David Ronnefalk takes win at Swedish Cup Rd2

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The second round of the Swedish 1/8th Off-road Cup was hosted by the MHF Skarpnäck club and it had HB’s David Ronnefalk coming out successful in the 45 minute main of the Nitro Buggy class. Mugen’s Christoffer Svensson finished the final in 2nd while Robert Gustafsson (Agame) completed the podium result.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Marco Natale wins Italian National Champs warm-up

Marco Natale wins Italian National Champs warm-up

The warm-up race for the 3rd round of the Italian Nitro Off-road Championship was held in Fermo and saw Marco Natale taking the day’s win some two laps in front of Fabrizio Teghesi. Davide Tortorici would round out the podium in 3rd place in front of Alessio Arioli and Stefano Rossi in 4th and 5th respectively.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

5 in a row – Volker claims ‘hardest’ ETS title

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Ronald Volker has claimed his fifth consecutive Euro Touring Series championship title, the Yokomo driver declaring that Season #8 of the world famous championship was ‘definitely the hardest season’ yet.   Coming into the event with only long standing arch rival Marc Rheinard able to deny him the title, Volker said this season the level of world class drivers at each of the six rounds was higher than ever and this was the title he was most proud of.  With the sixth & final round at the Hudy Racing Arena in Slovakia netting Team Xray its first ever 1-2 finish Bruno Coelho taking the win from Alexander Hagberg, Volker said while this weekend was not a good race for him he still got what he came for and he was delighted to win ‘a hard fought fifth title’.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Capricorn Tesla 21 GT nitro engine

Capricorn Tesla 21 GT nitro engine

Capricorn have introduced the Tesla 21 GT nitro engine for 1/8th GT vehicles. Built using a same crankcase and crankshaft as Tesla’s 1/8th on-road engine the GT features a class specific timing, and a 5-port liner and 7mm venturi insert to comply with the classes’ rule book.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Spec-R T4-15 one-piece motor mount version 2 set

Spec-R T4-15 one-piece motor mount version 2 set

New from Spec-R and made for the Xray T4-15 is the version 2 one-piece motor mount set. Making use of a redesigned motor and layshaft mount the set allows for a more equal left-to-right flex of the chassis and also more overall flex if needed as it connects to the upper deck using a single chassis post. Included comes an orange anodised motor and layshaft mount with ARS mounting points, a 64dp spur gear, alloy pulley, ball races and more.

Source: Spec-R [spec-r.com]

Monday, June 29, 2015

Vaclav Broz wins at Funnycars Cup Rd5

Vaclav Broz wins at Funnycars Cup Rd5

Round five of the Funnycars Cup was held in Usti an Labem over the weekend. The Usti track is a pretty unusual affair as it is built into a hillside and thanks to the recent rebuild it is now covered in astroturf. The race format was four rounds of qualifying and triple mains for the finals and in the 1/8th E-Buggy class it was Vaclav Broz who took the pole position while teammate Vojtech Soukup placed his buggy on the 2 spot. In the mains Vaclav then came out successful to take the day’s win from Vojtech.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Monday, June 29, 2015

Baggen & Sanza win at BeNeLux Nitro Challenge Rd2

Baggen & Sanza win at BeNeLux Nitro Challenge Rd2

The second round of the BeNeLux Nitro Challenge, a 3-race series for 1/8th and 1/10th nitro on-road cars, was held last weekend at the track of Model Race Genk. Overall a total of 41 drivers competed the 1-day race in very nice weather conditions and a friendly atmosphere. In the 1/8th class it was Tobias Hepp (Mugen) who took the pole position, ahead of first round winner John Ermen (ARC).

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Jerome wins as Yannick takes championship

Jerome wins as Yannick takes championship

Round four of the French 1/8th Nitro Buggy Championship took place this weekend in the Normandy in the Northwest of France. The track had a lot of difficulties to offer with loads of dirt and many holes. Kyosho’s Jerome Aigoin scored his first in the championship this year in front of his brother Yannick whose 2nd place was enough to win him the championship title. Agama driver Hugon Edouard came in 3rd to round out the podium. Missing in the main final was HB’s Renaud Savoya who DNF’d in the semifinal due to a broken servo.

Source: Automodelisme [automodelisme.com]

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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