Another report from Serpent, this time announcing their victory in the Swiss 1/8th Expert championship, winning with Markus Geisendorf. Traugott SchÃ¤r took the win in the 1/10th scale class, with Beat WÃ¤lti taking the runner up spot in the 1/8th Amateur class.
Traugott SchÃ¤r secured the 1:10 title last month with his Mega ZX-12 DSII powered 720 and not to be outdone experienced international racer Markus Geisendorf followed this up by winning the 1:8 crown driving a 960.Â Markus also used Mega engines during his successful campaign.
Bergonzoni have shown the first pics of their new R1 1/8th scale buggy on their website. Masters of all things in the off road world, Buggy-Sport.info are claiming that “..the dust caps, hides something new”. Lets see if they are right, you canÂ check it out for yourself in the following pictures.
Xray are carrying a report on their site from their team driver Jon Hazlewood that outlines in detail his super busy and successful 2006 off road race season. Its a good read that outlines the ups and downs of a top RC racer.
The world’s was a good event for me. I managed to qualify into the semi’s. I won my side and made it into the main final. | was very happy to achieve this. Unfortunately my motor eat half the track and stopped working, ending my final. I was still very pleased with the result. Making the main at a Worlds is so hard.
Nicolas Decamps has won the Belgian off road gas Nationals at the last round of the championship in Bouffioux with 4th position in the race enough to give him the title.Â 2nd in the championship went to Guy de WerdÂ who could only manage fifth in the race with thirdÂ in the championship going to Raphael Robert whoÂ took a fine 2nd positionÂ in the final race.
View the full event gallery here.
Full results from the final round can be found here.
Final Belgian ChampionshipÂ standings can be found here.
Trinity have just released the Platinum .095 engine for their Vulcan and other similar 1/16th off road chassis’. This engine has been specially designed for this scale and Trinity is claiming that it is the fastest in its class.
The â€œDrake Platinum series .095 engine was designed especially for the new generation micro nitro cars and trucks. Reliability, ease to start and tune were just as important in the design criteria as was flat out speed. Simply scaling a . 12-sized engine down does not produce the type of performance required by the nitro newbie as well as the seasoned veteran.
The engine is available in a standard version and a â€œDrakedâ€ version, which has been tweaked and blueprinted by Adam Drake himself.
Now normally i wouldn’t bite when it comes to a teaser advert but the colours in this alone make it worth a look. Its for the new Piktor Rush 2 dubbed by Piktor themselves as “A new generation of 1:8 Off road buggy” and has been designed, according to the teaser, by top French off road racer Claude Lachat.
Subject of a launch teaser campaign earlier this month, the Scalpel, billed as the worlds first real 1/18th electric pan car, was eventually launched at the iHobby Expo in Chicago.
The high efficiency Drivetrain, the ultra low Point of Gravity with a GT-Style-Body with high Downforce, the ingenious Suspension and the Factory-glued Foam-Tires makes this Car into a Rocket on the Track.
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