December 1, 2018

Nicholas Lee拿下第二輪預賽 | Q2 in Hong Kong goes to Lee

Nicholas Lee賭對了輪胎策略,在TRC拿下第二輪預賽。Akio Sobue獲得第二名,他的隊友Jin Sawada再次拿下第三。Fai Ho進一步提升自己的排名,獲得本輪第四,另一位香港車手Carven Chow位居第五。Yokomo車手Nicholas在第二輪中使用了全新的輪胎,而他的對手們都選擇了舊胎;每位車手在週末兩天的比賽中只允許使用最多5套Sweep公發輪胎。新加坡人認為這條賽道並不容易超車,所以他需要確保自己至少在決賽中排在Sawada之前,從第二位發車;因此他必須要做出第二個優異的完賽成績。感覺自己的BD9過於穩定,他打算在第三輪也是最後一輪預賽中嘗試新設定以獲取更多轉向,他將會為自己的Yokomo車架安裝一套ARS。

Nicholas Lee took round 2 of qualifying at TRC following a gamble with tires which paid off. Akio Sobue would end up in 2nd for the round followed by his Infinity team mate Jin Sawada in 3rd and Fai Ho again putting in a good run to claim fourth while fellow Hong Kong driver Carven Chow was 5th. Yokomo driver Lee decided to run new tires in Q2 as his competitors decided for used tires, each driver only allowed 5 sets of handout Sweep tires for the entire race weekend. Knowing he needed a 2nd good run to start at least in 2nd position for the triple mains later today, the Singaporean remarked that the track is not easy to pass on so he wanted to ensure he would at least start ahead of Sawada. Feeling that his BD9 was too stable, for the 3rd and final qualifier he will look for more steering, installing the rear active toe option on his Yokomo.

Sobue在這一輪重蹈覆轍,又一次在進直路時切翻了自己的IF14,車子再次自己翻了過來,日本車手得以繼續比賽。很快發覺Nico在使用新胎,而自己是舊胎,他認為在翻車前Nico和自己的差距並不大,考慮到輪胎性能上的差異。對於第三輪預賽,他依然沒有確定是否啓用一套新胎,他打算在開賽前再做最後決定。

Sobue, had a carbon copy of his Q1 incident as he again lost the IF14 as he came onto the straight and once again it corrected itself, landing back on its wheels allowing the Japanese driver to continue. Quick to remark that Nico was on new tires while he was on used, he also commented that the gap between the pair before the incident was not very big considering the 2nd run drop off in performance of the tires. Still undecided as to whether he will use a new set for Q3 or try a 3rd run on his current set, he will make the decision closer to the start of the next qualifier.

第一輪表現不佳的Sawada在這一輪同樣使用舊胎,這一次他沒有犯錯,完賽成績接近了自己的隊友。開賽後一直沒有調整過車架設定的日本車手說,「車子不錯,但舊胎不夠快」。

Struggling with his car and making a mistake in Q1, Sawada ran his tires also for a second time and this time making no mistakes was closer to his team mate. Having not made any changes to the car since the start of qualifying the Japanese driver said ‘the car is good but old tires not good’.

再次在本地車手中稱雄,Fai Ho將他使用Scorpion動力的Awesomatix推上了第四位,僅比Sawada慢一秒完賽,不過他領先Carven Chow也只有0.4秒。Andy Moore獲得本輪第六,King Fong獲得第七,Simon Yeung第八,Jan Ratheisky發揮不佳獲得第九,Chan Chau Man名列第十。

Once again best of the non international drivers Fai Ho took his Scorpion powered Awesomatix to 4th, less than a second back on Sawada and only just ahead of Carven Chow, who was less than 4 tenths back. Andy Moore would end the round 6th fastest with King Fong 7th, Simon Yeung 8th, a struggling Jan Ratheisky in 9th and Chan Chau Man in 10th.

Ratheisky在Stock組中的運氣很好,提前奪得TQ,但他對自己Xray T4的性能和車速都不滿意。使用舊胎的他說自己依然沒有任何抓地力,並在比賽中給更快的Yan Cheung讓了車。不過Yan Cheung自己發生失誤,最終獲得本輪第二。CY拿下第三,Angus Leung和Jimmy So分列第四和第五,前五位車手在6分鐘內的完賽成績相差不超過3秒。

Fortunes were better for Ratheisky in Stock, the German wrapping up the TQ, but was not happy with the car and also with the speed of his Xray T4. Running on used tires, he said he had no traction at all and in the run let the faster Yan Cheung passed but still took the round following mistakes for Cheung who would take 2nd. CY was 3rd, with Angus Leung and Jimmy So 4th and 5th respectively, the top 5 covered by just over 3 seconds after 6 minutes.

