The 2018 edition of the Snertrace was the third Snertrace for the NRP Ultron buggy since it's release in 2016.
In both 2016 and 2017 the NRP Ultron buggy was victorious, can we manage a tripple ?
YES WE CAN !
Previous week the European Championship large scale offroad was helt in the United Kingdom on the astro-turf track called Nene Valley Raceway. It was a challenging week for the Ultron drivers to find the setup with not that much expirience compared to the other teams. Weather was changing everyday from a dry track back to a wet track and step by step all the ultron cars improved.
Nene Valley Raceway - Euros warm up.
This weekend Nick Visser and Tim Vander Elst went over to the UK to drive the warm up for the upcoming european championship. Besides Nick and Tim we also had Bob Weaver and Adam Ellis present with their Ultron Buggies.
This was our first time with the ultron buggy on astro-turf we were up for a big challenge to find a setup for the car. Saturday was only free practice so we tested a lot of things on our car. By the end of saturday all our... cars were going reasonably well with still a lot of room for improvement in the setup.
Another important anual event we now visited for the 2nd time with our N-R-P Buggy. Last year we stood here with our proto-type. Finishing the race in first place. This year we stood here with the production car and it was time to defend our title.
Apart from this we also came here with a few new things:
- Production anti-roll bar kits 3mm and 4mm
- Thicker front springs (3dots and 4 dots)
- Reinforced short course (reinforced a few parts of wich we had issues during the euros on it's first run)
Snertrace FULL report:
Starting of the 2017 season with a big bang !
Starting off with the Dutch LargeScale Indoor raced in Holland.
Where we saw 5 Ultron buggies and 1 Ultron short course at the start !
Michael Keinemans dominating every qualifying heat puttin the Ultron well on pole for the main final, Nick Visser following closely taking P2 on the grid. Henk P4, Melanie P6, Fatih P10...
1 year ago we stood with our first proto-type on the European championship in Fehring.
Now we are at the European championship with 4 Ultron buggies and 2 short courses.