Sanwa have announced at the 1:12 World Championships in Florida the signing of lead Xray team driver Alexander Hagberg. A direct factory deal with the famous Japanese radio manufacturer, it will see the Swede use both the company’s radios and servos, his choice of transmitter being the M12. While Sanwa also produce speedos, the European 1:12 Champion will continue to run ORCA electrics in all his cars. Announcing the deal with Sanwa’s Akimasa Uchida, Hagberg said ‘with my KO contract up I took the opportunity to try all the different radios which included buying a Sanwa which I really liked and its great that we are now able to work together on an official deal’. Statistics provided by Sanwa show that at the 1:12 Worlds their radio is the most popular choice with a 59% share of the field of which over half are the M12. The second most popular radio with just shy of a quarter of racer using it is KO Propo with Futaba third with 16% usage.