The past weekend saw the opening round of the Swiss 1/8th scale championships take place in Aigle, in the French part of Switzerland. In qualifying it was Serpent racer Markus Geisendorf that took the TQ spot, 2 seconds ahead of Kyosho racer Loris Pierroz with the only Motonica driver Mattia Pesenti in 3rd, less than 2 seconds further back. In the 45 minute race it was Geisendorf all the way, going on to win by a lap and a half ahead of Mugen racer Petros Diamantogiannis in 2nd with Motonica racer Pesenti in 3rd. In the Plus 38 class, held for racers that qualified 39th and lower, it was a win for Mugen racer Morier Jean-Claude who finished ahead of 2nd placed Stapf Alex also driving Mugen with 3rd position going to Serpent racer Henzi Leopold.
Hot Bodies have officially announced the RTR version of the Cyclone S, their sport version of the World Championship winning Cyclone touring car. Factory assembled to exacting specifications, the Cyclone S RTR will feature everything that makes the Cyclone S a great car, such as World Championship-winning racing geometry, reinforced composite chassis and shock towers, front and rear ball differentials, aluminium motor mount and full adjustability of critical race-tuning settings. This car comes with a pre-painted Dodge Stratus shell and all part are upgradeable to the existing Moorespeed World Championship Edition Cyclone options.
According to a report on RC Zone, Danish driver Steen Graverson has left Tamiya to race for Kyosho Japan. The European Championship finalist and multiple Danish National Champion has left Tamiya after many successful years with the company and will have his first race for Kyosho at the upcoming LRP Masters, the last big indoor race of the season that takes place on April 27th -29th in Eppelheim, near Heidelberg in Germany.
Last weekend, saw the 2nd round of the 1/10th 200mm Nationals held at the high speed Louvier track, 120km from Paris. In qualifying for the Elite class it B-A Arnaldi, driving a Kyosho V-One RRR Evo, that claimed the top qualfiying sport ahead of 2nd placed Mugen racer Desmarie. In the race itself B-A Arnaldi ran into trouble dropping him back to his eventual finishing position of 4th place, while his brother J-B Arnaldi took the lead and with it the win, to lead home a Kyosho 1-2 with Sebsatian Wartelle in 2nd, while Desmarie ended the race in 3rd. In the National class it was another Kyosho clean sweep with J-F Defie taking the win, from the pole position, ahead of A Buyer and J-P Michel, who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Our site sponsors, The Border, have forwarded us some information concerning Motonica’s new signing Milko Tenthof. Milko, for those of you who dont know, used to be a Serpent employee as well as team driver up until 3 or so years ago when he and the Dutch manufacturer parted company. In those years racing, Milko had raced in World and European Championship finals as well as winning numerous EFRA GP’s and National Championships and that is why this signing is important for Motonica. Although he hasnt raced since leaving Serpent, Milko will conduct test work, and some EFRA GP’s, for the Dutch importer PDS while Daniel van der Drift (right) will race the car in the Dutch National Championships with 3rd driver Michel Nijman racing in the Nomac class.
Serpent have announced the release of this new SPP aluminium clutch shoe support disk for the Centax-III clutch system. This lightweight part has a larger diameter than the standard support disk and therefore removes all possibility of the clutch flyweights getting stuck behind the disk and causing the clutch system to stop working or from even coming out of the clutch completely.
Just some brief results from the last race of the Danish Indoor electric championships, the DRCMU, that took place today. In the touring modified class it was Steen Graversen that took the win for Tamiya while 2nd place went to Johan Eskildsen with 3rd position going to Patrick Hornum. In the 19T class it was Johnni Andersen that took the class win ahead of Dennis Hassing in 2nd and Rasmus Tobias Callesen rounding off the podium in 3rd.
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Today saw the first round of the Dutch 1/0th 200mm Nationals held at the Gronignen track in the north of Holland. In qualifying it was Xray driver Jilles Groskamp that took the TQ spot followed by Serpent racer Jordy Blok in 2nd with Kyosho racer Daan Jacobs claiming the 3rd qualifying spot. In the race itself, Jordy Blok was the first retirement after 10 minutes which left Jilles in a clear lead but he immediately suffered from a 2nd gear failure which meant he only had 1st gear for the rest of the final. This allowed Daan Jacobs to start closing and eventually take the lead, only to have to pit suffering from problems to his right rear rim on a track that was causing huge tire wear. Jilles, once back in the lead, took the win followed home closely by Daan in 2nd with another Xray NT1 driven by Maarten van Lierop in 3rd.