March 1st - 4th, 2018|
Infinity Addict Circuit, Bangkok, Thailand
Held like last year at the Infinity Addict Circuit located just 30km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Thailand International Touring Car Championship (TITC) is one of the largest R/C events of its kind in Asia.
219 drivers took part in this year's running, across five classes: F1, Non-Boost, Tamiya Truck, Open Brushless and Modified.
Tamiya Racing Factory (TRF) team members Kiyokazu Suzuki and Takayuki Kono were in attendance to offer advice and answer questions from Tamiya fans and drivers. They also found the time to get on the track, Suzuki in the Tamiya Truck and F1 classes, and Kono in Tamiya Truck and Open Brushless. Reports follow.
Tamiya Truck Class
With rules limiting the optional parts available, this class was a great choice for all-comers: highly popular Tamiya R/C racing truck models fitted with stock Torque-Tuned motors distributed at the track. Motors were shuffled among the drivers for the finals, ensuring a level playing field and some great action that enthralled the onlooking crowd.
Kiyokazu Suzuki gave the recently-announced TRF103 chassis kit its bow in a public Open Class race, piloting it to a respectable 5th place finish. Feedback from the pressured race environment will be invaluable in the development of future TRF products. Click here to see Suzuki's setting sheet!
Open Brushless Class
This class saw the most Tamiya chassis entrants of the weekend, and Kono was on hand to give advice, as well as run the TRF419XR with a number of potential Hop-Up Options still in the development process. A friendly atmosphere abounded as Kono shared his setup with Tamiya drivers, and he made a real impact on the field, bringing the car home in 3rd overall. Click here to see Kono's setting sheet!
★A big field saw 219 entries into this highly popular race meet.
★Kono was on hand to answer questions and give tips on setup.
★3rd place for Kono in the first ever TITC Tamiya Truck class race.
★Left: Another 3rd place finish for Kono, this time in the Open Class using the TRF419XR.|
★Right: Tamiya drivers get together to celebrate a most enjoyable and successful event!