Oscar Cabezas was in action in the 3rd round of the Spanish 1:8 National Championship over the weekend and the 20-year-old Serpent Driver Development team member took the win.
Racing at the Vigo track where 90 drivers were taking part in the ultra competitive National Championship encounter, the defending champion steered his Mega powered Serpent 960 to his second win of the season.
The event wasn’t all plan sailing for the talented young racer. Â Setting the pace in Friday morning’s free practice Oscar was to suffer radio interference Â at the end of the straight on the Vigo track. Â The resulting crash saw his 960 suffer major damage with the chassis plate and rear of the car completely destroyed bringing his day to an early end.
With his car rebuilt for Saturday morning Oscar won his first heat but a problem with his transponder denied him provisional pole. Â He repeated the win in Heat 2 and was on a flier in Heat 3, breaking the lap record for the track, when he was hit by another car while overtaking it which put an end to the run.
The fourth and final qualifying heat again saw Oscar set the pace and take the win but the track had lost grip and was slower so he had to settle for P2 on the grid.
For the Final Oscar opted to start the race with a brand new set of Xceed tyres and go on a one stop strategy as his rival choose to make two tyre stops. Â This plan was to pay off for the SDD driver and at the end of the Final he took the win with one lap in hand over the second placed driver.
Completing a successful day for Serpent, Jose Casas brought his 960 home in third for a podium double.
Having finished on the podium in all of the this year’s National races, Oscar is in strong position to take the title at the final round to be run on the Valencia circuit.
Source : Serpent