Volker secures 2nd win of ETS Season #8

Volker secures 2nd win of ETS Season #8

Ronald Volker has won the fourth round of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series, the win in Austria marking the reigning champion as the first double winner of Season #8.  An A3 showdown between the Yokomo driver and Tamiya’s star of the weekend Akio Sobue, Top Qualifier Volker wouldn’t put a wheel wrong to secure the overall win ahead of the Japanese A1 winning driver.  Securing third in A3 after team-mate Bruno Coelho crashed on the penultimate lap, Xray’s Alexander Hagberg would complete the podium at the second running of the fahr(T)raum hosted event.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Oliver Mack wins Central German Championship Rd2

Oliver Mack wins Central German Championship Rd2

The second round of the Central German Championship was held at the MC Ettlingen track where the ENS Rd3 as well as the Euros A will be held later this year. Saturday started out with free practice in the morning and right from the start Shepherd factory racer Oliver Mack showed a great performance clocking the fastest lap times with team boss Patrick Schäfer being second fastest. As the weather forecast predicted a lot of rain for Sunday it was decided to run two qualifying rounds on Saturday afternoon. In the first round Oliver had a good run and he took the TQ nearly one lap ahead of fellow Shepherd racer Dennis Weihert. In the second round Oliver had a contact with another car and unfortunately these were the only two runs under dry conditions for the whole weekend so the Expert drivers decided to count the result after qualifying which handed Oliver the win over Dennis Weihert.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Monday, May 4, 2015

BRCA 1/8th Circuit National Champs Rd2 – Report

BRCA 1/8th Circuit National Champs Rd2 – Report

The second round of this year’s BRCA 1/8th Circuit National Championship was hosted by the Wombwell circuit in South Yorkshire. This track is part of a big national karting circuit of which we use the last corner and half of the long main straight. The infield is tight in configuration with a series of 180 degree hairpins followed by flowing mid speed curves. What makes this circuit unique is various elevation changes which tests even the best drivers in maintaining a consistent average lap time.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Volker TQs ahead of Coelho at ETS Austria

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Ronald Volker has claimed what is probably the most important pole position of this season’s Yokomo Euro Touring Series after the challenge from Tamiya’s Akio Sobue came to nothing in the final round of qualifying in Austria.  His 17th time becoming Top Qualifier, last year’s winner of the fahr(T)raum hosted event would end Q4 second fastest 0.233 of a second off the Xray of Bruno Coelho.  The TQ run would help Coelho to move ahead of Sobue in the final qualification ranking with the Portuguese star set to start directly behind Volker, the same order in which they lined up for Round 3 in Italy. A track where the majority of A-Main drivers agree overtaking will be ‘impossible’, Sobue starts third and could be perfectly placed should there be a repeat of the sparks that flew in Riccione.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Roche Rapide P12 screw set & titanium turnbuckles

Roche Rapide P12 screw set & titanium turnbuckles

Roche have new option parts for the Rapide P12 1/12th scale pan car available in the form of a titanium and aluminium hex screw set and titanium turnbuckles. Starting with the fasteners, the set includes over 55 M3 screws of different length and material to replace the standard steel screws. The alloy fasteners come red anodised while the titanium screws are included in natural colour. The set is made to reduce the overall weight while adding some visual impact at the same time. Also new are two 2-piece sets of M3 turnbuckles. Coming as 15mm camber links and 42mm long steering turnbuckles the parts are made to replace the standard steel camber and anodised aluminium steering turnbuckles with durable yet lightweight titanium parts.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Volker TQs another close qualifier in Austria

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Ronald Volker posted a second TQ run at Round 4 of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Austria, the German coming out on top of a very closely contested Q3 that saw the Top 3 covered by less than half a second.  Posting a new overall fastest TQ time Volker would outpace Bruno Coelho by 0.258 of a second up who in turn was 0.216 fastest than his Xray team-mate Alexander Hagberg.  A number of mistakes while on a TQ pace would leave Q2 pace setter Akio Sobue 7th fastest.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sobue snatches Q2 as Volker gets blocked

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Tamiya’s Aiko Sobue snatched a TQ run in the second round of qualifying at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Austria this morning helped by Q1 pace setter Ronald Volker getting blocked on his final lap.  The Japanese driver, who on his arrival in Austria quickly marked himself out as a podium contender topping practice, took the qualifier by 0.387 of a second as Schumacher driver Michal Orlowski cost Volker 4/10ths.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Volker takes Q1 in Mattsee

Volker takes Q1 in Mattsee

Ronald Volker has TQ’d a very close opening round of qualifying at Round 4 of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Austria. Winner of the fahr(T)raum hosted event last year, the Yokomo driver would top the times by just 0.187 of a second from Xray’s Bruno Coelho. Just a further 0.265 off, Tamiya’s Akio Sobue who topped the times in practice would complete the Top 3 around the covered temporary asphalt track.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

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