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May 22, 2017

Marco Natale wins E-Buggy class at Picco Cup

The Picco Cup was held this past weekend at the Roma Cross Village track in Italy. The event attracted some of Italy’s fastest off-road drivers to compete against several guests from abroad and ultimately Mugen’s Marco Natale came out successful in the 1/8th E-Buggy class, taking the win from Team Associated’s Davide Ongaro on the runner-up spot.

Source: Mugen Seiki [mugen.eu]


May 22, 2017

WRC GTX 1.3 uniball arm set

Italian company WRC have introduced a new option part for the recently released GTX 1.3 1/8th scale on-road kit. The new uniball arm set utilises Teflon bushings for the anti-roll bar connections which leads to smoother operation while the overall design allows for easier adjustment. The sets are usable on the front and rear arms of the 1.3 car, they include the ball stud, Teflon bushings and upper and lower mounting hardware but no A-arms.

Source: WRC [wrc-racing.com]


May 22, 2017

Swiss Electric On-road Nationals Rd2 – Report

The second round of the Swiss Electric On-road National Championship was held this past weekend. The HSH race track in Dintikon played host for the race that attracted more than 60 drivers to compete in the four classes of Touring Modified, Touring Pro Stock, Formula and Swiss GT. Michele Manzo was the man to beat in Touring Modified as he took the TQ and win from teammate Fabian Widmer while Boris Siladi had to settle for 3rd overall.

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May 22, 2017

Cory Parsons & Michael Bruce win at FSEARA Rd7

Round 7 of the FSEARA Florida State Series was held in in sunny Fort Myers this past weekend. The world famous “Fort” track with its challenging but fun layout greeted the 17.5T and 21.5T drivers drivers and in the faster 17.5T class it was Cory Parsons who walked away with the day’s win from Dave Vera 2nd and Joe Sumasky 3rd. In 21.5T it was Michael Bruce who brought home the win from runner-up, Jonny Q while Jason R rounded out the podium in 3rd.

View the 21.5T podium here


May 21, 2017

Coelho unassailable as he takes ENS France win

Bruno Coelho was unassailable in the opening round of the Euro Nitro Series today in France, the Portuguese ace leading an Xray 1-2 on the championship’s first visit to the Mulhouse track.  Top Qualifier for the 45-minute encounter, Coelho was quickly able to establish a lead and taking control of the race, the lack of pressure meant he could even switch from his originally pit strategy after the first refuelling.  His second ENS career win, Coelho would finish over two laps up on new team-mate Alessio Mazzeo, the Italian having a battle over second with the Mugen of Eric Dankel for a time with the German having to settle for third in the end.  Unfortunately for Leo Arnold he couldn’t pull off a home podium finish, tyres issues at the start of the race dropping up from his P2 starting position to 10th.  Once on new tyres however he would do well to recover to fourth.  For reigning champion Teemu Leino his weekend wasn’t to improve in the final with the Infinity driver crashing out at the 20-minute mark leaving him 12th in the final classification.

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May 20, 2017

Coelho on pole for ENS season opener

Bruno Coelho will again start a new season of the Euro Nitro Series from pole.  Having TQ’d Round 1 in Italy last year, the Xray driver is the 1:10 Top Qualifier on the championship’s first visit to Mulhouse in France. The Portuguese driver was somewhat helped by his team-mate Leo Arnold, as the French driver took the fourth & final round of qualifying ahead of the Shepherd of Eduardo Escandon.  Having TQ’d the second qualifier, the Spaniard was the only one who could deny Coelho the overall TQ and he came close to jumping position at the top of the timing screens with Arnold. Setting the fastest lap of the heat, Arnold would get the job done to secure second on the grid for his home race with Escandon third.  Behind, Kyle Branson, Eric Dankel and reigning champion Teemu Leino complete the top half of what will become a 12 car grid once the Top 2 in the B-Main get bumped up.

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May 20, 2017

Kurzbuch claims first point of new season with ENS France TQ

Simon Kurzbuch has notched up the first championship point of his title defence by securing the overall TQ at the Euro Nitro Series season opener in France.  The Shepherd driver went into the final qualifier up against unexpected TQ challenger Bruno Coelho with the Xray driver needing to take the round. A super close encounter at the end of the 4-minutes however it was Toni Gruber that would post the TQ run ahead of Naoto Matsukura confirming Kurzbuch’s 5th ENS career TQ.  For Gruber, his TQ run will result in him starting in the position he finished up in last season’s overall standings as he demoted ENS debutant Matsukura to a still impressive 4th on the grid.  Former champion Robert Pietsch would make for a very diverse line up of cars at the front of the grid as his Mugen will occupy 5th on the grid ahead of last year’s vice Champion Dario Balestri.

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May 20, 2017

Kurzbuch & Coelho to battle it out in final qualifier

Simon Kurzbuch and Bruno Coelho are set to battle it out for the first TQ of the new season at ENS France.  Having taken the opening qualifier, engine trouble for Kurzbuch would see Coelho post his first ever 1:8 TQ in the second round bettering the class master’s Q1 time.  With the fastest time the deciding factor should qualifying come down to a tie breaker, Kurzbuch would fight back in the penultimate qualifier with a second TQ run that improved on Coelho’s pace by 6/10ths. For Coelho mistakes in the round would leave him with a P3 with Naoto Matsukura just pipping him by 0.003 of a second, the 1:12 World Champion looking to have taken to 1:8 Onroad like a duck to water.  On current form the Japanese driver is on target to start tomorrow’s 45-minute Main at the difficult Mulhouse track 3rd on the grid although a TQ in the final round could see him split Kurzbuch and Coelho.

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