Serpent have released the next addition in the growing Serpent Cobra line. The Cobra electric sport buggy is based on the full race version of the E-Buggy and shares the race genes and geometry and most technical features. The Sport version features some less expensive materials, without suffering performance wise. This electric powered animal with its front mounted motor and electronics, super low longitudinal battery placement and super performing diffs and shocks will provide sheer endless amounts of run-time and race excitement. All parts and options of the high end race version fit this Sport version too, so a step by step upgrade is possible.
The stage is set for the most exciting title battle in the history of the ETS with four drivers representing four different manufacturers in with a chance of becoming the 2011/12 Yokomo Euro Touring Series Champions at this weekend’s (6-8th July) season finale in Traiskirchen, Austria. Having enjoyed it’s most successful season to-date with close on 700 drivers set to register points in the World famous electric touring car series, the fifth running of the championship has also produced its most competitive year of racing with four different drivers taking to the top step of the podium in the premiere Ride Modified class. Kyosho’s Christopher Krapp and Xray’s Alexander Hagberg both claimed their first ever ETS wins putting them in the position of going head to head with Team Yokomo’s defending Champion Ronald Volker and Tamiya’s former Champion Marc Rheinard for the prestigious title at the sixth & final round.
New for the T3, Xray have released these new optional anti-roll bars for the front (1.0mm & 1.1mm) and rear (1.0mm) of the car. These high-quality anti-roll bars offer different anti-roll stiffness adjustments so that you can fine-tune the set-up of your chassis with maximum finesse.
ARC have released two new option parts for their R10 touring car. First up is a new suspension bracket which provides +0.5 angle for the suspension arm. Made by 7075-T6 aluminium it can be use in the rear/front to make the rear toe-in 2.5 degrees or in the front/rear and move the #1 suspension bracket to the front/front to reduce the front track width. Also new is a rear drive shaft made from hard coated 7075-T6 aluminium. It directly replaces the standard rear spring steel drive shaft and is 30% lighter than the original making for a more efficient transmission.
The 3rd round of the Malaysia National League (MNL) was held recently at the RCC Glenmarie Track in Shah Alam, Malaysia. The track operators at RCC did a great job by providing a very challenging and technical new layout on race day and there were over one hundred racers from all over Malaysia, Singapore and Australia in attendance. Winner of round 2, Team Losi Racing driver Daniel Law and his Team Losi Racing 8ight 2.0 buggy did it again by dominating and winning the one hour grand final with a gap of 2 laps.
The weekend before last top UK Schumacher Team driver Lloyd Storey traveled over to Bilbao in Spain to compete in round 3 of the 2wd Spanish nationals. The track was the same layout as used at the 2009 Euros, but this time running in the opposite direction and was high grip and bumpy with some difficult jump sections to test the drivers. The format was 8 rounds of controlled practice on Saturday and 5 rounds of qualifying, followed by 3 legged A finals on Sunday. The weather forecast leading up to the event was warm and dry, and didn’t disappoint.
Last weekend saw the Swedish Nationals for 1/10th 2wd and 4wd held at the MHF Skarpnäcks 1/8 track in Stockholm. As the race was on similar surface as it will be at the Euros next week, it was also a good opportunity to make some practice with the same regulated tires that will be used then. The weather forecast for Saturday (2wd day) was not so good, and it rained during practice and the first qualification round. Following the first round Oskar Levin managed to take the first place ahead of David Ronnefalk and Mikael Hedin but after that it changed to a ‘David Show’ as Ronnefalk took qualification rounds 2 to 4 and secured TQ and start on pole.
Huge R/C Products, from Surikarn Chaidajsuriya, have released their latest LiPo pack. This 6500mAh 70C Race series 7.4v battery pack features a standard hard case for crash protection and comes supplied with 4mm bullet connectors. ROAR approved, it is aimed at the competition market and suitable suited for stock, and also modified, class due to its increased power output.