May 27, 2007

Weather turns nasty on EC ‘B’ Finals day

Philip Eberle

The EC ‘B’ has been hit by a major thunder storm. After a rain free day yesterday (Saturday) competitors in the 1/32 finals had to contend with a damp track from over night rain but in the 1/16 B final the heavens opened up over Tolmin as a thunderstorm hit the area. Heavy rain continues to fall but racing is continuing as scheduled, however there are some concerns about lightning in the area. Serpent driver Philip Eberle (above) was the only one of the four direct qualifiers for the EC ‘B’ Main Final to brave the terrible conditions and take to the soaking wet Tolmin track. The German, who will start second on the grid, had his car in full wet settings in preparation for a what is set to be a very wet and difficult 45 minute Main Final.

Source: EFRA Euros []

May 27, 2007

Hakansson wins Swedish Nitro Series

Hakansson wins Swedish Nitro Series

Another report from Xray, this time its from last weekends Swedish Nitro Series and Swedish Cup, both events run on the same weekend at the high-speed track in Örebro. Once again rain played a role in the outcome of the event with a short downpour before the main SNS final causing drivers to change setups and adjust strategies. At the beginning of the final there was some initial chaos but after a couple of laps it settled down and Xray driver Niklas Hakansson pulled away to a clear victory with 4 laps in front of 2nd placed Serpent driver Christoffer Hallborg with another Xray of Brandt Mikael in 3rd.

Read the full race report including that from the Swedish Cup race here.

Source: Xray []

May 27, 2007

Jonas Kaerup signs to GM Racing

Jonas Kaerup signs to GM Racing

Former European 1:10 Touring Car Champion, Jonas Kaerup, has made the change to GM racing. The Danish driver will be using the GM Genius Brushless speedo’s, GM’s EVO 3 brushless motors along with GM’s VISCommander battery management system. Furthermore his cars will sport Graupner’s receiver and servo’s.

Jonas comments on the change: ” I felt that the time for a change was right, now that Touring Car is entering a new era of brushless motors and 5 cells. I have signed a 2 year deal with GM/Graupner, and I am already impressed by how professionel they are. In my mind GM has one of the very best electronic speedcontrol systems in the world, as my German Corally Teammate Marc Fischer, has already shown on more occasions. I look really forward to racing for GM “.

Source: Race RC []

May 26, 2007

Furukawa & Kazuya head FEMCA qualifying

Ken Furukawa

This week sees the FEMCA championships held for both 1/8th and 1/10th 200mm at the Jakarta International Twin Circuits in Indonesia. All the top racers from around the region have come together to race at this annual championships and as to be expected from Indonesia in May, the conditions are hot and the facilities and athmosphere are really good. After 4 rounds of qualifying, its Japanese Kyosho racer Ken Furukawa (above) that has occupied the top spot for the 1/10th class, ahead of Kyosho Singapore racer Philip Lee in 2nd, local Serpent racer Teddy Syatch in 3rd with 4th going to Indonesian Xray driver Sadikin. In the 1/8th scale qualifying, its Japanese Mugen racer Yuruki Kazuya that has claimed the top position ahead of Thai racer Suruth V, racing a Serpent 960, with local Mugen racer Ryan in 3rd and Teddy Syatch, once again, lining up 4th.

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May 26, 2007

Indonesian EP 1/10 Nationals Rd1

Indonesian EP 1/10 Nationals Rd1

Xray are reporting on the 1st round of the Indonesian Electric Touring car Nationals that took place last weekend at the 1/8 scale super track in BSD city area. In qualifying Xray racer Yung Yung showed great racing skills by taking the TQ spot in rubber, while team mate Didi took TQ in foam and second spot on the grid in rubber.

Unfortunately the weather was not cooperative and it was raining lightly right before the mains. Racers and organizers decided to run the finals before the track became too wet. Right after the first leg of the A-final foam tire, the rain poured heavily and the organizer had to void the result for the final, and therefore the results from the qualifications counted.

Read the full race report here.

Soruce: Xray []

May 26, 2007

Jernej Vuga is EC ‘B’ Top qualifier

Jernej Vuga is EC 'B' Top qualifier

Local ace Jernej Vuga continues to stamp his authority on this years 1/8th scale European B Championship, held this week in Slovenia, by TQ’ing the event for the very first time. The Mugen driver set a fastest time of 18 laps 5:03.283 in the 3rd round to finish over 2 seconds clear of his nearest rival, German Serpent racer Philip Eberle, who put in a blistering final qualifier to jump 5 places to line up on the front row alongside Vuga. Third was Mugen racer Giuseppe D’Angelo from Italy who leap frogged ahead of fellow countryman Michele Romagnoli following a strong final heat, meaning that Romagnoli dropped from 2nd to 4th after failing to improve on his time set in yesterday’s opening heat.

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May 26, 2007

Robitronic Avid – Optional Parts

Robitronic Avid - Optional Parts

Robitronic have released some new optional parts for their 190mm electric touring, the Avid, which was released at the end of last year. The new parts include this new stiffer 3.5mm carbon fiber chassis plate for carpet racing and other high grip surfaces as well as a new, red anodised, front spool and 2 new low friction belts for a smoother drive train.

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May 25, 2007

Vuga takes overnight pole at EC ‘B’

Vuga takes overnight pole at EC 'B'

This week sees the European Championship for B drivers take place at the scenic, but tricky, Tolmin circuit in Slovenia. Wet weather has plagued the event so far, with only limited running taking place before todays qualifying, which saw round 1 run in near 40 degree heat, before heat 2 was abandoned due to heavy rains. With 2 more qualifying rounds left to be run it is top local racer, and EFRA GP runner up, Jernej Vuga (above) that has clinched the overnight pole position. The Mugen racer ended the day only 1 second ahead of Serpent racer Michele Romangnoli with fellow Italian Nicola Ometto, racing for Mugen in 3rd. Top Dutch racer and winner of the first 2 rounds of the Dutch Nationals, John Ermen, lines up in 4th place for Serpent.

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