Open practice complete, Tessmann claims early bragging rights

Open practice complete, Tessmann claims early bragging rights

An extended World Championship open practice, due to the fact there was no Warm-up Race, is finally complete with Ty Tessmann the fastest man in Sicily at the end of four hot days of practice.  Topping the final round of practice, it was the US National Champion’s time from the 2nd of the day’s three 10-minute runs that gives him the early bragging rights over European Champion David Ronnefalk and the defending World Champion Robert Batlle.  The highest placed improvement for the final practice came from Ryan Maifield, the US driver ending up fourth ahead of former team-mate Yannick Aigoin.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tessmann back on top in Sicily

Tessmann back on top in Sicily

Ty Tessmann jumped back to the top of the practice time sheets at the 1:8 Offroad World Championships in Sicily, the HB driver almost equalling his outright fastest time set yesterday.  After making a wrong tyre choice for the day’s opening run, the Canadian improved on his morning pace by over 3 seconds with David Ronnefalk closest over 3-consecutive laps from the 10-minute run.  Fastest first time round and bettering that time, defending World Champion Robert Batlle completed the Top 3 with a pace that was just 0 .005 off that of Ronnefalk.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

ZZRacing XB4 aluminium front bumper

ZZRacing XB4 aluminium front bumper

Coming from ZZRacing and made for the Xray XB4 4WD and 2WD buggies is this aluminium front bumper. The CNC-machined part offers improved rigidity over the standard composite part for better front end protection while adding bling thanks to its orange anodising.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Batlle tops opening run of final practice day

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Reigning World Champion Robert Batlle topped the opening practice on the concluding day of the extended practice at the 1:8 Offroad World Championships in Sicily.  With overnight repairs making for a slightly dustier track for the first of the days 3 scheduled 10-minute runs, the Mugen driver topped the time sheets with a time of 1:52.525 compared with Ty Tessmann’s 1:50.580 outright fastest time which was set in yesterday’s closing practice.  Running in reseeded heats today based on each drivers fastest times from the opening three days of practice, behind Batlle it was Darren Bloomfield who was second fastest just 0.163 off over 3-laps with Ryan Lutz completing the Top 3 for the run.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tessmann fastest at end of Day 3

Tessmann fastest at end of Day 3

With three days of practice complete at the 1:8 Offroad World Championships it is Ty Tessmann who holds the edge with the HB driver setting a new fastest time in today’s final practice. Having moved to the top of the time sheets in the first of the day’s 12-minute practice rounds, the Canadian improved that 1:52.143 time to a 1:50.580 to again set the pace over defending champion Robert Batlle. Having set the pace on Day 2, reigning European Champion David Ronnefalk was, after a sleepy start to the day, able to improve his overall time to complete the Top 3.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tessmann sets mid way practice pace in Sicily

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Already into their third day of practice at this year’s extended 1:8 Offroad World Championships with still 2 more days of practice to go on the Italian island of Sicily, Ty Tessmann laid down today’s early marker running the fastest three consecutive laps from defending World Champion Robert Batlle. With David Ronnefalk setting the pace yesterday from Tessmann with a time of 1:53.211, in the first of today’s two 12-minute runs the Canadian lowered the benchmark to 1:52.143 with Batlle managing a 1:53.386 followed by a 1:53.842 from Martin Bayer.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bornhorst doubles at East Coast Race Against Cancer

Bornhorst doubles at East Coast Race Against Cancer

The East Coast Race Against Cancer was held at McCullough’s RC Raceway with his year’s event drawing just over 250 entries among a number of different classes, the biggest being the 1/8 Electric Buggy and Truck. Tekno’s newly signed Joe Bornhorst was the man to beat in 1/8th E-Buggy and E-Truggy as he was able to set the TQ pace in both classes. In the 10 minute E-Buggy final Joe took off and never looked back, leaving Mike Speranza behind to take the win. In 3rd Paul Ciccarello rounded out the podium. In the 8 minute E-Truggy final Joe again lead the race from tone to tone to bring home the victory some 7 seconds in front of Anthony Mazzara and Mike Speranza.

Source: Tekno [teknorc.com]

Saturday, September 20, 2014

EZPower Gladiator 120A brushless speed controller

EZPower Gladiator 120A brushless speed controller

Italian company EZPower introduce the Gladiator 120A brushless speed controller for 1/10th and 1/12th scale appellations. Coming with an all-aluminium case with “spider web” cooling grooves the speedo is meant to stay cooler during operation. A build-in on/off switch, data port and heavy duty solder towers round out the package. Full information about the ESC, that will hit the stores in October, will become available soon.

Source: EZPower [ezpower.it]

Friday, September 19, 2014

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