October 19, 2019

A1 win for Sawada in Shanghai

Unsurprisingly the opening Modified A-main has gone to Jin Sawada, the Japanese Infinity driver recovering from a difficult getaway to put his head down and win the 4-minute encounter by 5 seconds from Rocket Zhang in 2nd and Gary Huang a further 5 seconds back in 3rd, having lost a lot of time a crash at the end of the race. Asked about his difficult start, Sawada noted that the area on which he was gridded was dirty which made his car difficult to get off the line and meant his tires were dirty for the first couple of laps. Admitting that it was tricky to negotiate the lapped traffic he had no problems while doing so and will hope for the same result again in A2.

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October 19, 2019

Sawada & Kiyoyi to start from pole at RCI V2

Jin Sawada will start the opening round of the OneTen series presented by Infinity from pole position having taken all rounds of qualifying this afternoon at RCI V2 in Shanghai. The Infinity driver secured his first pole position in the series at the end of the Q2 where he went faster than his Q1 time by a second, while Rocket Zhang and Gary Huang swapped places to end up 2nd and 3rd, repeating that result again in Q3 and ensuring thats how they will start the final. Commenting on his qualifying the Japanese driver said he was happy to make his first TQ after 9 attempts in the series. Commenting on his car he mentioned that he removed 30 grams to bring the car down to the minimum weight of 1320 grams, which he said improved the reactions of the car. Looking to the final, and a full 10 car grid on such a small track, Jin admits that it will be very difficult to avoid contact with lapped traffic, but he will keep his head down and remain focussed on trying to take the win.

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October 19, 2019

Sawada clear up front at OneTen in Shanghai

The opening qualifier for the first round of the new 2019/20 OneTen series presented by Infinity has been completed and it was Jin Sawada who set the pace. As he had done all through free practice on Friday and in controlled practice this morning, the Japanese driver was in complete control. Leading the charge for Infinity, as reigning champion Akio Sobue was called up to test the new IF14-11 in Japan this weekend, the young driver was pleased with his car however as temperatures had risen he felt the traction was lower compared to the morning. Ending the run some 4 seconds up on 2nd placed Gary Huang, it was RCI local pros Rocket Zhang and Motor King in 3rd and 4th respectively.

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October 19, 2019

Protoform Hyper-SS 1/8th scale GT body shell

Following a first teaser Protoform have now officially introduced their all-new Hyper-SS body shell for the popular 1/8th scale GT classes. When IFMAR announced the first-ever 1/8th GT Worlds with a new set of Global Body Spec rules, Protoform set out to design a new body that was not only fast, but also relevant to the full-scale racing era that is here and now. In the past, GT8 cars have always featured cab-forward sports-car style bodies. But in recent years, the rapid advancement of the full-scale GT cars has evolved into the Supercar, and then more recently into the Hypercar that will be featured in the premier class at the Le Mans 24h in 2020. The radical, low-slung shape of the body includes a unique rear-wing with moulded-in Gurney flap. At the rear window area, low-drag louver vents can be trimmed out to allow for efficient engine cooling if required. The Hyper-SS meets all 1/8th GT Global Body Spec rules and is already approved for IFMAR competition at the upcoming World Championship. The body fits popular 1/8th scale GT cars with the shorter GT1 wheelbase of 325mm, and comes with rear wing, nylon wing mounting hardware, decal sheet, window masks, and overspray film. It is available in two weights of high-quality polycarbonate: 1mm regular weight and 0.75mm light weight for expert racers.

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October 18, 2019

Xray Racing Series Slovakia Rd1 – Report

The opening round of the 2019/20 Xray Racing Series Slovakia was held at the Hudy Arena in Trencin last weekend. The event saw the running of both off-road and on-road classes with practice on Friday and racing on Saturday. In 2WD Buggy it was Max Götzl with the TQ in round 1 followed by Martin Bayer and Ales Bidovsky. Max was able to score another TQ run in Q2, again in front of Martin and Ales. Q3 then went to Martin, but as Max had faster time in the Q1, I took the overall TQ as Martin lined up 2nd and Ales 3rd.

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October 18, 2019

Xray XB2C 2020 2WD buggy – Coming soon

Xray have announced the soon release of their new XB2C 2020 2WD off-road buggy. Designed for racing on carpet and astroturf tracks the kit will hit stores just in time for the new indoor season and full details should surface very soon.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


October 18, 2019

Xpress Execute FT1 1/10 FWD touring car kit

Following a couple of teasers on social media Xpress have finally fully unveiled their all-new Execute FT1 1/10th scale competition FWD touring car kit. The car utilises a carbon fibre double deck chassis design, front and rear carbon fibre shock towers and a belt-driven drivetrain as it has become a standard recently. A XQ1-type gear differential ensures exceptional forward traction while double joint driveshafts make for smooth cornering even at high steering throw angles. Adjustable upper deck stiffeners allow to fine-tune the chassis’ torsional flex and various battery positions help to adapt the weight balance to a variety of track conditions and driving styles. Other features include a front bumper with integrated 30mm motor fan mount, front and rear swaybars as well as as quick change brass balance system integrated into the bulkheads.

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October 18, 2019

O.S R2104 Hasi Tuned 3.5cc nitro on-road engine

Coming from the Hasi Tuned brand of multi-time World Championship finalist, Silvio Hächler is a new O.S. R2104 based nitro on-road engine. The power plant is made to the exact same specifications as Silvio’s race engines and professionally tuned, offering a differently timed crankshaft, a modified case and sleeve. The specifications aim to increase end speed on large tracks, giving extra power over the whole RPM range. The easily recognisable engines come with a modified cooling head and they are pre-run-in in order to offer instant and exceptional performance on the track. The 9-port engine includes a hard-coated pipe and a MR02 manifold and it is available worldwide here and in Switzerland it can also be ordered directly by contacting Silvio.

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