In what some say could have been called “the Race of Champions”, round 3 of the Taplow R/C Car club’s winter championship was to be the first public race meeting of the TLR22 outside of the USA.
Some of the most respected racers in the UK came together for this event; for what proved to be an classic meeting and perfect debut for the Team Losi Racing 22. Drivers included the current double European champion Lee Martin and the current BRCA 1:10 and 1:8 national champions Tom Cockerill and Darren Bloomfield. All 3 UK TLR 22 cars qualified into the top 10 in 2WD but with 8 car finals, it was Team Losi’s Andy Carter that had to settle for the B-final.
It was then the TLR22 of Darren Bloomfield who lined up 2nd on the grid alongside current EFRA European Champion Lee Martin with Tom Cockerill and David Poulter locking out the 2nd row of the grid with their Schumacher Cougars and ahead of the 2nd TLR22 of Simon Reeves in 5th and the XXX-CR of Special Agent Richard Barton in 6th place on the 3rd row of the grid. After some incredible driving from Martin and Bloomfield. An unfortunate error allowed Bloomfield to take the lead, allowing him to end up nearly 7 seconds clear of Tom Cockerill in 2nd and Lee in 3rd.
I think we can all agree that the Losi 22 paired with some great drivers is a dangerous mix for anyone else on the track!