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June 27, 2016

Reno Savoya TQs & wins French Buggy Nats Rd4

Reno Savoya TQs & wins French Buggy Nats Rd4

Round four of the French Nitro Off-road Nationals was held this past weekend at the CARCA track near Noeux les Mines. Home track of the Sartel family the location offers a nice and technical track that also hosted the recent TLR Cup. TLR’s Reno Savoya was the driver to beat this weekend, taking the firt four qualifying rounds to take the overall TQ from Jean-Pierrick Sartel (TLR) who scored the fastest time in Q5 to take the 2 spot. The semis were then won by Reno Savoya and Jerome Aigoin (Kyosho) with the faster time handing Reno the pole position for the main final. In the 45 minute A-main, Reno would be in the lead for almost the whole race while his main contenders, Yannick and Jerome Aigoin faced engine problems, denying them podium finishes. Instead young Thomas Musso (TLR) would grab the runner-up spot from Jean-Pierrick while Jerome Sartel (TLR) rounded out an all-TLR top 4.

View the top 4 result here


June 26, 2016

Rheinard wins Controversial A2

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Marc Rheinard has won a controversial second A-Main at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Luxembourg, the race determined by two key incidents the first of which means we will see the crowning of a new ETS champion for Season #9. A better first lap than A1, it was the second lap when the race would be turned on its head. With Top Qualifier Ronald Volker leading from Jilles Groskamp, as the pack exited the Laguna Seca section for a second time the reigning champion would get hit by Groskamp sending the Yokomo driver back to last as the Dutch continued as the new leader. Moments later the second incident would see Bruno Coelho attempt a pass on Rheinard, but there would be contact with the championship leader’s Xray flying off the track. No penalties called for either incident, Groskamp would lead from Rheinard before a spin from the Infinity driver allowed the Tamiya driver into a lead he would hold to the finish. With Coelho and Volker finishing 6th and 10th respectively it would be Xray’s Alexander Hagberg who would benefit most to finish 3rd behind Groskamp.

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June 26, 2016

Groskamp takes A1 from Coelho

Groskamp takes A1 from Coelho

Jilles Groskamp has won the opening A-Main at the penultimate round of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Luxembourg. Starting from second on the grid the Team Infinity driver took an early lead when Top Qualifier Ronald Volker did a 360 on the opening lap with Marc Rheinard falling victim to the out of shape Yokomo. With this allowing Bruno Coelho through to 2nd, the championship leader would close the gap on Groskamp in the closing laps but each time he looked set to mount a challenge he would make a small error. Getting by Volker on his third attempt, the arch rivals making contact each time, Rheinard would recover to finish 3rd while Volker would end up seventh.

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June 26, 2016

Gravity RC B5 & B6 ceramic-coated steel bearing kit

Gravity RC B5 & B6 ceramic-coated steel bearing kit

New from Gravity RC comes a ceramic-coated steel ball bearing kit for the Team Associated B5, B6 and B6D. This upgrade kit has a total of 14 ceramic-coated steel ball bearings which replaces the gearbox and four corners of the Team Associated B5 and also the newest B6 and B6M off-road buggies. The bearings come lightly oiled and will reduce the drivetrain drag for upped acceleration and top speed especially in stock racing classes.

Source: Gravity RC [teamgravityrc.com]


June 26, 2016

Norwegian National Cup Rd3 – Report

Norwegian National Cup Rd3 – Report

Round three of the Norwegian National Cup was held at the Hverven Raceway off-road track in Oslo in several categories including a recruit and senior class. In the 2WD class, Yokomo’s Daniel Kobbevik was on fire right from the start, winning both reseeding rounds and all four qualifiers to grab the overall TQ from Xray’s Malin Karlsen and Yokomo driver Eirik Andreassen. In the opening A-main, Daniel instantly pulled a gap to the rest of the field and he would have opened a gap of about half a lap until a last lap incident, a marshal crossed the track to recover another car, had Daniel crashing into him. Daniel was able to recover though and he managed to bring home the win with a very small margin on Malin on the runner-up spot.

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June 25, 2016

Volker claims vital TQ in Luxembourg

Volker claims vital TQ in Luxembourg

Ronald Volker has claimed a vital TQ at the penultimate round of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Luxembourg tonight. Coming into the event third in the standings, the reigning champion needed the bonus championship point for the TQ and achieved it with a P2 behind Jilles Groskamp in Q3 which due to rain would become the final qualifier. With racers having to sit out most of the day due to the wet conditions the sun finally broke through the clouds at 18:00 allowing just enough time for a third round of qualifying with a number of drivers needing put in a faultless run as 3 qualifiers meant that 2 counted for the grid. One such driver was championship leader Bruno Coelho, who after taking the opening qualifier yesterday pulled off in Q2 after struggling with a bad set of tyres. Managing only a P6 he will start fourth on the grid behind both his title rivals with Marc Rheinard securing third despite a bad final qualifier.

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June 25, 2016

T-Works TC7 hybrid & standard titanium turnbuckle sets

T-Works TC7 hybrid & standard titanium turnbuckle sets

T-Works have introduced two new turnbuckle sets for the Team Associated TC7 touring car. Available as hybrid mixed titanium and aluminium set, made up using titanium links and anodised alloy hex centres, and also as standard all-titanium offering, the sets include seven turnbuckles and a suitable 4mm wrench. The tie rods are made of high-quality titanium and they not only are light of weight but also very durable.

View the standard turnbuckle set here


June 24, 2016

Volker claims super close Q2 from Rheinard

Volker claims super close Q2 from Rheinard

Ronald Volker claimed what could turn out to be crucial TQ run in a super close second qualifier at the ETS in Luxembourg. The Yokomo driver snatched the fastest time on the final lap from arch rival Marc Rheinard, the German power houses separated by just 0.039 of a second. Having taken the opening qualifier Bruno Coelho would struggle in Q2 eventually deciding to pull with a suspected bad set of tyres. With the championship leader having problems it would be Team Infinity driver Jilles Groskamp who would be the top Xray taking his example to third ahead of the factory car of Alexander Hagberg.

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