VBC Racing have announced the signing of Germany’s Jan Rettke to their team. A Stock class expert, the 2015 1/12th 10.5T German National Champion will use the company’s products from now on and he has the following to say:
I am very happy and want to thank Victor L and VBC Racing for giving me the opportunity to use their products. I can’t wait to work together with my new team and looking forward to next season.
Italian company Mon-Tech Racing have announced the addition of Germany’s Marco Kaufmann to their team. A multiple ETS and European Championship finalist, Marco will use the bodyshells during his 2016/17 campaign that will include all major national and international races.
Team Infinity have announced the addition of Germany’s Oliver Mack and Armin Weihert to their already star studded factory team. Oliver, who spent close to a decade with Shepherd, claimed his first EFRA European A title with the German team in 2015 is joined in the move by long time pitman Weihart who has worked at Shepherd for more than a decade. The pairing has already had a successful first outing with the car during last weekend’s Novarossi Trophy in Fiorano with the next big races being the German Nationals followed by the fourth and final round of the ENS held in Fiorano in October. Oliver has the following to say about the deal:
I want to thank Shepherd and the Schäfer family for the past 8 years that were crowned by the European Championship title in 2015. I am now looking forward to the new adventure with Infinity. My first outing with the new car was already pretty successful and I am very excited to run it at the German Nationals and the ENS in Italy.
It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of one of the RC industry’s true pioneers, Ron Ton. Co-founder of Serpent as well as a competitive racer in his day, the Dutchman invented a whole host of innovative products including the Centax clutch and the 2-speed gearbox, just to name a few, and it is a testament to his engineering ability that both of these inventions are still are in use today, some 3 decades later. Red RC would like to express our condolences to the Ton family.
Schumacher have announced the addition of top UK driver, Phil Sleigh to their team. Phil is joining up with the team to race Schumacher 1/10th buggies and also LC Racing micro buggies. Phil will bring a depth of experience to the team being multiple BRCA Micro Champion and BRCA 1/10th buggy National winner. He will be competing at all 1/10th UK Nationals, Mid West Regionals and all Micro Nationals.
Between qualifying rounds at the recent 2016 IFMAR World Championships in Beijing, Red RC’s Oli Meggitt sat down with legend of the sport, 2-time World Champion Atsushi Hara to talk about his career and life away from the track.
Following his departure from long-term sponsors Serpent and a short campaign with Capricorn, Germany’s Marc Fischer has now found a new home at VBC Racing. An A-main finisher at the recent IFMAR ISTC World Championships, Marc will campaign VBC Racing’s on-road kits at events such as the German Nationals, the ETS as well as the DHI Cup and other international events. Marc will also assist with product development and testing and he has the following to say about the deal:
I am really happy to start work with the VBC Team and I want to thank Mr. Victor L for this opportunity to drive for VBC Racing. I am looking forward for the first races and I am just really happy.