February 12, 2013

Matrix on-road body teaser

Matrix on-road body teaser

Italian company Matrix, known for their successful line of foam tires, has released this rendering of what appears to be an 1/8th on-road body shell. No details are known yet other than the body in questions sports the EFRA number 31535 and it should therefore be legal for racing in 2013. We bring you more details as we get them.

Source: Matrix Tires [matrixtires.it]


December 12, 2012

Matrix Tyres sign Simone Pausini

Matrix Tyres sign Simone Pausini

Matrix Tyres have announced the signing of young talented Italian Shepherd 1/8th scale driver Simone Pausini to their official racing team. Having tested the tires during a recent race in La Turbie, he decided to make the switch.

Source: Matrix Tires [matrixtires.it]


August 16, 2012

Matrix Tyres signs DJ Apolaro

Matrix Tyres in Italy have announced the signing of current US 1/10th 200mm National Champion DJ Apolaro to their factory team. Having also won the Florida State series as well as the Airtronics race and Novarossi Challenge, the Capricorn driver is on a bit of a roll lately. He had this to say about the deal:

I would like to thank Cristian at Matrix for the opportunity to help promote the Matrix brand here in the USA. I have been testing different brand tires over the last few months and have been very happy with the quality control and performance of the tire. I have tried them at different races under many conditions and they are a great product. I look forward to promoting such a product and helping to bring Matrix back to the premium tire used here in the USA.

Source: Matrix Tires [matrixtires.it]


February 24, 2012

Rico Kroeber joins Team Matrix

Having used Matrix Racing tires the past three years Rico Kroeber now intensifies his relationship with the company and will also use the rubber in his 1/12 scale campaign as well as test tires in preparation for the Worlds in Thailand and during the German nationals and the EC-A in Cassino. This is what Rico has to say about the deal:

After the recent years driving Matrix tires at international races, I will intensify the professional work between Cristian Boni an me and not only use them in 1/10 scale nitro but also in 1/12 scale electric because I feel these tires show a good performance on carpet tracks also.

Source: Matrix Tires [matrixtires.it]


February 21, 2012

Matrix Tyres additive

Matrix Tyres have released their own line of additive, developed as a result of their knowledge of the rubber and a thorough search of raw materials. Tested using the best drivers in the world, both in 1/8 and 1/10, it will ensure maximum grip, ease of driving and maximum cornering speed. Absolutely not harmful, it does not contain any solvent hazardous to human health (see safety sheet here (PDF)).

Source: Matrix Tires [matrixtires.it]


February 9, 2012

Matrix Racing tires sign Ronald Volker

Matrix Racing tires have announced that they have signed Shepherd driver Ronald Volker to use their tires for 2012. The deal which was finalised at last week’s Nuremberg toy fair will see the German electric ace run the Italian foam all season which will include the Winternats in Florida, European Championship in Italy, World Championships in Bangkok and other select races.

Source: Matrix Tires [matrixtires.it]


January 26, 2012

Nicholas Lee joins Matrix tyres

Having recently signed for KM Racing, 2011 Tamiya Asia Cup & World Cup Touring Car GTA Class Champion Nicholas Lee has also joined Matrix tyres for the 2012 season. The Singapore driver has this to say:

As I will be competing at most of the major nitro events this year, it has come to my attention that using the best tyres will be important. So I have chosen Matrix and I would like to thank Cristian for giving me this opportunity. I will give my best to produce desirable, if not winning results in my future races.

Source: Matrix Tires [matrixtires.it]


December 18, 2011

Matrix Tires re-signs Alexander Hagberg

Matrix Tires re-signs Alexander Hagberg

Matrix Tyres in Italy have confirmed that they have re-signed Swedish International racer Alexander Hagberg for the 2012 season. The Xray driver has been running these tires since the start of his career in nitro racing. “The quality and standard has always been perfect. They have been market leaders especially after the introduction of the very stiff and lightweight carbon rims. For next year I will use Matrix Tires also in the 1/12 class. My first race with those tires will be the 2012 Snowbirds in Orlando, Florida.”

Source: Matrix Tires [matrixtires.it]