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December 1, 2016

Dario Balestri signs with Infinity

Dario Balestri signs with Infinity

The driver market is in full swing these days and the latest pilot to swap teams is Italy’s Dario Balestri. The long-time Capricorn factory driver, multiple European Champion and Worlds A-finalist will teamed up with Creation Model and will be campaign Infinity’s 1/8th and 1/10th nitro on-road cars while helping with future developments. Dario says:

It’s a great pleasure for me to be chosen as part of Infinity “dream team”; I join a group of friendly and dedicated guys that shares my same passion for r/c world. I wanna express my gratitude to Kenji San that believes in my skills giving me this opportunity. I’m so excited to start this new chapter of my professional career and I will do my best to help the entire staff to realize the best products for the customers. See you at the track!

Source: Creation Model [creationmodel.net]


November 30, 2016

MIP limited edition Black hex driver set

MIP limited edition Black hex driver set

MIP have introduced the limited edition Black hex driver set. It includes tool that sport the proven MIP handles and tool tips but they come in a stealthy black design over the standard translucent honey-colour appearance. The set contains 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm and 3.0mm hex drivers and it becomes available by mid-December.

Source: MIP [miponline.com]


November 30, 2016

Dionys Stadler wins at South German regionals

Dionys Stadler wins at South German regionals

A round of the South German electric on-road regionals was held in Gottmadingen on a purpose-built track laid out with ETS-style carpet. Young Dionys Stadler would take the win in the Touring Car class, coming from the 2 spot on the grid following some problems in the qualifiers. Carl Grandel ended the day on the runner-up spot from third placed Markus Wegmann.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


November 30, 2016

Yokomo YD-2 solid axle set

Yokomo YD-2 solid axle set

Coming from Yokomo and made for the YD-2 series of drift cars is a solid axle set. Sporting the standard gear diff case the set includes a solid inner block that couples the outdrives to create a solid axle setup with makes for a more aggressive drift while increasing traction at the same time. Using the axle also makes for quicker transitions on high-grip surfaces. The axle set is usable with the YD-2 and YD-2 Plus kits.

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November 30, 2016

LiPo Factory 1S 7000mAh 90C LiPo battery pack

LiPo Factory 1S 7000mAh 90C LiPo battery pack

Trinity have introduced the new LiPo Factory 1S 7000mAh 90C LiPo battery pack. Made from high-performance 90C cells and coming in a protective hardcase with 5mm bullet-type connectors, the batteries target club and intermediate level racers that seek affordable yet performance driven products. The 1S pack offers standard “1/12th scale” dimensions and it is available now.

Source: Trinity [teamtrinity.com]


November 30, 2016

Ethan Lefebvre triples at ROAR Region 9 champs

Ethan Lefebvre triples at ROAR Region 9 champs

This past weekend the 2016 ROAR Region 9 1/10th Championships were held at the world-famous Thornhill racing circuit on their JR track. Last year this race had 56 entries, but this year the numbers almost doubled with 101 entries making it the biggest 1/10th only race in Texas in many years. In the 2WD Modified Buggy class the competition would be very tight as the top two would be separated by less than a second and third to seventh would be separated by three seconds. At the end Aaron Breuer would take TQ and teammate Ethan Lefebvre would take second. In the first of two mains Aaron and Ethan had a great battle throughout the main, finishing in the same order as they have had started. In the second main Aaron made a mistake over the triple and ended his race.

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November 30, 2016

MRCZ Open International Race – Report

MRCZ Open International Race – Report

The fourth edition of the MRCZ International Race was held in Zwevegem, Belgium. Organised by the MRCZ club the race has quickly become a classic in the country with the 2016 edition attracting about 90 drivers in the classes of Touring Modified, Touring 10.5, Touring 17.5. and also Formula 21.5 and 1/12th 10.5. Also run were two fun classes in the form of a mechanics and a Ladies Cup race for occasional racers. The Modified/EFRA and 10.5 Touring classes were run using the Voltante 28 control tyre whereas the other classes were run using free tyres. The race format was five round of qualifying with the best two to count and triple mains. As for the track, the carpet used started with pretty low grip but things got better during the race but nevertheless the organisers will revert to the proven ETS-type carpet from next year on.

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