June 19, 2017

Dirk Wischnewski teams up with Mugen Seiki

Mugen Seiki Europe have announced the addition of former European Champion, Dirk Wischnewski to their team. The former Shepherd racer and multiple national Champion will use the company’s MTX6R 1/10th 200mm nitro touring car in his campaign that will see attendances at all major national and international races.

Source: Mugen Seiki [mugen.eu]

June 19, 2017

Nicholas Lee teams up with Power HD

Power HD have announced the signing of Singapore’s Nicholas Lee to their team. The Asian frontrunner will be using Power HD servos in his upcoming campaign, that will include appearances at all major races including the ETS, AOC, CETC and World Championships, while also assisting with research and development. Nicholas says:

It’s my pleasure to join Power HD team, they have series of high quality servos to support my race, I am looking forward for the cooperation.

Source: Power HD [chd.hk]

June 19, 2017

David Ehrbar signs with Arrowmax

Arrowmax have announced the signing of Serpent designer, David Ehrbar to their team. The German will be using the full line of Arrowmax tools, accessories and LiPo batteries and he will also be responsible for testing future Arrowmax products. David had the following to say:

The stylish and practical Arrowmax tools are well known within the industry. These tools are exceptional light, and use very tough tool tips. So they are perfect to keep the weight of the racing luggage low, and even more important they are perfect to work on the car. At the same time they are very stylish and using the whole Arrowmax line of tools makes your pit space look very exclusive. I consider it as a logical step to use the Arrowmax tools. But as a racer it was almost more important for me to make the step to the Arrowmax LiPos. Slightly less known in the market, these high quality LiPos with their high power and high discharge rate (up to 130C) will be a good help for me to fight for the top positions in the F1 class, and at the same time deliver the reliable and constant power for my racing and testing in the touring car modified class. I will work closely together with the factory to test and work on future products. I am proud to be a part of this ambitious team.

Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]

June 18, 2017

Coelho wraps up title with TQ at ETS Slovakia

Bruno Coelho has wrapped up his second Euro Touring Series title after the Xray driver claimed the overall TQ this morning in Slovakia.  The reigning champion secured his fourth TQ of the season when he again topped the times in the second of the qualifiers at the rain effected 5th round with the bonus championship for the TQ putting amends to his only remaining title rival coming into the weekend, Ronald Volker. Behind Coelho, Alexander Hagberg made it an Xray 1-2 line up for the triple A-Mains as he managed to better the Q1 time of Naoto Matsukura to move ahead of the Infinity driver. Behind Matsukura, team-mate Marc Rheinard will line up 4th with Volker completing the top half of the grid.

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June 17, 2017

2nd qualifier deferred to final day at ETS Slovakia

Despite efforts to get the track dry to allow for a second round of qualifying today at ETS Slovakia, the decision has been made to defer Q2 to the tomorrow’s final day at the penultimate round of the championship.  Having just managed to get the first round of qualifying completed after a wet start to the day and Friday having been a washout, the rain returned to the Hudy Arena as Q2 got underway stopping the action once again.  Starting as a light drizzle it worsened and while many drivers took to sweeping and drying the track once the rain stopped, the evening drop in temperature and lack of sunshine mean’t it never completely dried. Opened for free practice, cars struggling to get around, the decision was then made to call it a day.  With Sunday’s forecast showing a nice dry day in Trencin, the organisers have set a 07:00 start time so as to get a second round of qualifying in ahead of running the finals.  With just two rounds of qualifying, drivers will count their best round with the fastest time the tie breaker leaving overnight Top Qualifier Bruno Coelho in a strong position to take the overall TQ. Such an outcome would secure the Xray driver back to back ETS titles.

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June 16, 2017

Rain hampers Day 1 at ETS Slovakia

After basking in the sunshine in free practice yesterday, drivers didn’t fair as well on the official opening day of ETS Round 5 in Slovakia as a number of rain showers effectively wrote off any meaningful running at the Hudy Arena. Waking to rain this morning in Trencin with further rain showers over the morning, a dry track finally appeared after lunch allowing a round of 3-minute practice to prepare the track for qualifying.  With further rain forecast for the morning, the schedule was brought forward to run two rounds of qualifying over the rest of the day but 9 heats in to the 27 heats the heavens opened again bringing a stop to proceedings.

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June 9, 2017

Antoni Caretti joins Yokomo Factory team

Yokomo have announced the signing of Antoni Caretti to their factory team. Antoni, an on-road specialist will use the company’s BD8 touring car and will also use Yokomo’s line of off-road buggies. Antoni will also be using the companies line of Racing Performer Electronics in all his vehicles. The former 3 time Australian National Champion and AOC champion, brings great experience to the Australian team. Antoni will compete at all major Australian races, and also compete in races internationally including Asia and Europe. Antoni had the following to say:

Im am really excited to join Team Yokomo for the rest of the 2017/18 season, and beyond! I first started racing RC with Yokomo cars, so to join the team has always been a dream of mine. I am looking forward to my first races with the team at the upcoming ETS races in Europe. I will also use the Racing Performer line of Electronics, which have been working amazing so far! A huge thank you to Tom Yokobori, Aso Minoru and Nicola Poltroniere for the opportunity, and I want to thank Team Schumacher and Team Scorpion for their previous support.

Source: Yokomo [teamyokomo.com]

June 9, 2017

Stu Wood joins Schumacher Racing

Schumacher Racing would like to welcome Stu Wood to their team. Stu is extremely experienced, great with car set up and has had many great results in the UK. Having raced at a high level Stu knows how to compete amongst the UK’s best and will be found competing at many racers throughout the UK and especially in the North West region. He had this to say:

A massive thank you to Mark Musgrove and Robin Schumacher for this opportunity. After 2 years out of 1/10th Off Road I am excited to get back to my roots and joining team like Schumacher. Exciting times ahead for sure.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]