End of last week certain news sites have reported that German company LRP Electronic is facing financial difficulties. This had led to several rumours over the weekend regarding the current situation of the company and now forced LRP founder, Jürgen Lautenbach to clarify the situation. It is understood that LRP will try and continue with all business activities while also looking for a possible investor.
During the institution of the preliminary insolvency proceedings it is intended to continue the business activities of the LRP electronic GmbH in order to examine the possibilities of restructuring.
The second round of the Jakarta regional Buggy Championship was held at the Graha Raya track in Serpong, West Java. A total of 57 drivers attended this event that saw Rama Tribudiman (Team Associated/O.S.) taking the TQ honours after winning two of the three qualifying rounds. Unfortunately he ran into trouble in the the 45 minute long main final and only finished on the 4th spot. Up front Jason Nugroho (Xray/Novarossi) took the win followed by Adrian Wicaksono (Mugen/Reds Racing) and Adrian Sutanto (Kyosho/O.S.) in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Coming from SWorkz is the all-new S35-GTE 1/8th electric GT car kit. Based off of the S35-3E platform the car carries over the buggy’s features such as the Ackermann steering system, the front and rear suspension design as well as the transmission with the GT kit also featuring a centre differential. Part of the package are furthermore short GT BBS shock absorbers with Silver Line springs and emulsion shock caps as well as aluminium low-profile shock towers, a fully adjustable suspension using inserts and also a protective front bumper. The kit was developed for 325mm to 330mm wheelbase body shells and it will hit stores very soon.
The second round of the TLR Cup was held at R/C Excitement of Fitchburg, Massachusetts this past weekend. Open for all brands the event attracted a good amount of entries and in the premier 2WD Modified Buggy class it was top qualifier, Dakotah Phend (TLR) who took wins in the opening two A-mains to grab the overall victory from his TLR team mates JR Mitch and Frank Root. The latter two had some mixed mains with JR recovering from a 7th place finish in A2 thanks to a win in A3 while Frank’s 10-4-2 finish was enough to take the final podium spot on a tie-breaker with Matt Cline and Toddie Anderson.
Round 2 of the Portuguese Northern division regionals was held in Freixedas over the weekend. Pedro Sousa was the man to beat as he not only took the TQ after the qualifiers but he also came out successful in the 45-minute A-main encounter. Ultimately he would end the main final one lap ahead of Fernando Almeida in 2nd while Gabriel Magalhaes rounded out the podium result in 3rd.
Having dominated the earlier 1:10 A-Main in France, Bruno Coelho has gone on to also win the 1:8 A-Main at the opening round of the Euro Nitro Series. The feat makes the Xray driver the first in the championship’s history to win both finals on the same day and further highlights the Portuguese ace’s amazing ability to drive anything RC. Having shown great form in 1:8 qualifying, a class in which he has previously never featured, he would carry that form into the 45-minute A-Main putting it up to World Champion Simon Kurzbuch. Unfortunately the showdown was to last only 15-minutes as Kurzbuch’s chances of making it six ENS wins in a row would end with a flame out on the in-lap for his first scheduled tyre stop. While the Shepherd driver would push hard to try salvage a podium, while having a great battle for 2nd with Jilles Groskamp he would again run out of fuel on the last lap, his eventual classification 7th. Having bumped up from the B-Main, Groskamp would be delighted with second with Toni Gruber benefiting from Kurzbuch running dry to complete the podium on what has been a hugely successful first visit for the ENS to the Mulhouse track.
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Arrowmax have introduced several new silicone diff fluids in a 1.200cSt to 12.000cSt range. Available are 1.200 to 1.800cSt oils in 200cSt increments to achieve a finer range of adjustments while 2.500cSt, 3.500cSt, 8.000cSt, 9.000cSt and 12.000cSt oils round out the portfolio in the higher viscosities. All come in handy 59ml bottles and they are available now.
The Carca track recently hold a round of the French League 4 series and it was Thomas Musso who walked away with a double win in the Open E-Buggy and E-Truggy classes. In the Buggy class Thomas Musso (HB Racing) and Jean-Pierrick Sartel (Xray) battled it out for the win and being tie on points after all A-mains were completed meant the tie-breaker would decide the overall win. Ultimately Thomas would prevail thanks to the quicker times and so he grabbed the overall win from Jean-Pierrick in 2nd while Sebastien Wartelle (HB Racing) rounded out the podium result in 3rd. Elsewhere in the E-Truggy class it was again Thomas who walked away with the win after making a clean sweep in the qualifiers and finals.