The Italian Electric On-road Nationals were held in Fontanellato recently. In the Touring Modified class the race for the win was on between Gabriele Berselli and Alessio Menicucci as Gabriele won the opening two qualifiers as Alessio took wins in Q3 and Q4. Thanks to the faster tie-breaker time Gabriele snatched the overall TQ from Alessio Menicucci 2nd and Alessio Tolomelli 3rd.
Round 5 of the Summer Series was held at the Herts track this past weekend. In the main final it was Agama’s Callum Niblett with an awesome drive to take a comfortably win in a quick and well practised field. William Skidmore (Agama) came in 2nd with some heavy pressure from Team Associated’s Lewis Jones who would end the day on the 3 spot.
The warm-up race for this year’s EFRA Nitro Buggy European Championship was held in Freixedas, Portugal this past weekend. Team Associated’s Davide Ongaro continued his recent winning streak by adding another TQ and win to his already impressive 2018 season as after coming out fastest in the qualifiers and semifinal, he also brought some the win in the 60-minute main final some 22 seconds in front of HB Racing’s David Ronnefalk as Mugen’s Robert Batlle rounded out the top 3 a lap down.
The Eifel Elos club in the western part of Germany held a round of the German 1/10th Electric Off-road National qualifiers recently and in the 2WD Modified Buggy class it was Xray’s Jens Becker with the TQ and win. Coming in 1st in A1 and A2 secured Jens the overall in front of Team C’s Marcel Schneider and Marcus Lübke as in 4WD Mod Buggy it was HB Racing’s Marcel Schneider with the win from Jens as Team C’s Andre Welker rounded out the top 3 results.
Round three of the BRCA touring nationals took place at the West London track and it marked the halfway point in the season. In Touring Modified Schumacher’s Elliott Harper arrived on a good run of form having won the BTCC round here the week before, but it was the Xray of Olly Jefferies that took TQ. In leg one the lead swapped between Jefferies and Harper before Olly dropped down the order. Leg two and more of the same but Harper came out on top to take the win. Irish driver Alan Bickerstaff (Team Associated) had one his best national results finishing 2nd with Jefferies having to settle 3rd. The Modified class is now tied at the top between Jefferies and Harper with two rounds to go.
During this week’s ROAR Fuel Off-road Nationals JConcepts have introduced their new Ellipse low-height tread pattern. Named after the centre bar built into the tread, the Ellipse is a compliment to successful tyres such as the Dirt Webs and Space Bar. The “web” style tyre was built to compete on smooth high-grip indoor and outdoor surfaces which require a finely detailed connected bar pattern. The tread will be available as 1/8th and 1/10th tyre during the later stages of the 2018 season.
RCON Design have release first information on their forthcoming Club 1275EST body shell for 225mm M-type cars. The estate version of their Club 1275GT body shell is made of 1.2mm polycarbonate for durability and it resembles the iconic Mini Clubman van decked out with a crazy 1980’s style wide body and aero kit, giving the shell greater downforce compared to standard M-type bodies.
Coming from Yeah Racing are their new Spec T SJ10 treaded touring car tyres. They come pre-mounted on black multi-spoke rims and can be run in either direction to provide different grip characteristics. Inserts prevent the tyre from deforming whist cornering and with their 12mm hex they can be run on most 1/10th scale touring cars.