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Collari responds to RC Racing TV

CollariRespondsWe’d like to thank Lamberto for taking the time to respond to Bruce’s opinion piece we ran yesterday concerning his withdrawal from the upcoming 1:8th Worlds in Japan.

For clarity here are both the English and Italian version of the statement we have received:

I don’t think it’s actually useful to reply to Bruce’s accusations. I was aware that my statement could have been misinterpreted and could have generated heavy criticism, no other statement could ever add or change anything in the meaning of the words I have already spoken. It might be that many of you are thinking that I could have just remained silent and withdrawn from the race, but this kind of behaviour wouldn’t suit my personality  I’ve always faced difficulties and I’ve always spoken clearly about them. I hope myself to have taken the wrong decision based on false motivations, but that is my choice and I won’t take any step back about it. I didn’t ask anyone to agree with me but just to try to be in my shoes for a while, trying to understand what brings me to this decision. It’s on you now, I’ve already done what I felt I had to. By the way, thanks for the kindness.


Lamberto’s words in Italian:

Sinceramente non credo sia utile replicare alle accuse di Bruce… Ero consapevole che il mio comunicato avrebbe potuto essere interpretato e sottoposto a feroci critiche; nessuna ulteriore precisazione potrebbe aggiungere, o togliere, qualcosa al senso delle parole che ho già espresso. Probabilmente molti staranno pensando che avrei semplicemente potuto tacere e disertare la gara, ma questo comportamento non fa parte della mia persona: sono da sempre stato abituato a fronteggiare le difficoltà ed ad indicarle col loro nome. Sono il primo a sperare di avere preso la decisione sbagliata in base a delle motivazioni sbagliate; ma è la mia scelta su cui non tornerò indietro. Non ho chiesto a nessuno di giustificare le mie parole ma solo di provare a vestire i miei panni, per un attimo, e cercare di capire le mie ragioni. Dipende da voi… Io quello che mi sentivo in dovere di fare l’ho già fatto.

In ogni caso vi ringrazio della cortesia usatami.”


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2014 Worlds Update

RC Racing TV has today received news about the 2014 Electric On-Road World Championships.  As you probably know by now, the event will take place in Florida at Full Throttle Speedway.  There’s been a lot of discussion about the 1/12th event – in particular whether it will be held on the tarmac track or indoors on carpet. RC TV’s Oli Meggitt even wrote a column about the situation for our friends at Red RC.

ROAR has now confirmed that they explored a number of options for hosting the event at a temporary indoor venue, but decided that approach wasn’t feasible.  Therefore, both the ISTC Touring Car and 1/12th World Championships will be held on the (newly repaved!) asphalt circuit at Full Throttle Speedway.

Click Continue Reading for RCTV’s coverage of the last 1/12th World Championships to be held on asphalt!