March 16, 2019

Orlowski takes easy A1 win in Slovakia

Michal Orlowski took a rather easy win in A1 of 2WD at the Euro Offroad Series in Slovakia this morning after two mistakes from key challenger Bruno Coelho gave the Schumacher driver breathing space to move one step closer to his first win of the season.  Starting on the TQ, Orlowski was pressured by Coelho over the opening laps forcing the reigning champion to drive defensively but still the duo pulled clear of the field.  On lap 5, Orlowski finally got his break when Coelho lost almost 1-second with an error.  A second error at the table top 3-laps from the finish would allow Lee Martin, who eventually got by Martin Bayer, to get close but Coelho edged out the gap to 4/10th by the finish while up front Orlowski had already crossed the loop over 5 and a half seconds earlier.

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March 15, 2019

Orlowski to chase first EOS win from 3rd consecutive TQ

Michal Orlowski will chase the first win of his Euro Offroad Series 2WD title defence from his third consecutive TQ start tomorrow in Slovakia.  The Schumacher driver claimed the TQ honors at the fourth round of the season takes to Bruno Coelho taking the final qualifier at the Hudy Arena.  Having taken Q1 and Q3, only Martin Bayer who took Q2 could prevent Orlowski from taking his EOS career TQ of 2WD.  With his TQ run, which he almost handed to Lee Martin through a last lap mistake, Coelho will line up second on tomorrow’s grid ahead of Xray team-mate Bayer.  Coming into the weekend leading the points standings, Lee Martin will line up 4th with Joona Haatanen completing the Top 5 with a badly needed P4 run in the final qualifier. In a rather diverse A-Main line-up, Adam Izsay will start sixth ahead of young up & coming Polish talent Bartosz Zalewski, Daniel Kobbevik and Bartłomiej Kramża with former champion Jörn Neumann just scraping in ahead of top female racer Jessica Pålsson on the tie break.

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March 15, 2019

Bittydesign Agata 1/10th GT body shell

Bittydesign have introduced their new Agata GT body shell for 190mm touring cars. Designed with both performance and aesthetics in mind, the body features a lowered front hood section for steering, a wide cab and neutral sides for improved airflow and a large rear wing for downforce and balance with the somewhat long appearance ensuring good straight line stability. The body comes moulded from high-quality Lexan polycarbonate, it includes a laser-cut front foam to avoid body vibrations and the package is rounded out by lightweight wing mounting hardware, window masks and a decal sheet. The body is race legal for most GT classes including the USGT category.

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March 15, 2019

Yokomo YD-2 shock spring series

Yokomo have introduced a new shock spring series for their YD-2 RWD drift car kits. Available as separate sets for the front and rear, the front springs are of a high pitch design for greater response, increasing front tracking and feeling throughout the corner. The rear spring are available in an increased forward traction or higher side bite variant to suit a wide range of track conditions and allowing for better tuning. All three sets come in all-round (carpet asphalt) or soft (P tile/concrete) hardness, making it six sets in total that are available separately or as complete 6-pair combo package. To not alter the characteristics and performance of the springs, they come without any surface treatment, meaning some discolouration can occur over time that is best countered by lightly oiling them using bearing or machine oil.

Source: Yokomo [teamyokomo.com]


March 15, 2019

TQ run from Bayer in second EOS qualifier

Martin Bayer claimed a surprise TQ in the second round of 2WD qualifying at the EOS Slovakia.  Posting a clean 5-minute run, the Xray driver took advantage of a first lap mistake from Q1 winner Michal Orlowski which in turn forced Bruno Coelho into a mistake. While Orlowski would fight his way back to the front to knock Bayer off the top of the timing screens it was only temporary as the reigning champion once again got things wrong at the table top on the penultimate lap. The mistake dropping Orlowski back to third, Lee Martin was able to go one better than Q1 and take a P2 for the round. With his run filled with errors as he tried to make up the time lost on the opening lap, Coelho would set the 4th fastest time ahead of Joona Haatanen with Polish youngster Bartosz Zalewski again completing the Top 6.

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March 15, 2019

Orlowski takes opening qualifier at EOS

Michal Orlowski has taken the opening round of 2WD qualifying at the Euro Offroad Series, the Schumacher driver having the upper hand on top seed Bruno Coelho over the 5-minutes.  With both Orlowski and Coelho the only drivers to manage 22-second laps of the Hudy Arena track, the duo were clearly on a different level to their rivals despite both drivers having multiple mistakes in the first of the four rounds of qualifying.  Behind it was championship points leader Lee Martin who was best of the rest, the Yokomo driver almost 6-seconds off the TQ pace.  Third fastest in seeding, Martin Bayer got a 4th from Q1 followed by Daniel Kobbevik with 12-year-old Polish driver Bartosz Zalewski pulling off an impressive Q1 to complete the Top 6.

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March 15, 2019

Leadfinger Racing B6.1 A2 Tactic body shell

Leadfinger Racing’s popular A2 Tactic body shell is now also available in a variant for the Team Associated B6.1 buggy. Working with key features from their previous line of 1/8th scale bodies, and transferring ideas to the 2WD platform, yields a product that LFR customers have been waiting for. Like the A2 Tactic bodies before it, the B6.1 body has an added roof vent that allows for better cooling for today’s sensitive electronics. Running cooler has it’s advantages and feeding cool air directly over the power house is a welcomed upgrade. Behind that, LFR has designed a top fin that joins into a rear swoop for added stability and increased rear down force. The combination of the two help give the Team associated B6.1 a balanced and precise feel during mid corner rotation and on power exit. The A2 Tactic body is sold in clear ready for paint, including two pre-cut Tactic wings, stickers and window masks.

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March 15, 2019

7075.it Inferno MP10 aluminium option parts

7075 Special Parts from Italy have introduced a range of new option parts for the new Kyosho Inferno MP10 buggy. First up is a hard-anodised aluminium chassis whose updated design allows to attach both the original and 7075.it’s optional balance weights. Also new are front and rear shock towers, as well as FF, FR, RF and RR suspension holders with all of the above parts being machined from high-quality Swiss 7075 aluminium and they come finished off with a 50 micron thick hard anodising for wear and looks. Engraved 7075.it logos make the parts stand out.

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