Apollo launches into Robot Wars Grand Final

APOLLO launched itself into the Robot Wars 2016 Grand Final after defeating reigning World Champion Storm 2 twice in episode four.

Apollo - winner of the fourth heat of Robot Wars 2016.

Apollo – winner of the fourth heat of Robot Wars 2016.

The Birmingham-built machine not only beat the competition in the heat, but flipped no less than three house robots! Dead Metal and Matilda were overturned in Apollo’s head-to-head with Storm 2, while Shunt fell victim to Apollo in the heat final.

Apollo becomes only the second robot to flip Dead Metal...

Apollo becomes only the second robot (after Gravity) to flip Dead Metal…

...before Matilda is flipped too!

…before Matilda is flipped too…

...and Shunt makes it three!!!

…and Shunt makes it three!!!

Apollo advanced from the group battle with PP3D (the ‘successor’ to Seventh Wars Champion Typhoon 2) at the expense of two-time Annihilator Champion Kan-Opener and Sweeney Todd before defeating PP3D and Storm 2 (via a judges’ decision), but then lost to an already eliminated Eruption.

Storm 2, New Blood Champion and Seventh Wars runner-up, and Eruption came through the second group battle against Sabretooth and Terror Turtle, the latter being flipped out of the arena by Eruption, which then lost its head-to-head against Storm 2 in their next bout.

PP3D won a judges’ decision over Eruption after both robots became partially immobilised. This eliminated Eruption as it had also lost a judges’ decision against Storm 2.

The final head-to-head bout saw the eagerly awaited re-match between Storm 2 and Gary Cairns (PP3D/Typhoon 2). Storm 2 ran out victorious and so advanced to the heat final with Apollo.

But there was to be no Grand Final qualification this time around for Storm 2 as it was thrown out of the arena by Apollo.

Apollo throws World Champion Storm 2 out of the arena.

Apollo throws World Champion Storm 2 out of the arena.

Apollo now joins Carbide, Shockwave and TR2 in the Grand Final. The final two places in the Grand Final will be taken by the winner of this Sunday’s heat and a wildcard chosen by the judges.

Images from robotwars.wikia.com.

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