The second round of the 2021 Italian Championships for 1/10th scale EP classes took place at the outdoor asphalt track of Minicar Fontanellato. A great turnout saw drivers very busy for the 2-day race which catered Touring Car classes and Formula. In TC Modified, Gabriele Berselli (Awesomatix) took the win after a very close battle with Mattia Collina (Schumacher) who finished second ahead of Andrea Ghilotti (Awesomatix).
Rêve D have announced the release of their first original drift tire, the AS-01. Suitable for any competitive environment, the material selected is a HDPE compound, which is ideal for the RC drift scene in longevity vs grip. By applying a matte finish to the contact surface and sidewalls, they have a stable performance straight from the packet. The Rêve D development team have done repeated testing to find the balance between high control and performance and not only on P tile and coloured concrete, but also on asphalt and carpet track surfaces. When fitted to the rear, they have optimised control over the lateral grip during drifting to a higher limit and enabled the driver to challenge deeper and longer angles.
After missing out on a race series in 2020 the BRCA National touring car series got back underway this weekend with the first round of 2021 hosted by the Eastbourne club on the south coast. Numbers were a little down on previous years but with covid restrictions still in place this season is likely to have an unusual feel to it as drivers ease themselves slowly back to the track. Aiming for a fifth consecutive modified title Olly Jefferies made a dream start taking TQ ahead of Chris Grainger, but one the stars of qualifying was Ben Moorey, the local driver upsetting the established order with the fastest time in round three of modified qualifying, a result that put him third on the grid for the A final.
The 1st XRS-MVP Alpe Adria was held at the Tolmin track last weekend. With the introduction of a new racing format in qualifications, where best 10 consecutive laps count, it was Nejc Mihelic (Xray) who took the TQ over Anze Setina and Bjan Miklozic (Xray). Due to the huge tyre wear at the Tolmin track, the finals were divided into three 15-minutes legs with 2 finals counting. In the end it was Nejc Mihelic (Xray) who took the win infront of Simon Stelcl (Xray) and Marko Pristov.
Bittydesign have released this Seven65 body shell for the 1/7th scale Arrma Infraction/Limitless cars. Like their 1/8th GT version this too takes inspiration from British GT3 super cars but unlike that body, this new version benefits greatly from the Arrma’s more realistic wheelbase to make what is a great scale looking body shell. Made with high quality and genuine 1.5mm thick polycarbonate Lexan, it is sold clear with protective film outside and comes with a pre-cut decal sheet and windows masks and the kit includes a complete set of screws, nuts and large plastic washers to properly fix the rear wing.
Rêve D have introduced their large-diameter ultra-lightweight M4 serrated nut, optimised for the rear of the car. Their original RD-013 nuts have been well received as being ideal for the front, these are their new rear specific competition M4 nuts. Increasing the diameter of the flanged part helps to control some of the lateral forces applied to the wheel mounting point, helping to improve side bite. The hexagonal dimensions are still 5.5mm which is the same as RD-013 in order to use the same box wrench for both front and rear.
The first BRCA 1/10 Electric Circuit meeting of 2021 was held at the Cotswold Model Car Club situated in Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire recently. This was Round 1 of the BRCA Clubmans series now in its 10th year. Saturday practice saw a good turn out of drivers practicing after many months of bench wrenching. With very healthy numbers in attendance from all of the 3 classes racing this weekend, TC 17.5 Blinky, Frontie and Formula One being this years classes. Sunday race day came and we had even more racers with those that couldn’t make the Saturday practice session. There was a real buzz in the air with quite a few racers meeting up for the first time in many months. Sunshine was forecast for the day but as with the previous day we wouldn’t see it until later in the day, but just in time for the finals.
Two new items from Team Destiny for the RX-10F 2.0, the first is this 45g front suspension block. The weight is designed to be as close as possible to the front gear differential so that the car can generate more traction and stability on low traction asphalt. Secondly there is a new 3.0mm high quality graphite rear shock tower for both the RX-10SR 2.0 as well as the RX-10F 2.0 that is optimised for the horizontal body post type.