Cragg & Martin win at British Winter Open Champs

Cragg & Martin win at British Winter Open Champs

Last weekend’s British Winter Open Championship held at the Silverstone club was the opening event to the forthcoming yearlong season. A good measure one could say to how the new rides and the teams are doing. By the time February comes round many of the drivers have competed on all sorts of indoor events on all sorts of tracks and are ready for this event. Well everyone was ready apart from the overwhelming record breaking entries that flew in when the on-line booking in system opened up just before the Christmas period. An unprecedented 249 individual entries were received within hours.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

2015/16 Rug Racers Rd4 – Report

2015/16 Rug Racers Rd4 – Report

The penultimate round 4 of the 2015/16 Rug Racers series again attracted a good amount of racers to attend in the four classes of Touring Modified, Touring Stock, 1/10th Pan Car and GT12. In the Touring Modified qualifying Chris Grainger took two of the rounds, being the only driver to break into 27 laps, with Scott Booth, Paul Pinkney and Matthew White a little further back but close enough to cause concern later on in the finals.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Xray Winter Series Greece Rd3 – Report

Xray Winter Series Greece Rd3 – Report

Round 3 of the Xray Winter Series Greece was held at the FRT raceway in Athens. The race attracted a good amount of drivers to compete in the three classes of Touring Modified, Formula and Pan Car and in the premier Touring Mod class it was Georgiadis who set the early pace and he would also take the overall TQ after winning all qualifying rounds. Amaxas snatched the 2 spot on the grid in front of Bratis.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Yaniv Sivan wins Israeli League Rd6

Yaniv Sivan wins Israeli League Rd6

Round 6 of the Israeli League was recently held at the Nir Moshe racing track. After the three qualifying rounds Yaniv Sivan took the overall TQ from Omer Assayag is second and Tal Siles in third. The 40 minute race started with Yaniv Sivan in pole position, but he made two mistakes in the opening stages, allowing Omer Assayag to take over the lead only to loose it again around the 5 minute mark when Yaniv Sivan was back in the lead. Yaniv then started to open a gap on the rest of the field. Meanwhile an amazing battle for second and third was on between Tal Siles, Ofer Avitan and Aviv Mimon. 10 minutes from the end Tal Siles grabbed the second position in front of Ofer Avitan and this would also be the top 3 positions at the checkered flag. Yaniv Sivan would win the race with Tal Siles finishing in second, only 0.13 seconds behind Yaniv. Ofer Avian rounded out the top 3 result.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Andy Moore & Hiroyuki Kasuya depart HPI/HB

Andy Moore & Hiroyuki Kasuya depart HPI/HB

In a shock announcement former IFMAR World and EFRA European Champion, Andy Moore as well as team manager Hiroyuki Kasuya have announced their departure from HPI/HB. Both ended their contracts by mutual consent after being with the company for more than 10 years. The news comes after recent problems with the HPI company, in particular HPI Europe which was put in administration in January and we are sure it is not the last team driver to announce his departure in the coming days and weeks. This is what Andy has to say:

I’d like to inform everyone that I have by mutual consent ended my contract with HPI Inc. I want to especially thank Tatsuro Watanabe, Toshihiko Hara and Hiroyuki Kasuya for their help and support over the years. And of course my team mates and work colleagues both past and present for the great times and lots of memorable moments. During almost 12 years together we’ve had some fantastic results becoming World Champions, European Champions, National Champions and multiple TITC Champions along the way. I’d like to wish everyone at HPI all the best for the future and look forward to seeing you all at the track soon.

Read the full statement from Hiro here

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Murray wins Formula class at GT12 Nats Rd2

Murray wins Formula class at GT12 Nats Rd2

Last weekend’s second round of the BRCA GT12 Nationals at MB Models also saw the running of the 1/10th Formula class. The event attracted a total of 34 drivers and at the end it was Andy Murray (Xray) who grabbed the day’s win from James Greener (Exotek). MD Racing driver James Wright was able to snatch the final podium spot to round out the top 3 result.

Source: MD Racing [mdracingrc.com]

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Murray wins at BRCA GT12 National Champs Rd2

Murray wins at BRCA GT12 National Champs Rd2

Last weekend saw the second round of the 2016 BRCA GT12 National Championship, at the recently opened MB Models Raceway. With 98 drivers booked in, this event was probably the largest and most competitive race GT12 has ever seen. The winner of national round 1, Adam Catchpole (Zen) put in a fantastic run to take the pole position, with Schumacher’’s Andy Murray less than a second behind. James Hart (Schumacher) completed the top 3 on the grid. The A-final saw a spectacular race up front, with Adam and Andy pulling out a gap to the rest of the field as they carried out an intense battle. All eyes were on the battle to see Andy showing much improved form and putting pressure onto the current national champion. This continued until around the half way point when the tiniest mistake from Adam allowed Andy a way through. This battle thrilled the large crowd for the rest of the 6 minutes. Ultimately Andy took the win, his first national victory in GT12, just ahead of Adam. James Hart (3rd) and Aidan Ripley (4th) could break away from the battle for 5th place. 5th to 10th was a super close battle with all 6 drivers finishing within less than 5 seconds.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

RJ Hart doubles at RC Super Bowl race

RJ Hart doubles at RC Super Bowl race

The recent RC Super Bowl saw RJ Hart walking away with a double win in 1/8th E-Buggy and 4×4 Short Course classes. In the E-Buggy category RJ took the TQ after winning all four qualifying rounds and in the final he cruised to the win in front of Casey Maul and Cody Romanczuk in second and third respectively. In 4×4 Short Course RJ would win two of the four qualifiers but he lost the TQ in the tie-breaker. The main was a different story then with the lead swapping constantly but at the end RJ hold the upper hand over Ken Zimmermann who grabbed the runner-up spot. In third Randy Drapinski completed the top 3 result.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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