October 24, 2006

Gary Guest wins Mapston Memorial

Gary Guest

The well connected team over at Neo-Buggy.net have this event totally covered so best leave it to them to explain how it panned out:

The 1/8 Buggy class was the most competitive and largest class with almost 90 entries. Gary Guest took home TQ honours by posting the fastest overall time of the event and then when on to take the win, piloting his Jammin X1-CR FTE across the line first.

1. TQ Gary Guest – Jammin / Picco
2. Marcus Anzivino – Kyosho / Nova Rossi
3. Rick McCrery – Jammin / Picco

Read the full report right here.

Source: Neo-Buggy.net [neo-buggy.net]


October 24, 2006

2006 French off road Champions crowned

French Champions 2006

The FVRC (French Federation) have presented the 2006 Electric off road champions with their winners trophy’s. In the 2wd modified class it was Arnaud Collet who took home the title, in 4wd modified class Vincent Heligoin won and finally in the truck class it was Alain Canova who emerged victorious at the end of the season.

Round by round results and final overall championship standings can be found on the site of the FVRC, here.

Source: Petit RC [petitrc.com]


October 24, 2006

Bergonzoni new R1 buggy

Bergonzoni

Bergonzoni have shown the first pics of their new R1 1/8th scale buggy on their website. Masters of all things in the off road world, Buggy-Sport.info are claiming that “..the dust caps, hides something new”. Lets see if they are right, you can check it out for yourself in the following pictures.

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October 24, 2006

Jon Hazlewood UK Vice-Champion 2006

Jon Hazlewood

Xray are carrying a report on their site from their team driver Jon Hazlewood that outlines in detail his super busy and successful 2006 off road race season. Its a good read that outlines the ups and downs of a top RC racer.

The world’s was a good event for me. I managed to qualify into the semi’s. I won my side and made it into the main final. | was very happy to achieve this. Unfortunately my motor eat half the track and stopped working, ending my final. I was still very pleased with the result. Making the main at a Worlds is so hard.

You can read the full report from Jon here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


October 24, 2006

Nicolas Decamps wins Belgian off road Nationals

Nicolas Decamps

Nicolas Decamps has won the Belgian off road gas Nationals at the last round of the championship in Bouffioux with 4th position in the race enough to give him the title. 2nd in the championship went to Guy de Werd who could only manage fifth in the race with third in the championship going to Raphael Robert who took a fine 2nd position in the final race.

View the full event gallery here.
Full results from the final round can be found here.
Final Belgian Championship standings can be found here.

Source: Automodelisme.com [automodelisme.com]


October 23, 2006

Piktor continue to tease

Piktor Rush 2

Now normally i wouldn’t bite when it comes to a teaser advert but the colours in this alone make it worth a look. Its for the new Piktor Rush 2 dubbed by Piktor themselves as “A new generation of 1:8 Off road buggy” and has been designed, according to the teaser, by top French off road racer Claude Lachat.

Check out the full, larger, teaser here.

Source: Piktor [piktor.fr] 


October 23, 2006

Robert Batlle wins Spanish Champs Cup

Robert Batlle

From Neo-Buggy.net: Robert Batlle won a fast race in Albacete, Spain. Competition came in the form of Borja Hernandez and Adrian Perez; Batlle dominated from the start till the finish.

1. Robert Batlle – HoBao/Falcon/GRP/Ultimate
2. Adrian Perez – Kyosho/OS/GRP
3. Borja Hernandez – Mugen/Ninja/GRP

Source: Neo-Buggy [neo-buggy.net]


October 22, 2006

Vita Tuning develop belt driven 1/8th Gas Buggy

Vita Tuning

Buggy-sport.info are reporting on a newly developed belt driven 1/8th scale off roader. Developed by Renato Vita, of Vita Tuning, this new configuration means the finished buggy will be 3100g ready to race with this considerable weight loss of course due to the fact that the car no longer needs complex and heavy steel transmission parts. Whether this concept works or not is a different story with other manufacturers staying away from this drivetrain, preferring shaft drive, because of a belt driven drivetrains tendancy to slip on impact to the ground. But only testing will determine whether this is a viable option or not and we will keep you posted about how it goes.

Click here to see more pictures.

Source: Buggy-sport.info [buggy-sport.info]