Italian tire company ATS has contacted us to let us know that they have signed front running US gas on road racer DJ Apolaro. After a couple of years of collaboration with the ATS Tires distributor in the USA, DJ joins the International ATS team and will run the tires in the 1/12th & 1/10th and 1/8th on road nitro classes.
Italian tire maker ATS have confirmed the signing of front running Brazilian racer Eduardo Dulac. The Shepherd racer, and 2007 National Champion, will not only use the company’s tires on both his 1/10th and 1/8th scale cars but his company Dulac Automodelismo will also distribute the entire range into Brazil.
Italian tyre manufacturer ATS, who won the 1:10 200mm World Championship in August with Daniele Ielasi, were in touch to tell us that they have just moved into a brand new 1500 square metre building. By moving to the all new factory ATS say they will be able to speed up production. One very interesting feature of the new building are the two test tracks that are being built to the side the new facility.
We received a brief report from last weekend’s ATS Tyres Trophy, which was held on the Lamberto Collari Circuit in Cassino. A great success, the event was attended by more than 100 drivers during the two days of the race including the new 1/8th scale European Champion Jernej Vuga as well as newly crowned 1/10th World Champion Daniele Ielasi. In 1/10th scale it was ATS top man Piero Torregiani that took the win from Giorgio De Felici in 2nd, with Alessio Forte taking 3rd, while in 1/8th scale Andrea Cristiani won from Jernej Vuga and Borrelli Ciro in 2nd and 3rd.
We heard from our friends at ATS Tyres in Italy that they will soon be announcing a big International signing for the upcoming 1/10th scale 200mm World Championships in Portugal, which will take place in August. The decision to work together came about following the company’s performance at the Warm up race back in March, in which the top 3 finishers were all running ATS tyres and none had to make a tyre stop throughout the 1 hour final. We will learn more this week, but if you have any ideas as to who it may be, then drop your suggestion into the comments below.
Italian tyre manufacturer ATS have introduced a new addition to their product range with the release of these 1/12th scale pre glued tyres. Available separately for 1/12th scale electric racing classes and nitro classes such as the Kyosho Spada, each line offers a different range of hardnesses for both the front and rear of the car. Also new from ATS is an A4 promotional decal sheet sporting full colour ATS logos in a variety of sizes for different applications.
Current German 1/8th and 1/10th 200mm National Champion Robert Pietsch has been confirmed to have switched to Italian tyre supplier ATS. Debuting with his new foam at last weekend’s Pre Worlds in Portugal, the Shepherd Velox designer used his Xray NT1 to qualify in 2nd position before going on to finish the hour long final in 3rd behind ATS team mates Dario Balestri and eventual winner Daniele Ielasi.
In a further move for the top Italian racer, who recently signed for Shepherd, Danielle Ielasi, has joined ATS Tires for the 2008 season. Leaving behind a successful term with PMT, the 2 time European Champion will use the ATS brand in both 1/8th and 1/10th scale. Pictured above with Danielle is Cristina Negri and Piero Torregiani from ATS.