New from Italian company Capricorn comes the V3 carbon fibre chassis for the LAB F1-01 formula car. The chassis is cut from 3mm carbon fibre and it includes a dual ball-raced single bellcrank steering assembly that features adjustable Ackermann settings to fine-tune the steering response going in and coming out of the corners. Included in the set are also a steering servo mounts for longitudinal servo mounting.
Round two of the Swiss Racing Cup was held at the MRTM Lostallo track and in the 1/10th Touring category it was Patrick Fankhauser (Xray) who brought home the win from second placed Philipp Bühler (Xray) and Serpent driver Marco Licci in third. The Xray duo of Christian Lehnherr and Peter Koller would round out the top 5.
New from HRC Racing comes the HRC68026MG aluminium case servo for 1/14th to 1/18th scale vehicles. It is of a heavy duty design with an all-alloy case and metal gears as well as dual ball bearings. Compatible with Traxxas 1/16th scale cars the servo, measuring 30x10x30mm, also fits many other mini-size vehicles.
The Protoform Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series WCICS, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary this season, again hosted eight events across Western Canada. The Touring Modified class was dominated by Xray’s Blake Bell with a perfect top 4 record of four TQs and four wins. Team Xray’s Danny Buck finished 2nd overall, and Awesomatix’s Wayne Mah came in 3rd. In their best season yet the series grew 34 percent over last year and the 2016/17 season will begin September 23rd in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Roche have introduced two new option parts for the Rapide F1-2016 1/10th formula car. First up is the short aluminium front standoff set for the use with smaller diameter tyres. The 11.8mm standoffs in combination with the 0.5mm spacers allow to run proper ride height settings when using somewhat smaller tyres that would reduce the ground clearance too much with the kit’s parts. The set includes four aluminium front A-arm standoffs and four 0.5mm shims. The second new part is a graphite front brace that allows to fine-tune the stiffness of the front end. It connects the lower A-arms and makes for a more rigid setting that leads to a more stable car.
The Sagamido Challenge was recently held at the SRT track in Aikou, Japan in the four nitro on-road classes of 1/8th Expert, 1/8th Sport, 1/10th GPT and 1/8th GT. A total of 55 drivers attended and in the 1/8th Expert category it was Worlds runner-up, Takahaki Shimo who set the TQ after the two rounds of 4 minute qualifying, followed by young and talented Shoki Takahata and Keisuke Fukuda in second and third respectively. Masao Tanaka would follow in fourth. The 20 minute A-main was sort of a sprint race with the top drivers pulling away swiftly while Masao Tanaka suffered a first corner crash, but he would recover soon, eventually passing Fukuda during the early stages of the race. Mid-race the traction conditions changed instantly with the previously low grip track changed to high grip as the dust got whipped away, causing a lot of trouble for many drivers. Traction rolling was soon a problem for most with Masao taking profit of the situation as he was able to grab the win one lap head of Takahaki Shimo.
At the recent final round of the BRCA GT national championships and after securing the WGT championship on the Saturday Adam Catchpole’s form continued into Sunday, as he took the TQ and win and with it the overall GT12 title for the season.
Former World Champion, Daniele Ielasi and Germany’s Tobias Kerler will use Energy Fuel to power their rides for their 2016 campaigns. Developed by Pepe Group, the company behind the popular MLC fuel, Daniele and Tobias were very happy with the performance of the juice during their tests and they are now looking forward to a successful season.