Serpent are reporting that young Indonesian Serpent driver Arya Rido has won the 6th round of the 1/8th scale National Championships held at the BSD Super Traxxx circuit last weekend. The winner of the 5th round of the championship, which was held on the same track a month earlier, 10-year-old Rido was the only Serpent representative in the A Final and the young sensation didn’t disappoint as he cruised home to take his second National 1/8th sale win of the season.
This weekend saw the latest round of the Belgian 1/10th Electric Touring car Nationals take place on the brand new MRCC track in Charleroi. The weather for the event was a mixture of sun and rain and in the Modified class it was a win for pole man Koen Joosens racing a Schumacher, while his brother Nick Joosens, also driving a Schumacher, was in 2nd ahead of Corally driver Olivier Bultynck in 3rd. The 19T class was won by Bernard Collen, in front of 2nd placed David Broze with 3rd spot going to Michel Mahieu.
Coming soon from Greyscale Racing is the MRCG, a pan chassis aimed at open-class racers who need a lower CG, more responsive handling, and more tuning options than a standard Mini-Z. Based on the Mini-Z MR02, the car features a mid motor layout and narrow battery configuration for more responsive handling as well as dual flex plate suspension, similar to that seen in the Mini-Z F1 cars. This is a true race car, with the ability to adjust the weight bias by adjusting the placement of the cells, while the front end of the car allows adjustment of the ride height, independant of the spring preload.
Exotek Racing have announced details of their new conversion set for the Team Associated RC18. Using a RC18 kit as a doner car, the conversion turns this car into a proper race vehicle, with 2mm carbon fibre chassis plate, optimised weight distribution, new bearing supported mono bellcrank steering as well as a carbon top deck and a host of other upgrades. Compatible with the RC18T, B and R, expect it to be released soon.
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We wrote about the new Kawada wheels back in May when they were just CAD images, now over 2 months later and they have the final production samples which you can see above. These wheels are suitable for the company’s M300RSX 1/12th scale and they have a larger diameter than the original versions and are also made very true, for precise handling. Expect them to go on sale on the 25th of July.
Another product from Hot Bodies that we had written about previously is the Moore-speed 2006 Mazda 6 MPS, which will soon go on sale, after being announced at the start of February. From its new air splitter to the revised rear spill plates, the Moore-speed 2006 Mazda 6 MPS is all-new and all about speed and handling. The front bumper, splitter, winglets, and the new bonnet bulge all enhance steering at high speed. A deep aero-channel from the windscreen to the rear deck improves air flow to the rear wing and new lip spoiler, while new bumper spill plates aid the exit of air from under the body.
We first wrote about the Hot Bodies Cyclone 1/12th scale car, when it was shown for the first time in Nuernberg at the beginning of the year, we later mentioned it when it won the European Championships in the hands of Andy Moore. No Hot Bodies have released full product information and lots of pictures of this car, the all-new Cyclone 12 pan car. This is an entirely new car from Hot Bodies that will be released in time for the 2007-2008 indoor racing season and features 100% Hot Bodies parts, the Cyclone 12 doesn’t use any recycled parts from another supplier, it is completely fresh and all HB.
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The 6th round of the 2007 1/8th scale BRCA National Championships took place at the Brooklands track last weekend in the south of England. Qualifying saw multiple round winner Mark Green claim pole position, the Serpent driver beating 2nd placed Gareth Bell, driving for Mugen, by 6 seconds while 3rd spot belonged to Andrew North less than a second behind Bell. In the final it started with Mark Green out in front closely followed by Bell and Hastings with North dropping down a spot due to cold tires. Richard Hicklin, who was charging through the field from 10th place grid position, soon worked his way up to 5th and after a mistake by North, he moved up into 4th. Things started to get lively when Green ran out of fuel just before his second stop putting Hastings into the lead who then blew a plug which cost him 6 laps and any chance of the win. Andrew North, who was on a charge, had a coming together with Hicklin which put the Serpent driver out on the spot, but Andrew recovered and finished 3rd with Mark Green taking the win, after coming back from his flame out, while Gareth Bell claimed 2nd.
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