Jerome Renaux is the 2007 Belgian 1/10th 200mm Champion after a year long battle with rival Nick Cuypers. The Kyosho racer managed to take 3 race wins as well as 2 podium finishes from 6 races and in qualifying he also showed great pace claiming 4 pole postions throughout the season. With Jerome taking the title, it was Serpent racer Nick Cuypers that was 2nd overall with the 3rd spot going to Jonathan Sanza racing a Xray NT1.
We were contacted by the organisers of this years Much More Cup in Thailand to give us details on this great event held on the 14th – 16th of December at the Trang RC Raceway, a world class track situated in Trang city of the mid-southern part of Thailand. The track has excellent facility, whether it is the drivers’ stand, pit area with lights and cleaning area and is located near the city center where there is an abundance of food and entertainments. Trang is one of Thailand’s jewels in terms of natural treasure with its heavenly beaches and waterfalls, which means it is also a place for the family to relax and have a holiday.
K-Factory have released these new LX Shock Absorbers which have been based on the Team Magic G4S shock and then had almost all of the shock absorber replaced to make sure it met and exceeded strict specification and performance criteria. Said to have performed so well they are now included with the Limited Edition G4+ they are not only smoother and stronger than the original version but also easier to use and are fully compatible with the majority of on-road cars, both gas and electric.
Japanese brand East have released this 200mm touring car body shell based on the Honda Civic. Similar in looks to other bodies already on the market this new shell sports 2 ribs on either side of the car which increase stiffness to the area while at the same time allowing the shell to be very lightweight. Other details include ribs on the bonnet that channel the air over the lowered windsreen and back to the rear wing. The Civic, which has been extensively tested by Central RC, provides the user with very responsive, high grip and well balanced handling characteristics.
The 2007 Italian electric touring car indoor championships were held in Firenze on the last weekend of October and all the top Italian EP racers were out to battle for the title. In qualifying it was Corally racer Sala Federico that claimed the pole position in front of 2nd placed Michele Romagnoli, racing for Xray, in 2nd. After 2 of the 3 finals, it was a win a piece for Federico and Romagnoli with another Xray driver Guido Barbera in 3rd on both occasions. In the 3rd and decisive final there was many lead changes and with 25 seconds to go, the order was Barbera, Romagnoli and Federico but a misplaced marshall caused a crash for Barbera while a closely following Romagnoli had little place to go and also crashed leaving Federico through to take the win and with it the overall title, Romagnoli was 2nd and Barbera ended his day in 3rd.
Our site sponsors Team Magic have released the first pictures of their latest 200mm touring car, the G4RS. We wrote briefly about this car at the end of October when it was first announced and as you can see from the feature list below, it does sport quite a few changes over their previous, European Championship winning, G4 and G4+. The main changes are a new narrow chassis, new rear end, different internal ratio, new shock absorbers, new 2-speed gearbox as well as a number of other upgrades to aid performance and durability.
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As we have published several times before, including an in depth report from the World Championships in Argentina, Shepherd Micro Racing will release their latest 1/8th scale, the Velox, very soon.
After an extensive test stage Shepherd are proud to offer a sophisticated and well-engineered product soon. It was always important for us to develop a model that suits both the hobby driver and the pure competition racer. The potential of this car has already been on both a national and international setting with a 3rd and a 4th place obtained by Robert Pietsch at this years Lostallo and Grenoble EFRA GPs. Also at the European Championship in Lostallo Robert just missed out on the final with an 11th place, while at the World Championship in Cordoba he also just missed the final, placing 15th overall due to being bumped from the track while in third position in his semi-final. The biggest success so far however has been the victory of Robert Pietsch and the 6th place of Patrick Schäfer at the 2007 German 1/8th scale National Championships.
K-Factory, the option parts wing of Team Magic, have released the first after market parts for the very new TM E4 190mm EP touring car. First up is an alloy middle top deck mount which increases strength to this area in the event of a crash as well as reduce chassis flex for improved tuning abilities and cornering performance. Next up is a new aluminium middle shaft mount that replaces the standard plastic part and is designed to improve durability, performance and looks of your E4. The aircraft quality 7075 aluminium is machined to perfect tolerances and provides increased transmission efficiency thanks to reduced flexing during high load acceleration.