Past World Champions

The pinnacle of any RC racers career would be winning a World Championship. Only a small few are capable of accomplishing this feat. To win a World Championship, a driver must possess a combination of speed, precision driving and an extra dose of ice running through their veins. CompetitionX has compiled an ongoing list of winners that runs all the way back to the first World Championships in 1977.

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1/8 Scale Formula IC

Year Location Driver Car
1977 Monaco Monaco Phil Greeno England PB9 International
1979 Geneva, Switzerland Switzerland Giulio Ghersi Italy PB9 International

1/8 Scale Sport IC

Year Location Driver Car
1977 Pomona, CA, USA United States Butch Kroells United States Team Associated RC100
1979 Monaco Monaco Phil Booth United Kingdom PB9 International
1981 Indianapolis, IN, USA United States Arturo Carbonell United States Delta Super J
1983 Camoux, France France David Lecat France PB Alpha
1985 Tokyo, Japan Japan Rody Roem Netherlands Serpent Quattro
1987 Pomona, CA, USA United States Re-Pete Fusco United States Team Associated RC500
1989 Heemstede, Netherlands Netherlands Lamberto Collari Italy BMT 891
1991 Austin, TX, USA United States Lamberto Collari Italy BMT 891
1993 Gothenburg, Sweden Sweden Lamberto Collari Italy BMT 933
1995 Phuket, Thailand Thailand Lamberto Collari Italy Serpent Excel
1997 Toluca, Mexico Mexico Lamberto Collari Italy Serpent Vector
1999 Clemont Ferrand, France France Adrien Bertin France Mugen Sting
2001 Sydney, Australia Australia Kenji Osaka Japan Mugen MRX-3
2003 Hamilton, OH, USA United States Lamberto Collari Italy Kyosho Evolva 2005 WC
2005 Sicily, Italy Italy Lamberto Collari Italy Kyosho Evolva
2007 Cordoba, Argentina Argentina Lamberto Collari Italy Kyosho Evolva M3
2009 Lostallo, Switzerland Portugal Lamberto Collari Italy Kyosho Evolva M3 Evo
2011 Homestead, FL, USA United States Robert Pietsch Germany Mugen MRX-5
2013 Chiba/Tokyo, Japan Japan Tadahiko Sahashi Japan Serpent 977 Viper
2015 ? ? ?

1/12 Stock

Year Location Driver Car
1982 Anaheim, CA, USA United States Kent Clausen United States Team Associated RC12E
1984 Heming, Denmark Denmark Bud Bartos United States  

1/12 Modified

Year Location Driver Car
1982 Anaheim, CA, USA United States Arturo Carbonell United States Delta Phaser
1984 Heming, Denmark Denmark Tony Neisinger United States Team Associated RC12i
1986 Las Vegas, NV, USA United States Tony Neisinger United States Team Associated RC12L
1988 Baarn, Netherlands Netherlands Masami Hirosaka Japan Team Associated RC12L
1990 Singapore Singapore Chris Doseck United States Team Associated RC12L
1992 Grand Rapids, MI, USA United States Tony Neisinger United States Team Associated RC12LW
1994 Paris, France France David Spashett United Kingdom Corally SP12G2
1996 Montclair, CA, USA United States Masami Hirosaka Japan Team Associated RC12LC
1998 Newcastle, England England David Spashett United Kingdom Trinity
2000 Tsukuba, Japan Japan Masami Hirosaka Japan Team Associated RC12L3
2002 Gauteng, South Africa South Africa Masami Hirosaka Japan Yokomo 12LY
2004 Kissimmee, FL, USA United States Masami Hirosaka Japan Team Associated RC12L4
2006 Collegno, Italy Italy David Spashett United Kingdom Corally SP12X US Spec
2008 Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Naoto Matsukura Japan Team Associated RC12R5
2010 Burgdorf, Germany Germany Naoto Matsukura Japan Yokomo R12
2012 Heemstede, Netherlands Netherlands Naoto Matsukura Japan Yokomo R12
2014 ? ? ?

