Tim Wahl renews with Xray

Tim Wahl renews with Xray

Xray has announced that multiple German Junior Champion Tim Wahl has re-signed with the Xray Factory World Racing Team. During the recent years Tim has shown excellent results and permanent growth. Tim will race the T4 platform and he will participate at all major international races.

I’m very proud to re-sign my contract with Xray for the new season and I want to thanks to Xray for their trust in me. I have been racing with Xray since 2006 and last year I got my dream fulfilled by getting opportunity to be part of the factory team. The new T4 platform made a great development progress most of which has been based on the feedback and work of the team and I think the T4’15 is the best touring car ever. I am very happy to be part of such professional and hardworking team and I will do my best to achieve the best possible results in 2015.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

RSD R12SS 1/12th scale bodyshell

RSD R12SS 1/12th scale bodyshell

Reflex Racing introduce the R12SS 1/12th scale bodyshell. Developed and sculptured in-house and manufactured in the USA the design was modified several times during development to fine-tune the balance in order to achieve maximum drivability. At 32g to 35g the body is around 5g to 8g lighter than comparable lightweight bodies and it is meant to offer more high speed stability than an AMR-12 while having a little more low speed steering. The body is usable in both Stock and Modified classes, it is made from .020 Lexan material and available now.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Xray XB8 active centre differential

Xray XB8 active centre differential

Xray introduce the active centre differential for the XB8 1/8th off-road buggy. The adjustable gear diff is made to adapt the buggy’s handling characteristics both on-power and off-power by using different shape internals. The standard 90 degree parts provide a good balance between on and off-power as the diff closes and opens with a slight delay, making the standard setting best suited for high-grip or bumpy tracks. The optional 120 degree internals let the diff close or open immediately which is a setting best used on slippery or flat tracks. The set includes all needed parts and it fits the XB8’14, the XB8’15 and the XB8E.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Matias doubles at RC Indoor Oeste opening race

Matias doubles at RC Indoor Oeste opening race

This past weekend saw the opening race of the RC Indoor Oeste track in Portugal. Miguel Matias took the TQ and win in both the 1/8th Nitro and E-Buggy classes. In the Nitro category Joao Figueiredo and Rabio Ramos rounded out the podium while in the E-Buggy class Nuno Roque and Pedro Dias came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BRX5 Full Watts 2015 1/8th electric on-road kit

BRX5 Full Watts 2015 1/8th electric on-road kit

French company BRX released first images of the forthcoming BRX5 Full Watts 1/8th scale 2WD electric on-road kit. The “classic” 2WD car features rigid front and rear suspension parts, a simple single belt drivetrain and a silver carbon fibre main chassis with blue anodised aluminium parts. The front suspension offers adjustable caster, camber, track width and toe settings while the rear end has adjustable camber, track width and toe values. Building on the 2014 kit the ’15 spec car offers new battery mounts for dual 2S standard or shorty LiPo packs with the latter allowing to adjust the weight balance by shifting the packs forth or back.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Russian Grand Prix 2015 – Announcement

Russian Grand Prix 2015 – Announcement

The 2015 Russian Grand Prix will be held from the 9th to 12th of April during the Moscow Hobby Expo. The event will see electric on-road racing on Thursday, 1/8th E-Buggy, Stadium Truck and 1/18th scale Monster Trucks on Friday as well as 1/10th off-road racing on Saturday and Sunday. More than 250 drivers from Europe, Asia and Russia will be in attendance with last year’s race attracting drivers such as Hupo Hönigl and Shin Adachi. Sign up for the event is available here while more information can soon be found here or by contacting the event organiser Dmitry Malyshko here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Jackson & Stafford win Off-Road Wars Series

Jackson & Stafford win Off-Road Wars Series

The third Off Road Wars Series is now over for another winter season and looking back on the series TLR has dominated both 2WD and 4WD on the array of circuits at Maritime. The premier indoor facility has seen some exciting and challenging tracks that have varied from multi-surface through to 100 percent carpet. The surface change is not the only variable that has occurred over the course of the championship with the track extension being brought in for the fourth round opening the track up allowing for a greater variety of layouts. Both decisions by the club have proved to be popular among the racers going to show that the Maritime club are truly about providing a great track for all to compete on. Speaking with Ian Knight about the track surface change he mentioned that the intention is to introduce wooden turns from time to time to change things up, but the 100 percent carpet circuit has worked well and provided a different challenge from the traditional mix at the venue.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Silvio Hächler renews with Matrix

Silvio Hächler renews with Matrix

Matrix has announced the re-signing of former Swiss Champion Silvio Hächler for the 2015 season. The World and European Championship finalist, ENS A-main finalist and EFRA GP winner will focus on the 1/8th scale class as a preparation for this year’s World Championship, and with his Matrix-shod Mugen he will run the full ENS season, the Swiss Championship and the EFRA Euros. Silvio will be Matrix’ key figure for Switzerland, so do not hesitate to contact him in case you need any tyre advice.

Source: Matrix [matrixtires.it]

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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