December 1, 2018

車架聚焦 | Chassis Focus – Nicholas Lee

車架 | Chassis – Yokomo BD9
馬達 | Motor – Hobbywing 4.5T
電調 | ESC – Hobbywing XR10 Pro
電池 | Batteries – Sunpadow 5600mAh
輪胎 | Tires – Sweep (handout)
遙控器/舵機 | Radio/Servo – Sanwa/Power HD
車殼 | Bodyshell – Protoform

說明 – 來自新加坡的Yokomo廠車手Nicholas Lee使用這個日本大廠全新推出的BD9標準版本參賽。他在自由練習中輕取頭號種子,新車架相比舊車展現出了巨大的提升。Lee為他的新車選用了一系列升級件,其中主要的配件是原廠鋁制接杯和T-works出品的輕量化螺絲套裝。

Remarks – Singapore based Yokomo driver is running a standard version of the all new BD9, recently released by the Japanese brand. Topping practice here at the OneTen series in Hong Kong, the new chassis has marked a distinct improvement over the previous iteration. Lee has chosen to run a number of option parts, the main ones being aluminium outdrives and a lightweight screw set from T-Works.

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December 1, 2018

賽道聚焦 | Track Focus – TRC, Hong Kong

OneTen系列賽於本週末來到賽程上的第二個舉辦地——香港著名的TRC賽車場——舉行第三輪和第四輪賽事。全名為Tom Racing Circuit的這家賽車場和香港大多數車場一樣都位於香港北方群山環繞的新界區域。TRC並排建有兩條賽道,其中位於山坡上方的是一條大型的油車賽道,毗鄰的電車賽道就是本週末舉行比賽的地方。兩條賽道的周圍是帶有空調的維修間,最近的一場大火非常不幸地燒毀了其中近半的房間,場主目前仍在忙碌地進行恢復重建工作。在電車場的一側,一條小型室內地毯賽道的搭建已經接近尾聲。未來本地車手在雨季就會有多一處玩車的選擇。

The OneTen Series has arrived at its second venue for rounds 3 and 4 this weekend, the well known TRC in Hong Kong. Tom Racing Circuit to give it its full name, the track is located, as most tracks are in the region, in the new territories to the north of the country up in the mountains. Comprising of two onroad tracks and located on a slight incline, at the top of the hill is a large nitro onroad circuit with the EP onroad track, which is being used this weekend, right next to it. The whole facility is surrounded by air conditioned pitting cabins, however a recent fire unfortunately destroyed a number of them and the track owners are still busy re building following this incident. At the end of the track, joining the cabins on either side of the track, the owners are near completion on a small indoor carpet track, to give the local members an area to race during the rainy months.

與第一輪和第二輪比賽的冠軍Akio Sobue談到這條賽道,他說賽道的顛簸處較多,抓地力相比昨天自由練習時有所提升,但依然比較低。然而,對車手來說最大的挑戰是整條賽道建在斜坡上。這位Infinity車手詳細解釋說賽道上的每個彎都不同,有的是上坡,有的是下坡。另一個難點是直路尾的彎道很短而且帶有角度,會將車架向左帶偏。對於Modified組別的選手來說,能否衝進13秒是一條重要的分界線;而Stock組的成績則普遍在15秒中段。

Talking to Rd1 and 2 winner Akio Sobue about the track, he mentioned that the surface is very bumpy with traction, while better than in free practice, quite low. However the main challenge is the fact that the circuit lies on a slope. The Infinity driver elaborated saying that every corner is different as it can be on camber or off camber depending where it is on the track, another difficulty is that the short shute at the end of the main straight is also angled, pulling your car left. For Modified, the quick drivers are expected to break into the 13 second barrier, while in Stock the fastest drivers are running in the mid 15 seconds.

