Power Save Racing have got information about the new EFRA approved (#3010) 3-chamber buggy exhaust system from AXE Rossi. Meeting the new EFRA regulations concerning the exhaust pipes, the current European Champions now have 3-chamber pipes available for their entire range of off-road engines. This particular pipe set comes supplied with manifold, exhaust springs and exhaust seals.
Axe Cobra, the Italian engine manufacturer that has just won the European Championships with Robert Batlle, have announced that the engine that powered the Spanish driver to the title will be available for sale in September. The engine, called the 214R21 COBRA X1, features a new crankshaft with a special plastic insert, a rear ceramic ball bearing, turbo glow plug head and other small changes.
Our partners Neo Buggy are reporting that Italian engine manufacturer AXE Rossi are joining the competitive oils market with the release of their own brand shock and diff oil. The oil has been specifically designed to be consistent in verying temperatures as well as over prolonged use as experienced in lengthy finals.
Following the statement made yesterday by Ricardo Gomez, father of Richi, in relation to the disagreement between his son and engine manufacturer Axe Rossi, the Italian company has responded with their own statement. In it they claim that the products that Richi received were up to scratch and even allowed Richi win his first National race that he took part in with the engine and they are of the opinion that the only reason he has left Axe Rossi was because he was offered a better offer from a different manufacturer. The saga continues.
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Last week we wrote about a piece we saw on Neo Buggy stating that Richi Gomez could be brought to court by Axe Rossi for breach of contract. Today our other site partners Buggy Sport received the exclusive manifesto from Ricardo Gomez, father of Richi, in which he states (in my understanding as its difficult to read) that they have upheld their side of the agreement and that Axe have not lived up to theirs. What it essentially comes down to is that Axe Rossi have not supplied them with sufficient product support and that what they have recieved has been of substandard quality and definitely not worthy of a top international racer who needs to compete at the highest level. Problems like leaking in both the combutsion chamber and carburettor, to poorly made exhaust systems, these motors have been unusable and replacements have not been forthcoming and thus to fullfill his obligations to his other sponsors he has had to source other engines, which seems fair enough.
Our site partners, Neo Buggy, have today brought to our attention the news that Axe Rossi may bring Richi Gomez to court over breach of contract. As we wrote before on our site, Richi, who had signed for Axe Rossi at the start of the year in a high profile team launch, was spotted only 2 months later at the Silverstate race running an RB motor and again at the first round of the Spanish Nationals (above) earlier this month. Neo Buggy cite disagreements between both parties prior to the Silverstate event as the reason for the split. Richi had signed to race RB motors only 4 months before signing for Axe Rossi and is quickly building himself a reputation as being unreliable to sponsors.
The continuing saga of Richi Gomez and his engine supplier continues, as he was recently spotted back running RB motors after apparently stepping out of his high profile deal to run with Axe Rossi motors, which was announced earlier this year. Richi, a GS racer, had raced for RB motors prior to his new deal with Axe Rossi but had only stayed with the French Manufacturer for a short time and prior to that had run with Novarossi. According to our site partners Neo Buggy, his return to RB engines is a deal brokered through Richi and the Spanish RB distributor, and not direct the factory as his prior deals were.
As suggested yesterday, Spanish racer Robert Batlle has been confirmed as the 3rd member of the International Axe Rossi team for the 2007 season, lining up alongside Richi Gomez and Raul Daras to make a very strong off road team.