Italian company MRP, owner of the GRP brand, introduce their latest line of 1/8 buggy tyres that cover a wide range of applications. A total of six threads are available ranging from the low profile Contact “clay” tyre up to the long pin Atomic tread for dusty and sandy conditions. All come in the soft A and extra soft X compound, as tyres including insert or pre-mounted on white disc wheels. The newly designed and CNC-machined closed cell inserts are also available separately as are white and neon yellow dish wheels and suitable CA glue.
New from Serpent come several machined aluminium screw sets for the company’s nitro and electric on-road cars. Made from 7075-T6 aluminium the screws offer a perfect fit, they save weight and add a cool look to the chassis. The sets are available for the S977, S747, S411, S120 and F110.
MachoCave is a new company from Minnesota and one of their first projects are these sturdy looking aluminium shock towers for the Team Associated SC10.2 short course truck. They are designed to mount to the stock plastic chassis and optional carbon fibre rods can be added for stiffening the chassis if needed. Other features include an additional upper shock mounting position and attachment points for the rear bumper assembly. It is planned to release the shock towers separately and a 2-piece set. Also the chassis stiffening rods will become available. The shock towers will be up for grabs sometime in February in different, as yet undecided, colours.
More driver re-signings from Xray with the Slovakian company announcing that team driver Alexander Hagberg has extended his contract for 2014. ‘Alexander has been with Xray for a long time and the team cooperation has been successful over the years with Alex a great supporter and member of the development team.’ Alex had this to say:
I have been racing for Xray ever since the start of my international racing career. Over the years we have built a strong and successful relationship which has helped me to develop into one of the best on-road racers in Europe, if not in the world. For the upcoming season I did not consider any other option than to continue to work closely together with Xray. I am confident that we can achieve even better results together in the future!
The 4th round of this Winter’s Xray Challenge Moravia & Slovakia Cup saw the participation of a good amount of drivers from Austria, Finland and Slovakia. Many of the drivers used the practice on Friday to learn the track and to finalise chassis setup. In the Touring Car Modified class Kuba Simurda and Jirka Vysin battled out the win with the better end for Kuba. David Nemcek, Tomas Liptak and Werner Schmitzer came in third, fourth and fifth respectively.
Contact Tyres have signed 2013 EFRA 1/10th IC European ‘B’ Vice Champion Dominic Greiner to be part of their nitro team. The German Serpent driver, and winner of the Romanian Nitro Cup last year, joins an already impressive team line up which includes former World Champion Robert Pietsch, Dario Balestri, Kyle Branson and Simon Kurzbuch.
JConcepts introduce the Splitters 1/10th buggy rear tyres for loose and slick track conditions. The split-bar and alternating horizontal and vertical positioning of the tread fills the void for both forward and side-bite. The tyre features a micro-pin design which places the individually spaced pins in opposing directions placing footing in each direction. The tread sits on a proven Bar Code tyre carcass giving the tyre a low-profile, wide-body appearance allowing clipped tread to extend all the way to the outer edges. The tyre comes in JConcept’s blue, green and black compound including a firm And-1 foam insert.
New from Arena are these aluminium C-hub carriers for the Yokomo BD7 touring car. Coming in 4 degree caster specification and made from aluminium the parts are available in blue or black colour and they are designed to work with standard and double joint CVD driveshafts.