The opening round of the TTPRC Championship was held in Lima, Peru after racing came to a halt for about five month due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. In the Nitro Buggy class it was Sergio Suarez, who started from 3rd on the grid, who took over the lead already after the first corner and from there he never looked back to take the win from Walter Donaire in 2nd. Sergio’s teammate, Fernando de los Ríos came in 3rd overall.
Round 5 of the Slovakian Electric Off-road Nationals was held in Dubnica nad Váhom last weekend. Due to the sunny weather the track dried out for the finals leaving it with a dusty, low-traction surface. In the 2WD Buggy class it was Adam Urban with the win from TQ holder, Roman Pavlus in 2nd and Michal Nagy in 3rd.
Following a first teaser image, Roche have fully unveiled their forthcoming new P10W Evo2 235mm Pro10 pan car kit. The Evo2 kit features a huge list of updates to better cope with high-powered motors as well as different track conditions with the car being based on a redesigned 2.5mm high-grade carbon fibre main chassis with a new dual upper deck increasing pitch and torsional stability for a controlled ride even in very high-bite track conditions or with low-turn modified motors. Other features include a redesigned front lower bulkhead, new carbon fibre front lower arms, a new highly adjustable servo mounting plate as well as a new, adjustable carbon fibre top plate that allows for quick centre shock angle adjustment. Also included in the Evo2 kit are a DVS-V3 big bore centre shock, redesigned front and rear chassis braces, new design left and right motor mount plates as well as new aluminium axle height adjusters. The kit is rounded out by a new design low centre of gravity rear body mount. It is understood that the kit will ship this August.
Round 1 of the MTC Nationals was held at EARCC in Norwich. The club’s venue is in Easton College in the very big sports hall. The drivers were greeted with a well prepared track with a great layout and a carpeted pitting area which had ample room for the racers. This year there are three classes with the MTC Rubber and Foam classes being the main ones, but also each round has a support class so that those yet to enjoy MTC can still join in the fun on the day. In the Foam class qualifying was a two-way battle between Dave Rand and Mark Barford to take the P1 for the finals. Dave took FTQ by just over a second from Mark with Michael Chapman rounding out the top 3.
Coming from T-Works are several new lightweight 1/8th off-road clutch bells in standard and long specification. Both clutch bell types are available in 13T and 14T specification with the vented design ensuring good cooling capabilities for long mains or when running in high ambient temperatures. The clutch bells come with laser-engraved markings for easy identification and they are usable with most of today‘s nitro off-road vehicles.
Kyosho have introduced their new FTT Front Torque Transfer one-way unit for the R4 Evo.2 and R4S II 200mm nitro touring car kits. The adjustable one-way axle combines the best of both worlds, the steering and acceleration performance of a one-way with the braking power or a solid front axle as the unit allows to adjust its internal resistance using silicone oils with the hardness controlling cornering and braking action. The body of the unit is machined from high-quality aluminium for improved heat dissipation while the internal aluminium and delrin spacers allow to fine-tune the one-way action using different thickness fluids. The kit will become available this August.
Coming from Dash RC is their first ever 1/8th scale brushless speed controller, the AI Max. Built using high-quality components, the AI Max was developed with power-hungry users in mind with the speedo featuring a wide range of parameters that can be adapted to perfectly fit the driver’s needs while offering smooth and linear throttle and brake response. The 220A-rated controller weighs in at only 140g, it features dynamic timing technology and smart programming algorithms that allow for maximum power output while maintaining efficiency and exceptional drivability. The sensored speed controller is available from now on.
LCG Racing have introduced new wide variants of their SFX conversion top decks. They feature a wider shape in the mid section, providing better response and a more direct feeling in grippier track conditions. With a decrease in flexibility, this increases corner speed and overall stability while making the car easier to drive. The wide top decks are available for the SFX converted Yokomo BD10 and Xray T4’20 and they are available now.