Yet more racing from France, this time its the running of the 3rd round of the French electric buggy Nationals which took place last weekend, organized by the MRCI club near Paris. 114 racers were entered into the event, which took place on a grass track and in qualifying it was Antoine Rosetti driving the X Factory X-5 that took the top spot in 4wd, while in 2wd it was Olivier De Montfumat that top the times driving his Associated B4.
The 4wd main finals saw a clear win for Losi XXX4 driver, and round 2 2wd winner, Carl Maignien (represented by the shovel in the photo above) who achieved a perfect score and took the win from pole man Rossetti, who finished 2nd, while 3rd place went to TTech X10 racer, and winner of round 1, Lionel Labbez. In the 2wd class it was a closer battle with round 2 runner up, Alexander Valente, taking the win with his X Factory X-6, finishing on the same points as 2nd placed pole man Olivier De Montfumat, with the 3rd spot going to Thomas Vogel with his XXX BK2.
We showed you the results from the 3rd round of the 1/8th scale French Nationals that took place last weekend, well now its the turn of the 1/10th 200mm racers who were also in action at the weekend, this time at the Angouleme track in the west of the country. In qualifying for the Open class it was Mugen racer Renaud Monin that took the top spot ahead of B-A Arnaldi in 2nd and Sebastien Wartelle in 3rd. In the final it was a close battle from the start between the top qualifiers with Wartelle dropping out with problems just after half way followed by pole man Monin with transmission problems, leaving Kyosho racer B-A Arnaldi to take the win ahead of 2nd placed, Serpent racer, Michael Derderian with Nicolas Bougnoteau, driving for Xray, close behind in 3rd.
In the National class it was Mugen racer Frederic Blanchard that took the win in a close battle with 2nd placed Joffrey Defie, driving a Kyosho, while 3rd position went to Thomas Guillon with another Kyosho.
We have shown you the work done by Masaaki Hirosaka on the Kyosho Stallion before in which he has completely modified it to the point that it is hardly recognisable. Today on his site he has announced that his version of the car will be shown at this weeks Shizuoka Hobby show, and judging by the very neat and final looking car in the picture above we presume it is getting ready to be sold. Also mentioned on his site is the fact that he will be selling, to order, pre built versions of the standard Kyosho Stallion TF-5, so if you ever wanted your car built by a World Champions mechanic, now is your chance.
Team Br00d have announced that they have signed up top US racer Mike Blackstock to run its motors and batteries. Debuting with his new sponsors at next weeks Reedy Race in California, Mike leaves behind a long and successful spell at Trinity to join the team that has already snapped up top racers like Ralph Burch and Chris Tosolini. Mike only recently signed to Corally after a spell with Xray.
In our never ending quest for domination, Team br00d has signed Mike Blackstock to run Team br00d Racing motors and batteries…..Mike will be making his debut with our products at the 2007 Reedy Race of Champions.
Japanese firm Eagle Racing have announced the release of the new version of their setup board for 1/12th, up to 1/8th scale, chassis’. The board itself is similar to most setup boards on the market, but the unique part, apart from the printed measurement, is the built in tweak board. Pivoting inside the setup board it allows the user to quickly check their tweak without the need to setup a seperate tweak board, while the board itself features a flat level so that you know that you have placed the board flat, ensuring that the tweak is accurate.
Optional accessories maker, and member of the HPI family, Edit have released this new fleece for those racers who want to stay warm and show their brand allegiance at the same time. “This high quality synthetic fleece jacket looks great with its understated good looks and low-key Edit RC logo, plus it keeps the elements at bay so you can concentrate on the job at hand”. Edit also recently released a new high grade titanium screw for use in Losi differentials to increase the durabilty of this assembly.
Last weekend saw the 2nd round of the Spanish 1/8th scale National Championship take place at the fast new Valladolid track, 2 hours north west of Madrid. In the main final, round 1 winner and current National Champion, Oscar Cabezas was bumped into which dropped him back to last which meant he had to put on a recovery drive, which he duly did, working his way back up to the front of the field. Mugen racer Josue Artiles took the race win after a steady drive just ahead of Juanito Hidalgo, driving for Motonica, while Serpent racer Cabezas ended the race in 3rd position, only 1 lap behind the leaders.
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Last weekend in the South France, saw the 3rd round of the French National 1/8th scale Championships take place at the Beaumont-Monteux track. In qualifying for the Elite class it was round 1 winner Nicolas Guillot that took the top qualifying spot ahead of round 2 winner Stephane Bouche, both racing for Mugen.
In the main final Guillot could easily pull away after an accident in the first corner cost his Championship rival Bouche 5 minutes as he had to replace his exhaust system. Guillot was unchallanged at the front and took the win, while behind him it was Kyosho racer Adrien Siegfried that took the 2nd spot ahead of local Kyosho racer Jerome Papaconstantinos who was gifted the position after previous 3rd placed man Anthony Abisset, driving for Serpent, ran into troubles near the end of the race. In the National class it was Mugen racer Yoann Coelho that took the win, in front of 2nd placed Frederic Ragaru driving for Kyosho while 3rd place fell to another Mugen, that of Jeremy Becht.