Azri Amri wins Malaysian Nationals

Azri Amri wins Malaysia Nationals

The 3rd and final round of the Malaysia National Championship (MNC) was held under sunny conditions and the fight for the championship was between Mr. Norazam and Mr. Azri, with only three points separating them, with Azri with the advantage. The race saw many drivers converging from all over Malaysia, special mention for Mr. Eric Ma and his friends from Penang, Mr. Lawson and James Ki from Batu Pahat and other places from all over Malaysia, with 35 drivers competing in the Pro Stock 10.5/11.5T alone.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Awesomatix touring car close to completion

Awesomatix touring car close to completion

Russian company Awesomatix, who we have been following over the past few years, has gotten in touch with us to show off their almost final car. The car in the photos is 99% production version, with some small part colours and material changes still expected before the final release. This extremely unique car can accept a transverse and longitudinal motor layout and comes supplied with the two different motor mounts as well as two different upper decks for fine tuning the flex of the car. Their team is currently giving the car its final shakedown and will be ready in time for the following rounds of the Euro Touring Series, the next of which takes place in February in Austria.

View more photos of the car here

Friday, December 10, 2010

Rodrigo Luis joins Serpent

Rodrigo Luis joins Serpent

Serpent have announced that Portuguese front runner Rodrigo Luis has joined their team. Rodrigo was pleased following testing of the Serpent 811 Cobra buggy and is looking forward to the new challenge. He had the following to say, “The 811 Is one of the best Buggies available at the moment, a very fast car, reliable, easy to drive and tune and transmits lots of fun driving it.” Looking forward to next season he believes it will be one of the most exciting with a very competitive National series as well as International races.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Friday, December 10, 2010

Durango DESC410R goes into production

Durango has announced that the DESC410R has passed all the pre-production tests and has been given the green light for production. They now just need to check the final packing and sign off the instruction manual, and if all goes to plan then the DESC410R will be shipping at the end of January.

Source: Durango [team-durango.com]

Friday, December 10, 2010

Skelding wins Team Durango Winter Series Rd2

Skelding wins Team Durango Winter Series Rd2

Round 2 of the Team Durango Winter Series took place on Sunday 28th November and despite the bitterly cold temperatures, 110 drivers attended the event. The track for this round of the series featured much less high grip carpet than round 1. The carpet of the touring car track had been rolled away leaving the wooden boarding as the racing surface for the majority of the track. This surface gave a medium level of grip, allowing the cars to slide around a little. Other surfaces were used, there was a carpet section at the start of the straight and the huge table top jump in front of the rostrum was also carpeted. There was a slippy surfaced hairpin on the corner before the wall ride. The table top was a new feature this time and saw the cars getting some big air time. As well as this feature there were four smaller jumps around the track.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Orcan to enter .21 on road engine market

Orcan to enter .21 engine market

Orcan engines have been successful in the categories on-road scale (.12) and off-road (.21) for years and have achieved lots of national and international victories and championships. Starting with the 2010 season, SMI Motorsport from Germany is working on the development of an Orcan engine for the highest level of RC on-road racing, the 1/8 scale nitro class. A couple of drivers have been involved in testing the Orcan prototypes which are based on 7-port and 9-port engines from Novarossi and were specially prepared by Michael Heinrich (MH-Tuning). Powered by one of these Orcan test engines Uwe Baldes has achieved a remarkable success at the final round of the Nitro-West-Masters, a series of four races, held in October at Dormagen near Cologne. Using the 7-port version he captured pole position and set a new overall lap record (15,179 sec) beating the old record held by Michael Salven. “I have tested this .21 prototype engine on several circuits. This engine has proven its excellent performance with lots of torque at low revs and an impressive driveability – both valuable aspects especially for those tracks we are used to race in Germany”, concluded Uwe Baldes. “Furthermore the fuel consumption is really low – it is already a real Orcan engine and a promising basis for the future.” Also Bertram Kessler of SMI Motorsport is pleased by the test results. “With the new Xray RX8 hitting the market in 2011 it is logical that we are going to launch a .21 on-road power unit which offers the usual quality features of all Orcan engines. In the period of testing we have gained valuable experiences which will help us to develop a powerful and high efficient Orcan engine for 1/8 scale racing.”

Source: SMI Motorsport [smi-motorsport.de]

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Losi 1/16 Mini Stronghold SCT RTR

Losi have released the next addition to their Mini SCT line with the introduction of the Rob “Fig” Naughton Stronghold replica. This 2WD mini features an Xcelorin brushless power system, oil-filled shocks and an extended short course chassis. Not only does this 1/6 truck have a Losi radio system with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM technology, but it’s got the licensed body with sponsor decals and generous ground clearance. Losi teamed up with Team Stronghold Motorsports to bring you this scale replica of the Stronghold truck from the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

KM H-K1 Bumper plate & RX pack

KM H-K1 Bumper plate & RX pack

More new products from KM racing who have released this new front bumper plate for their H-K1. Made from carbon fibre, the plate is lightweight, strong and also looks great, coming supplied with the aluminium posts and shims to mount it. KM have also released a 6V 1100mAh NiMh AAA receiver battery for extended run time.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

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