The annual Pierrefeu GP recently took place in mixed conditions with the questionable weather forecast kept away many of the international drivers. After a dry Friday rain was predicted from Saturday noon on meaning a rocket round qualifier was held in the morning and it was dominated by Xray’s Renaud Savoya. Come Sunday the track was soaked with water but thanks to the effort of the club members the surfaces was well prepared for the final that saw Renaud taking the lead closely followed by Jerome Aigion. Both drivers changed positions a couple of times and after 30 minutes Renaud crossed the finish line in first position followed by Jérôme Sartel and Rayan Medjoubi.
Much More introduce the Absolute closed cell tyre inserts for 1/10th touring car tyres. The inserts weight 0.4g per piece and are designed for the use in both high and low traction conditions such as carpet tracks and on slightly dusty asphalt tracks. They come in sets of four and are available now.
The fourth round of PEMKAR series race was held at the Stadium Rc Raceway outdoor tarmac track in Brunei. Run in anti-clockwise direction and in blistering hot weather conditions the qualifiers were dominated by Serpent driver Wirawan who easily took TQ. For the finals the heaven opened its gates and heavy rain poured down leaving the race director no choice but to cancel the racer after the first finals. The only A main was won by polesitter Wirawan handing the defending champion the 2012 title with two races left as he already TQ’d and won the first three races of the season.
Rsector have released this right handed steering arm set for the Tamiya TA06 chassis. By using the kit the speed control can be placed on the left side of the chassis for a much cleaner wiring placement. Included in the set are new Tamiya blue steering levers CNC-machined from aluminium as well as several shims.
In the second round of controlled practice for the Nitro Touring Car World Championships in Bangkok, Jilles Groskamp posted a blistering time to become the first & only driver to complete three consecutive laps of the RC Addict track in under 45 seconds. With a qualifying set-up on his Capricorn, the Dutch ace ran a time of 44.984 to bump CP1 pace setter Atsushi Hara back to second, the Hot Bodies driver unable to improve on his morning time. Describing his LAB C-02 as ‘really good’, Groskamp felt he could have gone even quicker had the tuning of his Maxima engine not been off.
Sweep Racing are proud to introduce their new GT class competition wheels. They are based around the ROK rims that are of greater rigidity and stiffness to provide higher corner speeds and more stability. The tire itself is moulded in Sweep’s EXP rubber compound that needs zero run-in time and sports a very high grip level. Sandwiched between rim and tire is the LS full face insert that makes for better traction and consistency as it covers the entire contact area of the tire while keeping the overall weight low at the same time. The wheels are designed to fit most of today’s GT chassis.
In the first round of controlled timed practice at the 1:10 Nitro Touring Car World Championships in Thailand it was HB’s Atsushi Hara who was fastest from team-mate Teemu Leino with KM Racing’s Dario Balestri completing the Top 3. Fastest in free practice Capricorn’s Jilles Groskamp set the 11th fastest time but once again the Dutch ace was using the track time to work on a set-up for the finals.
At the end of the second day of the 1:10 Nitro Touring Car World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, it was Capricorn’s Jilles Groskamp who in the final round of Free Practice jumped to the top of the time sheets ahead of arch rival Atsushi Hara who was unable to better his best three consecutive laps set earlier in the day in FP2. With FP3 interrupted by heavy rain causing a long delay to proceedings, the penultimate qualifier resumed on a dry track however the traction built up over the previous runs was washed away with Team Xray’s Surikarn C the only leading driver to be able to improve on his previous best.