Marc Rheinard has got his Reedy Race of Champions off to the best possible start with the Tamiya driver making it two wins from the first two rounds of racing at Tamiya Raceway. Starting up front in same heat as the other two winners from the opening race of the event, Rheinard led from start to finish as Ronald Volker worked his way up to third with Meen Vejrak managing only 6th after a mistake while trying to avoid hitting his Yokomo team-mate. In the other two races Xray’s Alexander Hagberg and Christopher Krapp capitalised on front row starts to clock up their first wins.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Recently Roberto Migneco managed to dominate both round 4 and 5 of the 1/10 Nitro Touring Maltese National Championship. Driving two flawless finals with tone-to-tone wins he scored the maximum points with the help of his trusted mechanic and pitman Edward. The 6th and final round of the championship will be race in June with Roberto having the best chanced to be crowned as the 2015 champion.
Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]
Friday, May 22, 2015
Pro-Line have a pre-cut Trifecta Lexan wing and a roll-up pit mat available soon. From the mind of World Champion and Pro-Line team driver Ty Tessmann, the 1/8th Trifecta Lexan wing brings a huge amount of weight savings to the highest part of the buggy and massively lowers your car’s centre of gravity. This results in faster corner speeds and reduces the chance of traction rolling when faced with high-bite track conditions. The 1:8 Trifecta Lexan wing design follows the tradition set by the 1/10th buggy wing and features three strengthening ribs and three dimples that hang down on each side creating a “golf ball aerodynamic effect” under the wing for added down force and reduced high speed drag. The set included the pre-cut wing and the centre fin piece as well as two different size wickerbills to tune the performance and downforce.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The maiden season of the Swiss 1/8th Electric Buggy Championship kicked off at the MORC Oberbüren with about 30 drivers attending the event. The schedule saw two separate races to be held on Saturday and Sunday and the nice weather made for good racing conditions on both days. The race format had the EFRA 1/8th electric rules used with endless qualifying runs and 10-minute bump-up finals. Robin Frischkopf grabbed the pole position for Saturday’s main final during which he wasn’t the quickest but Robin did not make a single mistake and kept the lead despite pressure from Sandro Bamert and team mate Romeo Grass who were a few tenths quicker but less consistent. At the end Robin took home the first ever win in this category in Switzerland.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Last weekend the F1ItalianSeries left the city of Rome for a maiden race at the beautiful track of the Rce Model Tuscia in Montefiascone. The track proved to be quite narrow and a sequence of fast and slow corners made it very difficult to learn as well. The 1-day event on Sunday started off with very good weather and the qualifying of GP 13 in which all 16 drivers made the Q1 with the 10 fastest drivers proceeding to Q2 to set the best time and hunt the pole position. At the end it was Davide Morgani (Renault) who took the pole from 2nd placed Manciocchi (Hesketh), 3rd was Lenci (Aguri), 4th Giorgio (Hesketh) and 5th Nicosanti (Lotus).
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The latest vehicle to receive the JConcepts Silencer bodyshell treatment is the Kyosho ZX6. The body features a profiled, Finnisher stance cockpit and forward raised side-pod to give the Silencer an immediate fighting appearance. A smooth, high-speed transition around the cab keeps the body heading in the right direction and a slight recess just behind the cab with channelling out the rear provides rear-end stability. The Silencer side-pods have a clipped rear-end, narrowing the rear by angling in just in front of the rear tyres. The rear side-pods angle sharply toward the shock tower and wing, enhancing the force placed on the rear pods during high-speed acceleration. The body is capped off with a cockpit shark fin for more high-speed tracking stability and increased roof stiffness. The package includes two 6.5″ Hi-Clearance wings pre-marked for the ZX6 for the easiest application.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The second round of the BRCA Nitro Buggy Nationals was held in Kent this past weekend. The main final was a thriller to the wire and not a race for the faint hearted. Although Elliott Boots (Kyosho) took TQ, the final was a close battle between Neil Cragg (Team Associated) and Boots for much of the race. Boots held a steady gap but Cragg had a fuel stop in hand. At least until he ran dry – then all hell broke loose. Neil’s misfortune was a gift for Boots until the role was reversed. Boots ran into clutch issues and eventually ground to a stop. Ultimately Neil took the win from Darren Bloomfield (Agama) while Elliott still snatched the final podium spot despite the mechanical issues.
Source: Team Associated [teamassociated.com]
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
During last weekend’s North German Nitro On-road Regionals in Hildesheim not only the 1/10th 200mm category was run but also the premier class of 1/8th on-road. After a rainy practice on Saturday the weather forecast for Sunday guaranteed a dry finals day. Starting from the 2 spot on the grid behind international ace Lars Hoppe (ARC/Reds/Shepherd), Merlin Depta (Serpent/Xceed/Xceed) was able to keep up the pace with Lars. With Andreas Giesa (Shepherd/Picco/Shepherd) in 3rd position Lars and Merlin started to lap the field within the first two pit stops. With a small gap of about only 2 seconds between Lars and Merlin, Hoppe made a mistake and he had to went through the grass, allowing Depta to take advantage of the situation. Further down the field Serpent’s Lennart Skornia (Serpent/Orcan/Shepherd) was able to overtake 3rd placed Giesa with only a couple of minutes to go. At the end Merlin was able to take the win from Lars with a 1-lap margin and in the progress Merlin also set a new official track record of 13,011 seconds at the AMC Hildesheim track.
Source: Serpent [serpent.com]
Monday, May 18, 2015