How the Best Father Daughter R/C Duo came to be! Malin and Bent Karlsen

For this Father’s Day we would like to introduce to you Malin and Bent Karlsen, one of the most recognized father and daughter teams in the Offroad racing scene!

Starting out small: Malin Karlsen, now a world renowned offroad racer backed by multiple large factory sponsor-ships may seem a fairy tale come true. Most well known for one of the youngest Team X-ray and Orca Factory drivers! Primarily focusing on 1/10 Electric 4wd buggy and 2wd buggy and sometimes Malin will race some Nitro 1/8 Buggy!


However her journey to world fame was not achieved by her alone a large part had to do with her father: Bent: by her side assisting young Malin on and off the track. How all of this started was Malin was watching her father fix his stadium truck, as time got on eventually she got bored of just watching her father wrench and drove one of her father’s car!


With his experience of racing R/C cars as a child has allowed him to play the role of mentor and mechanic, this father and daughter duo is now a top 10 regular at large races throughout Europe! Even besting a world champion at her last outing.


We at rcMart would like to share this story in hopes to inspire every father and child to bond and strengthen their relationship through solving problems and having a great time whilst R/C-ing! Share the special moment that is R/C with your children this Father’s Day with our Father’s Day sale!

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Malin Karlsen Facebook Page