German Sheperd Velox driver Robert Pietsch has claimed victory at this weekends Spanish EFRA GP at the Valencia track, host of this years European Championships. Starting from the pole position Pietsch had a some problems which dropped him nearly a lap down as his team mate Daniele Ielasi took the early lead. Pietsch started his comeback and was gaining ground due to better fuel economy and when Ielasi ran into problems about 2/3rds of the way into the race, Pietsch took over at the front, in front of Pirani in 2nd and Alberto Picco in 3rd with these 2 swapping places, with Picco having the upper hand until running out of fuel near the end gifting Pirani the 2nd spot. This was how it finished with Pietsch taking the win, 8 seconds in front of Pirani with Picco ending the race in 3rd, a lap behind the leaders.
Japanese firm, Honest, have released a number of new front geometry option parts for the Kyosho Spada. Starting with these lower front carbon fibre wishbones and spacers, that are said to stiffen the front of the car up as well as provide more traction. The use of plastic inserts ensures that the movement of the kingpin remains smooth. Also new are a set of front and rear carbon spacers to go under the car’s bearing blocks to help adjust the ride height of the car.
New from Serpent, for owners of the 960-07, comes this upgrade set to bring your 1/8th scale chassis up to the latest 2008 specification. Supplied with the latest instruction manual, the set includes the new-machined chassis plate, as well as a front and rear upgrade set. The rear upgrade set includes the latest upper and lower wishbones as well as the new uprights and a-arms and the set also comes with the new axle bearings and other required hardware. The front upgrade set features the new front bearing blocks, lower wishbones, new anti-roll bar mounts and the lower hinge pins. The front and rear upgrade sets are also available to buy separately. The front upgrade set features the new front bearing blocks, lower wishbones, new anti-roll bar mounts and the lower hinge pins. The front and rear upgrade sets are also available to buy separately.
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We have been contacted by the organisers of this Summer’s Much More UK GP, run in Stonehaven, Scotland,which is shaping up to be a great event. Almost fully booked they only have 18 places remaining in Pro Stock which takes place on June 14th, with similar limited numbers in 5 and 6 cell modified, which are both run on June 15th. They have many RC super stars attending and one very special guest who will be announced shortly. Booking in now is strongly recommended via www.rcracecontrol.com to avoid dissapointment.
We received an update from Valencia Spain, where the Euros warm up event is taking place for 1/8th scale on road and after qualifying it was current German National Champion Robert Pietsch on pole position followed by Shepherd Velox team mate Daniele Ielasi in 2nd. Robert was the only driver to make 18 laps and behind him it was very close with fuel consumption being a big problem for many drivers. The track conditions so far have been very good, with only some light rain drops falling during qualifying but not enough to disturb the racers. The semi finals start tomorrow at 12.15, with the finals expected to begin at 14.30.
Team Associated has a report from the ROAR Region 5 On road Championships, hosted by Summit R/C Raceway, who provided the racers with a fast and flowing layout, with the exception of the S section coming onto the straight. Team driver Walter Hendersen went into the race with only one days testing with the new 12R5 and after a few small adjustments he was ready for the first day of qualifying, where he was able to secure the TQ spots in both Super Stock and Modified, both by over 2 laps. The mains went just as well for Walter, as he used his pole position to great effect, jumping straight into the lead and never looking back, taking both wins.
New for the Xray T2, T2R, T2’007 and T2’008 are a complete range of optional front and rear anti-roll bars. Black in colour and marked with laser-engraved lines for easy identification, the front now has a 1.3mm, 1.5mm and a 1.8mm available, while the rear has a 1.1mm, 1.3mm and 1.5mm.
Protoform have unveiled their latest line of sedan bodies at this weeks RCX Show. The all-new R9-F (above) is a Global Body Spec ready race body specifically for carpet/foam racing and features a low centre of gravity even at the legal 115mm height. For those club racers that like to run their bodies low, it’s designed to be quite “slam-able” without clearance issues. Also new from the US company is a Corvette C6-R, designed for the all-new on-road 200mm pan car category class. This class will feature GT style (front engine 2 door) coupes like the Viper and Aston Martin etc. and the first release from PF is the all-conquering Corvette C6-R body. Pulled in .030 lexan it comes with an aggressive ‘Gurney lipped’ wing, decal sheet and wing hardware.