It is with a heavy heart that Lamberto Collari has announced that he has withdrawn from the forthcoming IFMAR Worlds. In his own words…
Dear friends, in more than 25 years of RC racing all over the World I have never faced the event of choosing to voluntarily renounce to take part at a race, especially not such an important event as the World Championship.
Unfortunately, the very latest news about heavy radioactive emissions, out of human tolerance limits, force me to use the maximum prudence possible, despite my will to compete and also bring my solidarity to Japanese RC community that has been struck so hard by such a terrible event.
I owe this cautious behavior to my family, my partners and myself; even the smallest consequence would make the chase to my tenth World Title, for which I trained hard in the last two years, meaningless.
This is why, with a heavy heart, I announce my official withdrawal from the next 8th scale On Road World Championship to be held at Kei-Tune Raceway. Today is a sad day, for me. I’m not sure this is the best choice, but it is my choice. I hope you can understand it; I’ll follow you from my house cheering for each of you, my fellow racers.