Last weekend saw the 4th round of the Russian Electric off road cup run in the countries capital, Moscow. Qualifying for the event saw Victor Spiridonov take the TQ spot in the 4wd class with this JConcepts BJ WE, while in the 2wd class it saw Associated B4 racer Dmitriy Malyshko in pole position for the final. In the 4wd class final there was a close battle between the first 3 qualifiers with the pole man Spiridonov taking the overall win ahead of last years National Champion, Ivan Laptev, driving a Kyosho ZX-5 in 2nd with 3rd place going to Dmitriy Malyshkot with the BJ WE. The 2wd final saw a very close battle right to the end between the B4s of Volkov Konstantin and pole man Malyshko with Volkov eventually taking the win from Malyshko in 2nd, with 3rd spot going to young racer Ilya Plahotnik, in his first race.
Last weekend at the Augsburg track in the south of the Germany, saw the 8th round of the 1/10th southern regionals run under sunny conditions. Qualifying saw the Xray NT1 trio of Andreas Myrberg, Thomas Günsel und Dirk Wischnewski take the top 3 spots and in the final the outcome was very similar with Günsel taking the win from team mates Sebastian Feller and Alfred Kieslinger in 2nd and 3rd respectively, Myrberg finished in 8th after a technical problem.
After market parts maker Edit RC have announced the release of 2 new products today, the piston stopper and a set of precision body markers. First up is the piston stopper which works by locking the engines piston in place for clutch removal or to allow you to remove your flywheel. Simply remove the glow plug from the engine, screw the Piston Stopper in place, and your piston and crankshaft will be locked into position. Next up from Edit is this set of precision body markers which slip over each body post on your buggy, truck or touring car, allowing you to then place the bodyshell on the car, then press firmly but gently on the body and it will put light dimple marks on the shell indicating the body post positon. You then of course ream out these holes, perfect for mounting pre painted bodies.
Another report from Xray, this time from the 2nd round of the Estonian Off road Cup, held on a brand new track in Tartu. Qualifying for the buggy class saw the pole position go to Rando Mere, while in the truggy event the top spot went to Jaanus Kesküla, racing the new Xray XT8. In the buggy final the battle was between pole man Rando Mere and Jaanus Kesküla, but an engine stall from Kesküla dropped him out of contention and the win went to Mere, followed by Keskula in 2nd with Taivo Murumäe in 3rd. In the truggy final it was a battle between the Xray team mates Kesküla and Andres Käver until a loose servo horn on the 21st lap dropped Käver back to the middle of the pack as he had the problem fixed. Back on the track and Andres could push his truggy and managed to make his way back to 2nd where he finished, 5 laps down on Kesküla who took the win, while 3rd spot belonged to Martti Siimsen.
More stuff from Powers International in Japan, this time its the release of this DG tire moisture 2.0, a tyre treatment agent. Sold in an 80ml bottle, this treatment has been specially made for use with rubber tires and has been developed and tested to perform under the extreme forces seen with modern touring cars.
Back in February, we showed you pictures of the then soon to be released DB12R 1/12th scale chassis from BMI Racing. Well yesterday the guys from BMI showed of some pictures of the all new prototype rear end for their car, that they are currently testing.
It is designed around the brushless motors. We are using our standard lower plate on this prototype for testing but we will be spreading the pod plates 2mm for more clearance for production without a sacrifice in rear track width adjustment.
Xray have a report from their team driver Beat Walti on the 2nd round of the Swiss 1/10th 200mm National Championship which was held 2 weekends ago in Langenthal. Qualifying saw round 1 winner Beat Walti take the pole position with his Xray, ahead of Team Magic driver Mattia Pesenti in 2nd while 3rd fastest was Dirk Stammler racing Mugen. Into the final and it was close race between Walti and Pesenti, with Mattia managing to take the lead after a bad pitstop for the Xray driver, but Beat could fight back and take the lead after Pesenti had to stop to change his tires. Walti would go on to win the race from Dirk Stammler in 2nd and Traugott Schaer in 3rd spot for Xray.
Read the full report here and from our partners RC Infos here.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Team CEN win the truggy class at the Venezualan Nationals – Link [cenracing.com]
> Jeremy Cupps wins at Region Nine ROAR Championships – Link [serpent.com]
> Xray presents their Multi-Flex 1-Piece Engine Mounting System – Link [teamxray.com]
> Serpent F180 painted like the Ayrton Senna Camel Lotus F1 – Link [serpent.com]
> Tamiya release the Subarua Impreza WRC Monte Carlo 07 – Link [tamiya.com]