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January 10, 2011

Boots TQ and Ralph Victorious at Kyosho Off Road Winter Cup

Filed under: News — Team Durango UK @ 10:33 am

Team driver Richard Ralph sent us in this report from the Kyosho off-road winter cup, held in the superb Motor Arena indoor facility at Silverstone Circuit.

An exceptionally large multi-surface track with jumps was laid out by meeting runners Silverstone RCMCC on their permanent on-road circuit.

Track

From the first round of qualifying Elliot Boots driving his Durango DEX410 proved to be the man to beat with 8 of the 10 fastest laps and fastest overall time in round one ahead of Kit Jones, the other fastest laps coming from fellow Durango DEX410 driver Richard Ralph and Paul Upton, however they ended the first round further down the top ten.

Round two would also see Durango’s Boots dominate again but this time Durango’s would fill the top 2 spots with Richard Ralph finally putting in a clean run.

Round three would see Boots having a scrappy run which let Ralph take the lead, Boots was gaining fast in the closing stages of the race when Ralph ran wide at the end of the main straight and the two Durango drivers got tangled together allowing Kit Jones to take the round by just a quarter of a second ahead of Ralph in second.

Elliot Boots would take round four comfortably and young Ashley Caunt gave a storming drive, meaning they would line up for the finals in following order:

1. Elliot Boots DEX410

2.      Kit Jones

3. Richard Ralph DEX410

4.      Ben Cosgrove

5.      Alec Springer

6.      Ashley Caunt

7.      Nathan Ralls

8.      Matthew Lewis

9.      Ashley Wiffen

10.  Alex Mortimer

The start of the A final saw Elliot Boots build up a commanding lead while Jones and Ralph would battle for second. Just after Ralph passed Jones for second Jones suffered a broken driveshaft, this took the pressure of Ralph who inherited the lead, a steering problem forced Boots to retire from the race. A few mistakes from Ralph would see him back under pressure, this time from Ashley Wiffen who had worked his way up from the back of the grid, but Ralph withstood this and took the win for Team Durango to add to the T.Q  that Boots had taken with the DEX410.

The A Final result was as follows:-

1. Richard Ralph DEX410

2.      Ashley Wiffen

3.      Ashley Caunt

4.      Matthew Lewis

5.      Alec Springer

6. Elliot Boots DEX410

7.      Kit Jones

8.      Ben Cosgrove

9.      Nathan Ralls

10.  Alex Mortimer

Richard Ralph Podium

Well done Richard on an excellent win from all @ TD!

Richards’ and Elliotts’ set-up can be found here:

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