The third round of the Italian 1/8th scale buggy Nationals took place last weekend in Genzone, near Milan. Held under great weather conditions, qualifying was headed by new Xray signing, and former Italian Champion, Alex Laffranchi ahead of 2nd placed team mate, and round 2 winner, Riccardo Perin with current National Champion Davide Tortorici in 3rd for Crono. After the Semi finals it was Laffranchi placed at the front of the grid for the main final, and he carried that form through to the final flag to take his first win for his new sponsors Xray, with 2nd place going to Tortorici while Iuri Gassi took 3rd spot for Mugen.
Linus Thern has won both classes at this weekends Kyosho Masters race, the first of its kind to be held in Germany, run at the Rhein-Main club. The Swedish driver TQ’d both the buggy and truggy class racing his RB powered Kyosho and due to the Sunday being called off due to heavy rain the event was called on qualifying results. In the buggy class Linus took the win from 2nd placed Daniel Reckward with Thomas Passmann in 3rd while in the Truggy class it was again Linus, ahead of former World Champion, Yuichi Kanai from Japan in 2nd with Jimmy Wright in 3rd.
The 3rd round of the French 1/8th scale buggy Nationals took place this weekend at the Reims circuit in the North of France. The event was dominated by Yannick Aigoin, the current European Champion set the fastest time in qualifying driving his RB powered Xray while the Mugen pairing of Guilliame Vray and Renaud Savoya were 2nd and 3rd fastest respectively. After the semis it was in fact Savoya that had claimed the number 1 starting spot ahead of Yannick in 2nd, with Crono racer and round 2 winner Jerome Sartel starting from 3rd. The race itself was a close run thing with Yannick Aigoin finally claiming the win, a few seconds up on 2nd placed Sartel, while French EFRA GP winner Jerome Aigoin ended the event in 3rd for Kyosho.
Last week we showed you the new D21T MKII buggy motor from STS Racing and it seems that now you can get a RBMods version which, aside from some hand tuning work to the liner, features some hardening and rust proofing work done to the crankshaft.
A reverse osmosis procedure bringing you the best of all the other mods out on the market, Yes sir we have come full circle with this one folks. Just take a look at the picture attached Notice how some engines loose power and start acting up after some of the nasty fuels we use? It is the crank rusting up and sending rust particles through your engine, Of coarse you know this would have a adverse affect we all do not want. Dr. Rick has come up with the cure and better yet without raising the prices.
Neo Buggy have some news from World Champion engine maker O.S. about their new 3.5cc VZB V-Spec Alu headed buggy engine. The engine appears to be the same as the magnesium headed VZB, however features a more conventional aluminium head for those racers wanting the power of the V-Spec but on a tighter budget. The headâ€™s styling also differs from the distinctive magnesium version as a result of the heat conduction characteristics of aluminium, which mean a smaller diameter can be used, and also allows for a new engine head shape. The weight difference is also kept to a minimum with the alu head only 25g heavier than the Magnesium version.
More news from Kyosho, this time they were in contact to let us know that their team driver Doug “Casper” Nielsen took the win in the 2WD modified class during round 3 of the JBRL Series in Southern California, with his Banzai-powered Kyosho Ultima RB5. The Jimmy Babcock Racing League is a Southern California Series that features eight races. Nielsen qualified second after having only run one complete qualifying round, and then was able to turn in his best performance during the A-main with a wire-to-wire victory.
GS Racing have released three new colors of Truggy Dish Wheel for you to choose from. Available in white, fluorescent yellow and reflective silver these new wheels offer racers different choices to enhance the visuals of their truggy, without compromising performance.
HoBao have released this new optional for their Hyper 8 that allows the user to easily adjust the cars Ackermann and toe settings. When mounted in the car there are now 3 positioning holes for the steering rod, to adjust the Ackermann while in the center is a screw which you can easily adjust to increase or reduce the space between the two ends of the steering plate, increasing or reducing the cars front toe out.