Horizon hobby have introduced the new 2018 Losi merchandise in the form of a t-shirt, hooded sweater and cap. The tee is of black colour while the hoodie comes in a grey and white college style look. The T-shirt is available in adult M to XXXL size while the hoodie comes in L to XXXL variants. Both sport Losi’s new “Performance Driven” logo as does the third new item, an Ogio-made cap with Losi logo on the front and the “Performance Driven” line on the pack part.
Coming from Xray and made for the XB2 and XT2 series of off-road vehicles are a graphite composite diff case and matching cover. The specially formulated graphite material offers increased strength and a lower weight to achieve a perfect balance between reliability and performance. The diff case with 53T gear and the diff cover are available separately.
ORCA have announced the signing of Mathieu Briere to their electric off-road team for 2018. The 4WD French national vice-champion will run ORCA products at events such as the French Nationals, the Euro Offroad Series as well as the European Championships and he had the following to say about the deal:
I am very glad to be running ORCA product and be part of their Team for 2018! I am looking forward to use those quality products for this new season.
The third round of the popular MRC Longwy Winter Series was held this past weekend. Hosted by the MRC Longwy club the event attracted a total of 88 drivers – a good amount given many other high-class races in the region and in Europe in general. The race was held in several electric on-road classes and in the premier Touring Modified category it was Lucas Urbain with the TQ and win from Cyril N’diaye in 2nd and Manual Wager 3rd.
Made exclusively for the Muchmore Fleta Euro V2 brushless speed controller is a dedicated 20mm fan unit. The fan is a direct fit for the Euro V2 ESC only, it measures 20x20x7mm and comes with all-black wires and a black colour connector for a stealthy factory look.
The Saint Brieuc Indoor GP was held this past weekend with the event being hosted by the Saint Brieuc Mini Bolides club. In the 1/8th Nitro On-road class it was Benjamin Brasset with the TQ from Damien Thirion and John Ermen in 2nd and 3rd after the qualifiers. Changing outside temperatures and humidity made things challenging for the drivers especially on Sunday and one of the victims was John Ermen who crashed into the barriers at the start of the 30-minute main final to being dead last already in lap 1. At the front end of the pack however it was Benjamin who controlled the pace and despite John recovering to 2nd and chasing down the leader in the final stages, Benjamin would bring home a 2-seconds win from John 2nd as Stephane Bouche ended the main some four laps down on the leading duo.
The 2018 CML Off-road Masters was hosted by the BCL club and held on a purpose-built indoor track in Louvres, France this past weekend. As usual the annual event attracts come of the countries fastest drivers as well as guests from abroad and this year’s edition was no exception as some swift drivers from the UK made the trip over the channel to compete. One of them, veteran racer, former European Champion and all-round nice guy, Craig Drescher had a go in the competitive 2WD Modified Buggy class and he would bring home a popular TQ and win from young Clement Boda with whom he had some nice fight over the whole weekend. In 3rd UK’s Tom Clancy would round out an all-Team-Associated top 3.
The final round of the 2017/18 Mibosport Cup was held this past weekend in Hrotovice, Czech Republic. The grand final was held at the usual location within a sports hall but the attendees had to cope with difficult weather conditions travelling to the destination. Nevertheless a total of 254 entries, including several ETS and EOS stars, made it to the race that marked the season end of the famous championship series. In the premier on-road class, Touring Modified, it was Ronald Völker who lead the way in front of teammate Christopher Krapp. Young Oliver Havranek however was highly motivated and starting from P3 he tried to stay in touch with the battling pair up front. Ultimately it was Ronald with the win from Christopher 2nd and Oliver, after some nice driving, in 3rd. Dominic Vogl finished further back on the 4th position beating Dionys Stadler in 5th.