March 3, 2023

Inaugural MIBO International is GO!

1 Race, 2 Tracks, almost 250 entries, and tons of action – the inaugural MIBO International Race is GO with drivers easing themselves into the busy weekend schedule with an evening of free practice in Hrotovice, Czech Republic.  The central double sided drivers stand has had a constant flow of both onroad and offroad drivers since the 17:00 start, all eager to dial in their cars ahead of the five rounds of qualifying, four of which make up Saturday’s schedule.  In touring car a lap is running at 13-seconds while over on the the buggy track quick laps are running in the late 17-seconds for 4WD and mid 18-seconds for 2WD.

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March 1, 2023

Mibo International Race – Preview

This weekend the small town of Hrotovice in the Czech Republic will play host to the inaugural MIBO International Race, a race that is a long time dream of international touring car racer Michal Bok.  While the venue has been visited by some of the best drivers in the world as Bok hosted rounds of both the ETS and EOS in years passed, this weekend he brings both classes together as a follow on to his hugely successful pre pandemic Mibo Cup Series.  Two tracks under one roof with onroad and offroad action taking place side by side, the first edition of what is planned to be a major annual event on the European race calendar kicks off on Friday evening with practice.  In touring car Mugen’s Ronald Volker and Yokomo’s Christopher Krapp lead the entry while Offroad is headed by Xray’s Bruno Coelho. The World Champion makes the switch to buggy after a very successful start to 2023 in Touring Car that includes victory at the legendary TITC in Bangkok last weekend.  With 240 entries reflecting the competence racers have in Bok’s Mibosport race organisation’s ability to put on quality events, there is set to be plenty of exciting race action right across the classes.

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February 16, 2023

MIBO International Race onroad track layout

The organisers of next month’s brand new MIBO International Race in the Czech Republic has released the track layout on which the titles of inaugural Champions will be decided over the two and half day event that runs from March 3-5th.  Featuring a 30 metre long straight, the track is 19 metres deep and is the creation of touring car racer Enrico Jung with input from man behind this event Michal Bok.  A follow on from the very popular pre-pandemic Mibosport Cup held at the Sports V Hotel venue in Hrotovice, the first running of the MIBO International Race has already attracted an entry of more than 200 that includes star international drivers such as Mugen’s Ronald Volker, Yokomo’s Christopher Krapp and Xray’s Bruno Coelho.

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February 1, 2023

Schumacher’s Pålsson joins MIBO International entry

Top international female offroad racer Jessica Palsson is to contest the inaugural MIBO International Race.  The Schumacher backed 1:10 Offroad driver will travel to the Czech Republic for the March 3-5th event as one of a number of Swedish drivers making the trip to Hrotovice.  The 20-year-old EFRA Ambassador, is the reigning 2WD Euro Buggy Master Champion and joins the likes of Bruno Coelho, Martin Bayer, Ronald Volker and Christopher Krapp as part of the international field of racers representing 12 counties that will contest the event.  Organised by Michal Bok, like its predecessor, the Mibosport Cup, which was a series of races, the one off MIBO International Race weekend will feature two separate tracks to cater for both Onroad and Offroad racing action.

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January 26, 2023

Xray enter Coelho for inaugural MIBO International Race

Xray has confirmed that it will be sending Bruno Coelho to the inaugural MIBO International Race in the Czech Republic.  The exciting new indoor event on March 3-5th, will feature both onroad and offroad racing action with Coelho set to focus his attentions on the Offroad competition.  Kicking off his 2023 season with victory at the annual GP3F in France last weekend, the reigning Touring Car World Champion will use the event to work alongside Xray’s offroad designer Martin Bayer as the duo begin preparations for what is a big year for 1:10 Offroad.  In September, the two time 4WD Buggy World Champion will travel to the US to contest the IFMAR 1:10 Offroad World Championship with one of Bayer’s creations.  Xray will also be officially represented at the MIBO International in onroad with Martin Hudy, who is responsible for Xray’s onroad car design, contesting the Modified Touring Car class at the inaugural Michal Bok created event.

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January 20, 2023

Mugen’s Volker confirmed for MIBO International

Factory Mugen Seiki touring car ace Ronald Volker will contest the inaugural MIBO International Race.  The former World Champion will represent the Japanese manufacturer at the Czech Republic event on March 3-5 marking a return to the venue where the German has enjoyed much previous success.  The multiple ETS Champion has clocked up numerous championship race wins at the Sport V Hotel including kicking of his long run of title defences with victory in Hrotovice.  The MIBO International Race will see separate onroad and offroad tracks provide two stages for a full weekend of racing action and with drivers like Volker and Yokomo’s Christopher Krapp already confirmed, it is sure to witness some of the great touring car battles of the past relived in this exciting new chapter in Hrotovice’s racing history.

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January 20, 2023

MIBO Aluminium Adjustable Servo Horn

MIBO has added these super rigid 25T aluminium adjustable servo horns, a logical addition to its growing product offering given their already extensive range of servos.  This reliable and universal servo horn is for everyone who wants to use their servo to the max and achieve quick and precise steering on any off-road, on-road, or drift machine.  Thanks to the clamp-lock for servo spline fitting and rigid design, this servo horn transfers the servo movement to the steering mechanism without any backlash or flex. In addition, thanks to the easy wide-range length adjustment, it allows for steering response tuning.  Whether you need to shorten the lever ratio in order to get a maximum servo travel and precise control, or lengthen it for maximum possible speed, you can do it in few seconds.  Just loosen the ball end, move it in the groove and tighten it back. Thanks to the embedded self-locking nut, you don’t need to worry about it ever going loose.

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January 18, 2023

MIBO adds Enrico Jung to race team

Continuing to grow its race team, MIBO has added successful German Team Yokomo Stock Class driver and highly experienced Yokomo Factory Team mechanic Enrico Jung.  Jung joins top international touring car ace Christopher Krapp in representing newcomers MIBO and its ever expanding range of products that already includes servos and chargers.  One of MIBO’s goals in signing Jung is to use his experience to assist and consult in the development of new products with them stating they believe he is the right person with whom they will be able to bring even more new products in the long term.  Commenting on the announcement, Jung said, “I am really happy to join Mibosport/MIBO I will use the new charger, servo’s and some more stuff who is coming really soon… stay tuned.  Big thank‘s to Michal, can’t wait to push this amazing brand.”

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