March 12, 2008

Juanito Hidalgo wins Spanish 200mm Rd1

Juanito Hidalgo takes Spanish 200mm Rd1

The Opening round of the Spanish 1/10th 200mm National Championships was run last weekend at the RC Club Santa Oliva in the east of Spain. The race was held in dry conditions and after qualifying it was Eduardo Escandon that took the pole position ahead of Josue Artiles in 2nd and Ramon Guash 3rd. The beginning of the final saw a good start for Martin Sevilla, who moved into the lead early on with pole man Escandon having some problems and dropping down the order. A steady beginning from Juanito Hidalgo saw him move up the order to take the lead from Sevilla around the 10 minute mark and then proceeded to pull out a lap lead by the end of the race, taking the win from Ramon Guash in 2nd with Jonnhy Pastor in 3rd, a further 2 laps back.

Source: RC Santa Oliva []

March 11, 2008

Desmaries wins 1/10 French Nats Rd1

Desmaries wins 1/10 French Nats Rd1

More French National results with the first round of the 1/10th 200mm Championships taking place last weekend in Toulouse in very south of France. With 87 racers present and split into 2 categories, Elite and National, it was Serpent racer Jacky Mouton that claimed the pole position ahead of his RB team mate Arnaud Chaussard, racing the Xray NT1. The National class saw Kyosho racer Romain Jaureguy take the top starting spot in front of the Mugen pairing of Frédéric Bourillon and Aurélien Goutiau. As with the 1/8th round, the finals were wet and in the Elite final it was a battle between Thomas Desmaries, Basile Concialdi, Arnaud Chaussard and Thomas Eytard. Desmaries was able to stay in front and took the win for Mugen ahead of the Xray pairing of Thomas Eytard and Arnaud Chaussard. The National class saw a dominant win for Frédéric Bourrillon, winning by 3 laps in front of 2nd placed Jean-Philippe Michel and 3rd placed Julien Colas.

Source: RB Products []

March 11, 2008

Richard Volta wins French 1/8 Nats Rd1

Richard Volta wins French 1/8th Nats Rd1

The first round of the French 1/8th scale on road Nationals was run last weekend in Angouleme in the west of the country. Saturday’s qualifying eventually saw dry conditions after a wet start to the day and in the Elite class it was newly signed Shepherd racer Richard Volta that was quickest followed by Kyosho driver Adrien Siegfried in 2nd and Sebasian Zatla racing a Motonica in 3rd. In the National class it was young Serpent driver Mickaël Tequi who was on pole at the end of 3 rounds in front of another Serpent racer Gérald Colinet in 2nd and Jérôme Berthelot, racing a Mugen in 3rd. For Sunday’s finals the rain had arrived and this made the conditions very tricky. In the National final, the top 3 qualifiers got a clean start but some consistent driving from David Loglisci meant that he could move to the front where he could take the win ahead of Philippe Cima in 2nd and Romain Fournery in 3rd. In the Elite final, pole man Volta took a while to get used to the conditions and was 3rd behind Velox team mate Laurent Pageneau and Motonica racer S. Zatla. Volta was able to gain speed later in the race and could pass the pairing in front of him for the win and after Zatla had problems this meant that Bouche could move into 3rd, giving the new Velox a podium lockout in its first race in France.

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March 10, 2008

ISTC Worlds Warm-up – Thailand

ISTC World Championship Thailand Warm-up

If you couldn’t make it to the RCS track in Bangkok, Thailand for this years TITC to test on the same track will be used for this years 1/12th scale and 1/10th scale Touring car Championships, then you have another chance to do so when the official Pre World Championship is run on the track on the 25th – 27th of April. Run according to IFMAR rules, this will be a great trial run for both the racers and organisers alike. The official event site is not yet up but should be soon so keep checking the link below for updates.

Source: ISTC Worlds []

March 9, 2008

ETS Denmark – Jilles Groskamp confirmed

ETS Denmark - Jilles Groskamp confirmed

The organisers of next weekends second round of the Much More backed European Touring Series are delighted to confirm that Tamiya factory driver Jilles Groskamp will be present at the event. Taking place in Vejle, Denmark, the race will also be attended by fellow Tamiya team drivers Marc Rheinard and Viktor Wilck as well as Associated team driver Joel Myrberg and lots of other top quality racers. Entries will remain open until the first day of the race, which will be Saturday the 15th, and for those already entered or wanting to enter, there is a new reduced entry price and updated timetable. All drivers will get 5 rounds of practice on the Saturday as well as 4 rounds of qualifying, while on Sunday there will be 1 more round of qualifying and triple mains for all racers.

Do you want to race against some of the World’s top touring car racers, while being commentated on by the legendary Scotty Ernst, in a fun and friendly, yet professional racing atmosphere then be sure to get your entry in for round 2 of the ETS by going here.

March 9, 2008

Gaggiola wins North Interregional Rd1

Gaggiola wins North Interregional Champs Rd1

Xray have a brief report on their site from the first North Interregional Championship race that was held in Montecchio last weekend. Perfect spring weather conditions greeted the over 50 drivers in the 1:10 class and after 3 rounds of qualifying it was Paolo Gaggiola that took TQ with his Max-powered NT1. Following the semi finals, in wich Luca Colombo and Guido Barbera won to take their place in the main final, the NT1 racers proceeded to dominate the race with Gaggiola taking the win from Colombo and Barbera in 2nd and 3rd.

Source: Xray []

March 8, 2008

IDM Tuned tires and clutch system

IDM Tuned tires and clutch system

As some of you may have noticed, we have a new advertiser on the site in the form of IDM, the company run by top Italian racing driver Daniele Ielasi. Best known for his range of IDM Tuned Picco made engines, the former European Champion is also extending the IDM line to carry other products as well. IDM are getting into the tire business with the release of a complete range of foam 1/8th scale and 1/10th scale tires made by ATS and we are told that there will be changes made to the wheels you see in the picture above before launch. Other items include the IDM branded and Capricorn made clutch system for 1/8th scale, that features a vented clutch bell and 3 different clutch shoes for varying effects.

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March 7, 2008

Sotiropoulos wins Greek 1/8th Nats Rd1

Sotiropoulos wins Greek 1/8th Nats Rd1

Serpent are reporting on the first round of the Greek National Championship that got underway at the FRT track last weekend and which saw current Champion John Sotiropoulos dominate the event. With a busy few days prior to the event to build the new 08 kits, Saturday’s practice showed that Sotiropoulos had not lost any of his pace over the off season as he set the pace with his new Max powered Serpent. A pace that he carried through to qualifying on Sunday as he TQ’d the event. Starting the 30 minute final from pole position, Sotiropoulos was pushed hard at the start but once the race had settled down the Serpent driver began to pull away, eventually crossing the line some 3 laps clear of Kyosho racer Giannis Arkoumanis in 2nd and his team mate Totomis Evaggelos in 3rd.

Source: Serpent []