GRP Plugs glowplug line

GRP Plugs glowplug line

Following ongoing requests, MRP has restarted production of the GRP glowplug line, creating a new brand name GRP Plugs. Glowplugs are a very important component for the proper function of the engine and to obtain the maximum possible performance. In most cases problems or breakages that happen on an engine are attributed to a defective or low quality glowplug. GRP’s high quality plugs help prevent these problems and are suitable for all types of engines and racing conditions, with their conical turbo plugs coming in 3 different heat types, C5, C6 & C7. Following the fire that destroyed their premises back in May their production is back up and running with a new line of 1:6 buggy and 1:5 Baja tire lines now available on their site.

Click here to see GRP’s new ‘The Day After’ advert

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Associated 2009 SC Championship body

Associated 2009 SC Championship body

Associated have come out with the ’09 Championship body for their SC10 as well as Blitz, Strike or Slash. With smooth aerodynamic lines and unparalleled scale realism this body promises to be a race winner. This is a scale replica of the actual full-size body being raced by the top short course pro teams, right down to the included number plates and optional tail fins. Sold clear.

Click here for a detailed image of the tail fins

Friday, December 11, 2009

Atsushi Hara TQs Buggy Party final

Atsushi Hara TQs Buggy Party final

Following qualifying, the grid has been set for this years Buggy Party final, an event attracting much more attention than usual due to it being held on the 2010 Worlds track in Pattaya, Thailand. Expected to be better attended than the actual official warm up event, due to the current conditions more similar to those during the World Championships compared to February, the race sees current World Champion Atsushi Hara and current European Champion Renaud Savoya in attendance alongside other top drivers like Greg Degani, Joern Neumann, Teemu Leino, Adrien Bertin, Surikarn C, Meen Vejrak, Kenji Osaka to name but a few. The track layed out by the organisers is large and tricky with a very long lap time, and combine that with warm and humid conditions and you have the recipe for a tough race. Coming out on top was Hot Bodies’ own Atsushi Hara who is in a league of his own finishing 11 seconds in front of Renaud Savoya for Mugen in 2nd. Gerg Degani took 3rd with his Z-car, while rounding out the top 4 was Teemu Leino with the Xray. Hara also went on to TQ the Truggy class in front of Leino. Saturday is for sub finals, giving the front runner time to relax and get their cars ready, with the main event taking place on Sunday afternoon. We will keep you posted.

Click here for a short video and buggy results

Friday, December 11, 2009

Motonica P8F 4WD Suspension-free chassis

Motonica P8F 4WD Suspension-free chassis

Motonica have announced that their P8F 4WD, which was shown for the first time back in February, is finally available. A totally new concept of suspension-free 1:8 scale 4wd car, Motonica wishes to offer the market an entry level model that can attract new drivers and enable them to approach the On-Road category. They believe this shall be possible thanks to the low maintenance costs and simplicity of its construction, as well as the possibility to also buy the model complete with the engine and the exhaust system in a single Combo Tech package. This model will be just as fun for those who wish to entertain themselves without having to endure the complexities typical in high level competition models.

Click here for more images of the P8F

Friday, December 11, 2009

Adrian Berntsen dominates Norwegian Winter Series Rd3

Adrian Berntsen dominates Norwegian Winter Series Rd3

The third round of the Norwegian winter series was held at Skien fritidspark in Skien last weekend, having a club race on Saturday and National series race on Sunday. The races was open for 4 classes, Modified, Pro Stock, 1:12 Track and EP Buggy. The track was approximately 500m2, having a lot of grip and a challenging layout. The fastest lap in modified was 10.2 seconds by Xray-driver Adrian Berntsen. In modified it was Xray-driver Adrian Berntsen who took the TQ, winning all qualification rounds in front of Tamiya-driver Petter Berntsen in 2nd and Corally-driver Øyvind Stussdal in 3rd.

Continue reading the report here

Friday, December 11, 2009

Durango Japan in search of the right stuff

Durango Japan in search of the right stuff

Durango have been in touch to tell us that their Japanese distributor Tresrey is going to hold an off-road race on January 24, 2010. This race will be an ‘Audition’ to choose a new Team Durango Japan support driver for the 2010 season. The top 3 drivers from each class and selected others will get an interview from Tresrey, following which they will choose one driver to be their Team Durango Japan support driver for the 2010 racing season. The chosen racer will get a DEX410 from Team Durango Ltd, and Tresrey will support them with spare and option parts for the next 12 months and they can also work and pit with the main team at big races such as the Japanese nationals and Reedy race at the world famous Yatabe Arena. The top 3 drivers for both classes will also receive prizes from SpeedPassion.

For more information go here.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hot Bodies Pro molded inner foam

Hot Bodies Pro molded inner foam

Hot Bodies new pro molded inner foam helps you get the most out of your HB tires or any other 1/8 buggy tire with its great fitting and ultimate density red foam. This foam works well in all conditions and is the same inner foams used in the company’s pre mounted 1/8 scale buggy tires.

Source: Hot Bodies [hbeurope.com]

Friday, December 11, 2009

Associated 2009 SC Championship body

Associated 2009 SC Championship body

Associated have come out with the ’09 Championship body for their SC10 as well as Blitz, Strike or Slash. With smooth aerodynamic lines and unparalleled scale realism this body promises to be a race winner. This is a scale replica of the actual full-size body being raced by the top short course pro teams, right down to the included number plates and optional tail fins. Sold clear.

Click here for a detailed image of the tail fins

Friday, December 11, 2009

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