Dominant Balestri wins ENS Finale

Dominant Balestri wins ENS Finale

Dario Balestri completed the perfect weekend at the Euro Nitro Series season finale in Fiorano, Italy, with a dominant victory. Starting from pole position the Capricorn driver headed an Italian 1-2 in the race finishing almost 2-laps clear of Team Shepherd’s Francesco Tironi. Starting from 11th on the grid having bumped up from the B-Final, Serpent’s Mark Green completed the podium at the Mini Autodromo Jody Scheckter track. The third win for Capricorn in the inaugural four round championship, for Balestri team-mate and newly crowned champion Eric Dankel it was a disappointing finish to an otherwise successful campaign as the German suffered gearbox issues and ended the 45-minute encounter 10th.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Patrick Hofer wins 4WD class at Indoor Race Leonberg

Patrick Hofer wins 4WD class at Indoor Race Leonberg

The traditional Leonberg Indoor Race was held this past weekend with 80 drivers attending in the 1/10th electric off-road classes. In 4WD Buggy it was Patrick Hofer who took the TQ and the win. Oliver Scholz came in 2nd while Sandro Bamert completed the race in 3rd place.

Source: HRC Distribution [hrcdistribution.com]

Monday, October 20, 2014

Carsten Keller joins Revolution Design Racing Products

Carsten Keller joins Revolution Design Racing Products

German 1/8th scale off-road front runner, Carsten Keller has teamed up with Revolution Design Racing Products. The 2013 German 1/8th E-Buggy champion and 2014 EFRA Euros top 5 finisher will use the full line of RDRP tools, wrenches and accessories to work on his Kyosho rides during his 2015 campaign.

Source: RDRP [revolution-rc.com]

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014/15 Slovakia Cup – Announcement

2014/15 Slovakia Cup – Announcement

The 2014/15 Slovakia Cup will be held at the Hudy Arena during the Winter season, starting next Saturday the 25th of October. The series will see the running of Touring Car Modified and Stock classes along Pan Car GT and Formula 21.5T categories. Additionally 2WD and 4WD Buggy classes are run. Registration for the opening round is available here and more information and rules can be found here.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Xray RX8 front graphite chassis insert

Xray RX8 front graphite chassis insert

Made for the RX8 is this front chassis insert from Xray. Cut from 2.5mm carbon fibre the part is designed to reduce the torsional flex of the front part of the car’s chassis in order to fine-tune the steering characteristics. Included with the insert come suitable fasteners.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Takaaki Shimo takes Open class at JMRCA 200mm nats

Takaaki Shimo takes Open class at JMRCA 200mm nats

This year’s JMRCA 1/10th GP Touring Car nationals were held this past weekend. In the Open class Mugen’s Takaaki Shimo took the TQ from reigning 1/8th On-road World Champion Tadahiko Sahashi (Serpent). In the final Takaaki made maximum use of the qualifying result by taking the win from Mugen team mate Keisuke Fukuda. Tadahiko ran into engine trouble which denied him a podium finish while Shoki Takahata (KM) rounded out the podium in 3rd place.

Image: RCnet Automodelismo [rcnetautomodelismo.blogspot.com]

Monday, October 20, 2014

Jason Nugroho wins at Malaysia National League Rd5

Jason Nugroho wins at Malaysia National League Rd5

The 5th round of the Malaysia National League was held at 3 Stone Park track in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with a total of 72 racers from Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, Switzerland and Indonesia in attendance. The race saw the running of a Pro, Semi Pro and Amateur class and the race format was five rounds of 10 minutes qualifying with the three best rounds to count and Christmas tree finals. In the Pro class it was Jason Nugroho who took the win in the final after having a clean start and taking the lead some 10 minutes into the main. Wenyi came in 2nd while Adrian Wicaksono completed the top 3. With the win at round 5 Jason was also handed the trophy for coming in 1st in the Pro class oversea drivers ranking.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, October 20, 2014

VBC Racing Lightning10 200mm World GT kit

VBC Racing Lightning10 200mm World GT kit

Following first teaser renderings VBC Racing now officially introduce the Lightning10 200mm World GT pan car kit. Based on a 2.5mm carbon fibre chassis the car offers a fully adjustable front end that allows for track width, caster, reactive caster and camber adjustments while two different servo mounts take standard or mini-size servos. The wheelbase is adjustable to suit US WGT or Europan pan car racing while special rear axle height adjusters make the usage of a wider range of tyre diameters possible. The suspension package is rounded out by dual roll dampers and two mounting positions for the side springs make adoption to various track conditions easy. The car can be run with shorty or 1S battery packs while chassis cut-outs allow the use of an optional brass weight system to fine-tune the balance. The car has already proven its performance by taking the win at the 2014 IIC in the hands of Max Kuenning and it becomes available by the beginning of November.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

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