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February 27, 2017

Yaniv Sivan wins Israeli League Rd6

Round six of the Israeli League was held at the Ein-Vered racing track in good weather conditions after weeks of rain. The day started with a wet track but over time it even became blue grooved with high traction. After four rounds of qualifying Yaniv Sivan took the overall TQ and after a clean start into the final he swiftly opened a gap while Ido Carmon held the second spot from Ofer Avitan and Aviv Maymon who battled for third. Around half time Ofir managed to get into third place, starting to chase on Ido Carmon. A few minutes before the end, Ido made a few mistakes which promoted Ofir into second while up front Yaniv brought home a win from Ofir and Ido.

View the final results here


February 27, 2017

Serpent SRX8 19 degree aluminium C-hubs

Serpent have introduced a set of 19 degree castor hubs for the SRX8 1/8th off-road buggy. Machined from 7075-T6 material and coming black anodised and with laser-etched markings the hubs add to the already available 13, 15 and 17 degree hubs with the 19 degree parts improving bump track and lower traction condition handling. The hubs are available as pairs from now on.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


February 27, 2017

Jason Nugroho TQs & wins at MRCC Challenge

The 7th annual 2017 MRCC Challenge was held this past weekend at the Medan Radio Control Community track in Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia. A total of 22 drivers from Jakarta, Bandung, Solo, Kendari as well as local drivers attended the event that saw six rounds of 10-minute qualifying with the four best rounds to count. Jason Nugroho (Xray/Novarossi) would take the TQ after the qualifiers and he also came out on top after the 60-minutes A-main event, taking the day’s win from Stanley Wangsanegara (HB Racing/O.S.) and Adrian Wicaksono (HB Racing/Reds Racing) in second and third respectively.

View the final results here


February 27, 2017

Volker bounces back with convincing ETS Germany win

Ronald Volker bounced back to his former carpet racing glory days with a convincing ETS Germany win, the Yokomo driver carrying his impressive form from the opening practice on Friday right through the weekend to wrap up the overall win with another dominant performance in the second A-Main.  Having made A1 look easy, A2 would see a slight error from the Top Qualifier just before the halfway mark. While it would allow Bruno Coelho to close, Volker was never really under threat and at the end would finish with more than a second lead over the Xray driver with Marc Rheinard again completing the Top 3.   The German’s 14th Euro Touring Series career win, matching Rheinard’s record tally, the win was an important one both in terms of closing the gap to ETS championship leader Coelho but also mentally with the World Champion having struggled since winning the sport’s top prize in China last August.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.


February 27, 2017

Bezerk RC B64 carbon fibre option parts

Bezerk RC have introduced a range of carbon fibre option parts for Team Associated’s all-new B64 1/10th 4WD off-road buggy. First up is a carbon battery strap made from 2.5mm material and pocketed to reduce weight, making it lighter than the plastic one it replaces. Also new are remodelled shock towers in two thicknesses, featuring the standard geometry. Next up are Ackermann plates in varying angles from standard to three degrees while Bezerk RC’s servo brace has been simplified to clean up the appearance by removing the mostly unneeded aerial holder.

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February 27, 2017

Vesa Yli & Ilari Lamminsivu win Finnish 1/12th titles

The final round of the Finnish 1/12th scale Championships was held this past weekend. In the Modified class, Destiny’s Vesa Yli brought home the TQ to take the overall Championship from Destiny team mates Panu Vehniäinen  and Ari-Pekka Kyykkä. In 13.5T GT-12 it was again Vesa who scored the TQ and win at the season finale but with only two races done he had to settle for 5th overall with Ilari Lamminsivu (Destiny) taking the overall title from Jukka Häkämies (Roche) and Niko Vuorenmaa (Xray) in second and third respectively.

View the GT-12 top 10 here


February 27, 2017

Capricorn welcomes Meen Vejrak

Capricorn RC have announced the signing of 2012 IFMAR 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring World Champion, Meen Vejrak to their team. The Thai driver will campaign the company’s the C-03 1/10th 200mm and C803 1/8th nitro platforms at national and international events including the Worlds in France, select ENS events and at most major races around the Asian region.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]