Team Titan have announced the release of these 26T, 16T & 18T pulleys for use in the Kyosho Evolva 05/M3, Mugen MRX-4X and Motonica-P8.0R. Made from hard coated aluminium, they weigh the same as the original plastic pulleys but provide 3 times the durability and have a better resistance to dirt build up, which means you don’t need to clean them after running.
Diggity Designs have released their newest 1/12th kit, which has been based on the same race winning design as used in their previous 3D12 kit but then updated with new features. The main feature allows you to mount brushless ESC’s on the side of the chassis and install brushless motors without any wire problems and you can now also mount your electronics as far to the rear as possible. They have also widened the rear outer springs location to help with mounting brushless motors and to improve performance and stability.
We received reports from both the 1st and 2nd round of the Danish DRCMU indoor championships held in Tinglev and Fakse. Round 1 was held in Tinglev near the German border and a few German racers were competing at the event. The drivers were greeted with a high speed track with a very good flow, and many drivers liked it a lot.
The third running of the annual Serpent Nations Cup took place over the weekend in beautiful sunshine at the Monsanto track in Lisbon, Portugal, where 16 teams representing seven Nations gathered to race for the pride of their country. Previously an exclusive 1:8 scale event, the 2007 edition saw the introduction of the 1:10 Nations Cup and the first 200mm touring car competition attracted drivers from Ireland, France, Spain, Holland, Sweden and host nations Portugal. After 44 Nations Cup races run over the 2 days the 2007 Serpent Nations Cup had come to a close in the most dramatic way possible. Team Portugal (1) had won Leg 2 by 2 points leaving them equal on 163 points with Leg 1 winners and defending Champions Team Netherlands. Unfortunately for the host nation the tie break would be determined on the number of wins achieved by each team and this meant the Cup was returning to Holland with Team Netherlands drivers Rob Kuyper, Stanley Bauer, John Ermen and Miquel Hereijgers. Third overall went to Team Austria. In 1:10, Team Spain’s quest to secure the first ever Nations Cup title was never seriously threatened and the squad of Oscar Cabezas, Rodrigo Pahissa, Javier Hidalgo, Adrian Ortiz and David Lopez deservedly claimed top honours. Completing the 1:10 podium where Team Portugal (1) and a delighted Team France.
We have been contacted by SIIM Racing in Spain to announce the upcoming release of their new engine range called SIIM PGR. The Spanish brand will release 3 engine types, a SIIM PGR S12T for 1/10th touring, a SIIM PGR S21P for 1/8th on road and finally a SIIM PGR S21B for 1/8th buggy. These new engines have been tested for a long period of time to ensure the performance and quality are up to today’s high standards needed to rise the top at international races. Manufactured in Italy in collaboration with a prestigious engine builder, the SIIM PGR engine family will establish a new reference in the international market. Its high performance, durability and design will not go unnoticed for the expert audicences. Photos to follow.
Serpent hosted the first official Grand Prix event for their unique F180 formula car over the weekend as part of the annual Serpent Nations Cup event which took place at the Monsanto track in Lisbon, Portugal. Eight drivers travelled from France, Sweden, Netherlands and Portugal to attend the event and were greeted by glorious weather as they hit the track for practice on Friday. On both race days it was Jacky Mouton that topped qualifying and on Saturday it was local ace Luis Simoes that lined up on 2nd while on Sunday it was Dutchman Rob Kuyper who came shared the front row with the French man.
In Saturday’s Leg 1 Final, held under floodlights, Mouton led home fellow countryman Benoit Enicolo for a French 1-2 with Simoes completing the podium. The fastest car on the track was that of Stanley Bauer setting a best lap time of 21.537 seconds with the distinctive orange coloured F180 eventually crossing the finish line in fourth. Sunday’s second final saw the Toyota F1 finished F180 of Dutch driver Michel Nijman capitalise on a late problem to hit Mouton to claim victory. Nijman was on the pace throughout the weekend but in Saturday’s final an early race incident cost him over 2-minutes and despite a strong recovery drive he could only manage fifth but the combined result was still enough for him to claim the overall runners up spot behind Mouton while Enicolo secured third.
Shepherd Micro Racing have sent us further information on their soon to be released 1/8th scale circuit car, the Velox. Focusing on the car’s “Direct-V-Brake system” they tell us that they had to check many material combinations to find the very best result that they have now. To get durable braking without brake fading, or even complete loss of braking, they had to find the right material, which they did with a special hardware that resulted in great braking efficiency, durable braking, long life brake pads and simple maintanance. With this braking system you can brake hard, with maximum control, and because the brake doesn’t need any complicated adjustments, you can simply assemble the parts in the right place and the brake will work perfectly from the beginning.
Continuing on with the release of hop up parts for the Xray NT1, comes yet another part from KM Racing. This 2-speed gearbox shaft is a direct replacement for the stock version and has been made from a solid piece of lightweight, yet very strong, titanium which helps the overall weight of the car as well as helping reduce rotating mass.