Ielasi Tuned from Italy have announced the signing of former IFMAR 1/8th World Champion, Robert Pietsch to their factory team. Robert will use the Novarossi-based engines to power his Mugen ride during his 2020 1/8th scale campaign and he has the following to say about the deal:
First of all I want to thank O.S. Speed and in particular Mr. Shimazaki for the support of the past two years. In the near future I will focus more on the Mugen Seiki 1/10 touring electric model car project, so with the Nitro I will not be able to race with the 1/10 this season, but only in the 1/8 On-Road category and I am sure that together with Daniele, with all his passion and experience as a mechanic on the track, we will do our best to obtain good results.