Joining an already strong team that includes Walter Salemi and Guiseppe D’angelo, Dutch driver Rick V has been confirmed as joining the SchepisModel team. The European finalist and factory Mugen driver will participate in this years European 1/10th scale Championships in Gubbio Italy and 1/8th scale World Championships in Lostallo, Switzerland using the SM-Boss engines designed and tuned by Mario Rossi. Prior to this Rick had been running JP engines in his 1/8th scale and Mugen Ninja engines in his 1/10th scale.
SchepisModel in Italy have announced that they have teamed up with Engine guru Mario Rossi to work together on the development and production of a new range of SchepisModel engines. The partnership was announced during the first round of the Italian 1/10th scale National Championships, held last week end at the “Black Tarmac” track in Mesero. Mario Rossi left GRP earlier this year where he had worked with the Gandini brothers for a number of years developing their range of engines.
Italian Mugen distributor Schepis Model has gotten in contact to tell us that they have just signed front running Italian gas racer Giuseppe D’Angelo. The former Novarossi backed driver and long time Mugen racer will remain with the Japanese brand for 2009, but has chosen SM by Lavorazioni Meccaniche engines to power his car, similar to Walter Salemi, and Matrix tires for grip. Expect to see Giuseppe at the upcoming 1/10th European Championships in Gubbio, Italy, and maybe the 1/8th World Championships in Lostallo, Switzerland.
Top Italian Mugen racer and multiple World and European Championship finalist Walter Salemi has signed to use SM engines for the 2009 season. The former GRP racer, whose contract ended recently has joined the Schepis Models team to use their new engines. Walter has yet to announce his new tire sponsor.