February 19, 2008

GRP 1/8th scale Foam Tyres

GRP 1/8th scale Foam Tyres

For 2008 GRP 1/8th scale on road tyres have been completely renewed following on going research and tests made in co-operation with team drivers and major model manufacturers from this category. Improvements have been made to all elements of the finished tyre such as foam compound, rim, gluing and more, with the biggest single change coming from the company’s new automatic gluing system which eliminates all elastic tension inside the tyre’s structure, guaranteeing lots of grip and long durability. Also improved is the foam, which is made with a special process and then treated to improve grip and life, and all hardness shores are checked automatically to ensure consistency. Finally, new wheels have been made with a special plastic material, and together with a reinforced yet flexible structure, they ensure no reduction in performance in all temperatures.

Source: GRP [grpgandini.com]

February 19, 2008

Stephane Bouche joins Shepherd Racing

Stephane Bouche joins Shepherd

JP Racing, distributors for Shepherd in France, have announced that leading French 1/8th scale racer Stephane Bouche will race the Velox in this years French and European Championships. Similar to Eric Dankel, Stephane leaves behind a successful spell at Mugen that saw him finish as runner up in last years Nationals and Coupe de France. Joining what is fast becoming a competitive team with Ielasi, Pietsch & Dankel, Bouche is also joined at Shepherd by fellow French racer Richard Volta, a National round winner last year, he too is a former Mugen racer.

Source: JP Racing [jpracing.com]

February 19, 2008

Olly Jefferies wins Carpet Wars Series

Olly Jefferies wins Carpet Wars Series

The 5th round of the Carpet Wars series was held last weekend with title leader Olly Jefferies only needing a 3rd in this round to confirm his second title in recent weeks, having clinched the Rug Racers modified title 2 weeks ago. In qualifying it was Andy Childs that put in a good run in the final round of qualifying to pip Jefferies to the pole position, while lining up 3rd was Kevin Brunsden. In the final Olly had a bad start and was knocked back to last after a collision with pole man Andy Childs, he was able to bring his HB Cyclone home in sixth place but as other results went his way, this was enough to give him the modified title. Kevin Brunsden took the final win from Glen Doman and this result leaves Kevin with a good shot of taking second in the series at the final round.

Source: Mirage [mirageracing.com]

February 19, 2008

Eric Dankel joins Shepherd Racing

Erik Dankel joins Shepherd Racing

European ‘B’ Vice Champion Eric Dankel from Germany has agreed a 2 year deal with Shepherd Micro Racing to drive their newly released Velox 1/8th scale chassis. Also a top runner in the German Championships, Eric leaves behind former Sponsor Mugen, but will continue with long term engine supplier Novarossi while for fuel and tires he will be using Runner Time and PMT.

Source: Twins Racing [twins-racing.de]

February 18, 2008

European Touring Series – Round 2

ETS Series

Red RC are excited to announce that we have partnered up with the Much More backed European Touring Series (ETS) to become the series’ official promotional partners. Along with creating a dedicated site for this new professional series, that can be accessed through the tab in the top menu, we will also be present at every round covering it live beginning with next months (14-16th of March) second round from Vejle, Denmark. The series, co-organised by Scotty Ernst and Uwe Rheinard, ran a successful first round alongside the International Speed Weekend in Germany last October, and round 2 sees the series go into its first stand alone event, and the first of 2008. Entries are currently open for the event with a maximum of 110 racers allowed in stock class and 100 racers in modified.

ETS Round 2

Closer to the event we will announce the names of some top International racers that will compete at the event, until then be sure to get your race entry in straight away. For more information about the event and where it takes place go to the Series page on our site here.

Racers can enter round 2 of the ETS by doing so at rcracecontrol.com.

February 17, 2008

DXF Classic chassis – Now available

DXF Classic chassis Now available

After following the development of the new DXF classic 2wd chassis from concept through to production, we are happy to inform you that this great looking chassis is now available to buy in shops. Just like other classes that were popular a number of years ago, such as the Pro 10 class, the 1/8th scale classic class is also making a comeback with race numbers growing, along with the number of manufacturers catering for this class.

Source: DXF [dxf-competition.com]

February 16, 2008

Speed Merchant Formula Pro 10

Speed Merchant Formula Pro 10

Speed Merchant have released details about their soon to be released 1/10th scale 200mm electric pan car, the Forumla Pro 10. Designed to race at National level in the comeback Pro 10 class, this new car has been can only accept 4 cells, which the designer believes gives more benefit than running with 6 cells due to the fact that it only needs to run in 5 minute long heats, not to mention the weight advantage. Essentially an oversized 1/12th scale with pivot-ball link rear suspension as well as light weight carbon fibre throughout, it definitely looks the part. Expect to see it released in the first week of March.

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February 15, 2008

Team Associated 12R5 1/12th scale

Team Associated 12R5 1/12th scale

Last week during our Toy Fair coverage we brought you more information, including close up shots, of the new 12R5 1/12th scale from Team Associated. The US based company have today released complete information on the new car along with a features list and photos. The 12R5 Factory Team is the latest evolutionary step in Associated’s over twenty-five years of 1:12 scale racing history. The designers in Area 51 built the 12R5 on a 2.5mm woven carbon fiber chassis that utilizes a pivot-ball link rear suspension that allows for independent adjustments for chassis roll, bump and alignment. Having the ability to make these chassis adjustments independently gives the 12R5 greater potential to get the best possible handling from the car and the track surface.

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