More news from Mugen Seiki, this time its to announce the impending release of their new 1/8th scale circuit kit, the MRX-4X. We wrote in detail about this new car when it was first announced at the beginning of August when they started to promote the upgrade set, but now you can soon buy the MRX-4X as a complete kit. As we mentioned before the changes from the MRX-4R includes new shorter rear upper wishbones, new uprights with adjustable offset, front and rear bulkheads with adjustable belt tension, new chassis plate, new front and rear shock towers and a lot more.
Xray have released the first official features list and photos from their new, soon to be released 190mm EP Touring car, the T2’008. As we already saw in the spy photographs of the car from earlier this month, the car featured some pretty big changes with a specific 5 cell European rubber version to come out as well as 2 separate 6 cell versions for both rubber and foam racers, to cater for the US market. The cars feature a lot of changes and are basically completely new with a lot of attention paid to weight distribution as well as the cars drive train but the main point is that they have created 3 purpose-designed editions to meet specific ROAR, EFRA, FEMCA regulations.
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More news from Belgium, this time its Serpent reporting that their team driver Robin D’Hondt has clinched the 2007 1/8th scale Belgian National Championship with a calculated drive to 2nd place in the final round at Roeselare over the weekend. The current Benelux Champion qualified 2nd for the event behind outgoing Champion Steven Cuypers making it an all Serpent front row and making the most of his TQ position Cuypers, the winner of Round 3, led the final well into the second half of the race before an engine flame out ended a great drive. This allowed Ilia van Gastel into the lead and D’Hondt, who had won round 1, 4 and 5 of the Championship, into 2nd spot which was enough for him to become National Champion.
Schumacher are reporting that their driver Koen Joosens has won the 2007 Belgian National Championship in Touring Modified racing the company’s Mi3. The last and deciding race took place at the very technical circuit off MRCZ at Zwevegem under magnific weather conditions, and while a third place was enough for Koen to win the championship he took 2nd and secured the title. With three wins and a 2nd place out of six races during the whole season Koen is the deserved Champion. His younger brother Nick ended fifth in the total standing with his Mi3.
KM Racing have released yet more parts for the Xray NT1 1/10th scale car with the release of 2 new products. The first product is an adjustable belt tension plate that has been made from 2.5mm thick carbon fibre and offers a neat way to adjust the cars side belt tension. Also new from KM are lightweight shaft spacers which have been made from aluminium and lightened with holes. The spacers come in pairs and are available in standard silver colour and anodised grey.
More new products from Serpent, this time its the release of 2 sets of new series shock springs, which are suitable for use with all current and previous Serpent shock absorbers. Sold in sets of 5 pairs of springs, 1 set contains 23mm length springs, 1mm longer than the older version, for the front of 1/8th scale chassis’ and both the front and rear of 1/10th scale chassis’, while the 2nd set contains 27mm springs for use on the rear of 1/8th scale chassis’. Featuring a new colour rating these new series of springs are of a better quality, coming with ground flat ends, and as they no longer have a colour coating they function more accurately. The spring’s hardness is now identified by the coloured paint on the springs tip.
Serpent have released these 3mm carbide balls for their new S400 1/10th EP touring car. Sold in a pack of 10, the balls are made from tungsten carbide and are suitable for use in the cars ball differential. These balls are incredibly hard and last much longer than the standard versions thanks to their resistance to flat spotting.
The first round of the East German Regionals were run last weekend at the MRC Leipzig track and it was open to both 1/10th and 1/8th scale classes. In the 1/10th scale qualifying it was Kyosho racer Rico Kröber that took the top qualifying spot ahead of team mates Marcus Kreutziger and Franc Pudewell in 2nd and 3rd respectively, while in 1/8th scale it was Serpent driver Mirko Morgenstern on pole followed by Martin Henschel and Toni Gruber. In the 1/10th scale race it was pole man Kröber that could convert his pole into a win, coming home 7 laps ahead of Tom Krägefski in 2nd while 3rd spot went to Marcus Kreutziger. In 1/8th scale Morgenstern had problems and this allowed Henschel to take a clear win ahead of the Serpent pairing of Torsten Müller and Holger Ritter.