February 15, 2023

Matrix unveils initial Offroad Tyre Names

Matrix Racing Tires has unveiled the names of their initial upcoming 1:8 Offroad Tyres releases.  In a 2-minute video on social media, which features team driver David Ronnefalk in the lead role, the Italian manufacturer closes the Space themed video with images unveiling the four new tyres lined up side by side.  Maybe a video that hints more at company founder Cristian Boni having ambitions to become a movie producer, the only specific details given about the tyres are the names which are all Space related – Nebula, Blackhole, Stardust and Nova.  Watch video here

Source: Matrix [matrixtires.it]

February 8, 2023

Ongaro signs with Matrix Racing Tires

Back to back 1:8 Offroad World Champion Davide Ongaro has signed with Matrix Racing Tires.  Having raced for 5-years with AKA and won both his World titles with the American brand, the Italian joins fellow Italian Cristian Boni’s brand as the establish Onroad tyre producer ventures into the Offroad market.  Making the announcement on social media, Matrix posted, ‘Who can explore the universe better than the best Driver in the world? Only the multiple times World Champion.  Ladies and Gentlemen, we are pleasure to introduce you Mr. Davide Ongaro. Davide has signed with Matrix Offroad Tires and his work it will be important for us and all our customers… Just Stardust on Offroad Tracks!’  Adding to the news on his own social media the factory Team Associated driver said, “I want to say a big thanks to Boni Cristian and all Matrix crew for the help and support they will give to us, I’m super happy to joint this team and ready for a new adventure. Now head down and work.”

Source: Matrix [matrixtires.it]

January 24, 2023

Matrix Tires Universal Tyre Balancer

Italian tyre manufacturer Matrix has updated its Automatic Tyre Balancer to now be available only as a universal unit covering all your Onroad, Offroad and GT needs with the appropriate adapters.  Originally launched in two models last August, one for offroad and one for onroad, now both categories are covered by a universal unit.  The balancer is full automatic and using software indicates where the users needs to add balancing weigh to the wheel for the perfectly balanced tyre.  For 1:8 Onroad, Matrix also offers its own weights that screw directly into their own ‘Five’ rims.  The introduction of holes around the outer edge allows the insertion of tungsten headless screw with calibrated weight for perfect balancing.

View more images here

January 19, 2023

Ronnefalk to run Matrix Tires

David Ronnefalk is to run Matrix Tires as part of his 2023 campaign, with the Italian tyre manufacturer announcing it has signed the former World Champion.  Joining the new offroad market entrant, the factory Mayako driver and reigning European Champion, who has run previously without a tyre sponsor, said, “I’m very happy to announce that I have joined the Matrix Racing Factory team for 2023 and beyond.  Excited to be a part of another new project and to be able to work and develop the products together with everyone in the Matrix team!  Matrix has been around for a long time and for 2023 they have decided to take the step into the offroad market of tires.  It will be a learning process for everyone involved, but I have no doubt we will reach our goals very quickly with the dedication, experience and knowledge I’ve seen from the group of guys in the development department. Last but not least I would like to thank Cristian and everyone at Matrix for the opportunity to be a part of this journey! Let’s go racing.”

Source: Matrix [matrixtires.it]

November 18, 2020

Matrix updated Five 1/8th scale rims

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.

View the front rims here

June 27, 2019

Matrix introduce new Precision rims

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.

Source: Matrix [matrixtires.it]

March 25, 2019

Matrix rubber touring car tires

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.

Source: Matrix [matrixtires.it]