December 20, 2007

TGR Hurda Challenge – Announcement

TGR Hurda Challenge - Announcement

We received word from TGR about the upcoming TGR Hurda Challenge, a new race series which focuses on promoting open class racing which will take place next year in several countries with a great final in Istanbul, Turkey. The series is open to all makes of 1/28th scale cars and has 4 countries already commited to supporting the series with a number of other countries likely to get on board. There are a number of rules for the cars to conform to and prizes at all races leading up the series final. For more information on the series go here.

Source: TGR [tgr.com.tr]


December 19, 2007

Barry Baker joins Team Trinity

Barry Baker joins Mugen Racing

Barry Baker (old photo) has been confirmed as joining Trinity/Intellect as a driver, research and development specialist and sales rep. The 3 time National winner, in 2007 alone, joins recent signings Ralph Burch, Paul LeMieux, Jim Dieter and Brian Kinwald and had the following to say:

First of all I would like to say thank you to Jim for the post and also the whole Trinity family for the welcome to the team. I have worked with Jim before and we have a great respect for each other. I would also like to thank Checkpoint Motors and SMC batteries along with Odonnell for all their support these past 15 months…3 National Titles for the year!…Thanks again! I look forward to represent Trinity and Intellect at this years races along with the World Championships and many years to come.I feel with the knowledge and committment of the racers and employees of Trinity,hopefully we can get this hobby back to where it was years ago.

Source: RC Tech [rctech.net]


December 18, 2007

Ralf Krause joins Team Xray

Ralf Krause joins Team Xray

German Xray importer SMI have announced that top German racer Ralf Krause has signed to race the NT1 for 2008. Ralf, who raced for Serpent the previous seasons, will join current German National Champion Robert Pietsch and vice Champion Dirk Wischnewski in racing the NT1 in Germany. Krause was a finalist in this years European B Championship in Roeselare as well as having finshed up as German Vice Champion 3-times.

Source: SMI [smi-motorsport.de]


December 18, 2007

Exotek R3 M18 Pro Conversion

Exotek R3 M18 Pro Conversion

Exotek Racing have released an all new design concept for the R3 this time around with the goal to use Lipo batteries in the M18. The chassis plate has been machined to make a pocket in the 2mm thick chassis to protect LiPos from being damaged from the track surface, yet still maintaining the low profile and super narrow features of their R3 chassis. For the die hard NiMh racers, the chassis still accepts 6 cells side by side and with the addition of multiple tape slots in the battery compartment you are able to position your battery exactly where you want it to adjust the cars balance. The R3 now also accepts micro servos such as the Hitec 85MG and for improved car control, the R3 continues to use its unique mono crank steering system.

Source: Exotek [exotekracing.com]


December 18, 2007

Xray NT1 Receiver Switch set

Xray NT1 Receiver Switch set

Xray have announced the release of this complete receiver switch set for the NT1 that fits directly into the car’s composite receiver case. This pre wired mechanical on/off switch, for quick & easy powering/shut down of on board electronics, comes supplied with a moulded rubber cover that protects the switch from contamination by fuel and dirt. Comes fitted with Futaba J connectors.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


December 17, 2007

DHI Cup – Control tire change

DHI Cup change control tire

We received word from the organisers of the DHI Cup, an event that Red RC will cover live, that they have decided to change the control-tires because Much More could not guarantee a sufficient supply of their AT-32 tire. So for the 2008 edition of the DHI-CUP, racers will use the Much More Sweep LHS carpet tire with JB foam inserts and pre-glued on JB X-tra Hard wheels. The sweep tires are a new development made especially for carpet racing and tested by Much More team-drivers. To supplement the tires the organisers have also bought the same carpet as used at the ISTW race in October.

Source: DHI Cup [dhi-cup.dk]


December 17, 2007

Elliott Harper joins Team Xray

Elliott Harper joins Xray

Rising UK touring car star Elliott Harper has made the switch from Hot Bodies to Team Xray with whom he will race the T2’008 EU 5-cell spec chassis. Elliott is a well know touring car driver with some impressive results that include winning the modified class at the 2006/7 BIWS as well as being crowned the 2007 BTCC Modified Champion, he backed those results up with an impressive performance in this year modified BRCA Nationals where he finished 5th overall amongst some really tough competition. Elliot will be using Nosram Matrix Evolution ISTC speed controls, Matrix Storm Evolution Motors, VTEC Big Mama 4200 cells with the Nosram Stealth Evolution Charger.

Source: Mirage [mirageracing.com]


December 17, 2007

GRP Engine Line-up

GRP Engine Line-up

GRP were in touch to let us know about their new GRP engine line, born from an innovative and well-advanced industrial project with the direct technical direction of Mario Rossi. GRP have established a technological and futuristic research centre, which has allowed the production of their very first projects such as the Ninja, Falcon and Boss motors, and that in the future will allow constant product development. All engines designs in the range have been studied with the most up-date and advanced mechanical simulation software to reproduce the normal working conditions of the engines and to check all components and materials for deformations at high temperature.

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