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June 26, 2016

Rheinard wins Controversial A2

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Marc Rheinard has won a controversial second A-Main at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Luxembourg, the race determined by two key incidents the first of which means we will see the crowning of a new ETS champion for Season #9. A better first lap than A1, it was the second lap when the race would be turned on its head. With Top Qualifier Ronald Volker leading from Jilles Groskamp, as the pack exited the Laguna Seca section for a second time the reigning champion would get hit by Groskamp sending the Yokomo driver back to last as the Dutch continued as the new leader. Moments later the second incident would see Bruno Coelho attempt a pass on Rheinard, but there would be contact with the championship leader’s Xray flying off the track. No penalties called for either incident, Groskamp would lead from Rheinard before a spin from the Infinity driver allowed the Tamiya driver into a lead he would hold to the finish. With Coelho and Volker finishing 6th and 10th respectively it would be Xray’s Alexander Hagberg who would benefit most to finish 3rd behind Groskamp.

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June 24, 2016

Coelho from Volker in Q1

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Bruno Coelho has TQ’d the opening round of qualifying at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Luxembourg. The championship leader topped the times by just 0.135 of a second from reigning champion Ronald Volker with this year’s other title contender Marc Rheinard completing the Top 3. For Rheinard it initially looked like his opening qualifier would amount to nothing as his transponder failed to register once the qualifier started but in a sporting gesture from his rivals in the top heat they agreed to allow a manual correction of the result to reflect his P3 position on the track when he crossed the finish line.

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June 23, 2016

Marc Fischer joins Capricorn

Marc Fischer joins Capricorn

Capricorn have announced the signing of former Serpent racer Marc Fischer to drive the brand’s LAB TE03 for the rest of the season, which includes the World Championships taking place in Beijing in August. The German, who is making his race debut for his new sponsor at this weekend’s 5th round of the Euro Touring Series in Luxembourg said for 2017 we may also see him racing the Italian company’s gas powered vehicles at select events.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]


June 23, 2016

Loran Whiting teams up with Serpent

Loran Whiting teams up with Serpent

Serpent have announced the signing of female U.S. racer, Loran Whiting to their team. Loran will focus on 1/10th scale nitro and electric racing but she will also campaign Serpent’s 1/8th on-road cars and 1/10th buggies at selected events. The former Capricorn racer had the following to say about the deal:

 I am incredibly lucky and thankful to be given the opportunity to race with Serpent. They are a world-class company with a great team. I am confident that we will be successful and I am looking forward to all of the great and fun times!  Thank you to Ronald, Michael, Stef, and Paolo for the support!

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


June 17, 2016

Xray sign young Alexander Landen

Xray sign young Alexander Landen

Xray have announced the signing of young swedish talent, Alexander Landen to their junior racing program. The 10-years old will race 1/10th electric off-road at events such as the EOS, the WBC races, the Swedish National Cup and more and he has the following to say about the deal:

I am very happy for this opportunity and I am of course very proud. I have been running Xray cars for the last 2 years with a great success. The quality and attention to details in the products are top notch and the performance and reliability of the products are superior. With the recent release of the new 2WD platform we believe the Xray overall package currently is the strongest in the 1/10 off road racing market on all surfaces. Therefore this seems as a perfect time to join a very successful team and I will do my best to represent the team.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


June 17, 2016

John Spencer teams up with PR Racing UK

John Spencer teams up with PR Racing UK

PR Racing UK and Inside Line Racing have announced that top UK RC driver John Spencer is joining the team to run the 4WD PRSB401 buggy. John is well known on the European RC racing scene being a BRCA National A-finalist and multiple European top 20 finisher. As the DMS Racing shop manager he has loads of day to day experience to offer to the PR UK team and racers in general regarding set ups and improving your lap times.

Source: Inside Line Models [insidelinemodels.com]


June 15, 2016

Christopher Krapp joins Schumacher off-road team

Christopher Krapp joins Schumacher off-road team

Schumacher have announced the signing of German frontrunner, Christopher Krapp to their off-road race team. Although better known for touring cars, Christopher is also a World class off-road driver, having achieved podium finishes at the EOS and also German Nationals. Christopher will be competing in both 2WD and 4WD classes and he is sure to add great strength to the team and Schumacher looks forward to having him on board. Christopher had this to say:

I would like to thank Schumacher Racing and especially Muz and Robin for putting the trust in me and giving me the opportunity to restart my off road campaign again! Schumacher is well known for their dedication in doing competition racing cars and that’s why I choose to use their off road cars! I am really excited to become a member of this great Team and I am looking forward to share my experience with them. See you at the racetracks!

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]


June 13, 2016

Björn Prümper joins RC Concept

Björn Prümper joins RC Concept

French company RC Concept have announced the signing of Germany’s Björn Prümper to their growing team. The Yokomo driver will attend all major national events along the EOS, using the company’s line of motors, speed controllers and batteries.

Source: RC Concept [rcconcept.net]