The nine-day IFMAR 1/10th Electric Off-road World Championship ended on Nov. 19th at Xiamen ARC International Raceway. The championship has always been regarded as the Olympic Games of the RC model world, it's been the highest-level event so far and attracted numerous top drivers from all over the world to compete in. Hobbywing, as one of the main sponsors, attended this event with a great team for providing tech support to Hobbywing users.
For the holding of this world championship, the track has been rebuilt (from the previous track for 1/8th electric off-road to the current track for 1/10th electric off-road). For maximize the grip, the surface was treated with glue and sugar. Drivers were required to run their vehicles in the counterclockwise direction in the 2WD class and clockwise direction in the 4WD class, because the rules on world championships regulated that the track for 2WD & 4WD classes must have the adjustment of over 60%. The adjustment was 100%, so drivers needed to re-familiarize the track. This absolutely increased the difficulty, and the slopes on the left side of the track which even the best driver couldn't say he can go through without making any mistake made the situation more complicated. Moreover, the changeable weather made the final result even more unpredictable.
During the period of the competition, Hobbywing techs showed up every day to ensure that users could get the efficient and effective support when problems occur. "Put users’ concern first and help to solve issues" have always been our principle. When providing services, we mean it and take it seriously.
It was a contest among top drivers who could participate in this event had already indicated that they were the top ones in their nations. The drivers who could make into the top 10 at this race further proved their extraordinary strength. Two of the top 10 used Hobbywing's power system this time. After the intense competition, Ryan Maifield of USA won the championship both in the 2WD class and in the 4WD class.
This year's IFMAR World Championship was over. Let's look forward to the 2018 IFMAR World Championship which will be held in South Africa and wish all the participants can achieve even better results in the new year.