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Germany: Merlin Depta Vice European Champion 1/8 with Viper 977-EVO (23/08/2015)


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Merlin Depta from Germany is the 2015 Vice European Champion 1/8 scale onroad !!

Starting from 8th on the A-Main grid, bumping up from quarter final and semi-final, Merlin drove a very strong main final, all the way up to 2nd position. Thus taking the Vice Championship title  with his Picco/Runnertime powered Serpent Viper 977-EVO car.

Congratulations !!

His pitcrew 2-speed boss Jirka Hassler and  Timo Schröder made a perfect job. Jirka with fast and secure refueling and both together for the important full tyre change.

Serpent had 2 cars in the A-main with Merlin Depta and Alessio Mazzeo from Italy. Mazzeo finshed strong 6th place with his Viper 977 EVO.

Dominic Greiner, Serpent new star-driver from 1/10 scale also showed great pace in the semi-final, and due to a disputable pitlane incident / stop and go, missed the main by 0,4 seconds only. Great disappointment  but still a very strong showing as he has raced 1/8 just very few times yet.

Serpent / 2-speed supported all drivers as well as possible with material and advice. The Serpent stand was manned the whole week by a regional Serpent dealer named Hederich.  Great job.

A big thanks to all Serpent drivers being there.

Congratulations to the deserved winner Oliver Mack and 3rd placed driver Simon Kurzbuch.

Also a very big thanks to the Ettlingen club, the whole team did an excellent job and made a great event possible.

Thanks to RC TV and EFRA for making the press coverage possible.

Team Serpent