As we reported earlier today, the 555 Cup was taking place in Canton (Guangzhou city), China this weekend, and it is one of the biggest races in China this year with lots of National and some International racers taking part in this electric and gas touring car event. Xu Qiliang, from the HK World Model Team, got the 1/10 GP Touring Car TQ yesterday and was able to take an easy win in todays main race ahead of Lee YuanJie in 2nd, driving a brand new Xray NT1. Third Place went to Mr Shi Zuer, from Macau, also driving a Serpent 720 while a special mention should be given to female driver Huo Biqi who made the main final in the GP class and finished in 7th place.
In the 1/10 EP Touring Car A Final, Ye Guowei won the race, driving a Tamiya TA05 while 2nd place went to yesterdays TQ man Wang Haifeng driving a Tamiya 415 with Dong Sizheng, running an Xray T2 007, ending the race in 3rd position.
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A while back we showed you pictures of a new Russian made prototype touring car that has been tearing up the tracks in Russia. The car we showed you before was shaft drive and sported the motor mounted perpendicularly to the shaft and although we never did see how that worked along comes another Tourer, this time its fully carbon which makes it extremely light. The main feature of this, and the previous car too, is the fact that they dont appear to have shock absorbers or even anywhere to mount them and are basically flat pan electric touring cars.
As we have exclusive told you already, it seems the deal is done between Kyosho and Swiss company CRF to supply the Japanses firm with engines in place of Sirio. Pictures of the first Kyosho branded CRF came out online today and here they are, sporting a gold head with Kyosho by Team Orion engraved into it, the side of the crankcase also sports the Kyosho K logo.
TecroTec were in contact to inform us that they have organized an international event in Zaragoza (Spain) with the collaboration of several important RC brands and with the confirmed attendance of top drivers like Adrien Bertin and Darren Johnson who also will give some talks about different topics. TecroTec is pleased to invite you at one of the most exciting events of the year in touring 200mm which takes place on the first weekend of June (1 Friday ~ 3 Sunday) on the Pinseque track (Adcaz club) located in Zaragoza, Spain.
Just a brief update to let you know that Serpent 720 driver Alessio Mazzeo has won the 2007 1/10th scale European B championships held in Roeselare, Belgium. The young Italian won by one lap after 45 minutes of action, having dropped down just behind Eric Dankel after a tire change, but the advantage of this change was enough that he could overhaul the German racer and regain the lead. Dankel took the 2nd place for Mugen in a very close battle with Rocco Ania of Italy driving a Team Magic G4s. We hope to have a full report later on in the day.
This weekend sees the 555 cup take place in Canton (Guangzhou city) in China, which is one of the biggest touring car races in the country. Drivers come from all over mainland China, including Hongkong and Macau, as well as some Japanese drivers join this race which makes it a very prestigous and competitive event. What makes this race stand out more from other touring car races is that it is open to both 1/10 EP Touring Car and 1/10 GP Touring Car. So far the action has been really good and after 3 rounds of qualifying, Mr.Wang Haifeng, from Jing-Hu-Hang RC Team has TQ’d the 1/10 EP Touring Car class, driving Tamiya 415, while in the 1/10 GP Touring car class it is Mr.Xu Qiliang (pictured above), from HK World Model Team, driving Serpent 720, that has taking the top spot. We will report on the finals as soon as we receive the information.
So the Sunday morning finals have been run and its getting ultra competitive as the finals get faster. Today we have already seen the 1/32, 1/16 and 1/8 finals run. Noticeable happenings on the track is that Nick Cuypers went out while leading his 1/32nd final with engine and then finally radio problems, other pieces of news is that the girls are doing well with Sarah Pierson from France, winning her 1/16th final and then claiming 3rd in the 1/8th to make it to the quarter which if she places in the top 3 will meet other girl racer Sabrina Lechner who is placed directly in the semi.
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