Although not in any doubt following the announcement at the start of the month, Xray have confirmed that top French racer Jerome Sartel has signed to race the XB8EC & XT8 for 2008. Jerome had the following to say:
First of all, I would really like to thank to my previous sponsors for their fantastic support during all the previous years; we shared great moments and they gave me the opportunity to attain such results. Nowadays, everything is going faster and worldwide in RC cars, and as such I am grateful for the opportunity that Xray is giving me to integrate into their team. My first impressions about Xray’s R&D possibilities and quality of their products make me very confident in my choice. I’m very excited to work with such a highly-professional organization that is so focused on making the best car and getting the best results! As these changes never come alone, my Xray XB8 & XT8 will be powered by RB engines and equipped with ProLine tires as well. See you in Laon for the Euro Indoor Race in February 2008!