The sixth and final round of the Dutch Electric On-road Nationals was held at the fast, bumpy and pretty low-grip Raco2000 track. Sybrand de Boer would TQ the Touring class nearly a second in front of Rob Janssen who suffered from not getting his front tyres to work properly. In the finals and thanks to better tyre treatment, both Sybrand and Rick would outpace Rob who had to settle for third overall which would still be good enough to take the Dutch National title.
Hobbywing have introduced the 1S 1/12th scale version of their popular Xerun XR10 speed controller. 6mm shorter and 12g lighter than is predecessor V3.1 1S, the controller, that made a first public appearance at the recent IFMAR Electric On-road World Championships, allows for better placement within the chassis while also granting for easier weight distribution adjustments. The machined black alloy case houses a built-in switch and a capacitor module to further save weight and space while in terms of software the 1S variant sports five pre-sets commonly used in 1/12th scale racing while the optional LCD Program Box and WiFi Module make further adjustments of the parameters easy. The 1S-only speedo is usable without an external receiver battery as it sports a switched 6V/3A BEC system.
This past weekend saw the final round of the BRCA Clubman National Championship at the large Halifax Track in the north of England. Overnight rain saw the decent entry of 70 racers arrive to a very low grip track which would dry out and improve throughout qualifying. With strong consistent results in both legs of the finals in the 13.5 boosted class, Schumacher teammates Andy Murray and Aidan Ripley would take the top 2 spots of the podium while Scott Scholey (Yokomo) completed the top 3 result.
This past weekend saw the NDOR Notts and Derby Off Road revive a classic race platform, the endurance race NDORance Masters 2016 in support of the Heart Link Children’s Charity. The race took place on the club’s varied and challenging astro track. Saturday had the teams home in their setup and all generally have a good time. Sunday saw the race itself and TLR UK’s three teams set to battle it out, with a number of others including two teams from RC PitBox. Two stick teams from TLR and one steering wheel team were raring to go Sunday morning. After an eventful sprint down the straight to collect engine and pipes, it was straight into the race with engine fitting and running-in part of the race itself. The 6 hours 45 minutes of racing saw all three top TLR cars complete over 500 laps each and reach the end of the race taking home all three steps of the podium with team TLR Horizon 1 taking the win from TLR Horizon 2 and TLR Horizon 3.
The fifth round of RC-Hobby Racing Cup was held in Skripov, Czech Republic. In the premier 1/8th Nitro Buggy class it was Xray’s Ales Bidovsky who took the win from Xray teammates Ondrej Kulhanek and Jakub Mader in second and third respectively. Krystof Prasil (Mugen) and Jaroslav Valder (Xray) completed the top 5 result. Elsewhere in 1/8th E-buggy, it was again Ales Bidovsky (Xray) who came out on top after the final. Roman Pudich (Xray) in second and Jaroslav Valder (Xray) in third completed the podium result while Radim Siska (Xray) and Tony Hybler (Serpent) had to settle for fourth and fifth respectively.
The third round of the Argentinian Metropolitan racing series took place at the Speed Paradise track with the competition being on a very high level. In the Buggy Pro class it was Nicolas Bregante to take the day’s win from Sebastian Recio and Lucas Pons in second and third respectively.
Coming from T-Works and made for the new Serpent Project 4X touring car is a titanium turnbuckle set. Machined from high-quality 64-grade titanium the set includes a total of 13 links and a suitable 4mm wrench. Swapping the standard turnbuckles for titanium ones will reduce the overall weight without sacrificing strength.
Round six of the Japanese-based Speed King Tour was held at the RC Stadium Sodegaura track in the Chiba prefecture. The asphalt track was renewed in time for the event and it also received a new layout, making for equal conditions for both locals and guest drivers. Current Touring Modified points leader, Tamiya’s Akio Sobe showed his speed right from the start of the practice and he would take an easy TQ after the qualifiers. Yokomo driver Yugo Nagashima tried to catch Akio but had to settle for second.