The second round of the R1GP Winter attack Indoor Carpet race took place last weekend, once again on the great indoor carpet track at the Olympic Gymnastic stadium in Seoul. About 100 drivers showed up for the event, co organised by our site partner RC Forum, and the racing was tight with round 1 winner Ji Hyun Jang taking the win in the modified class ahead of Sang Jun Nam in 2nd place and Bon Gi Goo taking 3rd position.
A while back we wrote about the upcoming release of the new 3D12 and the CD12 1/12th pan cars from Diggity Designs. Well the cars still wont be available to the general public for another 2 weeks but the 3D12 has been spotted on RC Tech belonging to owner Sean B. The car features an innovative rear floating system as we mentioned before and the quality of the overall kit appears to be top notch but we hope to bring you more details when the car is released.
In his debut race using the .12 spec 1 RR engine from Axial, Kyosho driver Marc Kreisig has won the second round of the RCM Cup held at the indoor Race Center Munzig. In qualifying Kreisig could only manage 4th position, despite setting a new lap record, behind Ralf Krause, Andreas Giesa and Thomas Fischer. In the race however he had to start from the pit lane but could fight his way back up to 2nd place and, after a mistake from Ralf could take the lead and never looked back to take the win.
Kawada have released their new M300 RSX 1/12th scale chassis. A small update from the previous car the changes include bigger stabilizing shock absorber, thicker chassis plate and a slightly longer wheel base.
With all the attention normally focussed on the Modified category at big races, it sometimes overshadows the great competition that takes place in the other classes. Whilst we focused on Ronald VÃ¶lkers win at last weekends DHI Cup, it was Bastian Hennig, driving and Xray, that took the stock class win after starting from 2nd place after qualifying. Bastian managed some better results in the A-main to get passed pole man Dennis Fadtke and take the overall class win with Fadtke dropping 1 place back to take 2nd overall, ahead of Lars Hoppe who took the final podium step in 3rd. Bastian was running the Orcan batteries that we featured on our site a few weeks back to take the win.
You can read the full report on the DHI Cup from Xray here.
Anyone who has ever want to run full speed around a cycling velodrome with their RC car, then this is the event for you. Supported by Much More UK, the race is open to 1/12 or 1/10 pan car or a 1/10 touring car and they reckon you can average up to 53mph over a lap, which is pretty quick. The event takes place on the 11th of March and if you want more details click more… content
We briefly reported on the 3rd round of the French 1/12th Nationals a while back but our partners RC Infos now have the full report from that event on their site. Although the report is only in French, there are lots of images to look at, which is great for all you 1/12th fans out there.
Xray racer Guy Thornton has won the penultimate round of the British Indoor Winter Series held last weekend at the Don Valley Stadium. Benefitting from a crash between pole man and race leader Ben Cosgrove, who was running 5 cell in preperation for the upcoming BRCA National season, and a back marker, Guy didnt have to be invited twice and took the lead. Despite huge pressure from Hot Bodies racer Elliot Harper, who was recovering from the same collision that took Ben out, Guy held on to take the win.
You can read a full report on the race action here.