Coming from Marka Racing and made for the Awesomatix A800 and A700 touring cars are aluminium caster tools. The machined pointers help to precisely adjust the front and wheel caster in combination with standard setup systems. The tools are machined from high-quality aluminium and they come black anodised and with laser-etched markings for wear and looks.
WRC Racing from Italy continue to update their existing line of on-road kits with the latest being the STX 1.5 1/10th 4WD electric touring car. The latest incarnation sports improvements in many areas such as a symmetric chassis for improved car balance, the rail-type steering system was lowered and the tourer now also features a central transmission system. Furthermore allows the STX 1.5 to run two different types of top decks, in standard vertical or traditional horizontal orientation.
Bittydesign have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming all-new high downforce 1/10th 190mm touring car body shell. Extreme downforce bodies are the latest choice for the modified touring class all over the world and Bittydesign will have their go from March when the new lid will hit stores.
Round one of seven of the Belgian FBA 1/10th Electric On-road National Championship was held this past weekend at the GTM club in Vosselaar. The club laid out a technical layout on the 30x20m ETS carpet track with a roomy pit area allowed lots of space for drivers and mechanics. The 2-day event kicked off with open practice on Saturday while the qualifiers and finals would be held on Sunday. Classes run remain the same for 2018 with Touring Modified on Voltante 28 tyres, Touring Stock using the ETS motor and speedo combo and Volante 28 tyres, Formula with ETS combo and Voltage tyres as well as the 17.5T fixed timing Rookie class. The race format for the weekend would be three rounds of qualifying followed by triple mains for all.
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.