2WD Buggy

Year Location Driver Car
1985 Pomona, CA, USA United States Jay Halsey United States Team Associated RC10
1987 Romsey, UK United Kingdom Joel Johnson United States Kyosho Ultima
1989 Sydney, Australia Australia Masami Hirosaka Japan Team Associated RC10
1991 Detroit, MI, USA United States Masami Hirosaka Japan Team Associated RC10
1993 Basildon, UK United Kingdom Brian Kinwald United States Team Associated RC10 Worlds Car
1995 Tsukuba, Japan Japan Matt Francis United States Team Associated RC10B2
1997 Pomona, CA, USA United States Brian Kinwald United States Team LosiXX-CR
1999 Rauma, Finland Finland Masami Hirosaka Japan Team Associated RC10B3
2001 Pretoria, South Africa South Africa Matt Francis United States Team Losi XXX
2003 Largo, FL, USA United States Billy Easton United States Team Associated RC10B4
2005 Collegno, Italy Italy Neil Cragg England Team Associated RC10B4
2007 Ishikawa, Japan Japan Hayato Matsuzaki Japan Team Associated RC10B4
2009 Pretoria, South Africa South Africa Martin Achter Germany Team Associated RC10B4
2011 Vassa, Finland Finland Ryan Cavalieri United States Team Associated RC10B4.1
2013 Chico, CA, USA United States Jared Tebo United States Kyosho RB6
2015 ? ?

4WD Buggy

Year Location Driver Car
1985 Pomona, CA, USA United States Gil Losi Jr. United States Yokomo Super Dog Fighter
1987 Romsey, UK United Kingdom Masami Hirosaka Japan Schumacher Cat XL
1989 Sydney, Australia Australia Masami Hirosaka Japan Yokomo Super Dog Fighter
1991 Detroit, MI, USA United States Cliff Lett United States Yokomo Super Dog Figher Works ’91
1993 Basildon, UK United Kingdom Masami Hirosaka Japan Yokomo Super Dog Fighter Works ’93
1995 Tsukuba, Japan Japan Mark Pavidis United States Yokomo Super Dog Fighter YZ-10
1997 Pomona, CA, USA United States Masami Hirosaka Japan Yokomo Super Dog Fighter MX-4
1999 Rauma, Finland Finland Jukka Steenari Finland Team Losi XX4
2001 Pretoria, South Africa South Africa Jukka Steenari Finland Team Losi XX4
2003 Largo, FL, USA United States Ryan Cavalieri United States Team Losi XXX4
2005 Collegno, Italy Italy Ryan Cavalieri United States JConcepts BJ4
2007 Ishikawa, Japan Japan Jared Tebo United States Team Associated B44
2009 Pretoria, South Africa South Africa Martin Achter Germany Team Durango DEX410
2011 Vassa, Finland Finland Ryan Cavalieri United States Team Associated B44.1
2013 Chico, CA, USA United States Steven Hartson United States Team Associated B44.2
2015 ? ?

1/8 IC Off Road

Year Location Driver Car
1986 Grenoble, France France Frederic Veysseyre France Yankee 86
1988 Mantua, Italy Italy Maurizio Monesi Italy Garbo Roadfighter
1990 Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Koji Sanada Japan Mugen Super Sport
1992 Usingen, Germany Germany Kokushi Toge Japan Kyosho Inferno
1994 Kirchschlag, Austria Austria Maurizio Monesi Italy Kyosho Turbo Inferno
1996 Hampshire, England England Alex Laffranchi Italy Kyosho Inferno MP-5
1998 Coimbra, Portugal Portugal Daniel Reckward Germany Kyosho Inferno MP-6
2000 Las Vegas, NV, USA United States Yuichi Kanai Japan Kyosho Inferno MP-7.5
2002 Punta del Este, Uruguay Uruguay Greg Degani United States Kyosho Inferno MP-7.5
2004 Furulund, Sweden Sweden Guillaume Vray France Mugen MBX-5
2006 Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Mark Pavidis United States Kyosho Inferno MP777 WC
2008 Charlotte, NC, USA United States Atsushi Hara Japan Hot Bodies D8
2010 Pattaya, Thailand Thailand Cody King United States Kyosho MP9 TKI2
2012 Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentina Robert Batlle Spain Mugen Seiki MBX7
2014 ? ? ?

