2012 IFMAR World Championships – Qualifying Rounds One and Two

Dec 05, 2012 2 Comments by

In Q1, Robert Batlle picked up where he left off at the Worlds Warm-Up in September and drove to the front of an antsy qualifying heat “A.”  The Spaniard out-dueled youngsters Dakotah Phend, Elliott Boots and Ty Tessmann to take the heat and the overall fast time from Q1. Elsewhere, the Czech Republic’s Martin Bayer came out of heat three to get third for the round, proving that he has more speed than he was able to clock in practice.

Round One

1Robert BatlleMugenNovarossi14/10:37.538Spain
2Dakotah PhendTLROrion14/10:41.924USA
3Martin BayerXRAYLRP14/10:42.680Czech Republic
4Elliott BootsKyoshoNovarossi14/10:44.646Great Britain
5Ty TessmanHot BodiesO.S.14/10:45.024Canada
6Lee MartinMugenNovarossi14/10:45.036Great Britain
7Renaud SavoyaXRAYRB14/10:45.466France
8Billy EastonSerpentNovarossi14/10:45.925USA
9Davide TortoriciMugenBliss14/10:47.046Italy
10Ryan MaifieldAssociatedLRP13/10:00.849USA
11Jared TeboKyoshoOrion13/10:00.889USA
12Teemu LeinoHot BodiesLRP13/10:02.274Finland

Q2 looked like a replay of the ROAR nationals for Hot Bodies’ Ty Tessmann. The Canadian commanded much of heat “A,” while showing that he got a little more comfortable with his machine in day one of qualifying than he was in practice.

Q1 winner Robert Batlle didn’t miss a beat finishing second in heat “A” and third overall for the round after a rejuvenated Jared Tebo charged through heat “B.” Tebo had been “laying in the weeds” so far this week and was clearly happy to put in a solid run. I would watch Tebo closely tomorrow to see how his Q2 run translates into round three and four. He tends to get faster and faster if he has good runs that build his confidence. I know, that sounds like it’s probably true for everyone. But in my opinion, it is more true for him. If he strings a few together, he will be a very dangerous man.

Round Two

1Ty TessmanHot BodiesO.S.14/10:37.538Canada
2Jared TeboKyoshoOrion14/10:41.924USA
3Robert BatlleMugenNovarossi14/10:42.680Spain
4Lee MartinMugenNovarossi14/10:44.646Great Britain
5Yannick AigoinAssociatednVision14/10:45.024France
6Kyle McBrideKyoshoO.S.14/10:45.036Australia
7Jerome AigoinKyoshoNovarossi14/10:45.466France
8Cody KingKyoshoOrion14/10:45.925USA
9David RonnefalkKyoshoOrion14/10:47.046Sweden
10Ryan MaifieldAssociatedLRP13/10:00.849USA
11Adam DrakeTLRNovarossi13/10:00.889USA
12Martin BayerXRAYLRP13/10:02.274Czech Republic
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2 Responses to “2012 IFMAR World Championships – Qualifying Rounds One and Two”

  1. RazoyoRC says:

    Aaron, great job! Keep it up!

  2. John Forsell says:

    Might have somebody verify the lap counts / times. They’re the same in both Rounds.

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