Corally have announced the release of a new front end conversion that emulates that used by David Spashett to win last summers World Championship for the Dutch manufacturer. Of course everyone knows that David, and a lot of other Corally racers, were running the CRC front end on their cars, so now Corally have recreated this for themselves and will now be sold as the 12X WC Front suspension conversion kit.
Since David Spashett has become 1:12 IFMAR World Champion 2006 with Corally SP12X US Spec, with a special front end of which brand we all know about, and the demand from end-consumers never seemed to cease, we have finally decided to offer them in our repertoire. All the parts needed to complete the special front end to enable you to simulate the feeling of the true world champion machine are now available.
French Kyosho driver Jerome Aigoin has carried through his quick pace from qualifying into the main race, to win todays top final at the French EFRA GP, held at this years European Championship track in Auxerre. Jerome only lined up in 3rd position after a finishing 3rd in the fastest semi final but he had the pace when it mattered and could take the lead which he could extended to almost 1 lap, to win ahead of fellow French racer Renaud Savoya driving a Mugen. The final podium spot went to Italian Crono racer, and current Italian National Champion, Davide Tortorici who was only 5 seconds behind Savoya while the Mugen of Daniel Vega came home 4th. Pole position sitter after the semis was current European Champion Yannick Aigoin who came home 12th and was the only non finisher, running into trouble at 25 minutes, which ended his race.
Tekin have shown a photo of their soon to be released new R1 Brushless System, which the company claims is the highest performance product they have ever released. A result of over 20 years of exhaustive research and development, the R1 is designed to propel 10th scale to a new level of performance, delivering blinding speed, intense power and precise control without sacrificing size and weight. The R1 comes as a stand alone ESC and as a complete system with a vareity of Tekin’s Redline brushless motors.
Current French 2wd National electric buggy Champion, Arnaud Collet, has rejoined Kyosho leaving behind a deal with Team Associated which saw him win last years Nationals when he drove a B4 to the title. Arnaud is present at this weekends 3rd round of the French National Championship driving his new ride, the Kyosho Ultima RB5, and we will bring you the results from this event as soon as we get them.
French Kyosho racer Jerome Aigoin has taken the top qualifying spot for tomorrows main race at this weekends French EFRA GP in Auxerre. Aigoin led home a French domination of the top qualifying spots with the exception of Mugen racer Borja Hernandez of Spain who came home in 2nd position. Jeromes brother, current European Champion, Yannick Aigoin brought his Xray home in 3rd with the first of the French made Piktor buggys in 4th, driven by Sebasian Leonard.
Sirio might have been dropped by Kyosho in favour of CRF for team and kit supply but Sirio are still going strong and are still producing very competitive engines. We got hold of images of Sirios 2007 engine lineup from our sponsors, and official Sirio agents, The Border, and we have put them online to show you. A lot of the motors carry forward from last year with the exception of the CL7R STI (above) which is the latest and greatest version of their 3.5cc circuit motor, and the CL7B STI which is the latest top of the line 3.5cc buggy engine. The Border will have most of this line-up of motors in stock from next week onwards, so if you like what you see you can check them out there next week.
This weekend sees the French EFRA GP for 1/8th scale buggies take place at this years European Championship track in Auxerre and so the event is seen as a warmup for this event and so has attracted the top drivers from around Europe. Controlled practice was done today and leading the timesheets from the start is current European Champion, Yannick Aigoin driving for Xray with Crono driver, and current Italian Champion, Davide Tortorici in 2nd position while team mate Jerome Sartel of France is in 3rd. Qualifying will be run tomorrow and we hope to bring you an end of day report, but in the meantime check out some videos from todays action below.
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Schumacher sent out their May newsletter to us and in it, amongst all the other products, we saw this rather powerful Lipo pack. Pumping out 7.4 volts, at 5000MAh, this Core-RC Lipo pack comes in a hard protective casing, pre wired with plugs, and with that rating should give some great run times.