Serpent have just acknowledged their entry into the ultra competitive electric touring car market, and shown pictures of their new car, the S400. We first showed you pictures of the car back in February when it made its debut at the Snowbirds in its carpet form, while the new pictures show it in a better light, photographed in its outdoor rubber tire version. The car is expected to be released in July in outdoor spec with a carpet version to follow just before the indoor season starts.
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Robert Pietsch continues to win in the South of Germany as the 3rd round of the regional championships took place last weekend in Rosenheim. Qualifying on Saturday and Sunday resulted in Robert Pietsch taking the TQ spot on his home track with Thomas GÃ¼nsel in 2nd and Sebastian Feller in 3rd, all 3 drivers racing the Xray NT1. At the start of the main final, Robert took off into the lead leaving GÃ¼nsel and Feller to battle it out for the 2nd step on the podium, eventually being decided when Feller had a coming together with another car, dropping him back, but still managed to recover to 3rd behind the winner Pietsch and 2nd placed GÃ¼nsel.
Serpent have released this carbon filler plate for use with their new LCG chassis plate that we showed you a while ago. The plate comes with the fastening material to fix it to the chassis and is suitable for mounting in the front of both the SPP chassis as a spare and the latest LCG machined chassis as an optional. What it does is, when in place it stiffens up the front of the chassis, which of course affects the cars handling dramatically.
Sirio have released their new power clutch set that is suitable for use with the Xray NT1 and the Kyosho RRR range of 1/10th scale cars. The bell housing (above) is sold as part of the set and features cooling fins that allow the temperature of the clutch to stay low without the removal of material which could compromise strength, and reduce clutch shoe contact area. The bell housing is also available seperately and doesn’t come supplied with pinion gears, those that come with the Xray and Kyosho will fit.
Yet another exclusive first look at some new products by Much More, from our site partners RC Forum in Korea. According to the report, the Motoreal is one of the 2 new ranges of brushless motors soon to be released by Much More and these are the modified motor versions. These particular motors are available for on road touring class with 3.5 and 4.5 turns while the 2 off road versions come in 5.5 and 6.5 turns.
Xray have a report from last weekends 2nd round of the Czech Nationals that were run on the small but technical Blansko track. In qualifying it was Martin KoÅ™Ãnek that took the top spot, heading an Xray NT1 lock out of the top 4 with Martin Bayer in 2nd, Michal Bok in 3rd and Martin Pater in 4th. In the race, after some confusion at the start, pole man KoÅ™Ãnek was the first retirement with engine trouble, which left Michal Bok to take the win from Martin Pater and Martin Bayer in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Mirage Racing have announced the release of this high performance exhaust system which has been specially designed for 1/10th on-road racing. Made for use with .12 engines, all parts have been designed and developed by the world wide Nosram factory team to provide highest possible performance and reliability in a tough nitro racing environment. This complete set comes with polished exhaust, manifold, exhaust seals, and mounting springs.
Teemu was unbeatable in the Sunday’s finals and won all three rounds. He showed not only the car’s performance but also his driving skills especially in the first final when he tried a not-so-good additive and was sliding around the track for the first 3 laps; however, he did not give anyone a chance to pass him and after few laps he was able to pull away. Jilles showed his enormous talent as well and he finished in overall 2nd position from his 8th qualifier post. Bart Wubben was lucky in the finals as well and finished 3rd from his 9th place and showed that he is the driver that would join the top drivers very soon.