Much More Impress 5200 LiPo pack

Much More Impress 5200 LiPo pack

Much More have released their new Impress 5200mAh LiPo pack. This 30C high quality straight Sub-C configuration pack features a hard case for impact protection and is suitable for use in touring cars and 1/10th scale buggies.

Source: Much More [much-more.co.kr]

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dreschers wins BRCA National warm-up event

Dreschers wins BRCA National warm-up event

The annual BRCA National Warm Up event took place at Frankley over the weekend and saw Craig Drescher stake his intentions for the up up coming season. The weather turned out to be dry which looked pretty unlikely in the week up to the race, but dry it was. In qualifying the Associated RC8B’s of Craig Drescher and Neil Cragg were on fire, taking all the round wins between them and putting Neil Cragg on pole position. Neil & Craig were using the new ST version of the Reedy engine and Reedy 2039 pipe set which are both due to be released soon. Neil was also the only driver able to get through for the sacred 9 lap run, which on this largely unchanged track layout, only Neil and Darren Bloomfield have ever achieved.

Continue reading the report here

Monday, March 29, 2010

Losi Racing Winter series Rd1 double for Drake

Losi Racing Winter series Rd1 double for Drake

Last weekend the first round of the Team Losi Racing Winter Series took place at Revelation Raceway. Adam Drake put in great runs in both rounds of qualifying and started on pole in buggy and truck. The buggy final was all Drake. Cody King moved into second at the start of the buggy final, but wasn’t able to match the pace of The Drake and eventually had a flameout. This opened the door for Matt Schreffler who finished in the runner up spot, 1 lap behind race winner Adam. The truck final was a great race with Adam and Matt battling most of the final with Adam able to take home the victory followed by Matt.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Esbri & Hernandez win opening Spanish National

Esbri & Hernandez win opening Spanish National

The first round of the Spanish electric touring car took place in the city of Santa Oliva in Barcelona. The modified class was won by Schumacher racer Marc Esbri, with Xray driver Gonzalo Garcia in 2nd and Luis Crisenti driving a Tamiya in 3rd. In the stock class Roberto Hernandez took the victory for Xray ahead of the Schumacher pairing of Miguel Moreno and Salvador Gergori in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Truman & Turner dominate PDA Winter Series

Truman & Turner dominate PDA Winter Series

Last Sunday saw the conclusion of the winter series hosted by the Proline Dirt Arena in Bicester, UK. After 5 rounds of well contested racing in both 2wd & 4wd the honours went to AE/CML team drivers Tony Truman and Rob Rasey. The 2wd class came down to a straight battle between Tony Truman (B4) and Alec Springer (CR2) as both drivers were on equal points going into the last round. Qualifying was dominated by Truman who took the TQ with Springer not too far behind securing 2nd and Keith Robertson (B4) was 3rd leading into the 3 legged main. Truman won the first two legs with some very consistent driving and in doing so taking the title. 4wd qualifying was a close affair with Simon Turner (B44) setting the pace and taking TQ. Championship leader Rob Rasey (B44) was 2nd on the grid with his nearest rival Jon Dell (DB01R) in 3rd. Simon was near faultless in the first 2 legs taking the overall win with Rasey finishing second having won the last leg and with it the championship.

Source: CML [cmldistribution.co.uk]

Monday, March 29, 2010

Jerome Aigoin wins Loudun French National

Jerome Aigoin wins Loudun French National

Round 1 of the French 1/8th buggy Nationals took place last weekend in Loudun in the west of the country. Qualifying saw Losi/Novarossi racer Yannick Aigoin take the TQ spot ahead of his brother Jerome Aigoin in 2nd for Kyosho, with Jerome Sartel for Xray in 3rd and recently crowned Australian Champion Renaud Savoya in 4th for Mugen. With little drama for the front runners in the semis, Yannick would start from pole position but a crash early on in the race would sideline him for a number of laps as his car received attention. This left a battle out front between Savoya and Jerome Aigoin, but with the latter running longer on a tank he could gain an advantage that saw him up front when it mattered and would take the win in front of Savoya in 2nd, with Sartel taking the final podium spot in 3rd.

Source: RC Mag [rcmag.com]

Monday, March 29, 2010

Luis Cortez wins opening Portugal Regional

Luis Cortez wins opening Portugal Regional

Last Sunday the first round of the Portuguese Regional was held in the Circuito Automodelismo do Funchal. This year the qualifying rounds were extended from 5 to 7 minutes making the fight for the pole position very close. Team Magic driver Mario Oliveira took the pole position but the first seven drivers all managed to complete 21 laps. Mugen driver Luis Cortez, who had engine problems all weekend and opted to change to a Siro XXX for the final, started from 4th position and took the early lead of the race and managed to win the race with 87 laps. Kyosho driver Paulo Rodrigues lost six positions following a driver error, but drove a very good race managing to get the 2nd position of the podium on the final lap. The current regional champion Duarte Faria, who started from the second position on the grid, set a new track record but at the final stage of the race didn’t have any rear tires left and he ended up in 3rd.

Thanks to Paulo Rodrigues for the report.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Xray Premium-quality ceramic balls

Xray Premium-quality ceramic balls

Xray have released a set of 12 premium-quality ceramic balls made from extra-hard Si3N4 silicone nitride ceramic. Available in 2.4mm and 3.175mm they significantly improve differential lifespan while reducing friction and vibration. High-speed ceramic diff balls have very high durability, when properly lubricated, due to reduced slip and heat and with ceramic being approximately 60% lighter than steel, ceramic diff balls have a significantly lower rotating mass.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, March 29, 2010

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