2009 IFMAR 1:10 Electric Off-Road World Championships

Coordinates: 25°42′52″S 28°16′07″E / 25.714500°S 28.268577°E / -25.714500; 28.268577 2009 IFMAR 1:10 scale Electric Off-Road World Championships was the 13th running of the IFMAR 1:10 Electric Off-Road World Championship for 1:10 radio-controlled electric off-road buggies sanctioned by the International Federation of Model Auto Racing (IFMAR) that ran over two separate classes (2WD and 4WD).

The national sanctioning body, South African Radio Driver's Association (SARDA) acted as a host nation on behalf of Fourth Association of Model Auto Racing (FAMAR) with Tshwane Raceway and Promotions (TRAP) acting as the host organization for the championship.[1] taking place at the TRAP R/C Venue, located in Koedoespoort, Pretoria, in which they own.[2] In traditions with the other championships, the warm-up event was integrated into the host's national championship, the 6th African Cup.[3]

The event along with the 1:5 Large Scale Worlds, also hosted by TRAP the previous month, would be remembered for being heavily boycotted by factory teams and drivers over security issues,[4] as competitors were concerned for their safety following a number of incidents in 2002, notably involving Masami Hirosaka and the future IFMAR president Dallas Mathiesen, resulting to the assailant being swiftly dealt with and handed over to the police by the latter.[5][6] This meant that a majority of entries consisted of South African drivers and three international entries.[5] As a result of this, for the Electric On-Road Worlds (ISTC and 1:12 On-Road) due to take place in South Africa the following year, IFMAR stripped the organizer of its hosting rights and reallocated to MAC Burgdorf in Germany.[7] At the time when the IFMAR ISTC World Championship was still in session in 2016; with South Africa being the only FAMAR bloc nation to apply, they were awarded hosting rights to host the Electric On-Road events for 2018.[6]

The 2WD and 4WD championships was won by Martin Achter, driving an Associated RC10B4 and Durango DEX410"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-09. Retrieved 2009-10-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)</ref> respectively; despite the circumstances, he became the third driver to win both titles in a single host Worlds and second in the off-road Worlds. This became his only international championship A-main appearance.[8][9]



A1 A2 A3 Total
Pos. No Driver Car Motor Pos. Time Laps FL Pt. Pos. Time Laps FL Pt. Pos. Time Laps FL Pt. Pt. Time
1 1   Martin Achter Durango CS 1 1
2 2   Craig Laughton Associated 1
3 3   Albert Claassens Associated
4 4   Dean Steenmans Losi
5 5   Gerrit Gouws Associated B4
6 7   Charles Hollander Losi
7 8   Jaco van Eeden
8 6   Brandon Joynt
9 10   Stefan Ippy
10 9   Stefan Fourie



A1 A2 A3
Pos. No Driver Car Motor Pos. Time Laps FL Pt. Pos. Time Laps FL Pt. Pos. Time Laps FL Pt. Pt. Time
1 1   Martin Achter Associated CS 1 1 10
2   Gerrit Gouws Associated B4 4 4 1
3   Craig Laughton Hot Bodies D4 9 3 2
4   Brandon Joynt Kyosho 3 2 6
5   Guilherme de Sousa 5 7 3
6   Stefan Ippy 6 6 4
7   Jaco van Eeden 2 9 9
8   Rikus Jansen van Vuuren 7 5 7
9   Kenny Morey 8 10 5
10   Albert Claassens 10 8 8

See alsoEdit

Events marred by boycott threats
In contrast to
IFMAR Worlds events that took place in South Africa


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