New from Matrix Racing tires, the Flex rim, has been developed with the help of some of the best drivers in the world. It allows a more event flexibility which greatly improves grip and traction. Tested at the Italian Nationals held last week in Bologna, the wheel proved successful with Lamberto Collari, Alberto Picco and Michele Romagnoli taking 1-2-3 using the new design.
IDM have announced that Matrix and former World Champion Daniele Ielasi will continue their partnership going forward. The deal sees Daniele continue to be sponsored by the Italian tire company, while Matrix will produce the new range of IDM branded tires.
Italian tire company Matrix have announced the introduction of their new line of rims for both 1/8th and 1/10th scale on road. The new rims will feature carbon fiber inside which reduces the weight by around 12% and increases the stability of the plastic even when the temperature is very hot. They have already tested these new rims at the 1/10th Pre Worlds in Houston with good results, have won the 1/10th Euro B championship and have also tested it at the 1/8th Euro B championship in Monaco, where they achieved 2nd place. Matrix have also released a new packaging system made by flow-pack, the same system as used for food. With this new packaging the costumer can stock materials for a long time without losing the quality and performance of the tires and going forward all Matrix tire lines will be sold with this new packaging.
Matrix racing tires have announced that Raimondo Gilletti will join their already impressive team for the 2010 season. The Italian factory Team Magic/Novarossi driver will use Matrix tires in all of this year’s Italian National championship rounds as well as during the 1/10th 200mm World Championships that take place this summer in the USA. Raimondo’s 2010 campaign is also supported by Savox and Dynamic Fuel.
Matrix Tires in Italy have added another top name to their driver roster with the signing of current 1/10th scale 200mm European Champion Dirk Wischnewski. The German driver, who has also previously won the European 1/10th scale 200mm ‘B’ title, has completed a deal that sees him join a team which includes current World Champion Daniele Ielasi, Worlds TQ Jilles Groskamp, former World Champion Adrien Bertin, Alexander Hagberg, Martin Hudy and Paolo Morganti to name a few. Dirk will be looking to defend his European title in Sweden this summer with his Matrix shod Xray NT1 as well as aiming for the title at this year’s World Championship in Houston, Texas.
Matrix racing tires have announced that they have agreed a two year deal with top Swedish driver Alexander Hagberg to run the 2010 and 2011 season with the company’s line of foam tires. The factory Xray driver finished in 2nd place at last year’s European 200mm Championships in Gubbio, Italy in his first year racing the category and with the Euros being held in his home country this summer he is sure to be one of the favorites for that title as well as a strong contender in Houston, Texas for the World Championships in July.
Matrix racing tires have announced that Martin Hudy will join their team for 2010. Having used their tires during the European Championships in Gubbio last year and having checked the quality and consistency, he has chosen to use them on his Xray NT1 chassis this season. The Slovakian finished on the podium at the World Championships in Portugal in 2008 and took 4th place in Gubbio last summer and will be a strong title contender at both the Worlds in Houston and Euros in Gothenburg later this year.
Matrix tires in Italy have announced that they have signed multiple World and European Championship finalist, Rick Vrielijnck. The Dutch factory Mugen driver will use the new tires on both his 1/8th and 1/10th scale cars as he competes in both European Championships in Italy and Sweden respectively, as well as the 200mm Worlds in Houston Texas. Back in November last year Rick also announced his move to Novarossi for the 2010 season.