Saturday , 24 September 2022

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.

1/8 Scale Formula IC

YearLocationDriverCar
1977MonacoPhil Greeno EnglandPB9 International
1979SwitzerlandGiulio Ghersi ItalyPB9 International

1/8 Scale Sport IC

YearLocationDriverCar
1977USAButch Kroells United StatesTeam Associated RC100
1979MonacoPhil Booth United KingdomPB9 International
1981USAArturo Carbonell United StatesDelta Super J
1983FranceDavid Lecat FrancePB Alpha
1985JapanRody Roem NetherlandsSerpent Quattro
1987USARe-Pete Fusco United StatesTeam Associated RC500
1989NetherlandsLamberto Collari ItalyBMT 891
1991USALamberto Collari ItalyBMT 891
1993SwedenLamberto Collari ItalyBMT 933
1995ThailandLamberto Collari ItalySerpent Excel
1997MexicoLamberto Collari ItalySerpent Vector
1999FranceAdrien Bertin FranceMugen Sting
2001AustraliaKenji Osaka JapanMugen MRX-3
2003USALamberto Collari ItalyKyosho Evolva 2005 WC
2005ItalyLamberto Collari ItalyKyosho Evolva
2007ArgentinaLamberto Collari ItalyKyosho Evolva M3
2009SwitzerlandLamberto Collari ItalyKyosho Evolva M3 Evo
2011USARobert Pietsch GermanyMugen MRX-5
2013JapanTadahiko Sahashi JapanSerpent 977 Viper
2015BrazilSimon Kurzbuch BrazilShepherd Velow V8 EC
2017FranceDario Balestri JapanInfinity
2019USAShoki Takahata BrazilMugen MRX6
2021

1/12 Stock

YearLocationDriverCar
1982USAKent Clausen United StatesTeam Associated RC12E
1984DenmarkBud Bartos United StatesParma Euro Panther
2020UKAndy Murray UKSchumacher Eclipse 3

1/12 Modified

YearLocationDriverCar
1982USAArturo Carbonell United StatesDelta Phaser
1984DenmarkTony Neisinger United StatesTeam Associated RC12i
1986USATony Neisinger United StatesTeam Associated RC12L
1988NetherlandsMasami Hirosaka JapanTeam Associated RC12L
1990SingaporeChris Doseck United StatesTeam Associated RC12L
1992USATony Neisinger United StatesTeam Associated RC12LW
1994FranceDavid Spashett United KingdomCorally SP12G2
1996USAMasami Hirosaka JapanTeam Associated RC12LC
1998EnglandDavid Spashett United KingdomTrinity
2000JapanMasami Hirosaka JapanTeam Associated RC12L3
2002South AfricaMasami Hirosaka JapanYokomo 12LY
2004USAMasami Hirosaka JapanTeam Associated RC12L4
2006ItalyDavid Spashett United KingdomCorally SP12X US Spec
2008ThailandNaoto Matsukura JapanTeam Associated RC12R5
2010GermanyNaoto Matsukura JapanYokomo R12
2012NetherlandsNaoto Matsukura JapanYokomo R12
2014USAMarc Rheinard GermanyCRC Altered Ego Xti
2016ChinaNaoto Matsukura JapanRoche Prototype
2018South AfricaAlexander Hagberg GermanyXray X12 ’19
2020UKMark Rheinard GermanySchumacher Eclipse 3
2022

2WD Buggy

YearLocationDriverCar
1985USAJay Halsey United StatesTeam Associated RC10
1987UKJoel Johnson United StatesKyosho Ultima
1989AustraliaMasami Hirosaka JapanTeam Associated RC10
1991USAMasami Hirosaka JapanTeam Associated RC10
1993UKBrian Kinwald United StatesTeam Associated RC10 WC
1995JapanMatt Francis United StatesTeam Associated RC10B2
1997USABrian Kinwald United StatesTeam LosiXX-CR
1999FinlandMasami Hirosaka JapanTeam Associated RC10B3
2001South AfricaMatt Francis United StatesTeam Losi XXX
2003USABilly Easton United StatesTeam Associated RC10B4
2005ItalyNeil Cragg EnglandTeam Associated RC10B4
2007JapanHayato Matsuzaki JapanTeam Associated RC10B4
2009South AfricaMartin Achter GermanyTeam Associated RC10B4
2011FinlandRyan Cavalieri United StatesTeam Associated RC10B4.1
2013USAJared Tebo United StatesKyosho RB6
2015JapanSpencer Rivkin United StatesTeam Associated RC10B5M
2017ChinaRyan Maifield United StatesYokomo YZ-2 DTM
2019SlovakiaSpencer Rivkin United StatesTeam Associated B6.1DL
2021

