Round 1 of this year’s BRCA 1/10th Electric Off-road National Championship was held this past weekend at the Robin Hood Raceway. Team Associated’s Neil Cragg would walk away with the win in the 2WD class, held on Saturday, following some tight battles in the A-mains. The TQ holder wold leave behind Yokomo’s Lee Martin in 2nd and Yokomo driver, Paul Crompton in 3rd. Over in the 4WD class, that was held on Sunday, it was Yokomo driver Lee Martin with the TQ and win from Tom Cockerill (Yokomo) 2nd and Craig Collinson (Team C) 3rd.
Alexander Hagberg has ended a four year drought in the Yokomo Euro Touring Series, the Xray driver taking victory at the first outdoor race of the season in Spain today. Claiming the last of his ETS wins in Germany in 2014 on carpet, the Swede got his third ETS career win after the result went to a tie break when Christopher Krapp won an eventful A3. With the overall result coming down to times, Hagberg’s quicker A2 win sealed his first win on asphalt ahead of Krapp and Bruno Coelho. For Top Qualifier Coelho it would be a fraught end to a day that started out so well. Having taken a very straight forward win in A1, a mistake in A2 dropped him behind Ronald Volker before the pair clashed handing Hagberg the win. Leading away the field in A3, another mistake on the curbing, this time on the opposite side of the track, put an end to what could have been a weekend that put his rivals well on the back foot, especially given season opening winner Marc Rheinard was having a tough weekend. Despite the result, Coelho still leaves Spain now with a 5-points advantage over Rheinard who came into the weekend as joint leader. Hagberg’s win moves him up to third pushing Volker, who gave up his A3 lead to try help Krapp get the overall win, back to fourth.
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Arena have introduced a body trim block for 1/10th touring car body shells. The 3-D-printed tool was designed for the use with a Zebra fine pens and similar fine liners and its design allows to conveniently draw lower body trim lines at heights of 5.5mm up to 7.0mm by simply flipping the block.
The Mini Racing Team Essonne club played host to round 1 of the French IC Track National Championship this past weekend. In the 1/8th Elite class it was Romain Picard with the overall TQ from Richard Volta 2nd and John Ermen 3rd. The latter then had some bad luck in the semi final when he lost the lead due to a mechanical issue and eventually finished good enough to start from P11 into the 45-minute A-main. In the opening stages of the main John was fortunate enough to make it through a lot of carnage and traffic and when it started to rain lightly at the 10-minute mark, more chaos took place of which John was able to take advantage of to move up to 2nd behind Richard. When the latter had a coming together with another car in the pit lane, John was able to take over the lead and with only 15 minutes to go John stretched out on the lead and later took a 2-laps win from Arnaud Mathieu 2nd and Christophe Aygon 3rd.
The Nitromasters 1/8th off-road race took place this past weekend in Sand am Main. Mugen’s Carsten Keller would take the win in the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class from Aaron Roenick in 2nd and Sebastian Winterstein in 3rd. Rene Koenig would round out the top 4 results for a full Mugen sweep. Over in the 1/8th E-Buggy class it was Sebastian Winterstein with the win.
The Vic la Gardiole track in the southern part of France played host to the second round of the French Electric Buggy Nationals this past weekend. Rainy weather in the days before the event made for challenging track conditions but the club members did their best to make for a super fun event for everyone. Ultimately it was the top qualifier, TLR’s Renaud Savoya who took the win in the 2WD lass from Xray’s Armand Lantheaume in 2nd and Team Associated’s Ludovic Valtier in 3rd. Over in 4WD it was HB Racing’s Thomas Musso with the TQ and win from Armand Lantheaume (Xray) 2nd and Renaud Savoya (TLR) 3rd.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Kyosho MP9 TKI4 and TKI3 series of buggies are aluminium shock stand offs. The parts are machined from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminium and will reduce the overall weight while lowering the centre of gravity. The stand offs come in sets of four including suitable screws.
Round 1 of the BRCA 1/8th E-Buggy and Nitro Truck National Series was held this past weekend at the Brookthorpe track. In the E-Buggy class it was Agama’s Darren Bloomfield who had a great start into his title defending season with a win from Jack Embling (SWorkz) 2nd and TQ holder Matt Lewis (Team Associated) 3rd. Over in the Nitro Truggy class Jack Embling (SWorkz) managed to qualify joint TQ, but started 2nd due to the fastest time being held in the dry round by Team Associated’s Jon Howells. The final was 30 minutes long, and Jack decided to not risk ten minutes stints, so he had to stop three times. However even though his competitors risked one less stop, he still had the speed to take the win from Jon Howells 2nd and Agama’s Jon Hazlewood 3rd.