Xray have released a first teaser of the forthcoming RX8 2017 1/8th scale nitro on-road car. As usual no official details are available prior to the release, that is set for sometime in March, but we keep you up to date on all information as soon as they surface.
Xray have announced the signing of multiple Greek national champion, Nikos Georgiadis to their factory team for the 2017 season. Nikos has been a long time Xray privateer and for the 2017 season he will be enjoying full factory support. Nikos is focused on 1/10th on-road racing and will compete at all the major national and international races and he had the following to say:
I have only the best experience with Xray as a private driver and thanks to the performance and reliability I was able to achieve all my current wins and victories. Signing my contract as an Xray factory driver is an excellent moment in my racing career that will hopefully boost my experience and knowledge further. I will continue to share the knowledge and experience with local RC drivers and will continue to support this sport. Big thanks to Xray for this opportunity and a new challenge for me to be part of a truly high-end international RC car racing family and the best team on planet. I’m looking forward to the 2017 season with Xray.
Xray have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming NT1 2017 1/10th 200mm nitro on-road kit. As usual official details will not become available until the release that is scheduled for March and thus just in time for the new outdoor season.
Fenix have introduced new aluminium chassis for the Team Associated TC7.1 and Xray X1 cars. Starting with the touring car chassis, the lower main plate is machined from 2mm 7075-T6 material and it offers extensive machining for a low weight and optimised torsional flex characteristics. 85mm wide the part is about 2mm slimmer than the standard carbon fibre chassis for less chassis scrub during hard cornering and weighing in at 82g the part also significantly lowers the overall centre of gravity.
Coming from Mckune Design and made for the Xray T4’17 are a carbon fibre main chassis and two top decks. All parts are cut from high-quality bi-directional carbon fibre with the chassis being 2.25mm thick while the top decks are available in a 2.0mm and a 1.5mm variant. The parts are direct replacements and they are available now.
Xray have announced the signing of Italian National Stock Champion, Nico Catelani to their factory team. AMSCI and UISP champ as well as multiple ETS finalist, Nico will be attending at the Italian Nationals, the EFRA European Championships and the ETS and he had the following to say:
I am very happy and honored to be a part of the factory Xray team for the next season. The Xray development, quality and performance of their cars as well the best team support is what I have admired and now I am happy to enjoy. I will do my best to continue to improve my racing skills and results and I am more than proud for this for this opportunity. I’m looking forward to the next season with my new team!
Xray have announced the signing of reigning Italian 200mm vice-champion, David Loppini to their factory team. Already an Xray privateer David will now receive the full factory support at races such as the Italian national championship, the ENS and select international events. The multiple ENS finalist had the following to say:
Since I was a child my dream was to be part of Xray team. Attention to details and the chase for perfection are exclusive Xray features. I have raced as a private driver the Xray cars and the reliability and especially the performance helped me to reach all my achievements and to improve myself as a driver. Now with focus for international level races I am very happy to be part of the team and family, which is a dream come true for me. I am more excited than ever and I am looking forward to hit the track.
Xray have announced the signing of Germany’s Philipp Guschl to their factory team. The former German National Champion and Euro B podium finisher will campaign Xray’s XB8 platform at regional, national and international events including the German Nationals and the European Championships B. Philipp says:
Since ever I have admired Xray for their highest quality products and the work the team puts into making their cars updated and faster every year. The professionalism of the company and the service they provide makes me safe for my further growth as a driver. I am very happy for this opportunity and trust that Xray and SMI put it me. I will do my best to represent the team in the races and of course to help everyone around.