Team Magic have released a new version of their European Championship winning G4 1/10th scale 200mm chassis, called the G4JR. The car comes 95% factory assembled for your convenience, saving you the user a considerable amount of construction time which means you’re up and racing as quickly as possible. The car is supplied with the K-Factory pre painted touring car body, H.A.R.D. branded Futaba radio equipment, 2.1cc engine, tuned pipe and rubber tires, and features a revised internal gear ratio, front and rear CVD’s as well as other standard G4 specs.
The third round of the French 1/8th scale on road Nationals was run last weekend at the Circuit Carole in Aulnay, just outside the city of Paris. In Saturday’s qualifying for the Elite class it was round 2 winner Richard Volta that was top qualifier, running on his favourite track he placed ahead of Adrien Siegfried in 2nd, Romain Picard in 3rd and Nicolas Guillet in 4th. The National class qualifying was headed up by Philippe Cima, just in front of Romain Baehrel in 2nd, while Arnaud Mathieu and Gaeten Fraioli rounded out the top 4. Following the Semi Finals the National class main final was run and despite a stop and go that dropped him down the order, Mugen racer Romain Baehrel could work his way to the front to take the win ahead of Serpent driver Mickaël Tequi in 2nd and another Mugen, belonging to Jérome Berthelot, in 3rd. In the Elite final it was pole man Volta that jumped into the lead early but before his first stop he ran out of fuel which cost him a lap, and which also allowed Siegfried make a break at the head of the pack. Volta did work his way into 2nd position but once more ran out of fuel and his luck continued to elude him as while in 2nd, in the final minutes of the race, he broke a wheel which put him out of the race. Kyosho racer Siegfried took the flag with a commanding 4 lap lead over Kyosho racer Jérôme Papaconstantinos in 2nd, while Serpent driver Jérémy Cardot took the final step on the podium in 3rd.
Designed for the Mugen MRX-4 1/8 scale on-road car, K-Factory have released this new dual brake system. Said to offer fade-free performance and double the stopping power and control than standard versions, the system is designed to release the brake rotors on demand with no rubbing, warping or friction to slow you down. The set uses the same brake pad material as on real cars and is pre glued, harder, more durable and provides consistent braking power.
The opening round of the Swiss electric touring car Nationals were held recently on the technical Schaffhausen track in Northern Switzerland. Qualifying in the Expert class saw Lnenicka Ronny, driving an Xray T2’008, take the pole postion from his team mate Mario Rigert in 2nd and Robitronic racer Sven Zünd 3rd. In the finals it was Ronny that took the win in the first leg ahead of Philipp Huber and Marc Bösiger, while in the 2nd leg it was won by Zünd just ahead of Ronny, with Bösiger 3rd once more. The final leg saw Lnenicka come good as he took the win, and this secured him the overall win with Sven Zünd taking 2nd overall and Philipp Huber rounding out the top 3. The Amateur class victory went to Philipp Tschupp in front of Adrien Duborgel, both with the Xray T2’008, while Christoph Schweizer took 3rd.
Kyosho America now offers custom foam bumpers for the Inferno GT and are specially cut to fit the contours of the two most popular bodies, the Aston Martin DBR9 and the Ferrari F430. The high-density foam bumper replaces the smaller stock unit for additional chassis protection, and it better supports the nose of the detailed bodies, preventing vibration and scraping against the ground. These custom bumpers simply bolt in place of the stock bumper and are a must-have for any IGT enthusiast.
Scotty Ernst was in touch to tell us that the entry for this years International Indoor Championships (IIC) is now open. This years event will be back on the Las Vegas strip, held at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, which is located very close to where the old Stardust hotel was and allows access to all that Las Vegas has to offer. The new venue will take us back to the style that the inaugural IIC had with an intimate ballroom and great feeling. The classes for the 2008 IIC will be slightly different from the previous events and the organisers are very proud to announce that the IIC will be a 100% brushless event. Entrants may compete in a maximum of three classes, of those three classes a maximum of two touring classes will be permitted. To run three classes one must be 1/12 scale (World GT is being counted as a touring class).
For more information, and to get your entry in, go to the official event site here.
FAMAR and AAPARTT, the Argentinian National RC Federation, has selected AARBA (Asociación de Automodelismo Radiocontrolado de Buenos Aires) to run the first Americas Championships. This event will take place at the ‘Hernan Matticoli’ circuit on November 6th to 9th 2008 and is open to 1/8 and 1/10 on road categories. The organisers are looking forward to have the attendance of racers in both categories and from different countries and claim that this event will be a similar international experience like last years 1/8th scale World Championships, which also took place in Argentina.
Kyosho have announced the release of a new kit and body combination for their Spada 09, 1/12th scale gas powered chassis. The new combo comes with their all new high downforce RD-12EX, a body shell that improves rear grip and overall handling characteristics.