Laurent & Limoges win at French Winter Nats Rd3

Laurent & Limoges win at French Winter Nats Rd3

The 3rd round of the French Winter Nationals was held in Pierrelatte this past weekend. In the Touring Car Modified class the race for the TQ position was on between Mathieu Briere and Alex Laurent and at the end it was Alex who was able to win four qualifying rounds to take the overall TQ for the finals. The triple A-mains then saw Alex conserving his qualifying performance as he win the first two legs to take the day’s win from Mathieu Briere who was able to score in the final A-main. Jeremy Limoges rounded out the podium in 3rd.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Francesco Tironi renews with Shepherd

Francesco Tironi renews with Shepherd

Italian 2014 European and World Championship finalist Francesco Tironi has extended his contract with Shepherd for another year, the German company announced. After a successful 2014 season with a 3rd place in the ENS 1/10th overall ranking, a 7th place at the 1/8th Euros in Austria and a 6th place at the 1/10th Worlds in Bangkok he will also use the Shepherd Velox V8 and the Velox V10 in the upcoming season. Being motivated for 2015 Francesco plans to race at the Italian 1/8th and 1/10th Championships, the complete ENS series in the 1/8th class, both European championships and the 1/8th World Championship in Brazil. Francesco had the following to say:

First of all I want to thank the whole Shepherd Team for a good year and the possibility to be part of such a competitive and nice team with great drivers and wonderful people. The fact that both cars – the V10 “Pro” and the V8 “EC” – work very well on every track right from the first day makes racing much more enjoyable and is also the reason why I’m very optimistic for the future.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ronald Völker wins at LRP TCM 2015

Ronald Völker wins at LRP TCM 2015

The 2015 edition of the LRP Touring Car Masters was held this past weekend in Rüsselsheim, Germany with over 250 entries. The Masters class win went to Yokomo’s Ronald Völker who also grabbed the TQ after the qualifiers. Triple ISTC Touring Car World Champion Marc Rheinard (Tamiya) made a late entry for the race and secured himself the runner-up spot in front of last year’s Master class winner Viljami Kutvonen (Awesomatix).

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Monday, January 26, 2015

TRR-Racestuff 10R5.1 narrow chassis conversion kit

TRR-Racestuff 10R5.1 narrow chassis conversion kit

Following TRR-Racestuff’s 235mm conversion kit for the Team Associated 10R5.1 the German company now also have a narrow chassis conversion available that retains the standard 200mm width and is compatible with the kit’s standard parts. The conversion includes a slim 2.5mm carbon fibre main chassis plate, new 2.5mm sidelink wings, a front LiPo rail for 1S and 2S shorty LiPo packs, hexagonal chassis standoffs and the needed shims. The chassis allows to three different sidelink configurations; a hanging layout with parallel links, angled chassis-mounted links that open toward the power pod and a third variant using an optional lower power pod plate that allows to run angled links that close towards the power pod. The kit greatly increases the setup potential of Team Associated’s World GT car and the conversion becomes available by end of January.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Team Titan Blitz ALS-R 190mm touring car bodyshell

Team Titan Blitz ALS-R 190mm touring car bodyshell

Team Titan introduce the new Blitz ALS-R bodyshell for 190mm electric touring cars. With the level of competitive racing increasing and the wide variety of track conditions faced by touring car racers there has been an increasing need to design shells to suit specific conditions. The ALS-R has been designed with less overall down force for high traction asphalt and carpet tracks, and will help increase top speed and reduce traction rolling, with aggressive steering response to ensure high corner speeds. The specifications meet IFMAR, BRCA and GBS body rules and the body will become available in a standard 0.8mm, lightweight 0.7mm and super lightweight 0.5mm variant. All are made from high-quality polycarbonate and they come clear, including window masks, a decal sheet with two styles of headlights and wing mounting hardware.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Xray Work.Shop Germany – Announcement

Xray Work.Shop Germany – Announcement

After the success of the Xray Work.Shop Italy the Slovakian manufacturer now invite all Xray driver to take part at the Xray Work.Shop Germany. The event will take place at the TSV 1871 Augsburg on Saturday the 14th of February. German Junior Champion Marco Kaufmann will guide the participants to extract the maximum out of Xray’s T4 electric touring car. The doors open at 10 a.m. with the workshop starting at 11 a.m. For further information feel free to contact the hosting club at info@tsv-1871.de.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Saturday, January 24, 2015

VP Pro RS-602 high-output glow igniter

VP Pro RS-602 high-output glow igniter

VP Pro have their new RS-602 high-output glow igniter available. Made from anodised aluminium and stainless steel and coming quipped with a single 5000mAh cell the igniter offers a higher capacity than the previous model for longer lasting power per charge. Included comes a suitable overnight wall charger.

Source: VP Pro [vp-racing.com]

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Paul Lemieux re-signs with Xray

Paul Lemieux re-signs with Xray

Xray have announced that long time team driver and multi-time US champion Paul Lemieux has renewed his contract to stay with the team for 2015. Paul’s 2015 campaign will see regional, national and international races with Xray’s line of 1/12th, 1/10th and 1/8th vehicles in electric and nitro classes. His busy calendar will include all the US electric and nitro on-road nationals, the Snowbirds and all other major races in the States. Paul says:

I am excited about the continued partnership between myself and the Team Xray. I am especially excited to continue on with all of individuals that make up the Xray family as I know it. To me the “work hard but have fun” atmosphere which we have achieved at events around the globe has been the driving force in what keeps me racing. With several great achievements and another wins last year I am fully motivated for the upcoming 2015 season.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

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