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Ruddog Cup Sicily 2019 Race report and Tamiya TRF419XR winning set-up

Maurizio Basile has provided us with a write-up of the annual Ruddog cup event in Sicily, where he competed with his Tamiya TRF419XR. Su...

Maurizio Basile has provided us with a write-up of the annual Ruddog cup event in Sicily, where he competed with his Tamiya TRF419XR.

Sunday 5th May was the date for one of the most important Sicilian races of 2019, The RUDDOG CUP SICILY" was held on the Bronte mini-racetrack.


It was a three day event, and there was a wide range of national drivers who had come over to race with us Sicilian racers, with everyone meeting at the track on the Friday. The event covers the following classes:

  • Modified
  • 13.5 Efra F1
  • 13.5 Efra F2
  • 21.5 Formula Efra
  • 13.5 Super GT Efra.

I competed with my Tamiya TRF419XR in the hotly contested Modified class.

In the 13.5 and Formula classes, in addition to our best Sicilian drivers, some Italian drivers from outside our island also competed.

Among these, Umberto Pernice, promoter of the event , and Daniele Marletta, Biagio Esposito, Roberto Fabiano, Andrea Efficace and Bryan Ferrara, all first rank drivers, who have names well known in the national racing scene.

On Saturday was run free practice and controlled qualifying. I tweaked the settings of my TRF as I pursued the best set-up that would be good for corner speed and tire life.

On Sunday at 9.30 started the qualifying of all classes to decide the starting grids for the finals.

Finals day featured lots of close and intense racing. Every round was exciting to watch as from the first corner to the last minute of the day, the drivers never gave up and were committed to get the best possible result. Many of the and the winners' names were known only around 17:00.

My Tamiya 419XR chassis was superb all day. I managed a clean sweep by taking fastest lap, TQ and winning all three A-main finals. h

Results

The award ceremony took place in the presence of the Mayor of Bronte who spoke for the occasion.
The podium finishers were 1st BRYAN FERRARA,  2nd ROBERTO PRIVITERA 3rd EDOARDO ARDITA

The podium finishers in 13.5 EFRA F1: 1st DANIELE MARLETTA 2nd ROBERTO FABIANO 3rd BIAGIO ESPOSITO
The podium finishers in 13.5 EFRA F2: 1st CARLO IOVINO 2nd VINCENZO BASILE 3rd ANTONY PRESTIGIACOMO
The podium finishers of the MODIFIED class: 1st MAURIZIO BASILE 2nd FABIO SCUDERI 3rd MASSIMO IMPELLIZZERI.
All the drivers and organisers greeted each other with a toast offered by the organisation giving themselves an appointment for the 2020 edition of “Ruddog Cup Sicily”. Hope to see you all there.

Chassis Focus and set-up sheet Maurizio Basile Tamiya TRF419XR

Here is my winning chassis


I have three degrees of rear toe 


The gold screws might make it go faster? 




Notice my screw position in the lower deck, I had good corner speed with these.

The Arrowmax Dash R-Tune combo has provided me with lots of power and smooth running.

 Set-up Sheet.




Hope to see you at the track.
Maurizio Basile

TRF419XR 7560059941777348855

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