GQ introduce a new line of lightweight Formula tyres in F1-T3 compound. Offering super high grip the pre-mounted tyres come on silver-colour spoke rims with the front wheels weighing in at 66g a pair while the rear wheels weighing in at 74g. The wheels are designed to fit most F104-style “narrow” cars.
New from GQ Products are their V3 compound pre-glued touring car and 1:8 GT rubber tires. The new compound it said to offer more grip and wear resistance with the pre-mounted TC tires coming on disc or spoke rims in a complete set of 4. The 1:8 GT pre-mounts come on white or carbon coloured spoke rims in pairs.
GQ Tires have announced their new 1/8th scale soft rims and now offers two rim choices for RC racers. GQ’s Pro Rim is a stiff rim that is suitable for warm weather racing and on smooth, high grip, and/or fast surfaces, while their new high tech ‘Soft Rim’ is suitable for racing in cooler weather along with bumpy and low traction surfaces and/or tracks with tight turns that are more technical in design. The ‘Soft Rims’ are stiff on the outer edge which maintains corner speeds then soften going toward the inner edge. This softening of the rims is what gives these tires the extra traction on the types of surfaces mentioned.
GQ America have announced their ‘soft rim’ tire technology, which gives racers extra speed and fine tuning for cold weather racing, bumpy and low grip tracks. Firstly, the outer edge of the rim in not soft, it is as stiff as their regular Pro Series Rims for high speed turns but moving from the outer edge toward the inner edge, GQ’s special plastic formulation becomes softer to enhance grip. What makes these rims so special is the unique plastic formulation developed by GQ’s PHD staff and the advance machinery needed to manufacture these rims.
TMA Motorsports have announced the signing of Mike Gee to Team GQ Racing Tires for 2010 and 2011. Mike is a young driver showing excellent talent in 1:10th Nitro Sedan and superb ability to wheel Micro Mod Touring cars. Mike was TQ and placed first at this years East Coast Race Of Champions in 1:10th Nitro Sedan and last year was second at the Micro Nationals Mod Touring. Mike had the following the say about his new deal:
I am really excited about the upcoming racing season. I have used GQ tires the past 3 years with excellent results. GQ has always been about quality and high performance products. Because of this and I look forward in helping GQ America and TMA Motosports getting this message to racers.
TMA Motorsports and GQ America have announced the signing of Diatta Collymore to Team GQ Racing Tires for 2010 and 2011. Diatta, a young and very fast driver took a 6th place finish at the 2010 US Nationals in the 1:10th Nitro Sedan Class and with his TQ and win at the Region 1 Nitro On-Road Championships, Diatta has had a successful summer campaign. Diatta is now using GQ Tires on his Nitro and Electric cars.
I’m very happy to have GQ Tires and TMA Motorsports as my tire sponsor for the 2010-2011 racing season. After first trying them in the same shores I used to run from other brands on my nitro car, I felt an increase in traction and consistency. On top of that, the wear on my tires was minimal. I know we will be seeing some great results in the near future.
GQ Products have confirmed that top female racer Sabrina Lechner will run their tires in both the 1/8th and 1/10th classes this season. The Hong Kong based company has already achieved success with this new partnership with Sabrina using their tires to achieve 8th place at the European B Championships in Monaco recently. Very happy with the quality of their products Sabrina is looking forward to continue to use them throughout the season, which will include the EFRA GP in Hiddelsheim and the German Nationals later in the year.