Serpent have announced the return of Walter Diaz to their US on-road team. After a stint with Capricorn Walter will run Serpent’s gas and electric on-road cars at events throughout the country and he has the following to say:
Thank you for the opportunity to be back and part of the team again, I really appreciate it and I am looking forward to a great year.
Creation Model have announced the signing of Japan’s Takaaki Shimo to their team. The long-time Mugen development driver will be part of the company’s nitro research and development program and Creation Model are really happy to welcome Shimo San on board to race Infinity’s nitro on-road cars both on a national and international level. Takaaki says:
I’m pleased to join one of the strongest team I ever see in my racing career; I’m really excited to team up again with some of team mates I shared good times in the past like Lamberto, Francesco and Nikaido San. I will spend all my efforts to develop the Infinity nitro platforms for the upcoming season and beyond. It’s a new chapter of my life and I hope it could be a successful one once again. See you at racing track!
FastRace from Italy have announced the signing of former IFMAR 1/10th 200mm World Champion, Daniele Ielasi to their SuperGT team. After so far doing only select races with the GT-R15, included the win of the Euro GT race back in 2015, Daniele will now enjoy a full season with FastRace, including appearances at the Italian Nationals and the European Championship.
Modelix Racing have announced the signing of Jean-Pierrick Sartel to their world racing team. JP is a very promising and talented French driver that will be running and helping on the development of the Procircuit tyres, Ultimate engines and other Ultimate Racing products.
Maclan Racing have announced the signing of two new factory team drivers in Hong Kong. Keith Chui and Ivan Lo are both front runners in the Hong Kong on-road community. Both drivers participated in a lot of developmental testing of Maclan’s MMax Pro ESC and the two will be running Maclan Racing ESCs and motors in the 2017 season.
NitroPro Fuel have welcomed US frontrunner and former 1/8th Nitro Buggy World Champion, Cody King to their team. Cody will be running NitroPro fuel for the 2017 season and beyond and he has the following to say:
I’m pleased to announce I will be running NitroPro Fuel for the 2017 racing season and beyond. I’m very picky about what fuel I put through my engines, so I chose the best quality stuff I could find. I have been testing and running NitroPro fuel for awhile now, and I have to say I’m very pleased. The consistency, mileage, and performance is impressive. Thank you to Anthony and everyone at NitroPro for the opportunity. I’m really looking forward to the future and the upcoming racing season.
Reds Racing have announced the signing of multiple ROAR champion Dakotah Phend to their factory team for the 2017 and 2018 season. The former Team Orion nitro factory team driver will be using Reds Racing nitro engines and will be attending all major nitro off-road events. Dakotah had this to say:
I’m very excited to be representing Reds nitro for the 2017-2018 season. The whole Reds team strives to continue to improve on their products and is fully dedicated to making the best engines on the market!
Mugen Seiki Europe has announced the signing of Marco Natale to their international racing team. The Italian ace will use the MBX7R Nitro and Eco buggies during his forthcoming campaign that will include appearances at the Italian nationals and at major international events. Marco had the following to say:
I am very happy with this new adventure, thanks to Mugen Seiki Europe giving me this great opportunity. The quality and performance of Mugen Seiki cars made an easy decision for me to join. I am very proud to be part of Team Mugen Seiki.