1/5th & 1/8th GT World Cup warm-up race – Report

1/5th & 1/8th GT World Cup warm-up race – Report

The warm-up race for the 2015 1/5th and 1/8th GT World Cup took place last weekend in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Apart from the two classes of the World Cup, the race also saw 1/8th and 1/10th nitro on-road racing. In the 1/8th GT Class, Thailand’s Paphon C would take the TQ ahead of local drivers KL Lim and Nick Chong. In the 1/8th class Nelson Lee came out fastest from Alvin Ng.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Xray Work.Shop Denmark – Announcement

Xray Work.Shop Denmark – Announcement

Glostrup RC track in Denmark will play host for the Xray Work.Shop Denmark on the 8th and 9th of August. Xray’s Mike Gosvig will sit down with interested Xray owners to provide technical and setup support for the company’s T4, XB4 2WD and 4WD cars. More information can be found here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, August 3, 2015

Tonisport Onroad Series Austria – Report

Tonisport Onroad Series Austria

The pilot race of the Tonisport Onroad Series Austria was held at the 1. MRC Wiener Neustadt track in Vienna over the weekend. Despite being scheduled on the weekend before the EFRA 1/10th Electric Off-road European Championships in the UK the event attracted more than 100 drivers including international guests such as Bruo Coelho, Ronald Völker, Yannic Prümper and Marc Rheinard to name just a few. In the Touring Car Modified class Ronald Völker and Bruno Coelho fought for the TQ position with Marc Rheinard also being in the mix. At the end it was Ronald who came out fastest from Bruno and Marc.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

JJ Wang wins Worlds Warm-up race in Americana City

JJ Wang wins Worlds Warm-up race in Americana City

The GP Brazil, the warm-up race for this year’s IFMAR 1/8th Nitro On-road World Championship, was held in Americana City this past weekend. The turnout was pretty low in the 1/8th class as many drivers feared security and immigration issues but according to JJ Wang’s father Rick everything went very smooth, with no issues and no security concerns at all. As for the racing, JJ dominated both the qualifiers and the final by taking the TQ some two laps ahead of Cesar Salvadori and Kazuo Ohara. In the 45-minute main final JJ took the win from Cesar who ended the race some three laps down. Eduardo Geraldelli came in 3rd another five laps down on Cesar to round out the podium.

Image: Adriano Berton Shots

Monday, August 3, 2015

Kyle Skidmore joins Motiv RC

Kyle Skidmore joins Motiv RC

Motiv has announced the addition of long time US racer Kyle Skidmore to the Motiv pro team. Kyle has never been shy to race any class in RC but his skills are most recently put to use racing his Serpent 1/10th scale electric off-road vehicles. Kyle is no stranger to national level events and has been observed as a professional at tracks for many years. Kyle had this to say about his new partnership:

I’m excited to be one of the first drivers on the Motiv pro team. Testing the product went great and now I’m excited to showcase all my sponsors with the new addition to my racing package.

Source: Motiv RC [motivrc.com]

Monday, August 3, 2015

Dutch 200mm Nitro On-road Nationals Rd4 – Report

Dutch 200mm Nitro On-road Nationals Rd4 – Report

Round four of the Dutch 200mm Nitro On-road Nationals was held at the lovely and recently resurfaced Apeldoorn track with 20 drivers in attendance. Saturday was pretty much washed away and this, in combination with a quickly improving track, meant the fastest qualifying times would be counted in the third qualifier and at the end it was Daan Jacobs (Serpent) who posted the only 20-lap run after being in a class of his own. Shepherd driver Roy Bakker recovered from a series of bad qualifyings by putting his car on the 2 spot in the 3rd qualifier, knocking out young Milan Holthuis. Ultimately John Bruis and Pedro Rombouts put their cars on 2nd and 3rd after the qualifiers. The main final then saw a very clever acting Daan who took the win without being really challenged. Behind him the battle for the remaining podium spots was on between Roy, Milan and Pedro. At first Roy dropped down the order only to recover later on but be then fall back again to make way for Milan who qualified through the semi final and was able to ultimately grab the runner-up spot. Pedro would round out the podium after a decent race.

Thanks to Ruben d’Arco for the report.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Ielasi & Shimasaki take Matrix International Race wins

Ielasi & Shimasaki take Matrix International Race wins

After a long winning hiatus, Daniele Ielasi got back into the victory lane on international soil after taking the win over the Mugen duo of Robert Pietsch and JJ Wang at the recent 1st edition of the Matrix International Championship held at the Tom Racing Circuit in Hong Kong. Proving himself strong since the beginning of the race, not having to worry about fuel consumption as in qualifying, the WRC/Novarossi Ielasi Tuned driver was able to put pressure on the Top Qualifier of the race, Robert Pietsch and take advantage of a contact between the German and a backmarker, taking the lead and keeping his car ahead of the field to take a deserved win over Robert and a recovering JJ Wang. Bad luck for Shinya Shimasaki though, who would eventually save his day winning 1/10th scale.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Chan takes 2014/15 WCICS Mini Championship

Chan takes 2014/15 WCICS Mini Championship

The Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series WCICS have announced that Ivan Chan grabbed the Tamiya Mini Championship this season. Mike San Antonio drove his mini to 2nd overall, and young up and coming racer Brandon Rogers took 3rd.

Source: WCICS [wcics.ca]

Friday, July 31, 2015

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