Robert Batlle makes it 9 in a row

Robert Batlle makes it 9 in a row

Mugen’s Robert Batlle has secured his 9th Spanish national title in a row after winning the 3rd round of the Spanish 1/8th off-road nationals this past weekend. Held in Redovan, Alicante on a large and challenging track the race was first dominated by Oscar and Bryan Baldo with Oscar taking the TQ and Brian the pole position for the final while Batlle only started from 7th into the main. During the final Bryan Baldo, Robert Batlle and Jose Escudero swapped positions several times and nothing was decided until the last lap when Robert was able to pass Bryan after the then-leader crashed. At the end Robert took the day’s win in this 3rd out of four rounds this year to take the national title early. Bryan Baldo finished 2nd while Jose Escudero completed the podium.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

David Ronnefalk TQ’s & wins at Italian Job Race

David Ronnefalk TQ's & wins at Italian Job Race

The 2014 Italian Job Race was held at the IBR Padova indoor clay track this past weekend with some of the best Italian drivers and some swift international guests in attendance. In the build up to forthcoming IFMAR 1/8th Buggy World Championships many drivers used the race for final preparations and after five rounds of qualifying on the recently rebuilt track reigning European Champion David Ronnefalk took the TQ for the finals from TLR’s Alex Tanchettin and Riccardo Berton (Kyosho). Atsushi Hara (SWorkz) and Davide Ongaro (Mugen) completed the top 5 result.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Jesse Munn TQ’s & wins at ROAR Region 11 champs

ROARRegJesse Munn TQ's & wins at ROAR Region 11 champsion11EBuggy

The 2014 ROAR Region 11 1/8 Championships were held at Skagit River Raceway in Burlington, WA. The 1-day event saw practice rounds early in the morning followed by 3 rounds of qualifying and triple A-mains for the E-buggy class. Jesse Munn (Kyosho) managed to get the overall TQ with a clean 2nd round run by just 4 tenths of a second over the TLR of Jonathon Cantrell. Mike Dana would qualify 3rd with his Tekno and Shon Serles 4th with his Kyosho.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

1st Annual Katsu Classic – Report

1st Annual Katsu Classic – Report

The 1st Annual Katsu Classic was hosted by Adventure RC in Louisville, Kentucky with over 160 entries including team drivers from Kyosho, Team Associated and TLR. The format consisted of 3 rounds of rocket round qualifying and double A-Mains with the two biggest classes being 2WD and 4WD Modified Buggy. The 2WD class saw JP Richards (TLR) taking the TQ from Kyosho’s Luke Richards.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Rayan Medjoubi wins at French Elite champs Rd5

Rayan Medjoubi wins at French Elite champs Rd5

The 5th and final round of the French Elite championship was held in Savigny Le Temple in the South of France. The main final saw the absence of some of the usual front runners such as Renaud Savoya racing in Italy, Jerome Aigoin staying at home and Jerome Sartel failing to proceed to the main final. French ace Yannick Aigoin looked like he could cruise to the win but issues and a tyre coming unglued made way for JQ Products driver Rayan Medjoubi who had a flawless run in the main to take the win some 12 seconds in front of Lorenzo Crolla (Xray). Kyosho driver Jonathan Bacro completed the final in 3rd place, a lap down on the top 2 drivers.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

O.S. Speed T1201 2.1cc nitro engine

O.S. Speed T1201 2.1cc nitro engine

Following the Speed B2101 buggy engine O.S. also release first information a new Speed line engine for the 1/10th 200mm class. The T1201 uses the experience gained with the Speed 12XZ Spec.III engine and basically is a completely new design that features improved fuel efficiency and an optimised torque curve. Furthermore the long stroke engine comes with an improved carburettor and a new low centre of gravity cooling head. The engine is set for a release in October.

Source: O.S. Engine [os-engines.co.jp]

Sunday, September 14, 2014

ZZRacing 4-in-1 tool wrench kit

ZZ Racing 4-in-1 tool wrench kit

ZZRacing have released this 4-in-1 tool wrench kit. The black anodised handle features storage for four different high strength hex drive tips including 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm & 3.0mm. The tips also feature a lock over magnet to ensure the tips stay securely attached to the handle.

Source: ZZRacing [zzracing.net]

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Xray T4 2015 Spec – Coming soon

Xray T4 2015 Spec – Coming soon

Xray will soon have the latest incarnation of their Championships winning T4 1/10th Electric Touring Car platform available. No detailed information are known yet but since the car is still called the T4 we expect more of an evolution than a revolution in design. More details about the ’15 model should surface soon.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Friday, September 12, 2014

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