French engine manufacturer JP Racing have released 2 new lines of engines, the FirstLine Stock and FirstLine Black, aimed at the drivers who want to own JP Racing branded engine without having to invest huge amounts of money. Both ranges feature a .12 circuit motor, a .21 circuit engine, a .21 buggy motor and a .21 Rally game engine and come with many of the same features found in the more expensive versions of the same motors. Both lines includes a lightened and hard coated crankshaft while the Black line also have balanced crankshafts and the liner has had additional porting work done.
We recently heard the unconfirmed report that top Dutch International racer and Mugen team driver Rick V has followed in the footsteps of his American counterpart Mike Swauger and joined JP Racing for the 2008 season. Although currently unconfirmed, Rick had had a difficult World Championship in Argentina when he could only manage a place in the 1/8th final, a bad result for a multiple European finalist and World semi finalist. Rick returns to the French assembled JP Racing motors, the powerplant that helped him make a name for himself before moving over to use GRP motors when they were initially released. We will let you know further details when the deal is confirmed.
Top US Mugen racer, and multiple Winternats winner, Mike Swauger has been in touch to let us know that he has signed to JP Racing for the 2008 season. Previously running with the Ninja engine, Mike failed to shine at this years World Championships and his results there may have had a big influence on his choice of power plant for next year. On leaving the GRP made motor, Mike has also left behind GRP tyres and so negotiations are still ongoing to secure a tire sponsor for the new year. Since signing to the French manufacturer at the beginning of December Swauger has gone on to win the recently held Toys for Tots race at Crystal Park, an event which he also TQ’d and set a new track record.
JP Racing have recently announced the release of their latest 1/8th buggy / truggy motor, the Eagle 21 B-7T. Developed to give you great performance, the new sleeve system and new exhaust port design ensures the best compromise between power and fuel consumption, something that Eagle engines are renowned for with many going more than 8 minutes on 1 tank. This engine has been assembled with high speed bearings with the front bearing featuring 2 rubber shields (in and out) protecting the engine against hard dust or water conditions and also a special closed main bearing. Eagle engines come in two versions, normal glow plug or turbo glow plug.
JP Racing have announced the release of their latest competition 2.1cc Novarossi based engine, the FX12 TL-3T Eagle. Based on one of JP Racings most popular motors, the FX12 T03, this modified Eagle version is a 3 port IFMAR and EFRA legal engine which has been hand worked around the liner while the crankshaft has been lightened, optimised and given JP’s hard black coating. Extensive testing by the companys test drivers shows that this engine has a very powerful bottom range while also retaining the marques famously high top speed.
More new tools from JP Racing to help with your engine dismantling, this latest tool allows you to easily remove the combustion chamber from the the engine’s sleeve without damaging either part. As you should always check your engine after competition, this is a great tool to have, and as this is a reversible tool, it is compatible with both turbo and standard combustion chambers.
French engine company, JP Racing, have released their latest tool to help people with the construction and deconstruction of their engines. Their latest product is this sleeve tool which has been made for .12 engines and compliments the previously released version for .21 engines. What it does is make the removal of the sleeve from the casing a simple task, just press it into the sleeve and pull it out, easy and most importantly eliminates the damage caused by the use of cable ties and other removal methods.
JP Racing, the French engine tuning specialists, have released their new .21 circuit engine, the FX21 R9.S. Based on the current series of 9 port Novarossi engines this motor sports ceramic bearings, a 14.5mm crankshaft and a 8.5mm venturi plus a number of JP touches such as some hand tuning and a dark coated crankcase. JP have also released a slightly less high-end engine called the FX21 R7.S which has a 7 + 2 liner configuration and apart from the fact that it doesnt have ceramic bearings it the same as the R9.S.