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January 18, 2017

Schumacher Cat & Cougar aluminium rear hub carriers

Schumacher have introduced a set of aluminium rear hub carriers for their range of Cat and Cougar off-road buggies. Machined from aluminium and coming black anodised the parts offer vertical ballstud adjustment for fine-tuning as well as extra holes to create long-link settings. Included are bronze axle height inserts for high precision and durability and the hubs are usable on the Cat K1 and K2 4WD as well as the Cougar SV2, KR, KF, KF2, KD and KC 2WD buggies.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]


January 18, 2017

Yokomo BD8 & BD7-2016 alloy cooling fan mount

Coming soon from Yokomo is a cooling fan mount for the BD8 and BD7-2016 touring cars. The part is machined from aluminium and it comes black anodised and with silver chamfered edges. It was designed to be a drop fit to the chassis plate, attaching the mount only requires a single screw and it can take both 30mm and 40mm fan units.

Source: Yokomo [teamyokomo.info]


January 18, 2017

Fantom FR-1 v2T & v2R brushless motors

UK Fantom distributors Schumacher have introduced the FR-1 v2T and v2R spec racing brushless motors. The heart of the new v2 FR-1 series motors are the high-quality stators and rotors. The stators are made from premium Japanese Kawasaki steel and the new improved internal designs provide even lower ohm resistance, while at the same time provide more power and RPM. In addition, the rotors are manufactured using a premium grade neodymium formula, for high horsepower and fade resistance. The 13.5T motors are available in several variants, including “R” RPM and “T” torque specific offerings while the 17.5T comes also T and the 21.5T is an all-round item. All new V2 Spec Stock motors also have a non removable “BRCA approved” decal to prevent grey importation of above price limit motors. Without this decal in place, the motor is not BRCA legal.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]


January 18, 2017

Mugen Seiki Europe welcomes Marco Natale

Mugen Seiki Europe has announced the signing of Marco Natale to their international racing team. The Italian ace will use the MBX7R Nitro and Eco  buggies during his forthcoming campaign that will include appearances at the Italian nationals and at major international events. Marco had the following to say:

I am very happy with this new adventure, thanks to Mugen Seiki Europe giving me this great opportunity. The quality and performance of Mugen Seiki cars made an easy decision for me to join. I am very proud to be part of Team Mugen Seiki.

Source: Mugen Seiki [mugen.eu]


January 18, 2017

Xray 48 pitch hard-coated aluminium pinion gears

Xray have introduced a range of hard-coated 48 pitch aluminium pinion gears. Coming machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and sporting a hard-anodised surface for wear the gears are cut on a special gear machine for highest possible precision while the surface treatment ensures high durability. The gears are available as 26T to 38T variant with the tooth number laser-etched into the front face for easy identification.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


January 18, 2017

Team Magic Europe sign Andres Gonzales

Team Magic Europe have announced the signing of former Galician Touring Modified Champion and Spanish Nationals A-finalist, Andres Gonzales to their team. Andres will campaign Team Magic’s electric touring car at local and national races and also at select international events including the ETS.

Source: HRC Distribution [hrcdistribution.com]


January 18, 2017

2017 HotRace Summer Cup – Announcement

HotRace Tyres and Tonisport have announced the HotRace Summer Cup for the 15th and 16th of July. The event will see the running of an Invitational Touring Car Modified class as well open Touring Car Modified, 13.5T Stock Touring and Formula categories. The Invitational class will be held in a special format with six open Modified drivers able to bump up into the A-main and the best drivers from Italy and Europe racing against each other. In addition to the race there will be a huge party as usual and more information, including a presentation of the hosting track, will become available soon.