Markus Feldmann has won the most recent round of the German electric national series for the Western region held last weekend at the Viol Race track. Driving his Xray he only managed third in qualifying after some problems but managed to source and fix the issue before going on to win 2 out of the 3 finals to take the overall win in Modifed class.
The second A-main went well again, though I got hit by another car when I was already in the lead again and it took me back to 5th position… but I managed to get back into 2nd position 0.4 seconds behind the leader before time expired, so I took 2nd position.
RC Touring have the news that top Xray racer Joel Myrberg has left the Slovakian manufacturer to race for Team Associated in 2007. Joel will make his race debut at next months DHI cup in Denmark were he will Join Drescher and Levanen in driving the TC5 prototype. This is the second top driver confirmed to be leaving Team Xray after Viktor Wilck was confirmed to be joining Tamiya on Tuesday. This of course comes after the signing of top French race Cyril N’Diaye and of course former European Champion Teemu Leino who joined from Schumacher, so there is obviously a major shake up at Xray going on.
Corally have released details about the new, soon to be released, Corally RDX Phi. The car will be available in 2 specifications, one European 5-cell version to cater for the recent rule change by EFRA and of course the standard 6 cell version for the US market.
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Xray have a report on their site about the first round of the Western Canadian series held in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Xray dominated the event managing to win all 3 classes – Stock, 19T and Modified.
When the tone went for the start of the main Rodney and I took off from the pack. Rodney was quick but I was right there behind him. A couple of laps in Rodney got tangled with a back marker and opened the door for me to get by. Being a short track with the lap times being around the 8 second range, by the time Rodney got going again I was half a lap ahead. He really pushed his T2 ‘007 and caught back up in a couple of laps. We diced it out until the end of the race which I managed to hold him off for the win.
Corally team driver Marc Fischer has won the 1/12th EFRA GP held last weekend in Eskilstuna, Sweden, an important win as it took place on the same track that will host next years European 1/12th scale Championships. Marc, driving a Corally SP12X, TQ’d the event by 5 seconds ahead of 2nd place qualifier Sakke Ahonniemi who in turn was 1 second ahead of Teemu Saarinen, both drivers also driving the Corally SP12X. In the race it was Marc who was the class of the field finishing comfortably ahead of Saarinen in 2nd who managed to get ahead of Ahonniemi who ended up in 3rd.
Just a quick heads up to inform you that our site partner RC Infos has published an extensive report on last weekends Carpet World Cup from Switzerland. The report itself is in French which doesnt matter so much because we already know what happened, but the best part of the report is the extensive images from the event.
Our Partners RC Forum have gotten the word that top Swedish International racer Viktor Wilck has left Team Xray to go race for Tamiya. According to the report on their site, Viktor will continue with current sponsors Much More and SMC Products.
CML Distribution have a report on their site updating us on the progress of the Team Associated TC5 prototype. This belt drive touring car has been doing the rounds for a while now and it all seems to be paying off with Juho Levanen and Craig Drescher taking 3rd and 4th respectively in last weekends TC Carpet World Cup.
In the early practice run on Thursday and Friday both Associated cars were quickly dialed in to the fast but technical track at the CRF facility, using Novak brushless power Craigâ€™s car looked punchy with good straight line speed, still in its development stage the new car delighted Craig and caused a great deal on interest in the pit area.