Italian company Capricorn have announced the signing of German nitro on-road front runner, Tobias Kerler. The multiple ENS A-finalist will campaign Capricorn’s C803 1/8th nitro on-road kit for the remainder of the 2017 and the full 2018 season.
Continuing our World Champion Interview series, Red RC’s Oli Meggitt sits down with 2012 ISTC World Champion Jilles Groskamp to find out about his beginnings in sport, his extensive career and how he manages to balance racing with family life.
Serpent have announced the signing of Norwegian 1/10th buggy frontrunner, Marius Kristensen to their team. The Norwegian National Champion will campaign the company’s SDX4 and SRX2MH buggies at events such as the EOS, the National Series, the National Championship as well as select Swedish races and the Euros.
Former World Champion and veteran racer, Mark Pavidis has announced his split with tyre and accessory brand AKA. Along with Gil Losi Jr. and Joel Johnson, Mark was part of a World Champion trio whose developments for AKA lead to multiple National, International and World Championship titles. In a statement on social media Mark says:
I wanted to let everyone know that today I was let go from AKA Products. It was a very rewarding opportunity to start something from nothing. Along the way we won multiple National and World Championships all over the world. I want to thank all of the customers, racers and vendors I was able to work with along the way.
With just over a week to go until Season #7 of the Euro Offroad Series goes live in Poland, Ty Tessmann and Atsushi Hara are to make their debuts in the multiple round indoor carpet offroad championship.2014 1:8 Offroad World Champion Tessmann is the latest North American offroad superstar to go up against Europe’s leading drivers with Ryan Cavalieri, reigning 2WD World Champion Spencer Rivkin and most recently Ryan Mayfield all having made trips to Europe to compete in the EOS.Taking place in Warsaw, Tessmann will join Xray’s already strong EOS line-up of reigning 4WD Champion Bruno Coelho, multiple race winner Martin Bayer and Martin Wollanka.The entry for the first of the championship’s five rounds, that also takes in Germany, Slovakia and Austria, will also see Offroad & Onroad World Champion Atsushi Hara make his first EOS appearance, the Japanese ace once a regular on the ETS tour. Taking place on October 20-22 in Central Europe’s largest International Exhibition and Conference Center, the EOS runs as as part of World Travel Show 2017 which last year attracted over 30,000 visitors.
RC Concept have announced the addition of Korean frontrunner, Ryan Lee to their team for 2017 and 2018. Ryan already successfully used the company’s engines at a recent race meeting that he used to win, and he hopes for more good results during his upcoming campaign that will includes appearances at all all major events in Korea, as well as the Neo18 in the UK, the IFMAR Worlds in Australia, and the Asian Fever race in Taiwan.
Xray have announced that Austrian & former ETS Champion Herbert Weber has joined their Factory Team to race the Xray X1 platform. Winner of the very first season of Formula in the ETS, as well as a multiple winner in the Mibosport Cup, Herbert had the following to say:
I’m very happy and proud to be a part of the big Xray Factory Team. Big thanks to Xray for the trust in me and I can’t wait to hit the track with the Xray cars. I will give my best, and will represent Xray in best way possible. At races in Austria as well as internationally, I want to help all Xray drivers to find a good setup for their car. You can come and ask me any time.
Capricorn RC have announced an agreement with UK driver Stephen Lander that will see him race their Lab F1-01 Formula car. Stephen will be competing in UK Formula class events using the Capricorn Lab F1-01 and he had the following to say:
I am very happy to be joining Capricorn for the 2017-18 season as a factory driver using the Lab F1-01. Having seen the high quality parts and innovative design used in many of the brands platforms I’m looking forward to representing Capricorn, working with Patrizio Rossi and the rest of his team helping with product development and supporting customers using Capricorn products. I would like to thank Patrizio for the opportunity to represent his products.