So as a designer you not only have to know how to skate on thin ice, but also to be a master of customers minds; you need to figure out the perfect balance between what is not enough news and what is too much news, and also find the perfect balance between continuing with the current product and when to bring out an all-new product. And in the end you need to accept that whatever you do, it will be still be impossible to make everyone 100% happy. Not an easy task, right? For some time we have been playing around with the idea of making some major changes to the NT1 platform, but personally I was very happy with the performance of the car and we still continued to be successful at races around the world. In the last few years we have always pushed off the idea of some major update, as I had to consider the fact that the nitro on-road racing class is decreasing generally worldwide. Being always in touch with our sales & financial department, I was reminded that we needed to consider market development and the feasibility of investment into an all-new platform to forecast a realistic return on investment, too. So despite being a diehard racer, regardless of what I wanted to create I would still need to prove the case to our sales department so that all the new developments being considered could be analyzed for their potential impact on sales. Again … not an easy task.