Matrix have a new line of touring car rubber tyres available for both carpet and asphalt racing. The carpet-specific tyre is available in 28 shore and 32 shore hardness while the asphalt tyre come in harder 34, 36 or 40 shore rubber. All tyres are available pre-glued on white disc rims and they are built using moulded double hardness inserts while the shore hardness is printed on the outside of the rim for easy identification.
After two years of development Matrix introduce a new line of carpet touring car tyres. Carpet specific compounds will make for very high grip in combination with high durability that allows to do more than 30 runs on a set of tyres without problems. The tyres are glued on a fully automatic line to ensure reliable bonding and a high quality standard. Beside the carpet line of tyres Matrix will soon also have asphalt-specific pre-mounts available.
Matrix introduce two new nitro on-road bodyshells in the form of the R18 Evo 3.0 1/8th and R10 Evo 2.0 1/10th 200mm. Both bodies are EFRA legal and they underwent extensive testing to offer increased steering response while retaining exceptional corner speed and straight-line stability. The bodies are available as pre-cut versions also and include window masks, the 1/8th body comes including side reinforcements and the 200mm body includes a decal sheet for the headlights and grille.
Matrix introduce their updated line of 1/8 buggy tyres. Long-term tested they provide more traction, improved side bite and increased corner speed. The new range will come pre-glued using closed cell inserts and will be available in a soft and super soft compound.
Having recently announced the spec tire for the ISTC portion of the 2014 IFMAR Electric onroad Worlds in Florida, the organisers have today announced that Matrix Tyres have been chosen as the control tire for the 1/12th section. The suggested compounds have been sent to the 4 blocs to be voted on and will be announced at a later date. Full Throttle Rc Raceway informed us that they conducted the 1/12th scale tire testing in the same time period and alongside the 1/10th tire testing.
After two years of development and testing Matrix announce their new line of 1/8th buggy tyres. Available in four different threads and coming in soft and super soft compounds the tyres cover a wide range of applications from loose dirt up to hard-packed clay. The tyres are available pre-mounted on yellow disc rims and closed cell inserts or as tyre with inserts only. Also new is a radically shaped 1/8th off-road wing that suits buggies and truggies alike. Available in white, yellow or black colour it is a two-stage design and sports a grid on the lower wing part to make for easy and convenient mounting.
Matrix Tyres in Italy have announced the signing of JJ Wang to their factory team. The young talented 15 year-old is the current reigning Chinese National Champion in both 1/10 and 1/8 GP and a member of the US National team competing in this year’s 1/8 Worlds Championship in Japan. After extensive testing at the Pre-Worlds, Matrix and JJ have formed this new partnership. JJ had this to say about the deal:
I want to thank Cristian at Matrix for his support during the Pre-Worlds and for giving me the opportunity to drive with Matrix. I enjoy working with Cristian on tyre testing in Japan and feel really good about using Matrix tyres for my 2013 race season as well as the upcoming Worlds.
Matrix have introduced their newly designed Xtreme rim for 1/8 featuring new plastics following a year and a half research with a large European plastics company. The new design offers higher cornering speeds and lots of rear stability and will be available in three different types, normal (white plastic), carbon (with carbon) and a lightweight version. The light version uses a modified nylon which has a mass less than the polypropylene used by other manufacturers, the benefits of which is weight, these rims being the lightest on the market but with the same strength as the normal nylon rim. The weight of one set of 1/8 rims is only 62 grams. matrix will soon produce 1/10 rims with this special plastic.