January 30, 2007

Much More tyre inserts for Carpet racing

Much More tyre inserts

Much More have released this new tyre inserts that have been specifically made for carpet racing. The MIA-CP is less elastic and lighter than other tire inserts, so they are suitable for use on carpet and they come supplied with powder to decrease friction between tire and insert, so the inserts stay stable inside and won’t be heat up.

Source: Much More [much-more.co.kr]

January 30, 2007

Schumacher release first official images of Mi3

Schumacher Mi3

After many spy shots of the new 190mm touring car from Schumacher and much talk about it, the British company has finally released official images of the new Mi3. Schumacher appear to have taken their re entry into the top of the competition scene very seriously and alongside employing some big name drivers have made a very nice car which will be in the shops at the end of March.

The Schumacher Mi3 is the first next generation touring car. It will set new standards for 4WD electric touring car design. Featuring a host of design innovations and a unique ultra modern look the Mi3 will be the car to beat at race tracks around the world and the benchmark all new touring cars will be compared to.

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January 30, 2007

Corally RDX phi, best launch photo…..ever

Corally RDX phi chick

Corally have been known to put women, wearing very little clothing, in their promotional material before, but this is just the most blatant attention whoring ever, and i love it. Using the same stripper from the DHI cup, Corally presents us with their latest and greatest car, the ‘Phi’. I don’t need to go into details about the cars specs again so i wont, you can check those out here. The car will be shown at Nürnberg this week and be available soon after.

Source: Corally [corally.com]

January 30, 2007

Martin Christensen to race Xray NT1

Martin Christensen to race Xray NT1

In Xrays efforts to create a super star team they have acquired the services of Danish racer Martin Christensen. European champion in the now almost dead 235mm class, Martin has also won multiple Danish national titles as well the Nordic Championships on 2 occasions and is definitely a quick racer.

When I arrived at the track and testing area, I was met with a familiarly noise – nitro engines! There was an indoor track with enough space to hold big indoor nitro races. Seeing all this reassured my decision to join Team XRAY. XRAY has what it takes to make world championship cars.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

January 29, 2007

Martin Hudy wins International Friendship Race 2007

Martin Hudy

Xray are reporting on their site that Martin Hudy, driving his Xray T2007 won the International Friendship race held at the beginning of January in Vienna, Austria. The race was attended by 55 drivers from Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Hungary and the racing was split into 2 classes, stock and modified. Martin dominated the entire race, taking the race TQ, and then going on to take the win ahead of 2nd placed Vaclav Strupek also with and Xray and Markus Eder in 3rd.

You can read the full report from the event here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

January 28, 2007

Snowbirds Motor Tech 2007

Snowbirds Motor Tech 2007

With the biggest indoor race in the world, The Snowbirds, only around the corner the organisers have released some of their findings with regards concerns that some stock motors come 10 degrees timed more or less than the factory 24 degrees they are supposed to be. Of the 40 motors tested, 20 new CS27s and 20 new Komodos, none had any major tweaking to the timing but there were some tiny differences due to tolerances. You can see the highly accurate gauge in the picture above that will be used to test all racers and anyone found with a heavily tweaked armature will be disqualified, so best check with tech control before the racing starts.

You can read their full report and see more images here.

Source: Snowbirds [snowbirdnationals.com]

January 28, 2007

Serpent prepared for the 2007 Winternats

2007 Winternats

With all the talk surrounding next months Florida Winternats concerning the international race debut of the Xray NT1, its good to also hear how the other teams are approaching the event. Seprent Motorsport from Holland have published a piece on their site outlining their preperations for thos race and also the team that they are sending.

The current 1:10 Winternat Champions, Serpent’s line up will include defending champion Paolo Morganti who will also race also in the 1:8 category. Joining him in 1:10 is fellow countryman and top Florida State Series competitor DJ Apollo who knows the Florida track well. Adding an international flavour to Team Serpent’s line is Factory driver Mark Green, emerging Austrian talent Daniel Tomaschko, fellow country man Gerhard Kandelhart and top Dutch racers Richard Keur & Ruud Schuitmaker.

Read the full article here.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

January 27, 2007

Team Orion Wasp CRF Rev .21

Team Orion Wasp CRF .21

Team Orion have announced that they will introduce the .21 3.5cc version of their revolutionary CRF Wasp motor at the Nurnberg toy fair next week. Made with input from Adrien Bertin, although how much influence could he have only being there a month is questionable, the engine is designed for use in your buggy or even your truggy. More information will be made available when its released.

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]