Hardcore Italian Baja 5B racer Andrea Brisi sent us these pictures from the first round of the Italian 1/5th scale off-road championships, where he was one of the three HPI Baja buggies on the podium, sweeping the rest of the competition! Not only did Andrea hold the lead for nearly the entire A Final, he set the fastest lap as well and had about a 10-second lead until a mistake gave the lead to one of his friends, also driving a Baja 5B buggy.
Andrea's not worried, though, it's only the first of five races and there's plenty more action to come from our dedicated Italian Baja racers! Thanks very much, Andrea, and the best of luck to you and your friends for the rest of the championship season! The rest of the Italian 1/5th scale Championship rounds are on these dates: 19 April 09 31 May 09 28 June 09 26 July 09 6 September 09 Pictures taken by Herbie!
Andrea wants to thank Baja racing friends Robert, David, Sean, Patriek and Matt and Mark Hull for their help, suggestions and tech knowledge! His 'General' uses Hostile Tires, options from Turtle Racing and an O'Neill Brothers racing 4-bolt engine, all of which he considers the top parts for the Baja. If you want to catch up with the ongoing action of the Italian 1/5th Off-Road Championship, check out the HPI Baja Forum, and independent forum for Baja fanatics!