New from OCM Racing is this mat for your pit area allowing you to show your allegiance to OCM while keeping your work space in order. Made from hard wearing black material, similar to door mats, it features a tribal design in the lower corners along with the OCM Racing logo in the center.
Novak have introduced this sintered 13mm tuning rotor that has been designed to alter the feel and experience of driving a Novak motor, and offers a new dimension of tunability. With a slightly larger diameter and improved magnetic material, the rotor can withstand a higher temperature threshold, improving its durability while also increasing the natural drag brake and opening up the motor’s gearing window to improve drivability. The Sintered 13mm Tuning Rotor is compatible with the Novak Velociti-series, SS Pro-series brushless motors and any Novak 540-size brushless motors with an oversized front end bell bearing.
KM Racing have released their latest product, this middle shaft mount for the Xray NT1 as developed by 2006 IFMAR Pre-World Champion Mr. Hung Cheung Hang. The new design enhances the strength of this part while preventing flex in this area of the car which is under a lot of pressure where the cars belts meet. This lightweight aluminium part also reduces vibrations and is designed with 2 muffler linkage holes to allow you to easily and optimally mount your exhaust system.
Hyperdrive Racing have shown pictures of their new 1/12th scale chassis which is a T-plate car and features a thick carbon fibre chassis, which is heavily suited to carpet racing. The design of the rear of the car ensures that the latest brushless motors fit in with ease, so much so that they can be removed from or inserted into the car without taking off the rear block or even the wheel.
Austrian driver Hupo Hupo Hönigl has just won the 4wd European Electric buggy Championships, run today in Vassa, Finland. The Tamiya driver who was quickest overnight had carried forward his form to claim the event TQ ahead of Richard Taylor in 2nd and 2wd Champion Neil Cragg in 3rd. In the finals it was a great start for Cragg, the Yokomo driver claiming the first win and going on to record two 2nd places as well, but it was still not enough as Hönigl, who had a bad first result with a 4th, got his head down and took the win the in 2nd and 3rd final and with only 2 rounds from the 3 counting, this was enough for the crown. Neil Cragg with his consistent run claimed 2nd spot while JConcepts racer Richard Cree claimed 3rd position, while on the same points as Neumann with the Durango, his 2nd position in the first round meant the decision went in his favour.
Qualifying is over for this years European 1/8th scale Championships in Lostallo, Switzerland and as we predicted it was the morning run that was the quickest and it saw German Serpent racer Michael Salven take the pole position in a blistering time that was close to a second faster than 2nd place and over 7 seconds quicker than the overnight pole time. In 2nd position it was Mugen racer and current Italian National Champion Alberto Picco who put his qucikest time in on the final run of the day while in 3rd spot it was Lamberto Collari, the Kyosho driver less than 4 tenths back. The final direct qualifier was another Mugen racer Stefano Solaroli who was only 3 tenths adrift of the 7 time World Champion Collari. Tomorrow sees the main finals being run and we hope to bring you the results when we get them.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Myrberg wins the last round of the Southern German regionals – Link [teamxray.com]
> CAD images of the AXE Cobra Evolution crankshaft – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> Tech data and photos from the Euros in Auxerre – Link [rcmag.com]
> Xray report on the European 1/8 Off-Road Championship 2007 – Link [teamxray.com]
> Olly Jefferies wins at the Schumacher BTCC – Link [mirageracing.com]
With the 2wd class at this years Euros in Finland finished, the racers have gotten out their 4wd buggies to go at it for the next title up for grabs, that of 4wd European Champion. As we reported previously, practice for this class started yesterday with Jörn Neumann setting the pace, along with Neil Cragg and Hupo Hönigl and today that was again the case but some did better than others in turning that pace into a result during qualifying. After 3 of 5 rounds of qualifying already completed, and with only 3 counting, it is Austrian Tamiya racer Hupo Hönigl that is in the hot seat claiming a 1st, a 2nd and a 4th postion while in 2nd overnight is Lee Martin, who also has a win and a 4th but had a bad run in the 3rd qualifier and ended with a 19th. In 3rd position is Richard Barton, while Neil Cragg is in 4th and Neumann who has shown pace since 4wd began managed the bag the win in the 3rd final, but poor results in the 1st and 2nd heats sees him down in 10th with some work to do tomorrow to secure his place in the A-final.