KO Propo introduce the EX-5FH sport level 2.4GHz radio system with Direct Digital System technology. The radio offers high speed transmitting using frequency hopping 2.4GHz technology, 7 model memory, EPA, dual rate, exponential, and steering speed functions beside others as well as a 3rd channel that can also be used to adjust the sensitivity KR-212FHG gyro receiver. The transmitter is available in four different sets including one or two KR-211FH receivers, a KR-212FHG and PDS-2501ICS combo or including a KR-211FH receiver and two PDS-2511ICS servos.
Last weekend the 1/8th EFRA European Championship warm-up was held in Kirchberg, Austria. Beside the 1/8th class a 1/10th 200mm support race was held that had Xray’s Juraj Hudy taking the win from teammate Igor Liptak after both had a nice fight in the final and Igor ran out of fuel due to his prototype FX engine running to rich. Forrai Gabor completed the podium in 3rd position.
Xray’s Mario Spiniello took the win at the Hot Race Trophy run in Gubbio, Italy. Mario also took the TQ and he left his Xray teammates Adami Emanuale and Marco Festuccia behind in the 30 minute final. Daniele Agostinelli and Stefano Neri completed the top 5 result.
The 2nd round of the Alpe Adria Cup 2014 was held in Cervignano, Italy in dry weather conditions although the weather forecast predicted rain interruptions. Jernej Vuga Stendler took TQ in the 1/8th nitro on-road class and later went on to take quite an easy win as 2nd placed Nejc Mihelic made a mistake allowing Jernej to cruise to the victory despite making an additional stop for fuel and running into clutch issues with some 5 minutes to go. In the 1/10 200m touring class Fabio Callegari took the win in front of Vladimir Knehtl and Gabor Laszlo.
H-Speed, the brand of European frontrunner Hupo Hönigl, introduce three new chemicals to make the RC car life easier. First up is Magic Car Clean, a products that helps to get rid even of heavily backed dirt. A special formula prevents the parts from becoming oily preventing dirt and dust to excessively stick the parts once they are treated with the cleaner. Also new is True Tire Clean, a chemical that is used to clean the gluing surface of tyres and rims. The product also freshens up the compounds of older tyres and first tests indicate that it can also improve the handling of touring car tyres. Last but not least comes the Ultra Strong Air Filter oil whose special formula will make engines last longer even in the dustiest of conditions.
The 2014 1/8th nitro on-road Korea Championships were held last weekend at the Hitec circuit. Choi Nak Sung took the TQ and race win in his second race for Serpent. Oh Yong Teak and Choi Sung Won completed the podium in 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
The 2014 edition of the Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions was run last weekend. After a 5-year absence the race took place at the Tamiya America track running a 13.5T Stock, Open Modified and the prestigious Invitational class. Both the 13.5T and Modified class where held in the standard format with triple A-mains while the Invitational class saw the iconic Reedy Race format with different heat lineups for each round. As usual the Invitational class collected the creme de la creme of today’s touring car drivers with the likes of Jilles Groskamp, Marc Rheinard, Andy Moore, Atsushi Hara, Ronald Völker, Meen Verjak or Paul Lemieux to name just a few.
The Regional Championship of Triveneto AMSCI was held at the beautiful but slippery track of Eraclea near Venice. JQ Products driver Andrea Di Cecco (JQ/Reds/AKA) took TQ from Roberto Vidotto (Mugen/Reds/AKA) and Davide Ongaro (Mugen/Novarossi/Procircuit). In the Main, after an unfortunate start, the loss of several positions and precious seconds, Andrea began to make constant fast laps without any mistakes and he eventually took over the lead without losing it till the end of the race. Roberto Vidotto (Mugen/Reds/AKA) came in 2nd while Federico DeMarco (Mugen/Reds/AKA) completed the top 3 result.