RC Concept have announced that UK frontrunner, Lee Martin will use Thor Fuel to power his RC Concept equipped rides for 2017. Lee will attend the UK BRCA Nationals as well as all major 1/8th off-road events such as the Neo Race and the European Championships to name just a few.
The RBR36 Arena farewell race was held this part weekend in Barcelona, Spain. The final race at Robert Batlle’s own indoor off-road facility saw his brother, Dani Batlle walking away with the win in the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class.
Coming from T-Works is the extra hard foam bumper for the Yokomo BD8 and BD7 touring cars. Made of a special foam the bumper is much harder than T-Works’s already existing hard variant while at about 19g it is also about 12g heavier which allows to adjust the car’s weight bias by just changing the bumper. The bumper also extends 6mm further out the front compared to the kit part to eliminate the need to apply additional foam pieces when the bodyshell is mounted further forward on the car.
The Amazing Indoor Arena AMA in Guangzhou, China held their opening race this past weekend. The race was run at the facility’s 40x25m indoor asphalt track and it attracted some of the country’s fastest electric on-road drivers as well as industry personalities to celebrate the official opening of China’s latest and possibly largest RC car racing Mecca. Racing-wise the event also attracted guests from abroad and two of them, Sweden’s Viktor Wilck and Germany’s David Ehrbar, that also took responsibility for the track layout, would take respective wins in the Touring Modified and Formula class A-mains.
Japanese company KO Propo have introduced the RSx3 line of standard size high-performance servos. The range includes the RSx3 Response HC (0.06s/17.6kg-cm) and RSx3 Power HC (0.11x/31.6kg-cm) with aluminium upper cases as well as the RSx3 Response (0.06s/17.6kg-cm) and RSx3 Power (0.11s/31.6kg-cm) with composite upper cases. All four feature aluminium middle sections with laser-etched graphics, they are high-voltage compatible, allowing to use them with up to 7.4V input, they are equipped with hard-anodised aluminium gears, coreless motors, gold-plated connectors and black servo leads. On top of this the RSx3 line makes use of KO Propo’s new Highspeed Communication System HCS, in combination wit HCS-compatible receivers, for a more linear steering feeling and they are programmable using the company’s ICS Servo Manager software in order to fine-tune the servo’s behaviour for different classes or track conditions.
Kyosho have introduced the PureTen FW-06 GP Audi R8 LMS Red ReadySet 1/10th scale nitro on-road kit. The proven, shaft-driven FW-06 4WD chassis offers mild control responses, making it the perfect introduction to GP touring cars. A 2-speed automatic transmission and the high-power GXR15 engine combined with the same rear suspension as the World Champion V-One RRR also meet the demands of expert-level drivers, making the car race-worthy as well. Included with the ready-to-run package also comes a 2.4GHz Syncro KT-231P transmitter with failsafe function and the kit is decked off with a red Audi R8 LMS bodyshell.
The third round of the Mibosport Cup 2016/17 was held this past weekend with 208 entries for the four electric on-road and two off-road classes. The race kicked off the second half of the season and in the Touring Modified class it was Dominic Vogl with Kuba Šimurda and Oliver Havránek occupying top 3 spots after the qualifying. The first A-main primarily saw a battle between Dominic Vogl and Kuba Šimurda. Kuba tried to attack but Dominic, with his fast and precise driving, didn’t give Kuba a chance. At the end of the first leg, Kuba was losing almost two seconds to the first place while Oliver Havránek finished in third.
The 2017 Panamerican International GT Grand Prix was held at Homestead RC Raceway in Florida over the weekend. In the Pro GT class it was Joaquin Desoto Jr. who took the win in the hour long main final some three laps in front of runner-up, Lazaro Alonso. Peter Breton would complete the top 3 result another lap down.