A brief interview as below to introduce you, as new rc racing talent, to the Serpent fans.
Q:where do you come from ?
A; I come from Ankara, the capital city of Turkey.
Q:when did you start racing rc cars and with which car ?
A; I started driving rc cars in 2007 and started racing in 2008. Myfirst ever car was Tamiya TT-01 and my first race car was a used Mugen MTX-4
Q; Why do you like rc car racing ?
A; I really love RC racing because both talent and experience is neededto become successful in this sport. This means endless amount ofimprovementfor an individual.
Q: what is your profession ?
A;I'm a student in METU. I'm in preparatory year and studying English at
the moment, next year I will start studying Mechanical engineering.
Q: Which rc classesand cars do you run
A; This year I run 3 classes. Serpent 733-747 with Xceed engines(Nitro Touring), Serpent 411(Electric Touring) and Serpent 811 Cobra/XceedEngines(1-8 Nitro Buggy), Serpent 811 Cobra-E ( 1-8 electric Buggy)
Q: Which class do you prefer and why ?
A; I mainly prefer Nitro Touring because it is my first love :) And I reallystarted enjoying EP Touring because of its simplicity and 5 minutes ofracing full of concentration.
Q: What is your favourite track so far ?
A; I haven't visited so many tracks so far,but I can say Ettlingen trackin Germany is my favourite. It is fast flowing and pleasure to drive.
Q: What will be the main races you compete in, also abroad?
A; In Turkey I will be competing in Electric and Nitro Touring National Championship Series. In addition, I will participate in ETS Round 5 andmaybe 6, and Efra IC Euros 1/10 A in Italy.
Q: Do you also practice rc racing onlineand why ?
A; Yes, I do practise a lot in Virtual RC Pro, because I believe it sharpens my skills and teaches to drive really consistent. Another reason I use it alot is that our local track has been closed in the city I live in.I do have an offroad track nearby now.
Q:Is rc racing popular in Turkye and is it changing ?
A; In Turkey, racing is not so popular yet, especially in Nitro racing,mainly because of economic reasons but Offroad and Electric classes are on theupbeat for sure.
Q: When is yout next race and in which class ?
A; My next race is Turkish Electric Touring National Championship Round 1 at Team-NCRC arena in Cyprus on 5-6th of May.
Thank you very much for your support, these would not be possible, withoutSerpent Team and Evilhobbyshop.
and we tank you Mustafa for this interview, and wish you best of luck in the comming races !