TR2 went through the third heat of Robot Wars 2016 unbeaten to book its place in the series Grand Final.
The machine saw off no less than five veteran robots or teams which included: Or Te (successor to Fifth Wars runner-up Bigger Brother) and Supernova (Third World Championship runner-up) in the opening group battle, Big Nipper (Seventh Wars heat finalist), Dantomkia (Third All-Stars Championship runner-up) and King B Remix (the latest incarnation of Second Wars semi-finalist and inaugural Tag Team Terror Champion King Buxton).
Dantomkia progressed to the heat final with head-to-head victories over King B Remix and Big Nipper, the latter via a judges’ decision. Big Nipper beat King B Remix in their bout.
As well as Or Te and Supernova two newcomers fell in the opening group battle: Glitterbomb and the wooden – yes wooden! – Overdozer.
This coming Sunday we may see the ultimate Robot Wars grudge match between reigning World Champion Storm2 and PP3D. The latter robot was built by Gary Cairns who drove Typhoon 2 to the Seventh Wars series title. Typhoon 2 beat Storm2 in the championship decider, which has gone down in history as one of the most controversial battles of all-time.
The viewing figures for the first two episodes of Robot Wars 2016 make very pleasant reading in my opinion. Episode One’s first broadcast picked up 2.578m viewers, making it the third most watched programme on B.B.C.2 during the week ending 24th July. Episode Two received 2.342m viewers in the week ending 31st July. It was the fifth most watched B.B.C.2 programme that week.
All images taken from robotwars.wikia.com.