July 16, 2018

Ielasi Tuned Raptor.21 3.5cc nitro on-road engine

Ielasi Tuned have announced the release of their latest 3.5cc nitro on-road engine, the Raptor.21. The power plant is of an extra long stroke design and it utilises a 9-port sleeve, DLC-treated crankshaft and the R4/18 conrod, combining high performance with significantly improved reliability. The engine will become available in two variants, as standard bearing Raptor.21ON and also as Raptor.21ON/C, equipped with a Swiss-made ceramic rear bearing.

Source: Ielasi Tuned [ielasituned.com]


July 16, 2018

Coelho caps off ETS title season with win No. 4

Bruno Coelho has capped off his title winning Yokomo Euro Touring Series campaign with a fourth win, the Xray driver wrapping up victory at the season finale at Hudy Arena with another tone to tone win in A2.  Top qualifier at the Xray team’s home event, Coelho led home team-mate Alexander Hagberg with Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski the only one able to run with the Xray pairing.  With the Top 3 finishing in the same order they started, the gaps between them evenly stretched out.  Behind it was Ronald Völker who was the top mover of the race taking fourth ahead of Yokomo team-mate Christopher Krapp at the finish from 6th on the grid.

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July 16, 2018

2018 Nitro World Cup – Announcement

Full Throttle RC Raceway of Kissimmee, Florida has announced the return of the Nitro World Cup for November 28th to December 2nd. The annual event will see 1/10th Sedan, 1/8th Open, 1/8th Masters, GT 5-Port Spec and a Promoters class in 2018 with the latter will be 2WD Pan Car and entries will be taken at the track for this class. Full information as well as sign-up can be found of the official event website here.


July 14, 2018

Lorenzo Bali wins N8 Summer Race

The N8 Racing Club in China continues to promote nitro racing and bringing people of all nationalities living in China together to share a passion for racing. Last weekend on the hottest day this summer so far in Shanghai, Serpent team driver Rocket Zhang took the TQ honors. However, it was Italian Lorenzo Bali who drove his Picco powered Mugen to a close victory over Mihnea Lupu from Canada in the 30-minute main. Jimmy Qian from Shanghai took 3rd. The N8 club also bid farewell and sends best wishes to the Lupu’s who will be repatriating back to Canada this coming Fall.

Thanks to Rick Wang for the report.


July 14, 2018

Coelho wins A1 at ETS Finale

Bruno Coelho continued his reign at the season finale of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Slovakia, the Xray driver winning A1 ahead of team-mate Alexander Hagberg.  While a widely predicated result, Coelho didn’t have things entirely his own way with Hagberg for a time looking like he might be able to mount a challenge. Overshooting the carousel a number of times, Coelho was clearly struggling with his car but the Top Qualifier was able to hold on, crossing the line 3/10th in front of Hagberg.  Behind them, Michal Orlowski would complete the Top 3 finishing as he started with a 2-second advantage over Viktor Wilck.

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July 14, 2018

Coelho claims 5th TQ of ETS Season

Bruno Coelho has claimed his 5th overall TQ of the season at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series season finale in Slovakia.  Having already successfully defended his ETS title at the previous round in Apeldoorn, the Xray driver wrapped up the overall TQ at Hudy Arena in somewhat impressive style.  Having led a 1-2 for his team in both qualifier’s yesterday, Q3 would see him spin off towards the end of the straight and need to be marshalled after ending up on the grass.  Despite dropping 3-seconds as a result of the second lap incident, he could still recover from the lost time and top the round from by almost two seconds from Marc Rheinard who was the next fastest driver in the top heat. Overall for the round it would be Viktor Wilck, running in the second fastest heat which had the benefit of slightly less sunny conditions, who would finish P2 ahead of Rheinard with Ronald Volker fourth – 3rd to 6th for the round covered by less than 3/10ths.

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July 13, 2018

Another for Xray in Q2 at ETS finale

The first official day of action at the season finale of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Slovakia has ended with another dominant display from Xray as their two star drivers repeated the 1-2 result of the opening qualifier. Q2 again saw Bruno Coelho go quickest ahead of Alexander Hagberg however this time the TQ chase was a little more interesting as a third of the way into the qualifier Coelho had a bit of moment on the curbing.  While this put Hagberg to the top, Coelho was able to recover the time and at the end of the 5-minutes the separation was almost 6/10ths.  In what the other manufacturers are themselves referring to ‘the battle for best of rest’, it was Akio Sobue who set the 3rd fastest time from Q1’s best of the rest Christopher Krapp.  Over 3-seconds off Coelho’s pace, Sobue’s Infinity had just 2/100th of an advantage over Krapp’s Yokomo with Yannic Prumper and Freddy Sudhoff rounding out the Q2 Top 6.

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July 13, 2018

Coelho from Hagberg in opening ETS Slovakia qualifier

Bruno Coelho has taken the opening round of qualifying at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Slovakia.  The Xray driver lead a 1-2 for his team topping the times ahead of team-mate Alexander Hagberg and was the only driver to run 18 laps of the Hudy Arena track.  While Coelho’s pace was expected, the start of qualifying produced a marked improvement from Hagberg who just scraped into the top heat with only the 10 fastest seeding time.  With temperatures rising for the first qualifier, it much warmer than in the earlier controlled practice runs and drivers reporting track conditions changed a lot, it was to be Christopher Krapp who stepped up as best of the rest ahead of Yokomo team-mate Yannic Prumper.  Running in the second fastest heat, Viktor Wilck enjoyed a P5 run with Marc Rheinard completing the Top 6 as the best Infinity driver.

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