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Modeltek Trophy 2021 - 1/5 and 1/8 RC cars International Championship

Modeltek Trophy 2021 - 1/5 and 1/8 RC cars International Championship

The Modeltek Trophy 2021 - 1/5 and 1/8 RC cars International Championship

The Modeltek Trophy reaches its seventeenth edition this year. The event, organized by the "Genius racing" brand, will be held at the Minicar track in Fiorano on days 7-8-9 October 2022. The categories of model cars competing will be in addition to the traditional 1/5 Touring (Elite and Hobby) and 1/5 F1, also 1/8 GT Nitro and 1/8 GT Eco.


The Modeltek Trophy

The Modeltek trophy is organized by Noacco Zeno's Modeltek company. The company owns "Genius racing", which is one of the best known brands in the 1: 5 and 1:8 scale RC car sector.

The race marks the end of the model car racing season. Many professional drivers from all over the world participate in the event.


Event agenda

The competitions will take place over 3 days, on the weekend from 7 to 9 October.

Friday 7 October – controlled free practice
Saturday 8 October – qualifications
Sunday 9 October – Finals + prize ceremony

The qualifications will be held with the "round-by-round" points formula. Drivers will receive points based on their results: 1st place will get 0 points, 2nd place 2 points, 3rd place 3 points, 4th place 4 points etc. After all the qualification rounds the points from the counted rounds will be summed to form the final ranking. The best 3 out of 4 qualification rounds are valid for the ranking. The driver with less points will be the Top Qualified.

The duration of each qualification will be 10 minutes for 1/5 RC cars, and will be 7 minutes for 1/8 Nitro RC cars.

The finals will be held with the "bump-up" formula. The winning driver will access to the next final.

The duration of each final will be 30 minutes.

For the 1/8 GT Eco category, on the other hand, there will be 3 scoring finals, of which the best two will be considered. The qualifications and finals for this category will last for 6 minutes.




The categories of RC cars competing will be:

  • 1/5 touring elite class
  • 1/5 touring hobby class
  • 1/5 Formula 1
  • 1/8 GT Nitro
  • 1/8 GT Eco


Location and access

The event will be held at the Track Minicar of Fiorano, located in via Antica Cava at the corner of Via Canaletto in Fiorano Modenese (MO).

The structure is one of the best known and most technologically advanced in Italy for RC cars competitions. It includes a 294 m long road track, equipped with a driving stage, paddock area, lap detection decoders, lighting system for night races and public grandstands capable of accommodating more than 300 spectators. The autodrome has also a large parking area for over 150 vehicles (also including 3 electrical panels for the supply of electricity for 20-30 campers).

Access to the race is free for specators.

You could also follow the event in streaming on the pullstartv website.



During the race model cars will be subjected to technical inspections by race judges, in order to ensure a fair race.

The EFRA technical rules will be adopted in all stages of the competition, with the exception of the exceptions listed in the race rules.



Registrations are open and it will be possible to register for the race until August 30th - SUBSCRIBE HERE

The updated list of all drivers will also be available on this page

The subcriprion fee is 45 euros.

All participants will be provided with a free commemorative t-shirt of the race.



Further information and news on the competion will be available on the Genius racing FB page and at the genius racing and bigscaleseries websites

We are waiting for you!