Mibosport Cup Christmas Race – Date change

Mibosport Cup Christmas Race – Date change

The traditional Christmas Race of the popular Mibosport Cup will take place at a later date due to technical and operational reasons at the Hotel Sport venue in Hrotovice. The event will now be held on the 3rd of January 2015. The race will also see the use of the popular black ETS carpet. The next dates of the Mibosport Cup series have already been set and won’t be changed. Thus the 4th round will be held on the 14th of February 2015, a week earlier than it was originally announced, and the final round including the podium ceremony will take place on the 14th of March 2015. The ranking leaders in the respective classes after round two are Kuba Simurda in Touring Car Modified, Rene Kölbel in TC Stock LRP and Formula, Marcell Wostalek in 1/12th scale and Martin Bayer in the 2WD and 4WD buggy classes.

Source: Mibosport [mibosport.com]

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Colin Price re-signs with Schumacher

Colin Price re-signs with Schumacher

Schumacher announce that long term Schumacher driver and 2014 BRCA Modified Vice-Champion Colin Price has re-signed to the team. The quiet man of the Touring Car scene, but a true competitor who never gives an inch, Colin had his best year in 2014 taking second in the BRCA Nationals, just 1 point off the Champion Olly Jefferies and ahead of Chris Grainger and Elliott Harper and Andy Moore. Along with Colin comes his super fast brother Lee who last year also finished second in the BRCA Pro Stock Championship. Colin had this to say:

Firstly I’d like to thank everyone at Schumacher for the support over the past seasons and look forward to continued success and development over the next year with the Mi5evo and Supastox GT.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Naoto Matsukura and Yokomo part ways

Naoto

Multiple IFMAR 1/12th World Champion and current Electric Touring Car World Champion Naoto Matsukura today announced his shock departure from long term sponsor Yokomo. The protege of RC legend Masami Hirosaka has been under contract with the Japanese manufacturer for the last 10 years and it us understood that both parties parted ways amicably. When contacted the Japanese star gave no information about his future plans or his reason for leaving but it is strange timing with the Yatabe Arena in Japan, Yokomo’s own track, hosting the 1/10th EP offroad Worlds next October. More information as we get it.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ellis Stafford renews with Team Losi Racing

Ellis Stafford renews with Team Losi Racing

Horizon Hobby announce that Ellis Stafford has extended his contract with Horizon Hobby and TLR for the 2015 race season. Ellis has been the lead figure for the 1/10th scale team in the UK with some great results in his first season and with this experience he will be looking to better this years performance undoubtedly. He will continue to provide feedback on the UK race scene to the team in the states as well as developing set ups and contesting in the UK national series as well as the Euros that are to be held at the RHR facility amongst regional and club events.

Source: Horizon Hobby [horizonhobby.co.uk]

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tyler Hook wraps up RC Pro Series Titles

Tyler Hook wraps up RC Pro Series Titles

The RCPro Series finals and Toys for Tots race was held this past weekend and it the 1/8th E-Buggy class Tyler Hooks was able to take the overall TQ over teammate Brian Henn. The two would fight it out taking 1-2 which would give Tyler the overall RC Pro Series Title. Tyler then would start 2nd in the 1/8 E-Truggy class and he would handily take A1 and A2 to wrap up his second RC Pro Series Title of the weekend.

Source: Tekin [teamtekin.com]

Friday, December 19, 2014

Miguel Matias doubles at RC Oeste Birthday race

Miguel Matias doubles at RC Oeste Birthday race

The RC Oeste 3rd Birthday Race saw Xray’s Miguel Mathias taking the win in both the 2WD and 4WD Buggy classes in front of runner-up Fabio Ramos (Team C). Goncalo Melo (TLR) rounded out the podium in the 2WD class while Pedro Dias (HB) completed the top 3 in the 4WD category.

Click here to view the top 10 results

Friday, December 19, 2014

Lloyd Storey wins 2WD at SWS Rd3

Lloyd Storey wins 2WD at SWS Rd3

The 3rd round of the popular Silverstone Winter Series was held at their indoor astroturf track in Northampton. As ever, the Silverstone team built a challenging yet flowing track to test the full entry of drivers. In the main 2WD class, Lloyd Storey and Nathan Waters took all four rounds of qualifying, with two each. Lloyd took the overall TQ by virtue of the faster time over 5 minutes, and would line up on pole for the A final. Nathan stayed on Lloyd’s tail for the entire length of the final, but Lloyd managed to take the win just ahead of Nathan, closely followed by Kev Lee in 3rd.

Click here to view the top10 result

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Elliott Harper signs with Schumacher

Elliott Harper signs with Schumacher

Schumacher announce that four-time IFMAR World Championship A-finalist and EFRA Euros podium finisher Elliott Harper has signed to represent Schumacher Racing on a multi-year deal. Elliott was one of the hottest properties in the driver market after announcing earlier in the year he would be leaving his previous sponsor. Schumacher would like to welcome Elliott to our Touring Car Team and wish him the best for the future. Elliott had this to say about the deal:

“After deciding to leave my previous team, I took some time to carefully consider which company I wanted to represent and race for in the future. Schumacher became an obvious choice for me – not only is their support and customer service second to none, but they have also achieved huge successes in all of their market leading projects. My aim is to continue these great results not only in the UK, but also across Europe and the rest of the world. I have seen the team work exceptionally well together, listen to driver feedback, continuously develop their cars and implement innovative ideas. My first touring car was in fact a Schumacher, so I feel very proud to fully represent the brand that started off my racing career. I can’t wait for the coming seasons and races with Schumacher.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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