On time with the much awaited release of Team Associated’s RC10 Worlds Car JConcepts have two new carbon fibre option parts for the iconic 2WD buggy available. First up is a dedicated front shock tower that is cut from 2.5mm material. Sporting the Worlds Car’s wide track front end geometry it is a direct replacement for the stock part. Reinforcement ribs add strength and the shock tower is also usable on the narrow track width RC10 Classic kit. Also new is a 2.5mm carbon fibre transmission brace for the Worlds Car’s 3-gear Stealth transmission. An updated design adds rigidity to the rear end while adding a certain amount of “JC” bling to your ride. The brace fits the Worlds Car and all vintage RC10 with 3-gear Stealth transmission.
Serpent now have this pre-painted GT8 bodyshell for the Cobra GT and other 325mm “short” wheelbase chassis available. The body is made from high-quality polycarbonate and comes finished in an orange, black and grey colour scheme. Included is also a large rear wing to add downforce and that distinctive GT look.
Novarossi recently introduced their new compact design 1/8th on-road INS box and now also have several colour variants available. The low-profile design silencer was originally announced as a standard black and new-colour red version but now also sees the addition of a white, green and tricolour variant for those who are tired of the usual black-only design.
Italian company GRP introduce their new line of tyres for 1/5th scale on-road bikes. Coming for the front and the rear they offer an optimised design without sharp edges in order to maximise the side bite and traction available. A newly designed carbon fibre reinforced rim does away with the need to run inserts for improved precision and a very true running wheel. A WMS called weight system allows to increase the weight of each wheel by using two, four or six stainless steel rings to up the rotation mass for improved stability and traction on low to medium bite tracks. The tyres are available in a medium, soft and super soft compound pre-glued on two different design wheels or as rubber only.
Schelle Racing Innovations introduce the Nova slipper clutch designed for the use with many Team Associated and TLR vehicles. The original 3-plate clutch was released back in 2012 and now Schelle has the latest incarnation of Kurt Wenger’s design available. It is a direct fit onto the B5, B5M and TLR 22 2.0 and solves problems kit clutches can have such as degrading and lock-up. In addition, it is smaller and weighs less making it ideal for stock racers while also offering up to 20 percent more torque capacity. The Nova sets include 2 white and 2 red slipper pads and a tuning guide to help racers learn how to tune the clutch for different conditions from slick to astro-turf. The clutches are available as Stock set including 72T and 76T spur gears, as Buggy kit including 78T and 81T geas and as SC and Truck specific set including two 84T main gears.
The Yokomo-backed Mibosport Cup 2013/14, which was sponsored by Pelikan Daniel, Trivox Patrik Dworschak and Yokomo, finished last weekend. The series saw six 1-day events with a total of 299 drivers from 6 European countries competing in two off-road and four on-road classes. The 2WD Buggy and 4WD Buggy classes had 62 entries each which makes overall 124 drivers attending in the off-road category. A total of 175 different drivers attended the on-road class with 51 drivers in Touring Car Modified, 79 in Stock LRP, 29 in Formula and 16 in the Yokomo GT class. The four best results counted towards the championship. The maximum number of points from a weekend would be 102 points including 100 points for a win, a point for TQ and a point for the fastest lap which makes 408 points overall. David Nemček (Stock LRP) and Ladislav Mlčák (Yokomo GT) both took the overall victory for scoring the most points in the season making it 407 points for David as well as for Ladislav.
New from JConcepts come 4mm low-profile wheel nut sets for all vehicles that use 4mm wheel nuts. The high-precision nuts are flanged and serrated for locking security and they are of a lightweight and low profile design with the latter allowing them to sit flush with most wheels. The nuts come in sets of four in blue or black colour.
The Greek National Cup took place in Athens with drivers from all over Greek attending. Tasos Paparegas took the TQ spot after qualifying with Tsigos and Zagorisos in tow. The final was run in difficult conditions on a very bumpy track and once again it was Tasos who excelled with Tsigos being the only driver who was able to go Tasos’ pace. At the end Tasos Paparegas took the win from Tsigos and John Paparegas. Makropoulos and Papanikolaou completed the top 5 result.