We have been asked to announce the upcoming EFRA 1/8th scale GP at the Lostallo circuit in Switzerland, so here it is. The event takes place on the 27th – 29th of April at one of the Worlds largest and fastest tracks in the scenic Swiss mountains and what is significant about this event is that it will be seen as a warm up race for this years EFRA 1/8th scale European Championships that take place on the same track later in the year.
If you are interested in racing at this event, you can see the event invitation here (PDF) and the race entry form is here.
For those who dont know, this years EFRA 1/12th scale Euros, being held in Eskilstuna Sweden, will start tomorrow (Friday) with group practice followed by 6 rounds of qualifications and the main finals on Sunday. Back in the start of December we reported on the warm up race, in which this years Snowbirds Mod 1/12th winner Marc Fisher reigned supreme, taking the win for Corally driving his SP12X. This win and his current form sees Fischer as one of the favourites for this years European title but also at the event are a number of other extremely quick drivers like TCWC Andy Moore, Simo Ahoniemi, Yli Vesa, Teemu Saarinen and Hubert HÃ¶nigl amongst others, so expect some close action. Below, are some useful links to some event resources and if you know any more that should be added to the list drop us a message.
Official event site – here
Some pictures – here
Live Webcam – here
Entry List – here
We have covered German brand Orcan before and really like the way they are presented by brand owners, SMI Motorsport. Today they announced that they will be adding to the Orcan range of fuel, batteries, fuel tubing and other accessories to produce rims and rubber tires for electric touring cars. Expected to be available in mid April, the tire range consists of seperate rubber, pre mounted tires with insert as well as selling their, white, Truespin disk wheels seperately.
Thirteen year old Jamie Guy has won the Thrashnall Junior 27T Championship driving a Schumacher Mi2EC. This championship is aimed at 16 year olds and under and consists of 8 rounds with 5 to count. Jamie could only manage to compete in 5 rounds due to school commitments which makes this result even more impressive with not being able to drop any results. He was a regular in the senior B finals and hopes to continue his success in this years BTCC.
Its a slow news day when we start writing about foam bumpers but unfortnately that day has come so here it is. Japanese company Velocity Racing have released these high density foam bumpers for the Hot Bodies Cyclone and excitingly enough they come in 2 different colours, are super lightweight, and sport such nifty features as removable foam cutouts to allow you to customise how the bumper should compress under impact.
JP Racing, the French engine tuning specialists, have released their new .21 circuit engine, the FX21 R9.S. Based on the current series of 9 port Novarossi engines this motor sports ceramic bearings, a 14.5mm crankshaft and a 8.5mm venturi plus a number of JP touches such as some hand tuning and a dark coated crankcase. JP have also released a slightly less high-end engine called the FX21 R7.S which has a 7 + 2 liner configuration and apart from the fact that it doesnt have ceramic bearings it the same as the R9.S.
Former Snowbirds winner and top US electric racer Jeff Cuffs has signed to Serpent Motorsport to race their new electric touring car. According to the mention on RC Tech, Jeff has already had his first race with the as yet unreleased, and unnamed, Serpent electric touring car at last weekends Carpet Wars in the US and apart from that, little else is known about the deal pending an official release from the Dutch manufacturer. The Trinity backed driver has previously raced for Corally and Xray, before hooking up with Serpent.
Juho Levanen has continued on from where he left off by winning the 3rd round of the Fintrack series held last weekend in Mäntsälä, a small town close to Helsinki in the southern part of Finland. With Teemu Leino away at the Silver State NC, Levanen was left to take an easy TQ and win in Touring Mod for Team Associated ahead of Xray racer Pekka Koivula who finished 2nd, with another Associated racer Christer Andersson in 3rd. The event also hosted 1/12th, Touring Stock and Prostock that were won by Vesa Yli, Otto Laurila and Janne Valtanen respectively.
You can read a full report on the event here and here.
Source: RC Zone [rczone.net] Image: Xray [teamxray.com]