O.S. Engines have announced the addition of Germany’s Merlin Depta to their factory team. The German frontrunner, multiple ENS finalist, EFRA vice-European Champion and long-time Picco driver will power his Serpent rides with O.S. Speed engines from now on and he has the following to say about the deal:
I want to use this opportunity to thank Picco for their support during the last years as they have been my very first engine sponsor. Changing the brand of probably the most important component of the car needs to be a good choice. When I came into contact with O.S. Engines I was very satisfied with power and even more important reliability during a run. The support is very professional and the contact with the engineers is at eye level. It’s a great honor for me to line up in this world class factory team! Thanks to Mr. Yukami, Mr. Shimazaki and also Mr. Arata who made it possible!
Mugen Seiki Europe have announced the addition of Germany’s Carsten Keller to their team. The multi national champion will campaign Mugen’s MBX7R nitro and electric buggies at all major national and international events.
Reds Racing have welcomed Spain’s Borja Hernandez to their team. The Spanish top driver off-road will use Reds Racing nitro engines in his campaign that will include the Spanish national championship beside other major races.
Capricorn have announced the addition of reigning 200mm Argentinian Champion, Sebastian Recio to their factory team. The 2015 1/8th World Championship finalist will campaign Capricorn’s 1/8th and 1/10th cars this season, participating at all major South American races as well as the IFMAR Worlds in France.
Sweep Racing have announced the signing of multi-time EFRA European Champion, Lee Martin to their factory team. Lee will be using Sweep off-road tyres and accessories at all open tyre events this coming season and he had the following to say:
I am excited to be joining sweep for 2017. The desire to succeed and become as strong as they can be is what convinced me that Sweep is a company with the same ambition I have. Working directly with the factory will enable both of us to achieve our goals in the future! Thank you to Steve Kong for the chance to work together.
Modelix Racing have announced the signing of Spanish on-road frontrunner, Jonnhy Pastor to their team. Although being widely known for his on-road skills, Jonnhy will make a step into off-road racing this season using Procircuit tyres, Ultimate engines and accessories as well as Nitrolux fuel.
Pepe Group from Italy have announced the signing of Italian 200mm vice-champion, David Loppini to their team. The multiple ENS A-main finalist will use the range of Energy products in the upcoming 2017 season, starting from the opening round of the EFRA GP Series.
Serpent have announced the signing of UK frontrunner, Alex Thurston to their international team. Alex is focussed on the 1/10th 200mm nitro class and he will campaign Serpent’s 748 platform at events such as the ENS, the European Championships and the National Championship while also having select outings in the electric 1/10th Touring and 1/8th Electric on-road classes. Alex says:
I am very excited to run for team Serpent and work together closely with Michael Salven, David Ehrbar and the other top-drivers in the team like Mark Green and Dominic Greiner.