The 2020 Dakar rally held in Saudi Arabia has just come to an end, as every year countless teams coming from all around the globe fought for the victory during 5000km of special stages, in a race considered the queen of rally-raid.
Thierry Sabine founder of this legendary competition, used to describe it with this simple phrase:
“a challenge for those who dare, and the dream for those who stay”.
The first 2020 Mini 4WD Sport event wants to pay his tribute to the world of rally-raid and to the craziness that characterized car’s projects from ‘80s. February 23rd in Rome “Safari Type 3” is going to be held, an off road race 2Km long reserved only to Type 3 chassis, the most iconic Mini 4WD Chassis produced back in 1989.
For those who are going to take part in this competition, the race begun before positioning their Mini 4WDs on the starting grid.
Type 3 Chassis has a short wheelbase and a high centre of gravity, furthermore it has some weaknesses: the left side bearing holders, and the fragile central wings.
The modeling skills of the racers are going to be crucial in order to solve this problems and get to the finish line after 2Km of hard off road race.
As a real rally-raid during the race various technical issues may occur, that’s why we want to suggests the partecipants about which tools and spare parts bring with them during the race, just remember that the chassis and the body has to be the same for the entire race, is forbidden to replace them after the technical inspections.
-Set of wheels
-2 or more pair of batteries
-Set of bearings
-Mini wrench Tamiya
-Mini brush to remove debris from inside part of the mechanics
The event other then being supported by Hobby Media, it’s sponsored by Gianni Modellismo and Andrea Ciarcianelli.
We wish the best of luck to all the partecipants!
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The staff of Mini 4WD Sport