IFMAR Worlds: Favorites to Win?

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IFMAR Worlds Favorites to Win

Although we have only seen one days’ worth of racing at the 2013 IFMAR World Championships we thought we would try and see who our reader’s favourites were. LiveRC published the following, so let us know in the comments below if you agree! 

Ryan Cavalieri (USA – Associated) – Defending 2WD and 4WD champion. Current active leader in IFMAR Off-Road EP World Championships (4). Only a fool would bet against him at this point.

Dakotah Phend (USA – TLR) – Won the 2WD class at 2013 ROAR Off-Road Nationals held here just over a month ago. He was the lone rear-motor car in the A-main. What his car lacked in speed, it made up for in its ability to be driven aggressively without crashing. He, again, appears to be the lone rear-motor car here for the worlds.

Ty Tessmann (CAN – Hot Bodies) – Won the 4WD class at the 2013 ROAR Off-Road Nationals, as well as both 2WD and 4WD at the Worlds Warm-Up Race. Always a threat.

Ryan Maifield (USA – Associated) – Has never won a worlds, but looked extremely fast at the nationals in August. Again, always a threat.

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Contenders:

Jared Tebo (USA – Kyosho) – Former 4WD World Champion. Could easily dominate this weekend, but didn’t look to have the same consistency as the favorites in 2WD and 4WD at the nationals in August.

Neil Cragg (UK – Associated) – Former 2WD World Champion. The 2WD TQ in 2011, Cragg will look for some redemption in the class after an abysmal set of mains in Finland.

Lee Martin (UK – Tamiya) – Another Brit that has proven speed in electric off-road. Looking for his first major international electric off-road win.

Jörn Neumann (GER – Durango) – Narrowly lost the 4WD class in 2011. Has won at the highest levels in electric off-road. Chances are better in the 4WD class where his car is slightly more proven than his ride in the 2WD class.

Dustin Evans (USA – TLR) – A sure bet to make the A-mains and has proven he can win at the highest levels. He has an uphill battle ahead of him if he is going to leapfrog our favorites, but it would not be surprising to see him win a class.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below…

Check out LiveRC’s report here.