairing separated by half a second, ending the round 4th and 5th respectively.

為8分鐘的單輪預賽做準備,Infinity車手Sobue在這一輪完全充滿了自己的ORCA電池,同時也減弱了動力設定以減少過多的爆發力。現任TITC冠軍非常高興自己拿下了TQ,他將會在下一輪也是最後一輪預賽中繼續為長時間的決賽做測試以策萬全。

In preparation for the single 8 minute final Infinity driver Sobue fully charged his ORCA battery to increase runtime while lowering the settings on the speedo to reduce the extra punch as a result. Obviously happy with wrapping up the TQ the current TITC Champion will continue to test in the final qualifier to be safe for the longer race.

Jin Sawada每輪都在調整車架來找到一個可以穩定發揮的設定。看起來他在這一輪終於找到了自己的節奏,做出個人最好成績,與隊友的差距不到2秒。

Jin Sawada, still in search of a stable car with changes made to his IF14 each run, seems to have finally found his rhythm as he put in his best run, getting to within 2 seconds of his team mate.

Xray車手Jan Ratheisky獲得本輪第三名,德國人感覺自己的T4更快了,這反映在他的單圈上,不過他這一輪的最快單圈依然比第二輪預賽的最快單圈慢了0.2秒。Jan這一輪的成績比上一輪慢了約2秒,目前他有兩個第二名在手,相比Jin的一個第二與一個第三,以及他更快的完賽成績,德國人有很大可能強勢插入兩位Infinity車手之間,獲得預賽第二。

Xray driver Jan Ratheisky took 3rd for the round, the German feeling his T4 was faster, which reflected in his lap times but which was slower over the run than his fastest time he set in Q2. Some 2 seconds of his quickest time, with two 2nd place finishes compared to Jin’s one 2nd and a 3rd, along with the faster run time, Jan has a very good chance to split the Infinity drivers.

毫無懸念,Ratheisky輕鬆拿下Scorpion Stock組別的TQ。他在這一輪依舊展現出了大師級的水準,其後是Heng、Masaaki Kyoyi、Kenny Yan和Simon Wang。

While never in doubt, Ratheisky also took the overall TQ in the Scorpion Stock class, putting in another master class to take the round from Heng Heng, with Masaaki Kyoyi, Kenny Yan and Simon Wang completing the top 5 for the round.

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October 7, 2018

車架聚焦 Chassis Focus – Motor King

車架 | Chassis – Yokomo BD8 2018
馬達 | Motor – Hobbywing 4.5T
電調 | ESC – Hobbywing XR10
電池 | Batteries – IP 6000mAh
輪胎 | Tires – Sweep (handout)
遙控器/舵機 | Radio/Servo – Sanwa/Savox
車殼 | Bodyshell – Montech Racer

說明 – 來自上海的Yokomo車手王海峰使用一台配備了定制底盤的BD8參賽,這款鋁合金底盤特別切削出了額外的開孔,配合Vigor RC出品的二樓板和薄型前後避震架,讓車架的扭動更多。採用他的RCI V2基礎設定下地,但基於偏低的場地抓地力,王海峰移除了波箱下的1mm墊片,同時將避震角度變得更加傾斜。目前車架在2分鐘後會變得難以操控,所以他考慮換用更軟的彈簧和更窄的後臂碼來改善這個狀況。

Remarks – Shanghai based Yokomo driver Motor King is running a BD8 that features a custom machined aluminium chassis plate that has more cutouts to give the whole car more flex and a top deck from Vigor RC. Starting with his base RCI V2 setup, due to lower than normal traction he has removed the 1mm bulkhead spacer and made his shocks lay down more. Still a little difficult to control especially after the first 2 minutes, he is thinking to change to a narrower rear suspension mount and softer shock spring.

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October 7, 2018

預賽第二輪,Ratheisky追近Sobue / Ratheisky gets close to Sobue in Q2

Jan Ratheisky在第二輪預賽中發揮出了高水準,距離Akio Sobue僅有咫尺之遙。德國人的完賽成績比第一輪提升了3秒之多,落後Sobue 1秒衝線。Sobue在這一輪只比自己第一輪的成績快了0.1秒,但仍舊讓他拿下第二輪預賽的頭名。不過這個成績依舊不足以確保他獲得預賽TQ,他還需要一個單輪預賽第一來鎖定桿位。Jin Sawada再次獲得第三名;黃揆笙的成績有大幅度提升,拿下第四,力壓第五名張方洲僅0.2秒。在Stock組別中,Jan、Kyoyi和Heng再度以同樣的一二三名順序完賽。

Jan Ratheisky has come very close to unseating Akio Sobue from the top of the timing sheets with a stellar run in Q2 which saw him improve his Q1 time by 3 seconds to get to within 1 second of the Japanese driver. Sobue, who also improved upon his Q1 time but by just 1 tenth of a second to take his second round of the day, is still not assured of the TQ spot because with 2 of the 4 rounds to count will need one more fast run to be certain of his second pole position in as many days. Jin Sawada was once again 3rd on a track that appears to have improved traction compared to earlier in the day. Completing the top 5, Gary Huang had a much improved run to 4th, just narrowly beating out Rocket Zhang who end up in 5th only 2 tenths back on the Xray driver. In Stock it was again a repeat of Q1 with Jan from Kyoyi in 2nd and Heng Heng in 3rd.