4WD Buggy

YearLocationDriverCar
1985USAGil Losi Jr. United StatesYokomo Super Dog Fighter
1987UKMasami Hirosaka JapanSchumacher Cat XL
1989AustraliaMasami Hirosaka JapanYokomo Super Dog Fighter
1991USACliff Lett United StatesYokomo Super Dog Figher Works ’91
1993UKMasami Hirosaka JapanYokomo Super Dog Fighter Works ’93
1995JapanMark Pavidis United StatesYokomo Super Dog Fighter YZ-10
1997USAMasami Hirosaka JapanYokomo Super Dog Fighter MX-4
1999FinlandJukka Steenari FinlandTeam Losi XX4
2001South AfricaJukka Steenari FinlandTeam Losi XX4
2003USARyan Cavalieri United StatesTeam Losi XXX4
2005ItalyRyan Cavalieri United StatesJConcepts BJ4
2007JapanJared Tebo United StatesTeam Associated B44
2009South AfricaMartin Achter GermanyTeam Durango DEX410
2011FinlandRyan Cavalieri United StatesTeam Associated B44.1
2013USASteven Hartson United StatesTeam Associated B44.2
2015JapanBruno Coelho United StatesXray XB4 ’16
2017ChinaRyan Mafield United StatesYokomo YZ-4 SF
2019SlovakiaBruno Coelho United StatesXray XB4 ’19
2021

1/8 IC Off Road

YearLocationDriverCar
1986FranceFrederic Veysseyre FranceYankee 86
1988ItalyMaurizio Monesi ItalyGarbo Roadfighter
1990ThailandKoji Sanada JapanMugen Super Sport
1992GermanyKokushi Toge JapanKyosho Inferno
1994AustriaMaurizio Monesi ItalyKyosho Turbo Inferno
1996EnglandAlex Laffranchi ItalyKyosho Inferno MP-5
1998PortugalDaniel Reckward GermanyKyosho Inferno MP-6
2000USAYuichi Kanai JapanKyosho Inferno MP-7.5
2002UruguayGreg Degani United StatesKyosho Inferno MP-7.5
2004SwedenGuillaume Vray FranceMugen MBX-5
2006IndonesiaMark Pavidis United StatesKyosho Inferno MP777 WC
2008USAAtsushi Hara JapanHot Bodies D8
2010ThailandCody King United StatesKyosho MP9 TKI2
2012ArgentinaRobert Batlle SpainMugen Seiki MBX7
2014ItalyTy Tessmann CanadaHot Bodies D812
2016USADavid Ronnefalk SwedenHB Racing D815 V2
2018AustraliaDavide Ongaro ItalyTeam Associated RC8B3.1
2020
2022

Team Championship IC

YearLocationDriverCar
1990GermanyMichele Baruzzi Italy
Lamberto Collari Italy
Massimo Fantini Italy
BMT 891

1/10 Pro 10

YearLocationDriverCar
1992USAJoel Johnson United StatesTrinity EV-10
1994GermanyMasami Hirosaka JapanTrinity EV-10
1996USAMike Swauger United StatesTeam Associated RC10L2
1998EnglandDavid Spashett United KingdomTrinity Switch Blade
2000JapanMasami Hirosaka JapanYokomo YRX-2000

1/10 235mm Class I Group C

YearLocationDriverCar
1998NetherlandsMichael Salven GermanySerpent Impact

1/10 235mm Class II TC

YearLocationDriverCar
1998NetherlandsTimmo Rinne FinlandSerpent Impact
2000AustriaMichael Salven GermanySerpent Impact M2
2002USABrian Berry United StatesSerpent Impact M2

1/10 Touring Car

YearLocationDriverCar
1998EnglandDavid Spashett United KingdomTeam Losi Street Weapon
2000JapanAtsushi Hara JapanYokomo MR4-TC Pro
2002South AfricaSurikarn Chaidejsuriya ThailandTamiya TRF414M
2004USAMarc Rheinard GermanyTamiya TRF415
2006ItalyAndy Moore EnglandHot Bodies Cyclone
2008ThailandMarc Rheinard GermanyTamiya TRF416
2010GermanyMarc Rheinard GermanyTamiya TRF416X
2012NetherlandsJilles Groskamp NetherlandsTamiya TRF417X
2014USANaoto Matsukura JapanYokomo BD7-15
2016ChinaRonald Volker GermanyYokomo BD8
2018South AfricaBruno Coelho PortugalXray T4 ’19
2020
2022

1/5 Touring Car

YearLocationDriverCar
2001GermanyMarcel Strauch GermanyFG Competition
2003USAHessel Roskam NetherlandsFG Competition Evo 2003
2005SwitzerlandIan Oddie United KingdomH.A.R.M. SX-3
2007AustraliaMartin Lissau DenmarkFG Competition Evo 04
2009South AfricaBarend Myburgh South AfricaH.A.R.M. SX-3
2011FranceGuillaume Solon FranceContrast Neox GS
2013SwitzerlandMarkus Feldmann GermanyMecatech FW 01
2015MalaysiaRussell Grenenger AustraliaH.A.R.M.
2017ArgentinaSantiago Meirinhos ArgentinaRS5
2019PortugalMarko Grigić CroatiaMecatech FW01
2021

1/10 200mm Nitro Touring

YearLocationDriverCar
2004BrazilAdrien Bertin FranceKyosho Pure Ten V-One RRR
2006AustraliaKeisuke Fukuda JapanMugen MTX-4R
2008PortugalDaniele Ielasi ItalyKyosho Pure Ten V-One RRR Evo 2
2010USARalph Burch United StatesXRay NT1
2012ThailandMeen Vejrak ThailandKM Racing H-K1
2014ThailandAlexander Hagberg SwedenXray NT1
2016ItalyDominic Greiner GermanySerpent 748 Natrix
2018USANaoto Matsukura JapanInfinity IF15
2020
2022