July 13, 2018

Another for Xray in Q2 at ETS finale

The first official day of action at the season finale of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Slovakia has ended with another dominant display from Xray as their two star drivers repeated the 1-2 result of the opening qualifier. Q2 again saw Bruno Coelho go quickest ahead of Alexander Hagberg however this time the TQ chase was a little more interesting as a third of the way into the qualifier Coelho had a bit of moment on the curbing.  While this put Hagberg to the top, Coelho was able to recover the time and at the end of the 5-minutes the separation was almost 6/10ths.  In what the other manufacturers are themselves referring to ‘the battle for best of rest’, it was Akio Sobue who set the 3rd fastest time from Q1’s best of the rest Christopher Krapp.  Over 3-seconds off Coelho’s pace, Sobue’s Infinity had just 2/100th of an advantage over Krapp’s Yokomo with Yannic Prumper and Freddy Sudhoff rounding out the Q2 Top 6.

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July 13, 2018

Coelho from Hagberg in opening ETS Slovakia qualifier

Bruno Coelho has taken the opening round of qualifying at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Slovakia.  The Xray driver lead a 1-2 for his team topping the times ahead of team-mate Alexander Hagberg and was the only driver to run 18 laps of the Hudy Arena track.  While Coelho’s pace was expected, the start of qualifying produced a marked improvement from Hagberg who just scraped into the top heat with only the 10 fastest seeding time.  With temperatures rising for the first qualifier, it much warmer than in the earlier controlled practice runs and drivers reporting track conditions changed a lot, it was to be Christopher Krapp who stepped up as best of the rest ahead of Yokomo team-mate Yannic Prumper.  Running in the second fastest heat, Viktor Wilck enjoyed a P5 run with Marc Rheinard completing the Top 6 as the best Infinity driver.

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July 13, 2018

FTX Kanyon 1/10 XL 4WD RTR trail truck

FTX have introduced their forthcoming new Kanyon 1/10 XL 4WD ready-to-run trail truck. The vehicle utilises a multi-link suspension featuring adjustable oil-filled shock absorbers and the high-torque 60T brushed motor drives a rugged, all metal output pinion, crown and transmission gears for extra reliability. Front universal driveshafts and centre telescopic sliding shafts keep the power connected to all wheels through high clearance front and rear locked axles. The Kanyon’s off-road inspired semi-scale bodyshell features a number of additional moulded accessories such as wheel arches, luggage tray, roll cage, front grill and head, tail and spotlights. To wrap things up 13 factory-installed LED lamps provide the necessary illumination for you to keep your rig on the trail long after the sun goes down. Aluminium front and rear bumper and body mounts provide a wide selection of optional positioning for possible aftermarket options. Supersoft aggressive lug pattern tyres are mounted to scale style wheels for a realistic finish. With a blend of semi-scale looks, reliable chassis platform and over ten percent bigger size than most trail crawlers, the kit is ideal for entry-level modellers and modders alike.

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July 13, 2018

Coelho top seed at ETS Finale

Bruno Coelho is the top seed for qualifying at the season finale of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Slovakia.  The Xray driver took full ‘home advantage’ to set the fastest 3-consecutive laps in both rounds of practice, improving by almost 3/10ths in the second run.  Behind him Infinity’s Akio Sobue was best of the rest with his first time very close to that of Coelho but he would be slower on his second attempt.  Newly crowned European Champion Ronald Völker would post the 3rd fastest time, the Yokomo driver however also unable to better his opening pace in the final practice.  Overall it was a strong practice for the Yokomo team with Christopher Krapp fourth quickest while Yannic Prumper completed the Top 6.  In between them was Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski, the British manufacturer also showing well with Elliott Harper also in the top qualifying heat after putting in the 7th fastest time ahead of Marc Rheinard.

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July 13, 2018

Helix Designs 1/12th body cutout kit

Coming from Helix Designs is their new body cutout kit for 1/12th scale cars. The included tools ensure accurately marked wheel wells and lower cut lines to prevent body rub and self-induced body tucks. The 41mm wheel disk create a perfectly sized wheel well and a cube with four different ride height settings of 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, and 8.5mm allows to choose the correct lower cut lines. These sizes are specifically made for US-style black carpet from stock racing to mod racing and beside the wheel marking discs and body height cube the kit also includes a fine tip marker.

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July 13, 2018

Mugen introduce new MBX8 & MGT option parts

Mugen have announced the soon release of two new option parts in the form of an updated rear shock tower for the MBX8 and MBX8 Eco as well as a battery connector holder for the MBX8 and MGT. Starting with the shock tower, the item offers the same shock and camber link geometries as the standard item, however additional, raised, mounting locations for the rear wing allow to add rear stability and traction when needed. The CNC-machined aluminium shock stay comes grey anodised for wear and to match the remainder of the buggy’s alloy parts.

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July 13, 2018

T-Works carbon fibre servo mount spacers

T-Works have introduced a set of carbon fibre servo mount spacers. The set includes three pairs of 1.0mm, 2.0mm and 2.5mm spacers that can be used to space servos away from their mounts in order to either increase overall clearance or in order to optimise steering or throttle link geometries. The set contains two spacers of each thickness and it is available now.

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July 13, 2018

Turkish On-road Nationals – Report

The Izmir EFMOD track recently played host for the 2018 Turkish On-road Nationals, a 5-day race that was held in Touring Modified, Touring Stock, 1/8th IC Track and 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring classes. The race was affected by changing weather conditions and the level of competition was high in all classes, meaning lots of pressure for all drivers. In the Touring Modified category the race for the overall win was on between Ahmet Kasap and up and coming Atahan Yıldız. Both showed a very fast and very similar pace. Eventually Atahan took the title in his first race season while Ahmet took the runner-up spot. The podium was rounded out by Yunus Şahin.

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