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.
Coming soon from VBC Racing is the all-new Wildfire D09 4WD electric touring car kit. Featuring a redesigned suspension geometry the D09 will be VBC’s most competitive touring car kit to date. The kit is set for a release in October and more information should surface in time for the release. Update: In the meantime we were able to dig up a list that describes the D09’s new features as well as get our hands on a couple of – pretty rough – renderings. We bring you more information as soon as they surface.
With the 2016 IFMAR Nitro Buggy World Championships around the corner, RC Concept have introduced their latest MC5R Team limited edition engine. Made to the exact same specifications as the all-out factory team engines that the likes of Reno Savoya and Lee Martin will campaign in Las Vegas, the Team spec power plants will feature a lighter and DLC-coated crankshaft, a high-performance ceramic rear bearing and they come factory run-in by RC Concept. The engine comes including RC Concept’s 2133 pipe set, with an updated cooling head design compared to the images shown and it is limited to 100 pieces world-wide.
The Asian Onroad Championship made its first ever appearance in South Korea at the GRC Circuit in Gimpo City, which is just a few minutes outside of Seoul, for round three of the series. The anticipation was high along with the excitement and enthusiasm as Korean racers were treated to the special appearance of some of the best racers from around the world including newly crowned IFMAR ISTC World Champion Ronald Volker, Worlds A-main finalist Naoki Akiyama, Worlds B-main finalist Ryosuke Yamamoto, and Worlds third place finisher Viktor Wilck. The stage was set for another fantastic AOC as the vibe and energy of the atmosphere was addictively electric.
Arrma have introduced the Big Rock 6S 1/8th scale ready-to-run monster truck. Featuring a tough twin vertical plate chassis backbone the shaft-driven 4WD vehicle is built to excel both on-road and off-road with the laydown aluminium shock absorbers soaking up even the roughest of terrains. Three all-metal gear differentials help to get the power to the ground with Arrma’s Beast Modes allowing to individually lock up the diffs, resulting in four different drive modes of Blast, Wheelie, Climb and Drift, all accessible on-the-fly by the turn of a transmitter-mounted dial. The BLX200 brushless system is 6S LiPo compatible with the dual battery trays allowing to mount either 2S or 3S hardcase battery packs. The included 2000kv BLX brushless motor propels the truck to speeds of up to 96km/h while the factory-installed metal gear servo and Tactic TTX300 2.4GHZ transmitter keep control of things. The truck finished off by a stealthy looking all-black extended cab truck body and grippy dBoots all-terrain tyres on black chrome wheels.