Robitronic have a report on their website from the 4th round of the LRP Islikon Masters in Switzerland. The race was run on controlled tires and the softer, better performing 27-compound was very hard to get on this weekend, therefore some clever tactics were needed and Sven Zünd with his Robitronic Avid made the most of the difficult situation, saving his tyres for the final round of qualifying and the finals. Starting from the pole position, he was able to take the win ahead of the Xray driving Lnenicka brothers Ronny and Sacha who finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
We promised to show you the artwork for the t-shirt that will be given away to all competitors at next weeks 2nd round of the Much More backed European Touring Series that takes place in Vejle, Denmark. And here it is, fresh from promoter Scotty Ernst, who had this to say:
The T shirt design turned out better than we could have hoped for. Dusty Kemp the designer did a great job of bringing an exciting and colourful design to these event shirts and we’re sure everyone will really enjoy them. Each racer attending the event next weekend will get a free shirt included with their race entry, just another great benefit for participating in the Euro Touring Series.
Do you want to race against some of the World’s top touring car racers, while being commentated on by the legendary Scotty Ernst, in a fun and friendly, yet professional racing atmosphere then be sure to get your entry in for round 2 of the ETS by going here.
Seen here first at the start of February, Kyosho have released full details of their new dNaNo concept on its dedicated, Japanese only, website. These 1/43rd scale cars make the company’s Mini-Z line look big, yet they are extremely detailed and are true radio controlled race cars. Available in 3 different chassis versions, with varying wheelbases and motor positions, the cars are controlled by Kyosho’s KT-18 2.4GHz radio system and are kept stable on the track, we are told, through the use of a mini built in gyro. Powered by a tiny 3.7V 130MAh LiPo cell, the car sports a rear differential and power is supplied through a micro coreless motor, originally found in mobile phones to produce the vibration, but then optimised. To enable the racer to easily compete on different tracks, each car is supplied with its own IC Tag (transponder), which you can see as in blue on the bottom of the car in the picture above. If you want one you will have to wait, but that will give you time to choose between the Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari 360 Modena, Murcielago LP640, Nissan Skyline GT-R, Porsche 962C LH and finally the Mazda 787B.
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Team Xray Australia have announced that young Australian racer Ryan Maker has signed to race the Xray range of touring cars for 2008. Commenting on his deal to race the T2’008 & NT1, Ryan had the following to say:
Privileged to be racing for Team Xray. I really enjoy being able to race for Xray as their car’s quality and performance is outstanding! I would like to thank Custom Model Cars and Team Xray and Hudy for all their support.
Hot Bodies have released 2 new items, for both their Cyclone D4 4wd electric buggy and for general touring car use. Beef up your D4 with these tough purple anodised aluminium front hub carriers, included with the Worlds Edition they are now available for the standard D4. Sold in a pair of 2 and supplied with purple anodised roll centre adjustment washers, they are available in both 0 and 13 degree versions. Also new from HB is a range of 64 pitch spur gears, available in one-tooth steps from 88 to 94 teeth and 101 to 110 teeth, so now you can select the ultimate gear ratio for your touring car, pan car or other racing vehicle.
Hong Kong based Atomic RC, makers of aftermarket parts for many current cars, have put their hand to making some parts for the Kyosho Spada gas car. The new parts include some new front CVD’s as well as some lightweight aluminium parts, which include the rear axle blocks shown above. Other alu. parts are available in the form of front bulkheads, middle main shaft mounts and finally they have also released a new lightweight central main shaft to complete your lightweight, high performance conversion.
Spotted at last weekends Masters of 12 Scale held in Kerkrade in the Netherlands, and photographed by Joost Kuiper, was the new Serpent S120 1/12th scale pan car. Belonging to race organiser and Serpent development driver Markus Mobers, it was not being raced but was on display for all to see on the Sunday of the event. What can be seen on this car, which is missing the top centre shock absorber, is the single piece aluminium rear pod and the central tweak adjustment system. The lateral shock absorber, that stabilises the rear pod is not so clear in these pictures but we were told that Serpent will release more information about this car by the end of the week.
2007 IIC and 2008 DHI Cup winner Jimmy Maddison from the UK has been in contact to tell us that he has signed a deal to run SMC cells for the rest of this year. The Schumacher team driver said he was very excited about the change and is looking forward to working with Danny from SMC to help develop the new Ener-G 4600 cells.