Matrix have announced the contract renewal with Italy’s Francesco Tironi. Backed by a long list of accomplishments such as five Italian National titles and European/World Championships podium finishes Francesco is a great asset for the Factory Team and in the 2015 season he will be racing his XRD-powered Shepherd cars at the Italian Nationals, the European Championships, the 1/8th Worlds in Brazil and the whole ENS series, again in the 1/8th scale class.
Italian company Matrix announce the re-signing of former World and European Champion Daniele Ielasi for the 2015 season. The 37 years old RC legend will keep on working closely with Matrix, not only representing the brand on the racetracks, but also helping with development and production.
Following a first teaser image Matrix now officially announce their new Matrix 190mm touring car bodyshell. Offering a flowing design the body is meant to make for a well-balanced handling with exceptional steering response and a stable rear end, resulting in high corner speeds and a unique driving feeling.
Matrix Racing Tires have announced that former European Champion and multiple time German Champion Dirk Wischnewski renewed with the Italian manufacturer for the 2015 season. A 200mm class specialist the 33-years old Sheperd team driver is a regular A-Main finalist at international races, and in 2015 he will be in contention for the European title as well as the Euro Nitro Series title.
Matrix Racing Tires have released a first teaser of their forthcoming touring car bodyshell. No detailed information are available yet but judging from the image it appears to be a 190mm electric TC body with the front rubber tyre lurking under the black towel while the overall appearance of the front section also screams “electric”. More information and images will become available soon.
Matrix have announced that Former Dutch Champion and 2014 ENS race winner John Ermen will continue with the Italian company for 2015. A driver with more than 20 years of experience, his contribution is very important to the team both in terms of racing and product development. The newly signed ARC team driver will be racing this year’s ENS as well as the Benelux Cup, the German Nationals and the EFRA Euros.
Matrix Racing Tires confirm the signing of Chinese/American top driver JJ Wang to their 2015 factory team. Racing for Mugen and Novarossi in Nitro 1/8th scale and 1/10th scale classes, the 17-years old is a former Chinese National Champion in both classes and he is backed by a successful 2014 season when he managed to bring home a top 5 finish at the 200mm Worlds in Thailand and a very respectable 15th place at the 1/10th Electric Touring Car Worlds held in Florida.
Matrix has announced the re-signing of former Swiss Champion Silvio Hächler for the 2015 season. The World and European Championship finalist, ENS A-main finalist and EFRA GP winner will focus on the 1/8th scale class as a preparation for this year’s World Championship, and with his Matrix-shod Mugen he will run the full ENS season, the Swiss Championship and the EFRA Euros. Silvio will be Matrix’ key figure for Switzerland, so do not hesitate to contact him in case you need any tyre advice.