May 20, 2019

Elliott Boots wins BRCA 1/8th Buggy opener

The opening round of the BRCA 1/8th Rallycross Nationals was held at the Herz Nitro Model Club this past weekend. SWorkz’s Elliott Boots, Team Associated’s Jamie Clancy and Xray’s Callum Niblett battled for the overall TQ with the better end for Elliott who scored three round wins while Jamie and Callum shared a round TQ each. In the 45-minute A-main final it then was Elliott who would hold the upper hand, taking the win a lap in front of Agama’s Jonathan Skidmore as Infinity’s Lee Martin took the final podium spot some nine seconds behind Joni. Team Associated’s Michael Lewis and SWorkz’s Kevin Brundsen would round out the overall top 5.

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May 20, 2019

Blitz C8 190mm touring car body shell

Blitz have introduced their all-new C8 touring car body shell for 190mm chassis. Designed to be a 1-stop solution for both asphalt and carpet racing and being usable on virtually every layout, from tight to open, the body offers advanced aerodynamics, improved overall stability to counter body tucks, and the special rear wing design ensures optimised rear stability with minimal aerodynamic drag. The lid meets IFMAR GBS specifications and it will become available in a standard 0.7mm and a lightweight 0.5mm variant. Both include window masks, a decal sheet and wing mounting hardware.

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May 20, 2019

Arianto & Timothy win at 2019 LafarRace

The 2019 LafarRace 1/10th off-road race was hosted by the SDC Off-road track in Serpong, Indonesia this past weekend. The event was held in the 2WD Modified Buggy and 4WD Modified Buggy classes. Ray Timothy (Kyosho) took the overall TQ in 4WD Mod while Dimaz Arianto (Yokomo) set the TQ in 2WD Mod. The triple A-mains in both classes sees of both TQ would converted their pole into a win.
In 2WD, ultimately, Arianto dominated all the A-main legs to hand him the overall win, followed by fellow Yokomo drivers, Rizki Pradana and Toufan Iskandar in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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May 20, 2019

Mon-Tech Mito-RX FWD/Rally body shell

Italian company Mon-Tech have introduced their all-new Mito-RX body shell for the growing FWD touring and rally classes. Designed in collaboration with the Italian Teak Racing rallycross team the body offers scale looks and exceptional performance. It is made of high-quality 0.75mm polycarbonate, it fits most 190mm touring and FWD chassis and includes special decals for the lights and grills that are applied from the inside, ensuring they look good for a long time. Also part of the package are a rear wing as well as window masks.

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May 20, 2019

Neumann finally ends EOS 4wd winning drought

Jorn Neumann has emerged victorious in 4wd at the 5th round of the Euro Offroad Series in what turned out to be a very straight forward race, as main competitor Michal Orlowski clipped the curb on the exit of the front chicane before the double, the ensuing tumble causing him to drop back down the field and out of contention. The German’s first win in 4wd since 2015, when he ran his last race for Durango, he led home a Schumacher 1-2 in the final overall results with Bruno Coelho, who took the runner up spot in A3 completing the podium. Obviously ‘very happy’ to take the win after such a long time he said the new tires had made it much easier to drive, aided by the lack of pressure with the German having a 4 second margin back to 2nd place already on the 2nd lap. Able to control the race from the start he said he could maintain the gap back to Coelho and react if needed, knowing he just needed to stay ahead of the Xray driver to take the overall win.

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May 19, 2019

Orlowski wins A2 to bring fight to A3

It was Michal Orlowski who took the win in A2 here in Germany, the reigning champion getting passed Neumann who opened the door to his team mate after hitting a bump on the right side of the track which sent his car off line. Neumann would fall back to 5th by the end of the final, struggling with a difficult car, while Bruno Coelho would finish 2nd ahead of Joona Haatanen in 3rd, with an improved Wesley van Helmond coming home in 4th. ‘I’m happy for now’ was Michal’s response to how his final went, the Polish driver needing to get the overall win to improve his championship points going into the final round next month in Austria. ‘The track is great and I’m feeling confident, I will go for the win and push from the start’, Orlowski also set the fastest final time in A2, should the result need to go to tie-break.

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May 19, 2019

Flawless drive for Neumann in opening 4wd final

Jorn Neumann has continued to stamp his authority on the 4wd portion of the 5th round of the Euro Offroad Series here at the Arena33 after he withstood intense pressure in A1 from his team mate Michal Orlowski for the entire 5 minutes. Bruno Coelho, who was struggling with the very high traction ended the race in 3rd, while Wesley van Helmond and Daniel Kobbevik completed the top half of the field. ‘It was good, a very clean run’, was how Neumann described the first final, continuing ‘it was very smooth from the first lap to the last’. Able to maintain the same gap back to Orlowski, the German was very happy with his car and will ‘try to do the same again’ in A2.

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May 19, 2019

Jorn Neumann confirmed as 4wd Top Qualifier

Confirming what we expected last night, Jorn Neumann is the top qualifier for 4wd here at the EOS Rd5 in Germany, the final round of qualifying run on an almost dry track for the fastest heat. The round was taken by Michal Orlowski, who lead home a Schumacher 1-2-3 for the round with Jorn in 2nd and Wesley van Helmond in 3rd but the Polish driver’s time was 18 seconds slower than the fastest time of Neumann from Q1 so on tie-break the German will once again start from pole as he had done here 12 months previous. Bruno Coelho, who had lead the heat until a mistake was 4th for the round and will start 3rd on the grid with Joona Haatanen setting off 5th. ‘Its nice to be the TQ’ said a pleased looking Neumann, continuing ‘the track dried quickly and with the silver compound tires it was too aggressive to driver’. With the round declared wet, drivers had to run the silver wet compound but the first round of finals will be declared dry and so the drivers will go back to the standard yellow compound. For the final Jorn plans to leave his car as is, saying that the tires should fix any of the issues they experienced in Q4.

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