Takaaki Shimo takes Open class at JMRCA 200mm nats

Takaaki Shimo takes Open class at JMRCA 200mm nats

This year’s JMRCA 1/10th GP Touring Car nationals were held this past weekend. In the Open class Mugen’s Takaaki Shimo took the TQ from reigning 1/8th On-road World Champion Tadahiko Sahashi (Serpent). In the final Takaaki made maximum use of the qualifying result by taking the win from Mugen team mate Keisuke Fukuda. Tadahiko ran into engine trouble which denied him a podium finish while Shoki Takahata (KM) rounded out the podium in 3rd place.

Image: RCnet Automodelismo [rcnetautomodelismo.blogspot.com]

Monday, October 20, 2014

Collari wins as Kurzbuch crowned ENS Champion

Collari wins as Kurzbuch crowned ENS Champion

Lamberto Collari made it two wins from two appearances in this season’s Euro Nitro Series but it is Simon Kurzbuch & Team Shepherd who are the inaugural 1:8 Champions.  Starting the fourth & final round from the TQ position, Collari took a commanding victory with the 9-time World Champion running the 45-minute final relatively unchallenged.  Starting 3rd behind his only title rival Robert Pietsch, whose quest to become the ENS’s first champion ended after contact with Andrea Pirani, Kurzbuch would finish the race second with an impressive drive by last chance qualifier Robin D’hondt seeing the Belgian complete the podium.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Dominant Balestri wins ENS Finale

Dominant Balestri wins ENS Finale

Dario Balestri completed the perfect weekend at the Euro Nitro Series season finale in Fiorano, Italy, with a dominant victory. Starting from pole position the Capricorn driver headed an Italian 1-2 in the race finishing almost 2-laps clear of Team Shepherd’s Francesco Tironi. Starting from 11th on the grid having bumped up from the B-Final, Serpent’s Mark Green completed the podium at the Mini Autodromo Jody Scheckter track. The third win for Capricorn in the inaugural four round championship, for Balestri team-mate and newly crowned champion Eric Dankel it was a disappointing finish to an otherwise successful campaign as the German suffered gearbox issues and ended the 45-minute encounter 10th.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Jason Nugroho wins at Malaysia National League Rd5

Jason Nugroho wins at Malaysia National League Rd5

The 5th round of the Malaysia National League was held at 3 Stone Park track in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with a total of 72 racers from Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, Switzerland and Indonesia in attendance. The race saw the running of a Pro, Semi Pro and Amateur class and the race format was five rounds of 10 minutes qualifying with the three best rounds to count and Christmas tree finals. In the Pro class it was Jason Nugroho who took the win in the final after having a clean start and taking the lead some 10 minutes into the main. Wenyi came in 2nd while Adrian Wicaksono completed the top 3. With the win at round 5 Jason was also handed the trophy for coming in 1st in the Pro class oversea drivers ranking.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, October 20, 2014

VBC Racing Lightning10 200mm World GT kit

VBC Racing Lightning10 200mm World GT kit

Following first teaser renderings VBC Racing now officially introduce the Lightning10 200mm World GT pan car kit. Based on a 2.5mm carbon fibre chassis the car offers a fully adjustable front end that allows for track width, caster, reactive caster and camber adjustments while two different servo mounts take standard or mini-size servos. The wheelbase is adjustable to suit US WGT or Europan pan car racing while special rear axle height adjusters make the usage of a wider range of tyre diameters possible. The suspension package is rounded out by dual roll dampers and two mounting positions for the side springs make adoption to various track conditions easy. The car can be run with shorty or 1S battery packs while chassis cut-outs allow the use of an optional brass weight system to fine-tune the balance. The car has already proven its performance by taking the win at the 2014 IIC in the hands of Max Kuenning and it becomes available by the beginning of November.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Reflex Racing RSD TC6.2 carbon fibre bulkhead braces

Reflex Racing RSD TC6.2 carbon fibre bulkhead braces

Reflex Racing’s RSD bulkhead braces for the Team Associated TC6.2 were developed in order to change the flex characteristics of the car. By bracing the bulkheads at the top deck screws, the flex points of the chassis are moved closer to the centre line, which increases high speed stability and control. Additionally the braces provide more on power traction at whichever end they are being used. When using both stiffeners, the car will stay a little bit flatter at high speed, will be easier on tires, the response will increase in tight corners and the car will be easier to drive in sweeping corners. Machined from high-quality carbon fibre the braces are a direct fit and they come as a set of two.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Soren Boy Holst wins Super Stock at Danish nats Rd1

Soren Boy Holst wins Super Stock at Danish nats Rd1

The first indoor race of the Danish electric on-road season was held in the city of Randers on a purpose-built track. The carpet used caused a lot of problems for the drivers as the long hair made for changing grip conditions and tons of broken ball bearings. In the Super Stock class it was Soren Boy Holst (T.O.P.) who was in control of things as he was quick right from the start and he also took all three qualifying rounds to grab the pole position for the finals. Niklas Engholm (Awesomatix) put his car in 2nd place while Mad Callesen (Serpent) rounded out the top 3.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Borja Hernandez wins finale in Fuencarral

Borja Hernandez wins finale in Fuencarral

The final round of the Spanish 1/8th Nitro Buggy National Championship was held this past weekend in Fuencarral. With the absence of Robert Batlle (Mugen), who already secured the championship, it was time for the “best of the rest” to show their skills and to score maximum points for the championship. Oscar Baldo (Mugen) soon made his ambitions clear by taking the TQ after the qualifiers and he would also start from pole position into the final. Borja Hernandez (Mugen) had other plans though as it was him and SWorkz’ Andres Marcelino who battled for the lead for a good part of the 45 minute final and at the end Borja took the win only 1.3 seconds on front of Andres. Behind the two Oscar Navarro (Serpent) completed the podium in 3rd.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

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