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July 23, 2016

Coelho wins static A1

Coelho wins static A1

Bruno Coelho took an easy win of a completely static A1 final at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series season finale at the Hudy Arena, with not one pass being executed over the 5-minutes as the 10 cars finished exactly as they qualified.  Top Qualifier Coelho made an early break over Xray team-mate Alexander Hagberg allowing the newly crowned champion to cruise to a 1.3 second victory.  1.9-seconds back from Hagberg,  Awesomatix’s Viljami Kutvonen completed the Top 3 with the Finn having no problems fending off the Yokomo of Ronald Volker.  The only attempted pass of the race came from Yannic Prumper as the VBC driver tried to find a way passed Team Infinity’s Jilles Groskamp but the German couldn’t get it done.

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July 23, 2016

Kutvonen takes final qualifier, Coelho is Top Qualifier

Kutvonen takes final qualifier, Coelho is Top Qualifier

In a bit if a surprise, Awesomatix’s Viljami Kutvonen took the final round of qualifying at the season finale of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series but it is newly crowned champion Bruno Coelho who will start the A-Main at the Hudy Arena from pole.  With only Hagberg with an outside chance of denying Coelho his X TQ of the season by taking the fourth & final qualifier,  Kutvonen caught them all by surprise as he gambled on saving his second set of tyres for the run.  Only a 16-lap run due to the extra hot conditions of the midday run, the Finn outpaced Ronald Volker by just 2/10ths of a second with Hagberg only a further 4/10th off despite both being on used tyres.  With a P4 in Q1, the result puts Kutvonen 3rd on the grid behind the Xrays of Coelho & Hagberg and ahead of Volker & Jilles Groskamp.

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July 23, 2016

Coelho is new ETS Champion

Coelho is new ETS Champion

Bruno Coelho is the new Yokomo Euro Touring Series Champion, the Portuguese ace ending Ronald Volker’s 5-year reign over the World famous championship on only his second attempt.  The title marks a number of firsts with it Xray’s first title in the ETS’ premiere class and the first time one manufacturer has claimed a clean sweep of titles with the Slovakian manufacturer having already taken the Pro Stock and Formula titles.  As a driver Coelho also becomes the first driver to win both an ETS and Euro Offroad Series title a claim he can add to his already impressive feat of being the only driver to win races in the ETS, EOS and Euro Nitro Series. While Volker was eliminated from the title race at the previous round in Luxembourg, Coelho still had to deal with the possibility of having to share the title with Marc Rheinard.  With the former champion needing to take the overall TQ to keep that slim chance alive, the third round of qualifying at the Hudy Arena would decide the title as Coelho’s team-mate Alexander Hagberg topped the penultimate qualifier while Rheinard could manage only a P8, leaving the Tamiya driver likely to finish runner-up for the sixth consecutive season, only a win tomorrow by Volker able to demote him.

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July 23, 2016

STRC Arrma 1/10th 2WD alloy option parts

STRC Arrma 1/10th 2WD alloy option parts

STRC have introduced more aluminium option parts for Arrma’s line of 1/10th scale 2WD vehicles. The new launch includes aluminium front and rear shock tower braces, heavy duty front skid plates, and machined aluminium hex adapters for the front and the rear. The shock tower braces greatly improve the durability of the upper shock mounting location and eliminates flex of the shock tower while the CNC-machined front skid plate is made out of thick high-quality aluminium to take a lot more abuse than the stock plastic piece and to provide much better protection to the front hinge-pin area. The CNC-machined aluminium hex adapters feature set-screws that pins the hex adapters to the axle so the hex adapter does not fall off and cause to lose the drive pin when removing the wheels. The components are available in anodised blue, gun metal and red.

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July 23, 2016

Arrowmax 4000mAh 7.4V low-profile LiPo battery pack

Arrowmax 4000mAh 7.4V low-profile LiPo battery pack

Coming from Arrowmax is a 4000mAh 7.4V 2S low-profile LiPo battery pack. Built using high-performance 55C/110C cells the battery is of 139x47x22.5mm dimensions, allowing for an overall lower centre of gravity compared to standard 25.1mm hardcase packs. The battery makes use of 5mm bullet type connectors and it is usable in both Modified and Stock racing classes.

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July 23, 2016

Roche Rapide P10W 235mm 1/10th scale pan car kit

Roche Rapide P10W 235mm 1/10th scale pan car kit

Roche have introduced their Rapide P10W 235mm 1/10th scale pan car kit. Building on the 200mm variant the car makes use of a 3mm high-grade carbon fibre main chassis plate and lower pod plate, and it allows for extensive wheelbase settings with ±2mm being achievable using the front lower alloy suspension block and additional ±1.5mm are available using the front graph suspension plate. Other features include a ball-raced rack-type steering system, quick adjust Ackermann, fully adjustable Xenon-made front suspension, a big bore centre and lightweight micro side dampers as well as a floating steering servo mount for low-profile and mini-size servos. The chassis itself allows for a range of battery configurations including inline standard and shorty packs as well as transversally mounted shorties. The link-type kit furthermore comes with a range of options such as a differential thrust race, 64 pitch 93T Xenon Racing main gear as well as a 30mm cooling fan mount and low-friction pivot balls and ball studs.

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July 23, 2016

BMT 984 Evo Chassis & new anti-roll bar wires

BMT 984 Evo Chassis & new anti-roll bar wires

New from BMT and made for the 984 1/8th on-road car are the Evo chassis and several front anti-roll bar wires. Starting with the chassis, the main plate is machined from high-quality aluminium and it makes use of a new front suspension geometry, improving steering in both low and high speed corners and it also utilises a new battery plate position for an optimised weight balance. As for the three front anti-roll bar wires, they are available in 2.0mm, 2.3mm and 2.5mm diameter and help to fine-tune the roll characteristics of the chassis.

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July 22, 2016

Coelho holds overnight TQ in Slovakia

Coelho holds overnight TQ in Slovakia

Euro Touring Series champion elect Bruno Coelho completed the perfect day at the season finale in Slovakia as he claimed another TQ run in the second round of qualifying leaving the Xray driver to hold the overnight TQ.  Having TQ’d the opening qualifier from outgoing champion Ronald Volker, the second time of asking Coelho topped the times ahead of his only remaining title rival Marc Rheinard however the German’s hopes of sharing the ETS title with the Portuguese ace now looking like increasingly unlikely due to both having used two their sets of tyres while others have a new set still at their disposal for tomorrow’s remaining two qualifiers.  Also on new tyres, Freddy Sudhoff would complete the Top 3 just ahead of Alexander Hagberg who was the quickest driver on second run tyres.  On used tyres, Volker would suffer an ‘unnecessary roll’ which would leave him with a P16 for Q2 but some consolation for the German is that he still has a new set for tomorrow. After a strong P3 in Q1, Yannic Prumper was again on a good time leading the second fastest heat until he put his VBC on its roof opting to pull off once marshalled.

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