Our site sponsors, The Border, have informed us that they have the new Kyosho Evolva M3 back in stock. This car sold out extremely quickly the first time it was in stock and is believed to go quickly this time around too so be sure you get your order in straight away if you want one. The Border also carry a complete line of spare parts for this car and all are available at very reasonable prices.
This weekend saw the first round of the 2008 Catalunyan Championships take place in Santa Perpetua, and saw 65 racers in attendance. After the wet weather on Saturday, Sunday stayed dry but overcast and saw European Champion, and new GRP signing, Robert Batlle take the top spot for the final. In the race, the Hobao driver could take the win, finishing in front of Nanda racer Gerard Roig in 2nd, using the new SIIM engine, and Mugen driver Alex Brujas in 3rd.
New RC Company Ishima Racing have contacted us to let us know about their Rave M1.0R 1/8th scale buggy, which will be shown to the public for the first time next week during the Nurnberg Toy Fair. The buggy is designed by Claude Lachat and is fully packed with the latest innovations. Claude Lachat is very well known among the racers as one of the best designers in the world for 1/8 racing buggies, and for more than 1 year has been designing and working exclusively for Ishima Racing.
Dynamite have released the perfect add-on for the Associated range of RC18 vehicles, this new EP1500mAh Ni-MH 6-cell flat pack. The highest capacity battery currently available for these vehicles, its side-by-side configuration fits perfectly into Associated RC18T, RC18MT, RC18B and RC18R while its 1500mAh capacity provides better performance and longer run times.
Something we missed when we wrote about the new tuned flex chassis from Losi for the 8ight buggy, was the release of the ROAR TQ upgrade for the Losi XXX-NT Adam Drake 2 truck. It offers the winning parts that led the Losi Racing Team to multiple Top Qualifying honors at the last several ROAR Gas Truck Nationals. The upgrade kit recently propelled the XXX-NT AD2 to TQ in all four rounds of qualifying, record the fastest lap, and take the top four spots at the 2008 CRCRC Midwest Nitro Championship. Included in the set is a .125-inch thick, lengthened, black-anodized aluminium chassis and chassis brace, wider front and rear axles with spacers to increase the truck’s overall stability and smoothen steering response and finally, new rear crossbones, couplers and hardware.
Spotted this week on a new track near Milan, Italy was buggy driver Marco Grandesso and Mr. Rossi from Sirio, who were testing the company’s new buggy engine, the BK Evo4 STI. According to our source the new motor looked great on the track with super performance and amazing fuel consumption, this motor was getting 9 and a half minutes on a tank. Red RC will bring more news about Sirio’s complete engine new line up on Monday, until then you can view more pictures of the new BK Evo4 STI.
Xray are reporting on the 2008 18th Scale Indoor Off-road Race of Champions that were held last Sunday at RC Madness in Enfield CT. This was the third year that this warm up race for the 18th Scale Off-road Nationals was held and attendance at the race was good with approximately 80 entries. Three rounds of qualifiers were run and then the mains and it was Zack Barry that finished the qualifiers with the TQ in all three classes entered, he also won every qualifier that he ran. Zack went on to win the A-mains in all 3 classes, winning by 2 full laps in each race.
GRP have released a new engine tooling line to ease all those routine operations that are essential for proper maintenance of any engine. All tools in the kit, which include a flywheel puller, bearing remover and a tool for removing the liner are made from steel and then treated and trued to guarantee maximum precision and durability. The use of these tools mean that all operations can be carried out with maximum simplicity and precision.