2011 IFMAR 1/8 Onroad World Champion Robert Pietsch chose to announce his departure from Novarossi a few days ago on Facebook, in the days since we’ve witnessed a great deal of activity on the offroad side of things with celebrated racer Elliott Boots announcing his departure.
Goodbye Novarossi! I want to say thank’s to everybody at novarossi factory for all support over the last years. I won some great races with using nova engines. It was a great time for me that I will never forget. For me it is time to make a change now. News come up soon! – Robert Pietsch
The question is whether Mugen Seiki’s Pietsch will follow fellow onroad racer Jilles Groskamp and run the Maxima branded OS engine, the lubricants company based out of Thailand recently re-signed Jared Tebo to run the fuel after a season off running for Sidewinder. Watch this space.