Xray continue to tease new kits for the 2021 season with the latest being next year‘s variant of their World Championship winning X12 1/12th scale platform. As the image suggests, we can expect this to be an all new platform, however what changes there will be remains to be seen. Complete information, specifications and features should become available soon.
Rebellion RC have introduced an updated version of their Crossflex chassis for the Xray T4’20. New on the V2 aluminium chassis is that all the holes for short arms have been removed which leads to a narrower rear end which in turn improves on power behaviour due to less chassis/ground contact.
Having previously shown you prototype photos of Awesomatix’ radical new A12 1/12th scale chassis, today the Russian company have released final details & photos of their soon to be available car. The first thing you notice about the A12 is simply how low it sits. A low centre of gravity is a critical element in racing performance for any class, and this is further exemplified by the A12 pan car on an entirely new level. Much like the Awesomatix A800MMX touring car, the A12 far surpasses all existing 12th scales by providing a much lower centre of gravity.
OfficinaRC’s new series of tungsten copper screws are designed for those looking to bring the weight distribution and centre of gravity of their car to the next level. These countersunk head screws come in three sizes, 3x5mm, 3x6mm and 3x8mm, and enable you to add a large amount of weight at any point in the car in the lowest possible point under the chassis. Sold in packs of 4, due to the nature of the material they require care not to damage the head when fastening them.
T-Works continue to give the Tamiya TC-01 plenty of attention, today releasing this set of suspension mount adjustment spacers. Also suitable for the M07 chassis, they feature a U-shaped design meaning that you only need to slightly loosen the suspension mount screw to insert or remove the spacer. Sold as a pack of 8 pieces.
Mon-Tech Racing from Italy have released a first teaser image of an upcoming new body shell release. No official information is available yet, but the focal point shown in the photo is the rear window louvers/engine grill from a GT body shell perhaps. We bring you more details on the project as we get them.
The Euro Touring Series (ETS) finally got back underway last weekend, after the Coronavirus situation forced the delay to the 2020 season. The newly re-surfaced and re-configured Arena 33 circuit in Andernach, Germany was the host for the return of the famous series and attracted around 200 entries – impressive given the situation and the travel restrictions that continue to affect events in Europe. In the Modified class, Yokomo’s Ronald Volker took the first two rounds of qualifying, putting him in a strong position early on. The German driver led Q1 ahead of Awesomatix’s Lucas Urbain and Xray’s Bruno Coelho, whilst Q2 saw second and third places reversed as Urbain showed his intention to challenge the “big three” at this event. Marc Rheinard took the challenge to Ronald in Q3 to get his event back on track, the Tonisport/Awesomatix driver leading Volker and Coelho in the round. Q4 would then decide pole position between the two German rivals, but it was Urbain who took his first ever ETS round TQ to lead, leaving Rheinard in second and Alexander Hagberg having his best result in third. This left Volker on pole, ahead of Rheinard, Urbain, Coelho and Hagberg.
New for the P10W EVO2 and F1, Roche have produced these kingpin spacers. The tapered spacers are 3×5.5×1.0mm and ensure that there is no interference when using large caster angles. Machined from 7075 aluminium, they have been black anodised and come in a pack of 4 pieces.