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Mini 4WD 99 Cup in Abruzzo – Seconda Edizione Event Report

Exactly one year later Mini 4WD Sport comes back to the Italian region of Abruzzo, for the second edition of the “99 Cup tournament” held in L’Aquila city as part of the Fantasy Fest “Sulle Tracce del Drago”.
The two days tournament took place in conjunction with the 2 years anniversary since the start of the “Mini 4WD Sport” project, an excellent opportunity to celebrate this game, which has become a reference point in Italy for those who want to approach this “modeling sport”.

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Tamiya decided to celebrate the DevBot 2.0: an electric racing car being used for Season Alpha competitions and developed by Roborace. The hardware is the same for each team so the only differentiator is the AI driver software the teams develop for the competition.

This futuristic racing car is all-electric and runs on the Nvidia DRIVE platform when in autonomous mode and can be driven by a human or artificial intelligence.

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Mini 4WD Sport 3D Printing

On February 23rd, the first event of the 2020 season was held in Rome, with Mini 4WD Sport.
The individual race: the “Safari Type 3“, based on rally raids of the 1980s, took place on a 2km course on mixed grounds, from asphalt to dirt.

For the occasion it was designed and 3D printed by Luca Tavernelli, a rally podium on a 1:32 scale, where the various sponsors of the event are shown.

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 Safari Type 3: The first 2020 Mini 4WD Sport event

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.

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Italy: Mini 4WD Sport Cup Monterotondo

During this year many Mini 4WD Sport events has been held around Italy, the Mini 4WD Sport Cup tournament of 26th and 27th October it were the final competition of this season.
2019 has been a very important year, that saw the growth of passion for this small model cars, with an increasing number of people that started to practice this game that combines modeling and physical activity.

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Despite the popularity of Mini 4WD in Italy, it happens that in some regions isn’t held any Mini 4WD event. Thanks to Mini 4WD Sport after many years of missing, Mini 4WD are back in those places like region of Abruzzo where they were almost forgotten.

Mini 4WD 99 Cup in Abruzzo3
Last month, during the fantasy fest of the city of L’Aquila, were held the “Mini 4WD 99 Cup” organized by Mini 4WD Sport. The first event after the summer break of this 2019 season finale.

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How to start running for Mini 4WD Sport!

Mini 4WD sport is a sporting discipline developed in the modelling field that takes place driving, using a special guide stick, similar to that used in hockey, models with 4-wheel drive in 1:32 scale. Modellers compete individually or in teams on rally or F1 style races.

There is not a sport in the world that combines the running to modelling technique, this peculiarity means that is awarded the ability to combine the three basic skills of the discipline:

  • Running skills (speed, endurance, agility in direction changes)
  • Modelling skills (in order to design and implement a performing model)
  • Specific driving skills

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