Kyle McBride does the Meakin Masters three-peat

Kyle McBride does the Meakin Masters three-peat

Kyle McBride as taken his third straight win at the Meakin Masters, held at the Brickyard, Logan Off Road’s track in South East Queensland, Australia.  The event took place last weekend and after 6 rounds of qualifying, Kyle took the TQ with his DNX408, setting an extremely fast pace. At the start of the A-main Kyle battled hard with the 2nd place qualifier for the first 5 minutes and then made a break to take a comfortable lead, after the first fuel stop Kyle was in a very strong position and continued to push hard – eventually lapping the whole field by the 25 minute mark. By the time the 30-minute final was over Kyle had built up a fantastic lead to give his DNX408 another great win. This is Kyles third straight win in the annual Meakin Masters race with victories in 2009, 2010 & now in 2011 piloting the Team Durango DNX408.

Source: Durango [team-durango.com]

Monday, February 7, 2011

Daniele Ielasi and Shepherd continue indefinitely

Daniele Ielasi and Shepherd continue indefinitely

Shepherd have announced at the Toy Fair that they have signed an open ended contract with former World and European Champion Daniele Ielasi. The deal will see the Italian driver race for the German company indefinitely. The new contract follows on from their previous 2 year contract together and so happy with the working and personal relationship, referring to him as a member of the family, they have come up with this new contract. Daniele has been testing the Velox V8 ‘eleven’ recently in Miami and will go for more testing prior to April’s World Championships where he aims to compete for the win.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Monday, February 7, 2011

Joern Neumann signs for Team Picco

Joern Neumann signs for Team Picco

Former LRP driver Joern Neumann has signed a deal that will see him race Italian made Picco engine for 2011. Joining Ricardo Rabitti running Boost engines, the factory Durango driver is a contender for the win at any race he attends and will be a great addition to their Offroad team, helping to promote and develop the brand.

Source: Picco [teampicco.com]

Monday, February 7, 2011

EFRA 2011 list of homologated bodies

EFRA 2008 Approved Muffler list

EFRA have been in touch with us to announce the definitive list of homologated body shells for the 2011 season. The different lists include 1/8th scale on road, Electric touring 190mm and Gas touring 200mm classes and you can download the PDF’s directly from here (1/8th), here (190mm) and here (200mm).

Source: EFRA [www.efra.ws]

Monday, February 7, 2011

Max Power XXL9 14.5 .21 engine

Max Power XXL9 14.5 .21 engine

Max Power have introduced their new XXL9 14.5 engine. A completely new 3,5cc on road engine featuring a 14.5mm diameter shaft. Fearing all the improvements of the XL9 TQR which we covered last week, such as the reinforced crankcase, new piston & liner set with revised wrist pin height, and new wider/lower/lighter cooling head, the big performance difference between the two engines is that the 14.5 will have higher top speed. Together with XL9 TQR, this will be the engine the Max Power team will in Miami for the World championships in April.

View more images here

Monday, February 7, 2011

RC Racing – Series 5 Episode 3

RC Racing – Series 5 Episode 3

The producers of the RC TV show RC Racing were in touch to inform us that the 3rd episode of their 5th season premiers this Monday on European cable channel Motors TV.

This month we have Multi-camera action of the EFRA 2wd 1/10th Off Road Championships from Austria before a short trip to Brno in the Czech Republic for more EFRA action, this time with a report on the spectacular F1 large Scale Championships.

Details of of the next 5 showings is available here.

Source: RC Racing TV [rcracing.tv]

Monday, February 7, 2011

Alexander Hagberg to be fueled by Orcan

Alexander Hagberg to be fueled by Orcan

Two time European Championship runner up Alexander Hagberg of Sweden has signed a deal that sees him use Team Orcan fuel for 2011. The factory Xray driver had this to say about the deal:

After two successful years with the Spanish company Merlin Fuel, I thank them for their support, and look for new challenges with my new sponsor, Orcan. At the end of 2010 I compared many types of fuel to determine which would be best suited to my high demands. I am confident that Orcan fuel will provide me with the best consistency and power in all conditions, and I will rely on the experience of Mr. Bertram Kessler in this department.

Source: SMI Motorsport [smi-motorsport.de]

Monday, February 7, 2011

Team Magic 200mm Prototype chassis

Team Magic 200mm Prototype chassis

During the Toy Fair we sat down with Italian Raimondo Gilletti, the man charged with working on the new Team Magic touring car for the Taiwanese company. Having just come back from working in Taiwan for the past few months we were shown the results of that collaboration in the form of these CAD images of the prototype which they are planning to produce. A change in direction for TM in terms of the look of the car, it is now much more conventional in its styling and configuration, which is not a bad thing. As with everything on the car, with the exception of the shock absorbers, the geometry is also completely new and that is ‘inspired’ by the current market leaders in order to give the car a solid base from which to develop further in the future. This design will go into the prototype phase by features and specifications may change before the car hits production. We were also told that the competition brand for Team Magic will become K-Factory, which this car will fall under.

View more images here

Monday, February 7, 2011

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