Former World Champion, Daniele Ielasi and Germany’s Tobias Kerler will use Energy Fuel to power their rides for their 2016 campaigns. Developed by Pepe Group, the company behind the popular MLC fuel, Daniele and Tobias were very happy with the performance of the juice during their tests and they are now looking forward to a successful season.
Singapore-based Nelson Lee is the latest addition to Serpent’s growing Asia team, the manufacturer announced. Nelson will campaign the company’s latest Viper 977-Evo 1/8th scale nitro on-road car at the Singapore National series, the coming Futaba O.S. Cup as well as selected international events. Nelson says:
I am honoured and pleased to join Team Serpent. Being part of this prestigious RC brand is like a dream come true. Serpent has never failed to produce a championship winning car. I will race the proven Serpent 1/8 scale Viper-977 evo for the coming Futaba OS Cup and Singapore national series as well as attending some other international races. Finally I would to thank Atalon RC for giving me this opportunity.
Sunpadow have announced the signing of Gary Huang of Guangzhou to their factory team. A Modified Touring class A-main finisher at the recent AOC finale in Shanghai, alongside drivers such as Ronald Völker and Jilles Groskamp, Gary already made an impact in the scene and he will participate at both national and international events using Sunpadow’s range of LiPo batteries while also helping with product development and testing.
ARC have announced the signing of Luxembourg’s Dirk Rischard to their team. The former Serpent driver will use the company’s R8.0 2016 nitro on-road kit during this year’s campaign that will include appearances at events such as the Luxembourg and German National Championships, the ENS and other major races. Dirk has to say the following about the deal:
I started my racing career with Serpent and want to thank Serpent Motorsport and especially Ronald, Jirka and Michael to have supported me during the last years. But now it is time for a new challenge and I’m happy to announce to team up with ARC factory team. ARC has one of the most competitive car on the market and I will represent ARC at all major races on the 2016 calendar including ENS, the German and Luxembourg championship as official ARC factory driver and I’m sure together we can achieve good results. I would like to thank Jones Chu and John Ermen for putting the trust in me and for this awesome opportunity. I can’t wait to work with the new team and really looking forward to see you on the track.
Alpha have announced the signing of up and coming Hong Kong driver Jonathan Yeung to their team. The Chinese National Champion will power his Tekno RC vehicles using Alpha’s competition engines and he has the following to say about the deal:
It is amazing to join the Alpha Factory Team and I am eager to run the Alpha engines in various nitro Off-road race. The latest Dragon III series is just perfectly match with my requirements in power demand at different RPM, low fuel consumption and extreme reliable under serious race conditions. I would like to take this chance to thanks for Alpha to offer me this opportunity to join the team. I am confident that Alpha engine can help me to achieve great results in coming IFMAR 1/8 nitro Buggy Worlds in Las Vegas!
Ielasi Tuned have announced the signing of Germany’s Kerstin and Christian Bessler to their off-road team. The couple will power their Team Associated buggies using the new Ielasi Tuned buggy engines in this year’s campaign that will include the German National Championship, the European Championships A as well as during selected Italian events such as the Bitty Contest in Bologna.
Yokomo have announced that Germany’s Marc Rheinard will run the company’s all-new YRX12 1/12th pan car at the forthcoming IFMAR 1/12th scale World Championships in Beijing, China. The Tamiya Factory driver already chooses Yokomo buggies for his 1/10th off-road outings and he will now also run the Japanese manufacturer’s competition on-road pan car at an international level.
Xray have announced Danish racer Steven Olsen as the latest addition to their Factory Team. The Danish Touring Stock vice-champion will use the company’s T4 touring car in his upcoming campaign that will include the Danish Outdoor and Indoor Nationals, the Nordic Championships as well as selected ETS events. Steven says:
After driving for many different manufactures the last 3 years, I was never really satisfied with the performances of the cars and always missed the performance of my old Xray cars. These experiences caused me to get back to Xray cars. After the testing of the newest Xray T4’16 I had improved my pace from the first battery. This car has so much grip and corner speed and responses very well on setup changes. Driving the best quality cars on the market and the constant development of the cars is very important for me because I just only need to focus on racing and never worry about the durability and quality of the cars. I would like to thank everyone involved in making this possible and I can’t wait to start working together with the team.