Matrix have introduced their updated 1/8th scale rim called the ‘Five’. Maintaining the same overall look and main characteristics of its predecessor it has some really important innovations. Firstly it is more rigid on the outside to ensure greater cornering, better balanced for better handling and has increased stability to prevent any nervousness. The introduction of holes around the outer edge allows the insertion of tungsten headless screw with calibrated weight for perfect balancing. Matrix say the rim is only the first part of a new, more complex and articulated concept, which will take balancing to a higher level, with more information on the system coming shortly. The wheels are available for front and rear in Light, Carbon, Precision and Flex versions.
Former IFMAR World Champion and Italian on-road frontrunner, Daniele Ielasi will run Xtreme Aerodynamics body shells and Matrix tyres for the remainder of the 2020 season as both brands have announced. Daniele will use the popular and successful Xtreme Aerodynamics bodies at all events he attends as well as Matrix tyres at all open tyre races.
Matrix have added a new wheel to their range of pre-mounted 1/8th on-road foam tyres in the form of the Precision rim. Adding to the already available Carbon and Light variants, the Precision rim is made of aerospace plastic material that is both very light of weight yet extremely strong, providing improved ease of driving, precision and consistency when running on tracks that have already taken a lot of rubber or when the use of additive is allowed. The rim is lighter than the already available Light rim and easily recognisable by its slightly yellowish colour.
Matrix Tires, more famous for the production of foam tires, have introduced their second line of rubber tires, this time for 1/10th touring car. Round and black and supplied on white dish wheels, they are available immediately in a set of 4 and in various compounds.
Matrix have announced the release of their new pre-mounted high-performance tyres for the ever growing 1/8th GT classes. After doing research and development over the time of three years, the tyres are finally ready for release. The combination of wheel hardness, design and rubber compound will ensure best possible performance in a variety of track conditions and the tyres are available from now on.
The latest merchandise from Matrix is a black FlexFit cap. Available in S/M or L/XL sizes, the hat features a grey Matrix Racing Tires logo with white outline and it sports a curved bill for a more old school look compared to today’s flat bill offerings.
Matrix Racing Tires have announced the signing of Finnish frontrunner, Teemu Leino to run their tires at all open events. The reigning ENS 200mm Champion and Infinity factory driver is a valuable addition to the team and the Italian company is looking forward to support his racing program at the best.
Matrix Racing Tires have announced the signing of 1/10th 200mm class specialist, Thilo Tödtmann to their World Factory racing team. ENS podium finisher and multiple main finalist, the German frontrunner, who recently also signed with Shepherd, will use Matrix tires in all open tire races while also helping with product development.