Renaud Savoya signs with TLR

Renaud Savoya signs with TLR

Horizon Hobby France have announced the signing of French frontrunner Renaud Savoya to their team. The multi-time European Champion was released by his former chassis sponsors HPI/HB at the beginning of January and he now found a new home at Horizon Hobby and TLR. Jerome Chambon of Horizon Hobby France has the following to say about the deal:

Horizon Hobby and Team Losi Racing are pleased to welcome Reno Savoya to the Horizon Hobby France team. Reno will proudly sport our colours, not the mention the ones of our friends of RC Concept this season and beyond. Jerome Sartel and myself will do anything to support Reno as good as possible as we do it with all drivers in our team. We wish Reno all the best for his new adventure and the success he deserves. More information to follow. – Jerome Chambon

Source: Circus News RC [circusrc.com]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kim Sungmin TQs & wins at Sweep Challenge

Kim Sungmin TQs & wins at Sweep Challenge

The Korean Sweep Challenge was held at the Busan World indoor circuit and the event saw Kim Sungmin taking the TQ in the the Touring Stock category. In the finals Kim would again excel by taking a dominant win over second placed Kim Boram and third placed Mun Taesung.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lorenzo Crolla doubles at GP of Lyon

Lorenzo Crolla doubles at GP of Lyon

The fourth annual GP of Lyon was held over the weekend and as usual the event attracted some the country’s fastest drivers. In the 2WD Buggy class Xray’s Lorenzo Crolla would win the double A-mains to take the overall victory, coming from the 2 spot on the grid. Renaud Savoya ended the day on the second spot in front of Stephane Deroch (Team C).

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Jackson & Bird win at HNMC Winter Series Rd7

Jackson & Bird win at HNMC Winter Series Rd7

Round 7 of the popular HNMC Winter Series was held over the weekend. Hopes were that the race would be run on the dirt track but good old british winter weather put an end to it with misty raining first thing in the morning. Jamie Clancy dominated qualifying in the Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy classes with a very happy Steve Brunsden taking the Truggy TQ. The Nitro Buggy A-main than saw Karl Jackson coming out fastest from Darren Hayden and Gary Brace in second and third respectively. E-Buggy was won by TQ holder Jamie with Daniel Austin grabbing the runner-up spot. Ian Fuller rounded out the top 3 result. Finally in Nitro Truggy Peter Bird would take the day’s win from Martin Hard in second and Dominic Powles in third.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kevin Zwahlen wins at SITCC Series Rd4

Kevin Zwahlen wins at SITCC Series Rd4

The fourth round of the popular SITCC Series was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Kevin Zwahlen (HB) brought home the day’s win from Jean-Marc Betticher (HB) in second while Arthur Brule (Team Magic) completed the top 3 result. Walter Pollet-Villard and Raffaele Tolotta rounded out the top 5.

Source: HRC Distribution [hrcdistribution.com]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ali Kaya joins Serpent Turkey

Ali Kaya joins Serpent Turkey

Serpent have announced the addition of Ali Kaya to their growing 1/10th GP on-road racing team. Ali will be racing at all major national 1/10th events held at the well-known Izmir and Bursa circuits and he will also join several practice days at the Serpent Turkey home circuit in Maltepe, Istanbul along with selected track days being held at the EFMOD circuit Izmir.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Monday, January 25, 2016

Phend is Reedy Race Champion

Phend is Reedy Race Champion

Dakotah Phend is the champion of the 22nd running of the world famous Reedy Race of Champions.  With three drivers in contention going into the deciding round of heads up racing at OCRC Raceway in California, Phend would pull off the biggest win of his career with a copy book final race. Starting from 5th on the grid and with a DNF from the first round of 4WD to drop, the 18-year-old kept his nose clean at the start and helped by a pile up at the first run through the JConcepts kicker came out of the first lap with a lead he wouldn’t relinquish. Running in Race 2 of the final round, Ryan Maifield and Spencer Rivkin lining up in Race 3, the result sealed the title for Phend with the Michigan driver becoming the 16th name to be added to Mike Reedy Heritage Trophy.  With Maifield taking the win in the final race, Rivkin ending up fourth, the outgoing champion would secure second overall with Rivkin completing the podium.

Continue reading this report here or view our full event coverage here.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Danish electric on-road nationals Rd3 – Report

Danish electric on-road nationals Rd3 – Report

Round 3 of the Danish electric on-road national was held at the Brondby Racing Club and in the four classes of Touring Super Stock, Touring Stock, 1/12th scale and Formula. In the 13.5T Super Stock class Mike Gosvig made a clean sweep in the qualifiers to take the overall TQ from Frederik Brolos and Gustav Pind. In the opening A-main Mike would take it easy and he won with a margin on around 2 seconds in front of Frederik and Gustav in second and third respectively. A2 and it was again Mike who came out fastest in front of Frederik while in third it was Michael Johnsen who took profit of a coming together between Gustav and Patrick. In the third A-main it was again Mike who was the man to beat although he struggled a bit due to some setup testing. Frederik again came in second, cementing his runner-up spot, but the fight was on between Patrick and Gustav for the final podium spot. Ultimately Gustav held the upper hand with the better tie-break that handed him the third place overall.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

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