Xray are carrying a report on their site from their team driver Jon Hazlewood that outlines in detail his super busy and successful 2006 off road race season. Its a good read that outlines the ups and downs of a top RC racer.
The world’s was a good event for me. I managed to qualify into the semi’s. I won my side and made it into the main final. | was very happy to achieve this. Unfortunately my motor eat half the track and stopped working, ending my final. I was still very pleased with the result. Making the main at a Worlds is so hard.
Nicolas Decamps has won the Belgian off road gas Nationals at the last round of the championship in Bouffioux with 4th position in the race enough to give him the title.Â 2nd in the championship went to Guy de WerdÂ who could only manage fifth in the race with thirdÂ in the championship going to Raphael Robert whoÂ took a fine 2nd positionÂ in the final race.
View the full event gallery here.
Full results from the final round can be found here.
Final Belgian ChampionshipÂ standings can be found here.
Now normally i wouldn’t bite when it comes to a teaser advert but the colours in this alone make it worth a look. Its for the new Piktor Rush 2 dubbed by Piktor themselves as “A new generation of 1:8 Off road buggy” and has been designed, according to the teaser, by top French off road racer Claude Lachat.
Buggy-sport.info are reporting on a newly developed belt driven 1/8th scale off roader. Developed by Renato Vita, of Vita Tuning, this new configuration means the finished buggy will be 3100g ready to race with this considerable weight loss of course due to the fact that the car no longer needs complex and heavy steel transmission parts. Whether this concept works or not is a different story with other manufacturers staying away from this drivetrain, preferring shaft drive, because of a belt driven drivetrains tendancy to slip on impact to the ground. But only testing will determine whether this is a viable option or not and we will keep you posted about how it goes.
Makers of great bodies and accessories, JConcept, have come up with 3 new killer bodies for the booming truggy market. These new bodies have been designed to fit the Kyosho STR, the Mugen MBX5T and the HPI Hellfire.
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Continuing on our coverage of new products from the iHobby expo in Chicago, we spotted the new Team Losi 8ight truggy amongst the many pictures from RCForum.co.kr. This truggy is, of course, based on the very quick Losi 8ight buggy that was recently released and went on to tear up the tracks shortly after.
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Shown at iHobby Expo in Chicago this week is the all new Team Magic M1. This car features some very innovative thinking, centered aroung the fuel tank that is centrally located and on the body there is a moulded plastic cover that hinges open and closed with the lid, protecting it from dirt and debris.