Xray have a report on their site about last weekends Kyosho Masters race in the Czech Republic. The event attract around 100 racers from all around Europe and included many top international racers like former World Champion Daniel Reckward. In qualifying it was Michael Jonsson that got the fastest time ahead of Thomas Passmann and Martin Pater. After the semi finals were run it was on to the main final were Martin Pater was able to pull out a lead and keep it to the end despite heavy pressure throughout the race.
Martin was able to get a good lead which allowed him to take one extra fueling to keep a safe run. Despite having World Champion Daniel Recward pushing hard and trying to catch the leader, Martin stayed calm the whole race and was able to bring the XRAY XB8EC to the final win of this prestigious race.
This new Cubic tire, for 1/8th off road racing, is a development on previous versions available from GRP. Suitable for muddy and damp conditions these tires feature a thread pattern that sports small pins to improve the maximum lateral grip as well as a central rows of small paddles to increase traction.
The new CUBIC was developed with the precise objective to obtain a tire with technical characteristics suitable on muddy, damp and wet track. Its special structure guarantees a fantastic safety drive and a phenomenal grip, reducing to a minimum any driving mistakes.
Italian company DiMonaco Racing products has released a whole new range of shock oils for use in all off road model cars. Made from certified silicone oil of the finest quality, this shock oil comes available in a wide range of viscosities from 100 – 900 cst, and DiMonaco also offer differential oil of the same quality too, available in thicknesses ranging from 1000 to 100,000cst.
During the Nurnberg toy fair a few weeks back we showed you some pictures of Kyoshos all new 2wd competition buggy, the Ultima RB5. We didnt have any more information on the car other than what we could see and the little bits that we had read, so now that Kyosho have released the complete details of this completely new car we have decided to post all the information right here for you reading and viewing pleasure.
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Mugen have released loads of new products, specifically for their 1/10th 200mm MTX4, off road 1/8th scale MBX5 and MBX5-T as well as this nice ride height gauge above for all their on road cars. For the MTX4, they have released an adjustable rear anti roll bar as well as a new rear upper camber link mount with a number of mounting holes to allow you to adjust the cars roll center. Whilst for the Mugen off road guys there is a new teflon coated servo saver tower as well as new wheels in white and yellow to fit Proline rubber, new rear spoiler and 3 new complete sets of shock springs in blue grey and white.
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Xray have a article on their site from Swiss Xray rider Robin Frischkopf who reports on the Indoor Race Flawil which attracted over 100 entries from Germany and Switzerland. The race took place on an old indoor horse riding arena which made it very tight and seemed to cause some problems for Robin, who eventually ended up in the quarter finals after qualfiying but managed to bump in race day to the semis and then into the Main final where he finished in 2nd position behind eventual winner Markus Eirenschmalz, also driving Xray.
However, German driver Markus Eirenschmalz (also driving an XRAY XB8TQ) was a little bit faster than me. We battled for a long time and were only seconds apart. Nearing the end of the final I was again in some traffic and got crashed into, so he was half a lap ahead of me. For the last part of the final I tried to catch up but I couldn’t quite make it. In the end there was still only half a lap between us so I settled for a good second place.
Pro-Line have released some new 1/8th scale buggy tyres based on the Hole Shot MTR that debuted at last years US truck Nationals and took home the win. Available in Pro-Line’s competitive M2 and M3 compounds the new tyre sports oversized inner ribs for anti-tire ballooning under acceleration and features a small pin design for use on hard-packed tracks.
Our partners down under, RubeDude, have a real nice interview with Mr. gas off road ‘The Drake’. In the interview Adam answers all sorts of questions from how he begun racing, to what his routine is in the build up to his race, to his favourite type of track and class of racing.
I always try and watch the races leading up to my race. It gets me pumped up and it’s a great chance to see if the track has change or if another drive has found a better line around the track. I always like to walk the track in the morning and before a main event. It’s kind of my time to get away and get into race mode.