Seen at the European Championships in France during the summer, Yokomo have finally released the BD5 chassis plate that won the Euros, as well as German and Japanese Nationals in the hands of Ronald Volker. Made from 2.5mm thick carbon fibre it is aimed for use on asphalt and low grip surfaces, giving more flex to help improve overall grip. Also now released from the Japanese company is their gear differential. A direct replacement for the standard ball diff, it gives consistent cornering, no slipping as well as longer times between rebuilds. The diff features lightweight plastic bevel gears which drive the coated aluminium ball cups and the sealed case means you can easily tune to tension with different viscosity oils.