After the cancellations in 2015 & 2016, this time the Hobbywing Cup has been held at SYE arena in Shanghai from 19 to 20 August 2017. The return of the race absolutely has started a fierce "battle".
If we do not include this year's race, then Hobbywing has successfully held the Hobbywing Cup for 7 years (from 2008 to 2014). The race has carried forward Hobbywing's competitive spirit and pursuit & passion for RC models.
Every old picture is full of great memories about how the young age and passion influenced competitors in those years. Can you find yourself in those pictures? Have you come to attend this year's race? Whether you have come or not, Hobbywing Cup has always been there for all the RC model enthusiasts.
Besides those old friends, some new faces have also appeared at the race. Along with the popularization of RC models among teenagers, now the age of participants is becoming younger and younger. Undoubtedly, this is a good sign for the development of the RC field.
During the two-day competition, the final result has been a mystery until the last round had completed. During the four rounds of preliminaries, no one has known who would claim the TQ until the final round had finished. During the three rounds of finals, no one has known who would be the champion until the final round had ended. The unpredictable and changeable weather has made the results more vague. In addition, four of the top ten in the Modify class are former national champions. So you could imagine how fierce the competition has been.
In the Modify class, Wang Haifeng finished in first place, Lu Junqiao finished in second place and Huang Kuisheng claimed TQ and finished in third place.
Zhang Zhibin TQ'd and won the 2017 Hobbywing Cup in the Stock class, Simon finished in second place and Kenny finished in third place.
In the Sport class, Gao Liliang finished in first place, Liu Nan claimed TQ and finished in second place and Xu Shiming finished in third place.
There has been a lottery besides trophies and prize money, the biggest prize of the lottery is provided by several sponsors and worth over 10,000 yuan.
Thanks to the participation of all the drivers, the dedication of all the staff at the arena and the technical support of Hobbywing's field application engineers (FAEs), the 2017 Hobbywing Cup has been successfully concluded. Although the race is over, the competitive spirit and fun will not be forgotten.