Last weekend saw the last major indoor race of the year, the 2007 LRP Masters, run in Eppelheim, Germany with the event attracting a huge number of quality drivers from around the world meaning the racing was very close and very tough. The event was TQ’d by Associated / LRP driver Juho Levanen with Tamiya driver Victor Wilck in 2nd and Dutch Xray driver Jilles Groskamp in 3rd. The racing was close but Juho made it look easy and managed to win the first 2, of the 3, A-mains to take the overall title with the positions behind him left to be sorted. You Sedish driver Wilck claimed the runner up spot with a 2nd and a 1st position while 3rd position went to German National Champion Ronald Volker driving his LRP powered HB Cyclone.
Martin Wolhuter has won the buggy class at this years ACT State title after a very tense and closely fought battle at the end of the main final between the Hong Nor of Wolhuter and the Team Magic of Ari Bakla. The final four laps proved to be some of the most exciting with Ari Bakla and Wolhuter clearly trying to cut eachother out and resulting in some spectacular crunching jousts which could have easily cost them both the podium with a final time difference of only .7058 of a second between them but at the last lap Martin got the upper hand to snatch the victory and the first ACT State Titles 2007!
Xray are reporting on their site about the 2007 LRP Master race that was held 2 weekends ago in Malaysia. Attended by 65 racers they were greeted by high temperatures and a very nice track with technical spots everywhere and 2/3 and 5 jumps with good grip. David Lim, driving a Kyosho was the top qualifier and because of heavy rain on the finals day the qualifying results were used as the final standings, with meant Lim took the win.
Italian Mugen racer Alberto Picco has won this weekends Swiss GP held at the huge Lostallo track. Having qualified in 4th position, Picco managed to win the 45 minute final by 1 lap ahead of German Kyosho driver Stefan Hanauer who, at the end of the final, was only 2 seconds ahead of fellow German driver Robert Pietsch racing the ever improving Shepherd Velox. The main final saw only 3 retirements, that of pole man Danielle Ielasi, Michael Salven and Francesco Tironi.
This weekend saw the 2nd round of the 2007 Spanish 1/8th scale of road nationals take place near Barcelona. The race was TQ’d by Hobao racer Robert Battle who continued his top form into the race, taking the win ahead of Borja Hernandez in 2nd with Carlos Pineda in 3rd. The troubled Richi Gomez came home in 12th.
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This weekend sees the Swiss GP take place at the ultra fast and very large Lostallo track. This race is seen as a warm up for this years Euro A championships that take place this summer on the same track and so this event has attracted a lot of top names to the event to help fine tune their cars for this event. Qualifying took place today and it was Kyosho racer Danielle Ielasi that holds the top spot with another Kyosho racer Francesco Tironi in 2nd. Michael Salven, racing for Serpent, is next up in 3rd while Mugen racer Alberto Picco ends the day in 4th, the top 7 drivers covered by only 3 seconds.
Our partners Rube Dude have a report from Saturdays action at the 2007 ACT State Titles race. The days running has been severely affected by heavy rain which nearly caused the event to be cancelled and in the end caused a long delay in proceedings. After the first rounds of qualifying Martin Wolhuter continues his top form from Friday by claiming the overnight TQ with Zac Ryan close behind with 1 more round of qualifying to come on Sunday.
We have written about the 2.4GHz FASST system from Futaba before when it released its 3PM pistol grip radio back in February. Well now for those racers that dont use pistol grip radios, Futaba have released the T3CVS stick radio, which comes with the FASST system and is packed with all the features you would expect from a high end radio, all of which you can read below.