> Serpent Factory Team


The Serpent Factory Race Team may have the dream job that takes them around the world but they play a vital role in the development of our products. Our line-up of top international racers allows us to compete at the sharp end of major competitions such as the European and World Championships. By racing at this high level our drivers can provide us with valuable technical feedback allowing us to constantly improve the products we offer our customers.


In addition to representing Serpent in top flight events across the globe, each member of our team has a busy test program in which they evaluate new products as we strive to offer all racers the complete winning package. Our team drivers also attend many races in a supporting role hosting 'Tech Talks' and sharing their set-up information with fellow Serpent racers as well as gathering valuable customer feedback about our products.


Team Drivers

Michael Salven

Nationality:
German

Michael is one of the sports best known and most experienced racers. Originally from Germany, this multiple European Champion knows a thing or two about our cars having gone from racing a Serpent to becoming our chief designer and co-owner.



Sabrina Lechner

Nationality:
German

The fastest Serpent lady driver in the world, reaching top 20 finishes in EC's and even WC races with 1/8 and 1/10 scale gaspowerd Serpent cars. Sabrina is from Germany and part of the true rc racing family. Sabrina will compete in the 1/10 and 1/8 German Champs, some GPs', some EC's and also in the WC.



Mark Green

Nationality:
English

From the United Kingdom Mark is a vastly experienced driver. Winner of a number of UK National Championships he has for the last two years been crowned European 1:10 200mm Vice-Champion. Mark has also been a World Championship finalist in both 1:8 and 1:10 scales.



Paolo Morganti

Nationality:
Venezualan

Originally from Venezuela and now based in Florida, Paolo is one of the top Nitro racers in the USA. His success includes victory at the prestigious annual WinterNats event and numerous Venezuelan National Championship titles. Paolo is also the driving force behind our American distributor, Serpent USA.



Tadahiko Sahashi

Nationality:
Japanese

The younger of the Sahashi brothers, 18-year-old Tadahiko is the youngest member of the Serpent factory team. A leading star of the sport in Asia, he is a former Japanese 1:10 Champion and was Top Qualifier at the 2006 Japanese Nationals in 1:8th.



Yuya Sahashi

Nationality:
Japanese

One half of the famous Sahashi racing brother from Japan, Yuya is a leading 1:8 drivers in Asia. A finalist in the ultra competitive Japanese Nationals on six occassions Yuga has three podium finishes to his credit. Together with his brother Tadahiko, Yuya is the newest member of the Serpent factory team.



Allesio Mazzeo

Nationality:
Italian

Young top-level driver from the very south of Italy, Sicily, where he can almost race all year through. Winner of the EC-B final few years back in Belgium and finalist at 200mm European and World Championships.



Scott Kimbrow

Nationality:
USA

Scott Kimbrow is almost a racing legend in the USA. Multiple Champion. He is one of the very best on road gas-racers and is a highly experienced racer in both 1/10 and 1/8 scale onroad.

Scott has also experimented a lot with 1/8 scale brushless onroad, so he will be racing that category soon too.



Ilia van Gastel

Ilia van Gastel

Nationality:
Belgian

Ilia van Gastel, the multiple Belgian National Champion, EFRA GP winner and EC and WC finalist.



Mikael Fransson

Mikael Fransson

Nationality:
Swedish

Mikael is one of the best onroad drivers in Sweden and races both 1/8 and 1/10 GP, as well as 1/12 EP in wintertime.
He is multiple Swedish Champion and has been in many EC and even WC finals.



Marc Fischer

Nationality:
German

Marc Fischer races for a long time already on the highest level of 1/12 and 1/10 scale electric and has huge experience in these categories. Multiple finalist/podiums at Snowbirds, Euro's and Worlds.
Marc also races 1/10 gas for fun when time allows.



Billy Easton

Nationality:
USA


Billy Easton is Serpent´┐Żs designer for rc cars, with focus on offroad cars. Based in Florida USA, surrounded by tough US style offroad tracks. As former World Champion, he has been racing rc cars all his life and is dedicated to this hobby. He runs mainly 1/8 buggy now, but has been active in 1/10 buggy and 1/10 electric onroad too, and probably will be again. His work is mainly in design-work with 3D CAD software, testing and racing.