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CarZ present the Radio Control India National Championships

By Motortrend India Staff   |   06 February,2013

CarZ joins hands with R/C racers community in India to present 5th edition of the Radio Control India National Championships. Racers from many parts of the country came to participate in the motor sport extravaganza which was held at the newly constructed world class R/C race facility at Axles Raceway in Kompally, Hyderabad.

Radio-controlled (R/C) car races are lesser-known games which are paving their way in the city. R/C cars are self-powered model cars or trucks that can be controlled by a specialized transmitter from a distance. These cars are powered by various sources. Most fuel –powered models are equipped with small internal combustion engines fueled by a special mixture of methanol, nitromethane and oil (mixtures of castor and synthetic oil). These are called “nitro” cars. The R/C cars can run at a speed of 80 kmph and can go up to 140 kmph with the correct modification and tuning. These high-end race cars run on glow fuel (comprising of nitro methanol) that is used in real racing cars.

While commenting on the event, Venu Donepudi, the Founder and Managing Director of CarZ, said, "CarZ is proud to bring to the spotlight the exciting but hitherto non-mainstream sport of R/C racing. After experiencing the F1 event recently held at the Buddh International Circuit, we wanted to give the people a similar rush through this sport, which is already a rage abroad and is just beginning to gain traction in the country. There is also the advantage of it being a completely safe sport that puts neither the drivers nor viewers at risk of accidents. As of now there are hardly any tracks in India. Conducting this event in Hyderabad is a good sign for the sport."

Bharat Penmatcha, the man behind the project, said, “The track itself is of international standard. Since the location wasn't anywhere close to a beach, five different types of soil had to be acquired to make the track. It is dust-free and has its fair share of sharp turns and obstacles that makes the race all the more challenging and pleasing to watch.”

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