Star Motor Engineering have been in contact to let us know about their new 3.5cc on road engine, called the S21 CL7 R. This 7 port engine uses ABC construction and is of the same quality level as the company’s CL7 R STI, coming supplied with a rear ceramic ball bearing for high performace and reliability. This motor is aimed at racers that want a reliable, easy tuning engine, while retaining the same technology that has won 2 World titles in this class.
Japanese company Kawada have released this double function touring car and 1/12th scale ride height gauge. Made from black anodised aluminium, one side of the tool features measuring steps in 0.5mm increments from 1.0 – 10mm, while the other side features a continuous sloping face that can measure within the same range, but in more accurate 0.1mm increments. Featuring the Kawada logo on the side, it and the measurements have been lasered onto the tools surface which will be available for sale in mid April.
RB Products in France have released their new SpeedLine 3.5cc circuit engine which claims to use the most exclusive technology to reach the highest level of performance. This new motor has a brand new crankcase that is lighter and stiffer than previous versions and has a new innovative engine mount for high performance, consistency and reliability. The ultimate engine for serious on-road racers it includes an optimised bi-turbo crankshaft, a CNC machined back plate and the latest AAC piston and liner, providing big power and high RPM. The Xenon Alpha also comes with a MSC case, which offers wider porting and better stability, and a CNC machined, orange anodised aluminium carburettor. This new carburettor has been designed to guarantee consistent set-up and performance while new high speed ceramic bearing give longer life and help with the RPM.
Italian tyre manufacturer ATS have introduced a new addition to their product range with the release of these 1/12th scale pre glued tyres. Available separately for 1/12th scale electric racing classes and nitro classes such as the Kyosho Spada, each line offers a different range of hardnesses for both the front and rear of the car. Also new from ATS is an A4 promotional decal sheet sporting full colour ATS logos in a variety of sizes for different applications.
The opening round of the Dutch 1/10th 200mm Nationals was run last weekend in Groningen in the very north of the country. Changing weather conditions affected everyone and for the NK class it was Serpent racer Remy Moller that claimed the pole position in front of his team mate Ruud Schuitmaker. In the final Remy immediately got into the lead but unfortunately had technical problems with put him out and handed the lead to Schuitmaker with Kyosho driver Daan Jacobs just behind in 2nd. Koen Geurds had come from the 10th spot on the grid making up some places and could close on the leading pair, who were busy battling over position. Unfortunately for Koen, in the last 5 minutes his tyres were worn out and this made it difficult to get into a battle with the front 2 drivers. Ruud and Daan had been at it the entire race and on the last lap Ruud made a small mistake at the end of the main straight, clipping the inside of the corner and spinning his car around (see sequence below), this was enough for Daan to get by and take the win with Ruud less than a second behind in 2nd and Koen in 3rd only under a second further back.
Hot Bodies have released this all-new Pro Spec Ball Diff set for your Hot Bodies Cyclone and which has already been used by the company’s factory team to achieve impressive race wins. The 39-tooth pulley is a direct replacement for the existing ball diff pulley, and features wider spacing for the supplied ceramic diff balls. The cup joints are made from machined POM lightweight space-age plastic for great acceleration, while the included thicker and stronger titanium nitride diff screw and nut will outlast the standard diff screw. As this is a complete set, everything is included like the diff ball bearings, D-cut rings, spacers and diff & thrust bearing grease.
Shown for the first time at the Toy fair in Germany in February, Reckward Tuning have released their Streamlined Lola Expert 8 1/8th scale on road body shell. This EFRA approved (#31500) shell has been made from ultra lightweight 0.75mm thick lexan, has a very low cockpit for easy access to the fuel tank and this also provides good cooling for the engine. Supplied with a trim strip, 6 side stiffeners and the decals shown in the picture, it also comes with a protective over spray film.
The RCCAOI Irish National On road Championships got underway over the weekend in Dublin for both 1:10th 200mm and 1:8th scale classes. In 1/8th scale it was business as usual for National Champion Clive Connolly who TQ’d the event ahead of his Serpent team-mate Michael Byrne. In the half hour final Connolly cruised to victory to win in front of Kyosho driver Austin Elliot in 2nd and Graeme Lougheed in 3rd, who set the fastest lap of the race. In 200mm class it was Eoin Doran that took the top qualifying spot with his Xray NT1 in front of Clive Connolly and that was how it stayed in the final with Doran taking the win from Connolly in 2nd and Colm Gaffney staying out of trouble to take 3rd.