Modelix Racing have introduced their new set of Ultimate Racing 16mm shock bladders. Compatible with brands such as Mugen, Kyosho, Xray, Serpent, HB Racing, TLR and others, the shock absorber membranes are designed to stay in shape even in severe track conditions and during long mains. The result is a more consistent shock as the rebound rate stays the same, even on the bumpiest of tracks. The bladders fit most 16mm shock absorbers and they come in packs of four.
Round 3 of the Italian AMSCI 1/8th Off-road National Championship was held this past weekend in Rosignano. Kyosho’s Riccardo Berton made a clean sweep by taking the TQ after the qualifiers and bringing home the win in the 45-minute Expert class A-main final. Some three laps down young Mattia Polito (TLR) came in 2nd while Fabrizio Teghesi (Kyosho) ended the day on the 3 spot. The top 5 result was rounded out by Alex Zanchettin and Alessandro Remia.
The Herts Nitro Model Club hosted the third round of the BRCA Nitro Buggy Nationals this past weekend. Kyosho’s Elliott Boots took the overall TQ but in the main final it was Team Associated’s Neil Cragg who excelled, taking home the win from Darren Bloomfield (Agama) 2nd and Infinity’s Lee Martin, campaigning a HB Racing buggy, in 3rd, while Elliott was not able to convert his TQ into a podium result.
Round 3 of the Andalusian Championship was held in Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga over the weekend. Mugen’s Juan Carlos Canas would obtain the TQ and overall victory in the Nitro Buggy class, taking the 45-minute A-main encounter some two laps in front of HB Racing Alberto Pelaez. TLR’s Oscar Baldo had to settle for 3rd, another lap down.
The recent third round of the Norwegian 1/10th Buggy Nationals saw Øystein Døler walking away with the TQ in the 4WD class. Marius Kristensen and Thorbjørn Døler would line up in 2nd and 3rd on the grid. In the opening A-main, Øystein and Marius opened a small gap and drove away from the field. Ultimately Øystein took the win in the opening leg from Marius and Roy, only to make an early mistake in leg two which allowed Marius to take the lead and to bring home the win in A2 with a 1-lap margin. In the third and decisive main Øystein would again make an early mistake and with the pressure being much lower, Marius was able to take the win and with it the overall victory. Behind him, Øystein and Roy were in the fight for 2nd place and in the end Øystein would take the overall runner-up spot from Roy Gjemble 3rd.
Coming from Xray and made for the XB2 Dirt Edition 2WD buggies is a 4-gear composite gear box set. Using four internal gears and locating the motor shaft on the left hand side the gearbox is a tuning option to fine-tune the handling characteristics while also allowing for super-easy differential access. The set includes the bottom plate as well as the left and right hand gearbox halves.
Round 3 of the Czech 1/8th Off-road Nationals was held in Dolni Bukovsko on a huge track and in hot weather conditions, making it a real challenge for man and machine. In the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class it was a 3-horse battle for the overall TQ with Kaja Novotny coming out on top from Martin Bayer 2nd and Jiri Mara 3rd. In 1/8th E-Buggy things were super close and thanks to TQs in Q3 and Q4 it was again Kaja who took the overall TQ honours from Jiri in 2nd and Martin 3rd.
Xray have announced the soon release of the 2018 edition of their successful X12 1/12th pan car platform. The multi-time European, BRCA and Snowbird championship winning car is set for some subtle changes with more information being available in time for the release.