Euros Warm Up – Day 3

What a terrible race, again. Not really surprising really, I haven’t been on it lately. I have been testing a lot of stuff for the future and the connection between me and the car is just not there. Today reminded me of a discussion I had with Jurgen from LRP last year. The reason was my clearly better performance in electric compared to nitro. For example the 10th scale Euros, I pretty much showed up with my car directly from the Reedy Race, and made the main finishing 7th. 1:8th electric I also made the main at Silver State when I didn’t make it in Nitro, and I also did the same at the Euros. I figured there has to be a reason for this, and I believe I figured it out.

To be really good at nitro requires more talent. The electric motors produce a very predictable and precise powerband, that is always the same. Nitro, not so much, even on a well tuned and running engine, there will be slight differences throughout that race, and a talented driver can adjust for this. So with electric you just do the same thing every lap, and you are golden. In nitro, you have to make slight adjustments to your driving on the fly. And the lack of talent, that is my problem. There is no other explanation as I only practice nitro.

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