Posted by RC4WD on 7/16/2018 to Events
TEXT BY SIMONE CANTOIA, RC4WD TEAM DRIVER
On May 16/17 Oleggio hosted for the second consecutive year the Italian round of the European Truck Trials Championship.
year the Italian scale forum had the opportunity to be part of the
event, with a demo scale track to show to the numerous spectators what
our little rigs can do!
The 1/1 event was massive: there were courses everywhere, with steep uphill sections, dirt piles, holes and mud pits. 23
teams coming from Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland and
Czech Republic battled for 2 days to complete all the courses with less
penalties then their fellow competitors.
Trucks were divided into 4 classes: 2 axles with the classics Unimog 406
/ 416 and similar small rigs, 3 axles with trucks like Mercedes, Steyr,
Man and Faun, 4 axles with the huge Man and Mercedes 8x8 trucks and
the Prototype class with highly modified 2 and 3 axles rigs: steering on all axles, independent braking on each wheel and modified cabs were allowed in this extreme class.Action
was insane, with trucks crawling obstacles that seemed impossible,
leaving black diesel smoke and clouds of dust behind them while
co-drivers were spotting for the best line to avoid hitting the gates.
enjoyed the show as well as the surrounding attractions around the
locations like our scale demo and even the possibility to get a
passenger ride on the Iveco 4x4 Dakar truck!
Organizers supplied us with a big dirt pile and despite the extremely hot and dry
conditions we were lucky enough to have shade and water to avoid dust
and shape the course, we even had a little scale mud pit!
friends from the Italian forum came to Oleggio during the event weekend
to both see the big 1/1 guys in action and drive their scale trucks on
We are glad they gave us this opportunity, fun for us and
interesting for the crowd who had the opportunity to discover the scale
truck world and see our little 4x4 and multiaxles rigs in action,
including the Best II 6x6 military truck and other RC4WD based builds.