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December 1, 2018

Sobue與Ratheisky在香港勝出首輪預賽 | Sobue & Ratheisky take opening qualifier in Hong Kong

在計劃外的延遲之後,由Infinity冠名的OneTen系列賽第三站終於在愜意的溫暖天氣下於香港TRC車場開跑。在Sweep Modified組別中,Akio Sobue先下一城,勝出6分鐘的首輪預賽,Nicholas Lee緊隨其後。Jin Sawada排名本輪第三,Jan Ratheisky、排名最高的本地車手Fai Ho和前世界冠軍Andy Moore分列第四至第六位。雖然以最好成績完賽,Sobue的IF14一度在進直路時翻車,但幸好車子最終很快翻了回來。Sobue認為自己的車子非常好跑,讓他可以追回翻車損失的時間。

Following a later than planned start, the 3rd round of the OneTen Series presented by Infinity finally got underway with beautiful warm weather greeting all the entries for this the second stop of the series at TRC in Hong Kong. In the Sweep Modified class it was Akio Sobue who kicked off qualifying with the fastest time over the 6 minute run, followed closely by Nicholas Lee. Jin Sawada would take 3rd, while Jan Ratheisky, top local driver Fai Ho and former WC Andy Moore completed the top 6. While ending quickest, Sobue had one moment coming onto the straight, when is IF14 rolled over, but luckily righted itself, admitting that the car was so good he was able to recover the lost time.

使用全新的BD9參賽的新加坡車手Nicholas Lee受到賽程表改變的影響,賽會取消了第二輪控制練習,而沒有獲知這個消息的他不得不在預賽開始前匆匆更換比賽輪胎,進而損失了一些凃胎水的時間。感覺Akio仍然更快,他的計劃是在第二輪預賽中安全完賽,在預賽成績三取二的情況下確保決賽排位,然後在第三輪預賽中嘗試不同設定,尋找車架的極限。

Driving the new BD9 from Yokomo, Singaporean Nicholas Lee was caught out by a change in schedule by the organisers which saw the removal of CP2 from the time table and so had to rush to mount his race tires meaning the sauce time was too short. While feeling Akio was still quicker, his plan is to put in another safe run, driver’s having 2 from the 3 qualifiers counting, leaving it for the 3rd qualifier to try a setup change and push the limits.

Jin Sawada在這一輪跑得很不順,儘管他依然拿下了第三,但低抓的場地給這位全日本冠軍帶來了很多麻煩。如同之前試車時經歷過的一樣,他在賽道中部的S彎處發生掉頭。由於車尾的設定很滑,讓他沒有辦法採用激進的操控方式。他準備在下一輪開始前和隊友討論並改變一系列設定來提升車架狀態。

Jin Sawada struggled in his run, despite bringing his Infinity home in 3rd, the low traction surface causing problems for the Japanese National Champion. Having a spin in the centre chicane highlighted the difficulties he was experiencing, with the rear end of the car too loose meaning it would swap ends if he pushes hard. Looking to improve the car for the next run, he and his team will discuss a number of setup in the break between rounds.

第二站比賽的亞軍Jan Ratheisky拿下本輪第四。他在首輪預賽前換用了更軟的避震彈簧以期獲取更多轉向,但實際上車子依舊在賽道上漂移。針對下一輪預賽,他會換回之前的彈簧並在他的T4 2019上嘗試更多的Droop。

Taking 4th for the round, runner up at the 2nd round of the series, Jan Ratheisky made a change to his car for the opening qualifier going to a softer spring with the intention to get more rotation but it was still sliding around. For the next run he will revert the springs back and instead try more droop on his T4 2019.

Scorpion車手Fai Ho駕駛Awesomatix A800X獲得本輪第五,這位香港車手是倒數第二組中最快的選手,他的成績比第六名Andy Moore正好快了1秒,Xpress車手Carven Chow獲得第七。

Scorpion driver Fai Ho, driving an Awesomatix A800X took 5th this round, the Hong Kong driver fastest of those racing in the 2nd quickest heat, his time just one second up on Andy Moore in 6th with Xpress driver Carven Chow in 7th.

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在Scorpion Stock組別中,所有車手都使用公發的Scorpion 13.5T馬達。Jan Ratheisky旗開得勝,但這位Xray車手受到了來自於本地車手Derek Yuen的巨大壓力,後者在長達6分鐘的預賽中僅落後Jan不到1秒完賽,而頭號種子Yan Cheung拿下本輪第三。Jan感覺他的Xray車架完全沒有抓地力,全場漂移,而且他的尾速也不夠快。關於車速,德國人在賽後發現他的後皮帶輪中卡入了一小片灰塵碎塊,它可能是這個問題的罪魁禍首。

In the Scorpion stock class, which uses identical Scorpion 13.5 handout motors, it was Jan Ratheisky who would take the first round, the Xray driver pushed hard by local racer Derek Yuen, who was less than a second behind after 6 minutes, while top seed after practice Yan Cheung would complete the top 3 for the round. Jan felt his Xray had absolutely no traction as he slid around the track but also felt he had no top speed. For the second problem, the German said following the run he found a piece of dirt lodged in the rear pulley which he feels could have been the culprit.

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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.