1. Could you introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello, I am Pascal Roos. 36 years of age. I live in The Netherlands, in one of the country's biggest city called Rotterdam.
2. How long have you been involved in your sport?
I started 3 years ago with a simple 1/10th electric Tamiya TT-01 and soon I got the hang of it and got more interested in the 1/10th ic cars. My first car was an OFNA CD-3 RTR and that was a nice car which taught me a lot and I built that car to a pro version. After that I had a Serpent 720 but that wasn't really a good car to me. Now I am driving an Xray NT1 for 2 years now and I am happy to say that I love this car in the way handling it and driving it. Easy, smooth and very easy going in the set ups.
3. Are there people who have inspired you to get started?
Honestly not. It came more in a whim. I was interested in the sport and finally I bought a car for myself.
4. What motivates you to continue competing?
I guess the new borders set everyday by the high ranked drivers like Dirk Wischnewski. Try to go faster every day and every time when you are on the circuit with new and better engines and of course the enjoyment of the sport itself gives you lots of energy to set your goal higher every time when you are on the circuit. And last but not least ending first, second or third place motivates you enough for ending higher or the same spot the next time.
5. Who would be some people you would like to work with?
Definitely Dirk Wischnewski and not to forget the (god) father of the Xray Nt1 Martin Hudy. Especially him because I would like to sit and have a talk about the improvements of the Xray NT1.
6. What is your goal this year?
Try to become the Club champion. At this moment I am second with 10 point behind the number one. So, everything is possible. I did set a high goal for the European Championships 1/10th ic 200 mm, but an engine on tilt blew that dream away. I think I am more focused on ending this season good and getting ready for the next season and trying to set my goal higher.
7. What advice would you give people who want to get started in your sport?
Very important is not to go out to buy everything what seems right. Look around and think about what's good for you. There are people who are ending with the sport and have their stuff for a nice price on sale. With that you have got almost everything you need to grow in to the sport. Another thing is to be careful with the gear you buy. For example if one drives very good with a Capricorn doesn't necessarily mean that you can drive it easily. Go and look around, go to open days on the clubs and try different cars.
8. What is the best advice you have ever received?
Take your time and look for the right moment. By doing that it's easier for your overtaking other cars and see the bigger picture on the circuit. And another very important one. Trust your car and your gear. By doing that you will see that you will drive easier and more confident.
9. What equipment are you currently using?
Xray NT1, Sanwa M11 transmitter 2,4 Ghz, Savox servo’s (SC- 1257 TG/1258 TG), Novarossi Engines 353 (tuned), Kronos Tyres and Boca Bearings for my engines and car.