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November 24, 2018

Andy Moore將在香港首次參加OneTen系列賽 / Andy Moore set for OneTen series debut in Hong Kong

已有多位大牌車手確認參加在香港舉行的由Infinity冠名的OneTen系列賽第三及第四輪比賽,OneTen賽會榮幸地宣佈又有一位著名車手將出現在TRC車場。2006電房世界冠軍Andy Moore將加入香港站國際車手的行列,與他的Infinity隊友Akio Sobue、Jin Sawada,以及Xray廠車手Jan Ratheisky和Yokomo廠車手Nicholas Lee一起,同香港及大陸的諸多高手一較高下。在剛剛過去的十月中,Andy在Miami油房世界賽上有令人驚艷的表現;這一次他將攜Infinity IF14出戰他賴以成名的電房Modified組別比賽。想瞭解更多賽事信息及完整賽程表,請點擊此處;報名參賽,請點擊此處

Having already confirmed a number of big name drivers that will attend the 3rd and 4th round of the OneTen series presented by Infinity at TRC in Hong Kong, the organisers are excited to announce a late addition to the entry list. 2006 ISTC World Champion Andy Moore will make the trip to compete with the best from Hong Kong and China, joining his Infinity team mates, Akio Sobue and Jin Sawada as well as Xray’s Jan Ratheisky and Yokomo’s Nicholas Lee. Fresh off of his awesome performance at the Nitro Onroad Worlds in Miami in October, Andy will make the switch back to the class he is most famous for, fielding his Infinity IF14, in the Modified class. More information about this, and all future, rounds of the series can be found here, while entry for rounds 3 & 4, which like all rounds is limited to 100 entries, is open here.


November 14, 2018

OneTen系列賽將迎來迄今為止競爭最激烈的兩輪賽事 / OneTen series set for most competitive rounds to date

繼10月在上海成功舉辦由Infinity冠名的OneTen系列賽後,OneTen賽會對即將於12月1日至2日香港舉辦的第3輪及第4輪賽事充滿了期待。在著名的TRC車場舉行的比賽將是本賽季的首次室外賽,比賽將繼續使用Sweep公發輪胎。鑒於香港的競技水平非常之高,且本賽季剩餘的輪次全部會在省港地區舉行,我們預期會有許多賽員從TRC開啓自己這個賽季的徵程。與10月的比賽一樣,數位國際頂級車手將加入本地車手的行列,與大家同場競技。他們包括第1輪和第2輪的Modified組冠軍Akio Sobue和他的Infinity隊友Jin Sawada;在RCI V2統治了Scorpion Stock組別的Jan Ratheisky將繼續同時參加Modified與Stock兩個組別的比賽;因為個人原因缺席上海兩輪賽事的Nicholas Lee期待自己能夠在TRC帶領Yokomo車隊開創出良好的局面。更多比賽及賽程信息請點擊此處查詢。第3輪與第4輪比賽的報名已經開始,與其他輪次一樣,比賽人數限定為100人。

Following a successful start to the OneTen series presented by Infinity in Shanghai back in October, the series organisers are excited to go to Hong Kong for the 3rd and 4th round of the championship on the 1st and 2nd of December. Held at the awesome TRC facility, the series will have its first outdoor round run on control Sweep tires as we look forward to welcoming all the local Hong Kong racers. With such a high level of competition in the country, and with all the remaining rounds of the series held in this region, we can expect to see a lot of drivers to kick off their championship challenges at this race. Joining the locals at this event, we can again confirm entries from round 1 & 2 Modified class winner Akio Sobue, as well as his Japanese Infinity team mate Jin Sawada. Jan Ratheisky, who dominated the Scorpion powered Stock class at RCI V2 will once again return to race both classes. Unable to attend the opening rounds due to personal reasons, Nicholas Lee will hope to get his title ambitions kicked off in style as he heads the Yokomo challenge at TRC. More information about this, and all future, rounds of the series can be found here, while entry for rounds 3 & 4, which like all rounds is limited to 100 entries, is now open here.


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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Sweep Modified A-main Overall – Results


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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