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July 26, 2016

Marc Fischer teams up with Trion

Marc Fischer teams up with Trion

Trion have announced the addition of Germany’s Marc Fischer to their factory team. The newly signed Capricorn pilot will be using Trion’s range of brushless motors and speed controllers alongside Muchmore LiPo batteries, chargers and tyre heaters. Marc has the following to say about the deal:

I would like to take the opportunity and thank Trion and Mr. Kobayashi as well as Muchmore and Mr. Jang for the support and the trust in me. This is a real dream coming true and I am looking forward to a fruitful cooperation for the remainder of this season and beyond.

Source: Trion [team-trion.jp]


July 26, 2016

Ronald Völker teams up with Mibosport

Ronald Völker teams up with Mibosport

Mibosport have announced the signing of Yokomo’s Ronald Völker. A good friend of Mibosport’s Michal Bok the German frontrunner will help with both development and testing of new products, bringing in a vast amount of experience. Ronald has the following to say about the deal:

I am happy to announce that I will be joining the Mibosport Team as they show a great passion for RC by offering awesome products and running a very popular and successful Mibosport series throughout the winter season.

Source: Mibosport [mibosport.com]


July 21, 2016

New champion(s) to be crowned at ETS Finale

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Following five years of having the same champion in Ronald Volker, the Yokomo Euro Touring Series will crown a new champion or champions this weekend (22-24 July) at the Season #9 finale at the Hudy Arena in Slovakia.  In a season that has produced 4 different winners in the Volante Modified class over the five rounds to-date, Volker’s quest for a sixth consecutive title came to an end last time out in Luxembourg when the Yokomo driver missed out on an essential podium finish.   With championship returnee & former champion Jilles Groskamp taking the win it was the two that joined him on the podium that are left to battle for the title.  Finishing 2nd behind Groskamp and ahead of Bruno Coelho, former champion Marc Rheinard needs a perfect weekend in order get back the title he last held in 2010 but even if he does he will have to share it.  Third in Luxembourg, Coelho is so far the season’s only double winner and if Rheinard was able to equal that feat at what is the home track of the Xray driver it would mean that for the first time in ETS history there would be joint champions.  One of the most competitive seasons with no single driver or manufacturer dominating, the reason the top prize may have to be shared is that both drivers counting rounds including the number of TQ’s are identical in all tie break scenarios.

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July 18, 2016

Marc Rheinard joins Arrowmax

Marc Rheinard joins Arrowmax

Arrowmax have announced the signing of 3-times IFMAR ISTC World Champion and multi-time Europe Champion, Marc Rheinard to their factory racing team. Marc will be using the Arrowmax range of products and professional tools at races such as the up coming ISTC at Beijing, China, and all other major events including the European Championships and the ETS races. The German has the following to say about the deal:


I would like to thank Team Arrowmax for supporting me with their professional tools and setup systems! [I am] looking forward to use the great products from now on which also makes my pit look even better!

Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]


July 9, 2016

Semi Final line-up complete in Redovan

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The Semi Finalists line-up is complete for the 36th running of the 1:8 Offroad European Championships at RC Redovan in Spain.  Having just missed the Top 16 cut in qualifying, former champion Miguel Matiaswould take victory in the first of the 20-minute 1/4 finals, the Portuguese driver leading from start to finish to put his Mugen through.  With four bump up spots up for grabs, behind Matias it was another of last year’s finalist Riccardo Berton who finished second, the 2015 Euro B Champion followed by the SOAR of Daniel Bernabe and the Kyosho of Jerome Aigoin.  A finalist in 2014 in Germany, JQ’ boss Joseph Quagraine would miss the cut finishing 5th 5-seconds behind Aigoin.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.


July 5, 2016

Boots gets faster, Ongaro best Top 10 improver

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Elliott Boots continued to set the pace at the 1:8 Offroad European Championship in Spain, the reigning champion improving on his 3-consecutive lap time in FP3. Having lead the way after the first two rounds of free practice by half a second, Boots extended that advantage to 1.5 seconds, this time over fellow British driver Darren Bloomfield.  Bloomfield improved two positions with his FP3 time demoting Robert Batlle, who failed to improve, back to third.  The best place driver to move into the top 10 with his FP3, reigning Junior Champion David Ongaro would post the fourth fastest time demoting FP1 pace setter Bryan Baldo back to fifth, while also enjoying a strong improvement David Ronnefalk completed the Top 7.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.


July 5, 2016

Steven Weiss teams up with Team Magic Europe

Steven Weiss teams up with Team Magic Europe

Team Magic Europe and HRC Distribution have announced the signing of Germany’s Steven Weiss to their team. The former European vice-champion, 6-time European Championship A-finalist and multiple ETS podium finisher will use Team Magic’s E4RS III Plus and he has the following to say about the deal:

I want to thank Team Magic and HRC to offer me the possibility to stay in RC Racing and their trust in me. I am happy to be a part of a still small and young Team with huge motivation and great teamwork. I will give all my knowledge and help into the Team and upcoming projects.

Source: HRC Distribution [hrcdistribution.com]


July 5, 2016

Miguel Matias powered by Maxima Mx through to 2017

Miguel Mathias powered by Maxima Mx through to 2017

Maxima Mx Europe have announced the signing of former European Champion, Miguel Matias to their team. The 13-times Portuguese 1/8th off-road National Champion and World Championship runner-up will use Maxima Mx engines, coupled to Hipex exhaust systems, from now on and through to the end of 2017. His campaign will start at this week’s EFRA European Championship A in Redovan, Spain and Miguel has the following to say about the deal:

For the remaining year and for 2017 I will be driving Maxima Engines, a brand that doesn’t need any presentation with many top drivers and good results on its history. For now all I can say is that it looks very promising and I hope to achieve good results in a near future and help the team achieve even better performance with their products. This weekend I will have my first big test at the Euros, I am anxious, excited and super motivated to put to the test my new package against other top drivers. if anyone at the track needs help or any feedback about the products don’t hesitate to come to me, I will do my best to help in any way I can.

Source: Maxima Mx Europe [facebook.com]