October 18, 2017

Heras wins Spanish 1/8th finale as Ortega takes title

…Olivares, Victor González and Guillermo Pérez, made their way into the main, so the championship would go down to the wire. From the tone Peracho Heras and Olivares Munoz separated from the field despite the two being in a wheel-to-wheel battle. The pit crew of Carlos showed some very swift work during the main and in the end he was able to walk away with the win in front of Vicente Eres Ramos. Further down the field it were Sergio Montesinos Ortega and Guillermo Pérez who had a long battle for 3rd position, and in the end the latter took…

October 17, 2017

Pro-Stock Series finale – Report

…(Serpent), Raphael Lutz (Shepherd) and Alexander Kien (Serpent) came out fastest after the qualifying. The main final saw a lot of position changes as Raphael Lutz ran into engine-troubles right after the start and also early leader Marcus May had to recover after an unexpected pit stop for an engine adjustment. Luca Moscioni from Switzerland, who went through the semi-final, was leading mid-race until he ran into problems too. Ultimately taking the win was Alexander Kien in front of Marcus May (Serpent) and David Ranft (Xray). The overall championship went to Florian Düppe (Shepherd) in front of Alexander Kien (Serpent)…

October 13, 2017

LMR RC Lifestyle car bag for 1/8th & 1/10th

…tyres. On top of that, there is a further zip pocket for carrying manuals, set up sheets, decals, pit board, towels and more. The padded main compartment provides the ideal protection for your most valuable RC items and the bag is branded with the iconic LMR design to make the bag stand out from the crowd, not only that, LMR are offering the opportunity to personalise the bag with the inclusion of the name of the driver’s team, club or even the name incorporated into the design. Features: – Material: 600D polyester – Aircraft cabin compatible – LMR logo –…

October 12, 2017

Vampire Racing 2S TX/RX charging adapter XH/5mm

…battery packs through the their balancer port. Designed for the use with standard 5mm charge and balance wires the adapter utilises 5mm tube-type connectors for the power wires, a 2mm tube-type connector for the male balancer plug as well as an XH balancer connector for the battery side. The adapter does away with the need to use additional JR or Futaba style charge wires and balance boards, greatly reducing the amount of wires to carry and cleaning up the pit area. The adapter comes pre-wired, covered in protective shrink wrap and it is available now. Source: Vampire Racing [vampire-racing.com]…

October 10, 2017

Brilliant RC pit trolley

…Coming from Brilliant RC is their all-new pit trolley. Designed for 1/10th and 1/8th on-road cars and with a total size of 640x350x570mm it offers reinforced areas for high durability while the large upper drawer has a size of 500x300x210mm which is enough to take a race-ready 1/8 nitro on-road car with body. Four equal-sized inner drawers with a size of 245x300x125mm and two outer pockets with zippers are usable to carry accessories and spares while a large outer pocket allows to carry setup boards up to 500x500mm in size. Other features include ball-raced wheels, a 30mm plastic…

September 20, 2017

Tomas Kapicka wins Czech Open Masters Rd7

…Round 7 of the Czech Open Masters series was held in Kolin last weekend. In the Nitro Buggy class Xray’s Max Gotzl seemed to be in control of things as the took the overall TQ in front of Frantisek Kalenda (Serpent) and Jiri Benes (Xray). Max would also set the pace on the A-main, however technical issues would cost him the win and the race was on between Kyosho’s Tomas Kapicka and local hero Jiri Benes. Unfortunately for Jiri his buggy’s engine stalled during a pit stop and he would drop to 4th which allowed Tomas to bring…

September 14, 2017

Game on as Kurzbuch posts 2nd TQ run

…torrential rain shower halted proceedings leaving drivers to wait for the track to dry. With IFMAR rules permitting a round of qualifying to resume after rain once the track returns to the same condition, the call was made to run Q6 first and afterwards finish out Q5. With reigning champion Kurzbuch clearly fired up it would be his lighting fast pit stop that would force the battle between himself and Dario Balestri to be decided in the final qualifier of the 21st running of the World Championships. Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here….

September 8, 2017

IFMAR 1/8th Nitro Onroad World Champs 2017 – Preview

…details rather than wholesale changes. At every race, the Novarossi-backed driver has proved to be a contender, with ENS Mulhouse 2017 being perhaps the biggest blot on his copy book. But, true to form, he put this behind him, learnt from it, and moved back to the top of the charts very quickly. A solid pit crew led by his father also provides stability and could be crucial during the hour-long final. Don’t forget to check out the interview I did with Simon looking ahead to his title defence here on Red RC. Also in the Shepherd team and worthy…

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