The recent round of the Finnish FinTrack Tour saw Georgy Chmigal (Xray) walking away with the win in the TSM 10 class. Georgy took a hard-fought TQ after the qualifiers and after equally tight battles in the finals, he took the win from 2nd placed Henry Salmen (Xray) and Eetu Pesonen (Capricorn) 3rd.
Capricorn have introduced an updated front bumper for the C803 1/8th on-road car. The part features a higher rib in the rear section that leads to increased overall stiffness while the updated design also allows to mount the front body posts directly onto the bumper, doing away with the need to use an upper plate. Using bumper-mounted body posts will improve the overall downforce available and the bumper is usable on all of Capricorn’s 1/8th on-road cars. An extra upper plate is included in the set to further strengthen the front area but it is only usable with C803 based cars.
The final round of the Spanish 1/8th IC Track National Championship was held at the Club Carsol track in Elche in the south of Valencia. Carlos Peracho Heras was the man to beat and he would take the pole position for the A-main event. Joining him was Adrián Santeiro who won the Super Pole race that was held under rainy conditions. The changing weather was also a key factor in the semi-finals with the right tyre choice being crucial to secure a ticket for the main event. For the sake of excitement all championship favourites, Sergio Montesinos, Rubén 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 the final podium spot by only a tenth of a second. For Sergio Ortega the 4th place was enough to be crowned new Spanish Champion 2017.
The Miniautodromo Jody Scheckter in Fiorano, Italy played host to the Trofeo Costruttori, the Constructors Trophy, recently. The race was also valid as UISP Euro Cup, and Andrea Pirani would dominate the GT class from tone to tone after also taking the TQ honours. Loris Luise finished the race in 2nd from Daniele Bulla 3rd.
Protoform have introduced their long-awaited Type-S and MS7 190mm electric touring car body shells. First up is the aggressively shaped Type-S, a high downforce body for modified classes or any other track condition or class where more grip is needed. It was shaped to offer ultra-precise steering characteristics and superior rear grip and was extensively tested to handle track surfaces such as ETS carpet, outdoor or indoor asphalt, even the new high-grip CRC black carpet. With PRO-Lite bodies now being the standard for indoor carpet racing, the overall stiffness of the body was taken into consideration. Added ridges along the hood, a-pillar and trunk bed provide rigidity even in thinner materials giving less body tuck and less flex while not sacrificing performance. A small deck lid spoiler also adds both rigidity and rear grip. The critical tuning aid of body positioning is once again made easier with mounting marks inside the front wheel arches. Positions for 0, +2mm, +4mm and +6mm are scribed in for convenience. The Type-S is Global Body Spec compliant and fully EFRA (#4056) and ROAR approved and it is available in both lightweight and PRO-lite weight. Included are a Protoform decal sheet, window masks, overspray film and metric wing mounting hardware.
The Just For Fun Indoor Challenge was held in Vlimmeren, Belgium last weekend. In the Touring Stock 13.5T class it was Vincent Van Gansen (Xray) with the TQ from the Team Magic duo of Jari van de Wal and Pasquinel Neys. In the triple A-mains Vincent took convenient wins to grab the overall victory from Jari in 2nd. Pasquinel had to deal with some problems that included tyres and a ruined ball bearing but he still ended on the final podium spot while Mathias van Laere and Bart Acda rounded out the top 5 results.
Serpent have released a wide front end set for the F110 SF3 formula car. Included in the set are a wider 2mm carbon fibre suspension plate, a wider castor plate as well as ball cups and turnbuckles. Using the set creates a slightly wider front track width that will help with consistency especially in high grip conditions as it makes for a less aggressive front end without taking away side bite. The wider setup also reduces traction rolling issues on very high-traction surfaces and it is thus highly recommended for the forthcoming carpet season and when running on sugared asphalt tracks.
Coming from Infinity and arriving in time for the indoor carpet season is an aluminium flex main chassis plate for the IF14 touring car. Made from 7075 alloy with a black anodised finish, the design and cut-outs of the fully symmetrical 2mm chassis has been optimised to offer perfect chassis flex. Weighting approximately 13g heavier than the carbon chassis supplied as part of the standard IF14 kit, the new optional aluminium chassis is suitable for creating a lower centre of gravity which is particularly beneficial when racing on carpet or on a high grip surface.