The 5th and final round of the Dutch 1/10th scale 200mm Nationals revisited the small and technical Gouda track in the center of the Netherlands this weekend gone and the racers were greeted by dry conditions and despite the low turn out the racing was close and competitive. Qualifying saw Mugen racer and round 4 winner Richard Keur take the pole position from newly crowned National Champion Maarten Van Lierop racing for Xray in 2nd. In the final a number of flame outs meant that Keur was out of contention early on and this let a fast paced Ruud Schuitmaker, racing for Serpent, up to the head of the field where despite some pressure from team mate Remy Moller could take the checkered flag in first, 11 seconds in front of Moller in 2nd with Van Lierop ending the race in 3rd.
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We have shown you the CAD images of the new MRC Academy CV2 2wd buggy as well as showing you the first production shots from last week and today here are the studio photos of the chassis which have been floating around the internet the last few days. The car looks good, well made and strong and a capable contender at big races we’re sure.
UK based online RC shop NitroTek have contacted us to make our readers aware of 2 advertised job openings at their company headquarters in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Answering the phones, dealing with sales and technical enquiries from individual customers and shops on our products and services. The position is full time, currently no weekends involved. Working hours will be 10:30am till 5:30pm. Monday to Friday and pay is £14000 per year with 20 days holiday plus all statuary holidays.
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A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Atomic-Carbon S4 is top production car at 2007 Nationals – Link [doughtyuk.net]
> Steffen wins Rd6 of Danish 1/8th TT Nationals – Link [cenracing.com]
> Off Road Cult reviews the Cyclone D4 Buggy – Link [offroad-cult.org]
> Report from the Rd1 of the British Micro Nationals – Link [uk-microrc.co.uk]
> RC Pro Series South Africa Finals report – Link [rcprosites.com]
Just to let everyone know that we are back to full strength here at Red RC after our holidays and to thank Oisin O’Briain for covering the breaking news over the last 2 weeks. Also a special thanks to Red RC reader and racer Andy Ledgard and his wife for showing myself and my girlfriend around Lima on our recent trip.
Further catching up on missed news comes the results from the Coupe de France that was run for 1/10th scale 200mm cars at the Thionville track last weekend. In qualifying for the Elite class it was Mickaël Pontal that set the fastest time ahead of Basile Concialdi in 2nd, while in the National class it was Joffrey Defie that sealed the top spot in front of of S. Rasquin in 2nd. After the semi finals for all top qualifiers it was on to the main finals and in the Elite class this saw a clear win for pole man, and Kyosho racer, Mickaël Pontal who took the win ahead of Mugen racer Thomas Desmaries in 2nd and Basile Concialdi, who suffered a jump start and subsequent stop and go penalty, in 3rd. In the National class the win belonged to Kévin Rasquin who had a close race with Aurélien Gouriau in 2nd while the 3rd spot went to Jonathan Gergen, 1 lap behind the leading pair.
The 5th and final round of the French 1/8th scale Nationals took place last weekend at the fast and flowing Clermont Ferrand track in the south of the country, host of the 1999 World Championships. In qualifying it was Mugen racer Richard Volta that claimed the pole position for the Elite class with a new lap record ahead of 2nd placed qualifier Sébastien Zatla for Kyosho while in the National class the pole spot went to J-P Chaussade with D. Lichtle in 2nd although both would not make it through the mandatory semi finals.
After the semi finals the Elite title had been decided as round 4 winner Stephane Bouche could not finish his final, a retirement with 4 minutes to go meant he was out and Nicolas Guillot could claim the title. There was still a race to be run and from the start it was clear that Richard Zatla was the man to beat as he pulled ahead leaving the others to battle for the runner up spots. Newly crowned Champion Guillot was the first retirement while at the head of the chasing pack it was a close race between Laurent Zatla and returning 2000 European Vice Champion Christophe Aygon, with Zatla getting ahead near the end of the race and taking 2nd ahead of Aygon in 3rd with Volta winning by 2 laps. The National class race saw a win for Sylvain Tolomelli closely followed home by Arnaud Mathieu in 2nd while David Mignot finished in 3rd a lap further back.
While specifications and features are not yet fully finalized, Novak have announced that their are in the process of finalising this new micro system which will feature the same sensored technology employed in their GTB, XBR and HV systems. This sensored design ensures silky smooth, low-end throttle and brake performance yet still retains quick response throughout the rest of the throttle and brakes. The motor is a standard 380-size and will easily fit in most available 1/18-scale vehicles such as the Xray M18 shown above. The ESC is roughly the size of Novak’s GTX. Available in the near future.
The 3rd round of the Slovenian Nationals were run last weekend at the Morac-Graz track in Austria and because of this a lot of drivers from Austria were also in attendance. Qualifying on the rather bumpy track saw current European B Champion Jernej Vuga claim the pole position while setting a lap record ahead of fellow Mugen racer Ales Dobnikar in 2nd. The race saw no problems for the Slovenian and he could pull out a 2 lap advantage by the middle of the race and then back off for the rest of the final holding onto position ahead of Dobnikar in 2nd and Peter Hutter for Serpent in 3rd.