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October 7, 2018

Sobue力克Ratheisky勝出OneTen第二站首場預賽 / Sobue heads Rathiesky in OneTen Rd2 opening qualifier

延續昨天在OneTen第一站比賽中的優異表現,Akio Sobue在今天勝出Sweep Modified組別的首輪預賽。對於這位日本車手來說,這是又一輪發揮穩定且順利的預賽,Xray明星車手Jan Ratheisky及另一位Infinity車手Jin Sawada分獲本輪二、三名。Nicholas Koh在這一輪表現尤其突出力壓黃揆笙獲得第四。在Stock組別中,Jan再度證明他與其他對手不在同一層面,最接近他的選手依然是常駐中國的日本選手Masaaki Kyoyi。

Picking up where he left off in Round 1 of the OneTen series yesterday, Akio Sobue has taken the opening round of qualifying in the Sweep Modified class. Another solid but uneventful run for the Japanese driver he headed Xray star Jan Ratheisky and Infinity team mate Jin Sawada in 3rd, with an impressive run by Nicholas Koh to take 4th while Gary Huang rounded out the top 5. In the Stock class it was Jan who was once again in a class of his own in the 4 minute qualifier, with his closest rival coming again in the form of locally based Japanese driver Masaaki Kyoyi.

在這一輪使用一套全新的Sweep公發胎下地,Akio感覺這套輪胎的平衡性非常好;他決定將這套輪胎封存,留到今天下午進行8分鐘決賽時再使用。領先Ratheisky約4秒完賽的Sobue在這一輪做出了本週末迄今為止的最快單圈10.260。

Running his second set of tires in the morning run, Akio feels this set of handout Sweep tires have a very good balance and will now put them away for this afternoon’s single 8-minute final. Ending some 4 seconds clear of Ratheisky, Sobue was able to put in the fastest lap of the weekend thus far with a 10.260.

在今天早晨的單輪控制練習中,Jan對他的Xray T4 2019做了很大的設定調整,包括增加後束角、降低後Droop、使用更軟的差速、減少Bump Steer同時讓二樓板的扭動更多。他對這些調整帶來的改變非常滿意,成功拿下本輪第二。在這一輪沒有發生任何碰撞,他說車子變得更加易於操控,但他依然覺得車架欠缺一些高速時的側向抓地力,所以他可能會選擇更薄的六角結合器來改進這個問題。

Having tested a big change in the morning’s single controlled practice, which saw him give his Xray T4 19 more rear toe, less rear droop, softer diff, less bump steer and more top flex, Jan Ratheisky was much happier with his car in Q1 and ended the session 2nd fastest. Reporting a clean run, he said the car was more drivable but feels he is still missing some high speed side bite and so may change the narrower wheel hexes to improve this.

儘管在直路尾撞到了內側護欄,耽誤了很多時間,但Jin Sawada僅落後德國人0.5秒衝線。他在賽後說車子在踩油門時向左偏。Infinity設計師Fujiwara先生會下一輪開始前對車架做仔細的檢查同時調整一些設定,主要是改變滾動中心來提升過彎速度。

Jin Sawada ended his race just 0.5 behind the German, despite making fairly heavy contact with the barrier on the inside of the end of the straight, saying that afterwards the car was pulling to the left on power. Along with a thorough check through of his IF14 chassis, Infinity designer Fujiwara-san will make some changes to the car, focused on the roll centres to improve the car’s corner speed.

在昨天多次獲得單輪第五名的Nicholas Koh終於在今天做出突破,殺入前四。他感覺今天的抓地力比昨天略有下降,但他依然會使用這一輪的設定跑第二輪預賽。除了避讓慢車,Nicholas在這一輪跑得非常乾淨,這位馬來西亞小將在倒數第二組跑預賽,他希望自己在下一輪依舊有出色表現。

Finally breaking into the top 4, having had a number of top 5 runs yesterday, Nicholas Koh felt that the traction was a little lower than yesterday but will retain the setup on his Xray T4 18 for Q2. A mostly clean run, having just one small moment avoiding traffic, the Malaysian running in the 2nd last heat, he hopes to put in another clean one in the next run.

Scorpion Stock組別依然是Jan的天下,他保持了自己的完美記錄,領先Masaaki Kyoyi和Heng完賽。昨天殺入前三的Kenny Yan和Simon Wang分獲本輪第四與第五。

The Scorpion stock class was again an all Jan affair as the German extended his perfect record in the class in front of Masaaki Kyoyi with Heng Heng, yesterday’s podium finisher Kenny Yan and Simon Wang rounding out the top 5 for the first qualifier.

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