Dario Balestri re-signs with Capricorn for 2015

Dario Balestri re-signs with Capricorn for 2015

Capricorn have announced that multiple European champion Dario Balestri has re-signed with them for 2015. The current 1/8th European champion will be running both 1/10th and 1/8th chassis, but new for this season Dario will use Capricorn fuel and tyres. Dario had the following to say:

I would like to thank Piero Torregiani from contact for all the support over the time that I have been racing for him. Also to Matteo Passerini at runner time for the help that he has gave to me. Lastly thanks to Patrizio Rossi for giving me the opportunity to run for another season with them.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Marek Cerny re-signs with Xray

Marek Cerny re-signs with Xray

Xray announce the contract extension with European Touring Car Stock and multiple ETS Champion Marek Cerny. Marek will continue as a full factory driver, he will be attending all major European races including the ETS and he has the following to say about the deal:

Being part of the Xray team is a dream come true. Racing the best performing car and having the best possible support helped me to win last year the world’s most competitive racing series ETS for the second time and to win the prestigious European Champion title. All the great results I have achieved with the Xray team obligate me to do my best to continue to repeat all these great results and to continue to improve all the time. Since I joined the factory team my experience and results have improved and I enjoy being part of the team a lot – the professionalism, dedication and working atmosphere are second to none. I would like to thanks especially to Martin Hudy for all his advices, support and trust in me.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Marco Baruffolo renews with RB

Marco Baruffolo renews with RB

RB Products announce the contract extension with young double European Champion Marco Baruffolo. The 2013 Euro B and 2014 Euro A Junior Champion will run the full line of RB products including the 1/8th RB One R buggy, nitro engines, fuel and tyres and he has the following to say:

I’m very proud to continue with the RB French company, I will do my best to get some good results during this year. See you on the track.

Source: RB [rbproducts.com]

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tyler Vik continues with Xray

Tyler Vik continues with Xray

Xray have announced that US top off-road driver Tyler Vik has renewed his contract with the Slovakian company for 2015. Tyler is the winner of many major US off-road races and multi time US off-road nationals’ finalist. Tyler is a multi-class off-road driver and will race with the XB8, XT9, XB8E, XB4 and the XB4 2WD and he has the following to say:

I am happy to continue to be part of the Xray factory team, and look forward to showing the performance of the cars throughout the 2015 racing season. The progress we have been doing with both 1/10 and 1/8 off-road cars is impressive and I am excited what this year will bring me. I will travel to all the major US races so do not hesitate to see me. I’d like to thank the Hudy family, as well as Ralph and Bryan at RC America for making this possible.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tom Cockerill joins Yokomo factory team

Tom Cockerill joins Yokomo factory team

Yokomo announce the signing of UK’s Tom Cockerill to their factory racing team. Working alongside Lee Martin in the UK, Tom will be a great asset to the team as a top-level driver, and he will bring vast racing and technical knowledge to further develop Yokomo’s racing platforms. Tom has the following to say:

I’ve been racing about 15 years, with my major results including a UK 2WD National title, Multiple Euro and EOS A Mains, 5x Belgium GP titles and the 2WD DHI Cup. I’m really looking forward to joining the Yokomo team. The cars have been really good in testing, and I’m excited to get into the racing season with them. I’ll be competing the UK National Championship, European Championships and the World Championships in Japan.

Source: Yokomo [teamyokomo.com]

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bruno Coelho renews with Xray

Bruno Coelho renews with Xray

Xray have announced the contract extension with World and European vice-champion Bruno Coelho. The multi-talent from Portugal will fully concentrate on on-road racing for his 2015 campaign that will see outings in 1/10th scale electric and nitro on-road as well as in 1/8th nitro on-road with his race calendar including appearances at the EFRA Euros, the ENS, as well as national Portuguese and Xray Challenge events. Bruno has the following to say about the deal:

This year far exceeded, all my expectations. Xray gave me all the conditions not only to grow as a better driver, by enabling me to drive amongst the best drivers in the world, but also by integrating me in a team full of talent, that always supported and challenged me to be better and to do better. It’s with an enormous satisfaction that I re-sign with Xray for the upcoming year, with the main goals, to work harder, to push the bar even higher, to always fight for the win and to support my team mates and Xray to achieve the success and results that we all deserve.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Miguel Matias continues with Xray

Miguel Matias continues with Xray

Xray have announced that European Champion and multi-time Portuguese National Champion Miguel Matias will continue to be part of the factory team for the 2015 season. Miguel is a professional off-road car racer with many years of experiences and a stunning list of achievements and victories. Miguel will continue to work closely with the R&D team on the further development of Xray’s electric and nitro off-road car platforms. Miguel has the following to say about the deal:

Being part of the Xray factory team has been a great experience and I am very happy for the support and backup I get. The speed of development is incredibly fast and very professional which is a great inspiration to me to improve as well. I will continue to race both nitro and electric off-road platforms. This year I will travel more and will participate also at the entire EOS series as well all the European Championships on schedule. I cannot wait for the next races, see you soon.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, January 26, 2015

Francesco Tironi renews with Shepherd

Francesco Tironi renews with Shepherd

Italian 2014 European and World Championship finalist Francesco Tironi has extended his contract with Shepherd for another year, the German company announced. After a successful 2014 season with a 3rd place in the ENS 1/10th overall ranking, a 7th place at the 1/8th Euros in Austria and a 6th place at the 1/10th Worlds in Bangkok he will also use the Shepherd Velox V8 and the Velox V10 in the upcoming season. Being motivated for 2015 Francesco plans to race at the Italian 1/8th and 1/10th Championships, the complete ENS series in the 1/8th class, both European championships and the 1/8th World Championship in Brazil. Francesco had the following to say:

First of all I want to thank the whole Shepherd Team for a good year and the possibility to be part of such a competitive and nice team with great drivers and wonderful people. The fact that both cars – the V10 “Pro” and the V8 “EC” – work very well on every track right from the first day makes racing much more enjoyable and is also the reason why I’m very optimistic for the future.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Monday, January 26, 2015

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