Monday, December 7, 2009
P.Y.Tang, ZTW and H-ENERGY wins at Total Hobby Grand Prix 2009 in Malaysia (October 11, 2009)
Total Hobby Grand Prix took place at the University Technology Malaysia in Johor Bahru on October 11, 2009. P.Y.Tang ZTW-powered Tamiya TRF416WE took another test towards the limit of the hot weather on an outdoor asphalt track. It was the same setup as previous where he uses the ZTW 120A ESC and ZTW 4.5R Brushless Motor except he switched to H-Energy 5000Mah 35C LiPo. This would be the first test on a H-Energy product at a race event.
At a unfamiliar territory, P.Y.Tang only managed 3rd in the qualifying position after overgearing in the hot weather and suffered by high-wear on the tires. In the Final A1, P.Y.Tang managed to climb up to 2nd. In the Final A2, he managed to top the position and finished 4th in the Final A3. After a long hot day, P.Y.Tang clinched the 1st position overall on points.
Samuel Tan's ZTW 5000Mah 35C LiPo powered X-ray 09 had to retire early due to an accident just prior to the A-Finals, which he managed to qualified in 4th position.