Team Championship IC

Year Location Driver Car
1990 Turkheim, Germany Germany Michele Baruzzi Italy
Lamberto Collari Italy
Massimo Fantini Italy
BMT 891

1/10 Pro 10

Year Location Driver Car
1992 Pomona, CA, USA United States Joel Johnson United States Trinity EV-10
1994 Sonneberg, Germany Germany Masami Hirosaka Japan Trinity EV-10
1996 Ontario, CA, USA United States Mike Swauger United States Team Associated RC10L2
1998 Newcastle, England England David Spashett United Kingdom Trinity Switch Blade
2000 Tsukuba, Japan Japan Masami Hirosaka Japan Yokomo YRX-2000

1/10 235mm Class I Group C

Year Location Driver Car
1998 Apeldoom, Netherlands Netherlands Michael Salven Germany Serpent Impact

1/10 235mm Class II TC

Year Location Driver Car
1998 Apeldoom, Netherlands Netherlands Timmo Rinne Finland Serpent Impact
2000 Kirchberg, Austria Austria Michael Salven Germany Serpent Impact M2
2002 Hamilton, OH, USA United States Brian Berry United States Serpent Impact M2

1/10 Touring Car

Year Location Driver Car
1998 Newcastle, England England David Spashett United Kingdom Team Losi Street Weapon
2000 Tsukuba, Japan Japan Atsushi Hara Japan Yokomo MR4-TC Pro
2002 Gauteng, South Africa South Africa Surikarn Chaidejsuriya Thailand Tamiya TRF414M
2004 Kissimmee, FL, USA United States Marc Rheinard Germany Tamiya TRF415
2006 Collegno, Italy Italy Andy Moore England Hot Bodies Cyclone
2008 Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Marc Rheinard Germany Tamiya TRF416
2010 Burgdorg, Germany Germany Marc Rheinard Germany Tamiya TRF416X
2012 Heemstede, Netherlands Netherlands Jilles Groskamp Netherlands Tamiya TRF417X
2014 ? ? ?

1/5 Touring Car

Year Location Driver Car
2001 Ettlingen, Germany Germany Marcel Strauch Germany FG Competition
2003 Los Angeles, CA, USA United States Hessel Roskam Netherlands FG Competition Evo 2003
2005 Lostallo, Switzerland Switzerland Ian Oddie United Kingdom H.A.R.M. SX-3
2007 Brisbane, Australia Australia Martin Lissau Denmark FG Competition Evo 04
2009 Pretoria, South Africa South Africa Barend Myburgh South Africa H.A.R.M. SX-3
2011 Brest France France Guillaume Solon France Contrast Neox GS
2013 Lostallo, Switzerland Switzerland Markus Feldmann Germany Mecatech FW 01
2015 ? ? ?

1/10 200mm Nitro Touring

Year Location Driver Car
2004 Sao Paulo, Brazil Brazil Adrien Bertin France Kyosho Pure Ten V-One RRR
2006 Brisbane, Australia Australia Keisuke Fukuda Japan Mugen MTX-4R
2008 Lisbon, Portugal Portugal Daniele Ielasi Italy Kyosho Pure Ten V-One RRR Evo 2
2010 Houston, TX, USA United States Ralph Burch United States XRay NT1
2012 Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Meen Vejrak Thailand KM Racing H-K1
2014 ? ? ?

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