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October 27, 2006

Moore-Speed World Champion Edition Cyclone

Moore Speed

Hot Bodies have just released final details and images of their HB Cyclone Moore-Speed World Champion Edition. Created to celebrate Andy Moore winning the World Championship in Italy this year, the car is based on the Hara-edition Cyclone kit, but features many of the optional parts that Andy used on his car to take the title.

You can see large images of the car and the parts included by going here. Or alternatively if your German is better than your Japanese you can go here.

Source: Hot Bodies [hpiracing.co.jp] via RCWorld.ch [rcworld.ch]


October 27, 2006

Martin Lissau takes 2nd at DRCMU Rd 1

Martin Lissau

Xray have a report on their site from team driver Martin Lissau concerning his first race with their new T2007. Driving the car for the first time at the event, Martin ended the race in second position.

The big battle was between Steen Graversen, Jonas Kaerup, and myself. It was very very close, with the top 3 cars separated by only 2 seconds in qualification.

You can read Martin’s full race report here.

Souce: Xray [teamxray.com] Image: RaceRC [racerc.dk]


October 26, 2006

Ian Whittingham takes overall TORC title

Ian Whittingham

Yesterday we reported on the TORC series from Bedworth, in which we noted that the F2 class had been taken by Elliot Harper. Well the overall TORC series championship went to Ian Whittingham who, driving a Grainger special edition Yokomo, took the title for a second year running.

He was already uncatchable after the Stafford round in August, with three rounds still to go. Ian finished the season with another strong performance taking TQ and overall second place at the Bedworth meeting.

Source: CML Distribution [cmldistribution.co.uk]


October 26, 2006

More Corally RDX proto sightings

Corally RDX proto

Because my Danish is worse than non existent, i can’t quite tell you what the guys over at RaceRC.dk are writing about. But what i can tell you is that they have some more close up pictures of Jonas Kærup’s Corally RDX prototype chassis. We showed you pictures of the proto RDX from the Team Orion speed weekend that some enthusiastic snappers managed to get, but these show more detail.

You can view the photos from of the RDX prototype here.

Source: RaceRC.dk [racerc.dk]


October 25, 2006

British 1/12th National – Crewe

Mick Farrell

Once again its Mirage Racing with race reports from their team drivers regarding the recently run 2nd round of the 1/12th Nationals. 12th scale seems to be growing in popularity again and this indoor event saw a full entry.

Andy and Mick were out front, both setting lap times that predicted quicker runs than the previous FTD until disaster struck for Andy – he suffered a chunked tyre following an accident late on in the race. Mick also had to pull out with electrical problems, making it a double blow!

You can read their reports and those of all the Mirage racers here.

Source: Mirage Racing [mirageracing.com]


October 25, 2006

TORC series report – Bedworth

TORC Bedworth

The Mirage Racing website has race reports posted from the Bedworth round of the TORC series from team racers Dom Carter and Elliot Harper. In finishing 4th on the day, Elliot managed to wrap up the TORC F2 title with his Orion powered HB Cyclone.

Slowly the pace paid off as I picked off the back markers one by one, eventually finishing in a respectable 4th place and feeling my Cyclone had really performed when I needed it and achieved my personal best lap of 15.49secs. Overall I finished 4th on the day

You can read their reports and those of all the Mirage racers here.

Source: Mirage Racing [mirageracing.com]


October 25, 2006

Confusion around host of 2007 1/8th Worlds

TRAP

One of our readers alerted us to the forum thread on rctech.net that shows that some confusion seems to have surrounded the hosting of the 2007 1/8th scale IFMAR World Championships. Originally allocated to Argentina, a member of the South African event hosting committee posted on the forum back in September telling people that the TRAP facility in South Africa had been granted the event after original hosts Argentina had fallen through.

As both countries fall under FAMAR (South America, Africa) they claimed that they had been given verbal confirmation of the hosting change and even with no written confirmation from IFMAR they went ahead promoting the event and placed notification on their website. This notification was retracted last week and an statement issued after the situation was cleared up by IFMAR and it was reconfirmed that Argentina, as normal, would host the 2007 blue ribboned event.

You can read the forum thread here, and check out the very nice TRAP facility here.

Thanks to _cyclops_ for the heads up.


October 25, 2006

Serpent Nations Cup – Event report

Nations Cup

Serpents website has a write up on the recent Nations Cup held in Portugal, that we reported on earlier. The large article goes into detail about the racing as well as the teams taking part and there is also a very large image gallery from the event.

An event that puts the emphasis on sharing information and team spirit, the Nations Cup once again achieved its goal but it also unearthed some great driving talents. Daniel Tomaschko was a real star for Team Austria, Poland’s Norbert Omelanczuk impressed with his speed while locals Joao Malveiro and Ricardo Nogueira also shone.

You can read the full event write up here.

Source: Serpent [mytsn.com]