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January 24, 2014

SkyRC Ares Pro brushless motor

SkyRC Ares Pro brushless motor

SkyRC introduce the Ares Pro competition brushless motor line. The 540-size motors make use of a vented T6 aluminium heatsink case and they feature high purity copper windings, heavy duty solder tabs, sintered neodymium magnets and dual sensor ports. The motors are build to meet ROAR and IFMAR rules and the very low turn variants come with a radial fan unit in the front end bell. Versions available include windings from 3.5T up to 21.5T with special stock motors and “even” 4.0T and 5.0T offerings hitting the shops also.

Source: SkyRC [skyrc.com]


January 24, 2014

Dirk Wischnewski signs with Team Shepherd

Dirk Wischnewski signs with Team Shepherd

Shepherd Micro Racing announce that Worlds finalist and multiple European and German champion Dirk Wischnweski joins their factory racing team for 2014. Living close to the Shepherd company he will be heavily involved in the development of the Velox V10 Pro sharing his huge knowledge with the team. In the upcoming season Dirk will attend the ENS series, the EC in Valencia and the Worlds in Bangkok as well as some regional races giving track side assistance to fellow Shepherd racers. Dirk had the following to say:

First of all I would like to thank Xray for their support over the last few years but now it’s time for a new challenge. I’m really happy to work together with Patrick and the rest of the Shepherd crew for the future. It was not so easy for me to make a decision for the 2014 season but when I think about the small distance to the company and the great improvements Shepherd made on the Velox V10 last year I’m really optimistic and looking forward to attending the upcoming races.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


January 24, 2014

Titan Blitz GT bodyshell

Titan Blitz GT bodyshell

Team Titan have released this preview picture of their forthcoming Blitz GT bodyshell. Made from thick polycarbonate and sporting a somewhat “Italian” design the body is made for the upcoming 1/8th GT class and it will feature an add-on rear wing that directly mounts to the rear trunk/fender section. No words on a release date yet but the body looks pretty much production ready.

Source: Team Titan [team-titan.com.tw]


January 24, 2014

Hacker Skalar8 V2 brushless motor

Hacker Skalar8 V2 brushless motor

German company Hacker introduce the Skalar8 V2 brushless motor line for 1/8th buggies. Featuring virtually the same case design as it predecessors the motor sport many refinements and improvements such as a shorter length, a lower weight, reduced internal resistance, lower current consumption and increased efficiency. Coming with an improved timing shield the motor also have more torque and more RPM. The 4-pole sensored motors with a length of 64.4mm are available as 1750kv, 1900kv, 2100kv and 2300kv variant.

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January 24, 2014

Hungarian National Championship R4 – Report

Hungarian National Championship R4 – Report

The 4th round of the Hungarian National championship was held at the RC Arena track in Budapest in Touring Car Stock 13.5T, Boosted 13.5T and Modified. Qualifying proofed to be challenging for the Touring Car drivers as there also was a Buggy race that made for changing track conditions. The finals of the Modified class saw Zsolt Kalnay taking the win from Viktor Juhasz and Bandabas Toth.

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January 24, 2014

Associated’s Ryans top practice at Reedy Race

Associated’s Ryans top practice at Reedy Race

Ryan Maifield and Ryan Cavalieri have ended Day 1 of the 20th running of the Reedy Race of Champions top of the time sheets, the Team Associated pairing posting the fastest times of 2 and 4WD respectively over today’s three rounds of practice. Taking place for the first time at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California, Maifield set his best 2WD lap of 19.595 in P2 while defending champion Cavalieri topped 4WD in the final practice of the day with a time of 18.549 seconds. Former champion Dustin Evans would be the closest challenger in 2WD with his TLR22 while in 4WD veteran Barry Baker showed he still has some speed left in him as he took his Associated to the second fastest 4WD time.

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January 23, 2014

20th Reedy Race underway at OCRC

 20th Reedy Race underway at OCRC

The 20th running of the World famous offroad Reedy Race of Champions has gotten underway at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California with drivers getting their first taste of the track with a round of 2WD and 4WD practice.  Overall the feedback on the track from drivers is a positive one the majority agreeing while not the most technical of layouts it should produce good racing for the heads up racing format which the Reedy Race is all about. 2WD World Champion Jared Tebo however was one driver not so complimentary describing the track as ‘not good at all’ adding it was ‘way too easy’.  In terms of times on the freshly laid track it was Team Losi Racing’s Dustin Evans who set the pace in 2WD with a 20.373 second lap while in 4WD Absolute Hobbyz driver Barry Baker topped the times with a 18.991 lap.

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January 23, 2014

Hot Race Tyres sign Alexander Hagberg

Hot Race Tyres sign Alexander Hagberg

Top international on-road racer Alexander Hagberg has signed to race with Hot Race Tyres for the 2014 season. Alex will be using the tyres during his upcoming 1/8th, 1/10th and 1/12th campaigns. This is what Alexander has to say about the deal:

I have known Nicola for years and I have always been impressed by his commitment to product development and innovations. I am positive that Hot Race Tyres will be very competitive in all categories in the future. I have signed a one-year agreement, and will be using Hot Race Tyres in my 1/10, 1/8 and 1/12 cars for 2014.

Source: Hot Race Tyres [hotracerc.com]