Simon Nicholson joins Team Yokomo

Simon Nicholson joins Team Yokomo

Yokomo have announced the signing of multiple National and State championship winning Australian racer Simon Nicholson. The former Kyosho driver will compete together with Yokomo at this year’s State championships, Australian National championships and World championships in the USA as well as the TITC in Thailand early next year. He had this to say:

I would like to thank Mitsuo, Chikuba and the rest of the team from Kyosho Japan for all their help and support the last few years. I am very excited to be joining Team Yokomo and many thanks to Robert Itoh, Aso Minoru, Yukijiro Umino and Tom Yokobori for accepting me into the team.

Source: Yokomo [teamyokomo.com]

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Vaterra 2015 Ford Mustang coupe

Vaterra 2015 Ford Mustang coupe

New from Vaterra, the 1/10-scale 2015 Ford Mustang coupe is a one-of-a-kind RC recreation of this landmark automobile. It comes completely assembled and ready to run with the officially licensed body in place. Beneath the exterior is the power and poise of a Vaterra V100-S chassis. Its potent Dynamite power system and shaft-driven 4WD provide a perfect blend of speed, traction and control that make this car a blast to drive right out of the box.

View more images & details here

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Olivier Bultnyck takes Rd6 in Belgium

Olivier Bultnyck takes Rd6 in Belgium

The host for the 6th round of the Belgian nationals was the club of Genk, MRG. Located next to the famous karting circuit and hoping that the weather would be good, the Efra drivers ran there qualifications under varying conditions. Olivier Bultynck, for the sixth time champion, placed his VBC on pole position, in front of Nick Joosens and Nicolas Delisé. In the first final it was Olivier who slid his car in the second corner and lost the lead. Nick went away followed by Rico Claeys and Olivier. Olivier had to fight back and overtook Rico with a nice move. Meanwhile Nick was in the lead with a gap of more than 2 seconds. But Olivier was fast and in the last lap he was on Nick’s tale. Nick kept his coolness and took victory in front of Olivier and Rico.

Continue reading the full report here

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PSM S350 BK1 Evo shock towers

PSM S350 BK1 Evo shock towers

PSM have released a new front and rear shock tower for the S-Workz S350 BK1 Evo buggy. Both front and rear tower features a refined rollcenter and suspension geometry to improve the overall handling, off-power steering and rear traction. Made from 5mm carbon, the front version weighs only 19grams while the rear 25grams.

View the front shock tower here

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Avid Aura bearing line

Avid Aura bearing line

Avid have introduced their new Aura bearing line. Taking what they learned from their rear ceramic engine bearings they shrunk that technology down to offer the most advanced bearings to be used in the gearbox of popular 2wd 10th scale off-road vehicles. These bearings have no seals, a high speed nylon ball retainer, SiN34 ceramic balls, tighter tolerances and high-speed oil and was developed for the racers that enjoy maintaining their equipment and don’t mind spending a little extra to have the best performance available. They are not stopping with just gearbox kits either and will be rolling out the Aura bearing with different seal options for those that would like to use them throughout their whole vehicle. Bearing kits are currently available for a wide range of 2wd buggies.

Source: Avid [avidrc.com]

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Capricorn setup tools & Lab C801 bumper

Capricorn setup tools & Lab C801 bumper

Italian brand Capricorn have released some new items including some setup tools and a part for the C801. First up are the new red anodised aluminium droop gauge and setup blocks as well as a ride height gauge. The droop gauge measures from -5.5mm to 10mm in 0.5mm increments, while the ride height gauge has a range from 3mm to 10mm, also in 0.5mm increments. For the C801 is a new front bumper, as used by Dario Balestri to win the recent Euros, which they claim helps improve the car’s reactiveness on the fast corners and improves the car’s accuracy in the slow parts of the track thanks to the way it funnels the air on its bottom side.

View the other new parts here

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Serpent Spyder RTR 2wd RM buggy

Serpent Spyder RTR 2wd RM buggy

Serpent have released details of the Ready to Race Spyder 1/10 rear motor Buggy. The RTR Spyder buggy is based on the high end competition version of the Spyder RM buggy and shares most components and geometry. All option parts of the race version also fit the RTR version. The RTR version comes supplied with Dragon RC electronics, servo and tires. Release date is expected to be end of August.

View more details here

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Honigl & Kreil takes wins at Austrian Nats Rd3

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The 3rd round of the Austrian Nationals were held on the high-speed full concrete track of the ERT Steyregg. Only because of the unique surface were racers able to practise on Saturday even if it was raining most of the day. On Sunday the weather was a lot better and the track was dry the whole day. Hupo Honigl took the TQ spot in 2wd ahead of Peter Pinisch with Team C team mate Martin Kreil in 3rd. 4wd qualifying was even better for Team C with Hupo taking the TQ with Martin in 2nd and Marcus Prihoda in 3rd. The mains had some good battles and in the end Hupo would win 2wd in front of Martin and in the reverse order for 4wd. With this result Honigl was able to secure the overall National Championship in both classes with one race to spare.

View the final results here

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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