Favrelle & Delalondre win at French Winter Nats Rd2

Favrelle & Delalondre win at French Winter Nats Rd2

The 2nd round of the French Winter Nationals was held at the AMC Tours club in central France. In the Touring Car Modified class Maxime Favrelle (Yokomo) took the pole position for the finals and later on was able to bring home the overall win from Remi Callens (Xray) and Jeremy Limoges (Xray). In the Touring Car stock class Jeremy Delalondre (Yokomo) came out successful from Pierre Delorme (Xray) and young Steve Favrelle (Yokomo).

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Michele Romagnoli joins Capricorn

Michele Romagnoli joins Capricorn

Capricorn announce the signing of Michele Romagnoli for the 2015 season. Michele, top qualifier and winner of the Italian 1/8th nitro on-road championship will start into the new venture by attending at the ETS using the company’s Lab TE02 touring car. In the 1/8th class Romagnoli will race Capricorn’s Lab C802 car with his campaign culminating in the attendance at the 1/8th World Championships. Michele has the following to say about the deal:

I’m very happy and excited for the upcoming season with the Capricorn team, I would like to thank Patrizio Rossi for this opportunity and I can’t wait to start racing.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Thursday, November 20, 2014

4th Annual Midwest Indoor Championship – Report

4th Annual Midwest Indoor Championship – Report

For the 4th consecutive year, Genesis RC raceway in Marshall, Minnesota held serve to the ever growing Midwest Indoor Championship. With the flat pool table like subfloor, CRC carpet and perfect climate controlled facility, Participants from 9 states and Canada converged on Marshall for the weekend. The competitors quickly realized the level had grown to nothing short of national level.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Team Shepherd goes Off-Road

Team Shepherd goes Off-Road

With it’s origins in true nitro on-road racing Team Shepherd is ready to take the next step and enter the competitive 1/8 off-road market. The first off-road nitro car from the German manufacturer will be called Bull X8 with the nitro version release being planned for December and the electric version following in early 2015. More detailed information and pictures will be available soon. Patrick Schäfer had this to say about the new project:

For quite some time we have received many requests from customers from all over the world for a Shepherd 1/8 off-road car so it’s only logical to enter one of the biggest markets in the industry. We are very excited about this project which was a completely new challenge for the whole team.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Intech ER-14 1/10th 4WD buggy kit

Intech ER-14 1/10th 4WD buggy kit

Intech Racing have first images of their forthcoming ER-14 1/10th scale 4WD buggy available. Although specifications and features are not officially released yet it appears that the buggy is based on an aluminium main chassis with carbon fibre upper decks. The drivetrain is believed to be a 3-diff affair with a centre gear differential, hardened steel parts and front and rear gear diffs. The lower A-arms sport a very sturdy design while the carbon fibre shock towers are cut from thick sheet material. Other features will include threaded aluminium shock towers, front and rear anti-roll bars and aluminium suspension mounts. The buggy is available for pre-order now and will hit the stores beginning of December.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Euro Nitro Series unveils 2015 calendar

Euro Nitro Series unveils 2015 calendar

Following the ultra successful completion of its inaugural championship last month, Capricorn’s Eric Dankel and Team Shepherd’s Simon Kurzbuch crowned the respective 1:10 and 1:8 Champions, the organisers of the Euro Nitro Series are pleased to unveil its calendar for the 2015 season. As in 2014, when the ENS was contested by 149 1:8 and 118 1:10 drivers from around the world, the championship will continue to run over four races with Melzo in Italy once again hosting the season opener over the weekend of 17-19 April. From Italy the championship will move on to Austria, with Aigen the venue for Round 2 from June 12-14.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

HPI D812 V2 caster block sets & V2 air filter set

HPI D812 V2 caster block sets & V2 air filter set

HPI Racing have two new option parts for the HB D812 available such as the V2 caster block sets and an updated air filter set. Starting with the C-hubs, coming as 15, 17.5 or 20 degree variant the parts are an easy option to alter the steering characteristic of the buggy. Machined from billet aluminium for strength and durability the hubs come black anodised and marked for easy identification. The parts need to be used with HPI’s 4 degree steering block set and fit the D812 only. Also new is the V2 air filter set, featuring a standard cylinder shape combined with dual-element design. A low-profile double-elbow connector keeps the air filter mounted low on the chassis for less movement and extra durability. The set will fit any D8-series buggy and the D8T Tessmann Edition truggy kit.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Yeah Racing GC301 drift car gyro

Yeah Racing GC301 drift car gyro

Yeah Racing introduce their GC301 gyro for the use with drift cars. The compact device measures 21x21x11mm, it weighs 3.6g and connects between the receiver and the steering servo. The adjustable heading hold function keeps the car stable during cornering but it maintains full manoeuvrability and car control. The amount of gain can be adjusted using the third channel on the transmitter or by using the gyro’s potentiometer. The device is usable for other on-road and off-road applications also but when used in a race event you need to check for legality.

Source: Yeah Racing [yeahracing.com]

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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