Getting his start in RC Racing at a young age, a five year old Reno Savoya would get a few laps in, walking behind the car during breaks at the local track where his Dad raced on a regular basis. By the time Reno was six, he made his way up the drivers stand and started racing on a regular basis. Reno and his Dad traveled to all the local races but found it a challenge balancing racing and school.
In 2001 at the age of 14, Reno found himself at the top of the podium at the B French National Championships. Reno now had to move up to the famous A National Championship. At the time he was told he was too young to battle with the likes of Lachat, Lenoard and Aigoin. Some had said he would be eaten, as those guys were like sharks. Reno was always fascinated by sharks and this inspired his shark logo around that time in 2002.
Working his way up the ranks, Reno had his best season in 2008, being the French National Champion, European Champion, and finishing 3rd at the World Championships in Charlotte, USA.
It was around that time the Reno decided to stop working as a thermal engineer. He got fully involved in RC and became pro in 2009. Reno enjoyed racing everywhere in the world, living the dream in Australia and USA.
Reno signed with JConcepts in 2015 and would like to thank his dedicated sponsors and especially his two mechanics JT and Manu!
The 2019 European Championship hosted at the Ongaroring in Sacile, Italy, had just about everything. From the initial dusty track conditions with little grip all the way to rain and mud. But that’s mother nature for you and when you race under the sun, you just have to be ready. Before the main event, Reno […]
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