Back in February, we showed you pictures of the then soon to be released DB12R 1/12th scale chassis from BMI Racing. Well yesterday the guys from BMI showed of some pictures of the all new prototype rear end for their car, that they are currently testing.
It is designed around the brushless motors. We are using our standard lower plate on this prototype for testing but we will be spreading the pod plates 2mm for more clearance for production without a sacrifice in rear track width adjustment.
Xray have a report from their team driver Beat Walti on the 2nd round of the Swiss 1/10th 200mm National Championship which was held 2 weekends ago in Langenthal. Qualifying saw round 1 winner Beat Walti take the pole position with his Xray, ahead of Team Magic driver Mattia Pesenti in 2nd while 3rd fastest was Dirk Stammler racing Mugen. Into the final and it was close race between Walti and Pesenti, with Mattia managing to take the lead after a bad pitstop for the Xray driver, but Beat could fight back and take the lead after Pesenti had to stop to change his tires. Walti would go on to win the race from Dirk Stammler in 2nd and Traugott Schaer in 3rd spot for Xray.
Read the full report here and from our partners RC Infos here.
Powers International of Japan have released information about the soon to be available touring car rubber tire from Edge, called Cutting Edge. Designed to provide high levels of grip for long durations, this competition rubber have been race tested and has proved to be great over uneven track surfaces while the strong side walls provide your car with great stablility even when on the limit. Available in 28 and 32 compounds, it goes on sale in late July.
The weekend just gone, saw the 2007 running of the Singapore Invitational Challenge, held at the East Coast Park Raceway. The racing was divided into 2 classes with the vast majority of racers running 1/10th scale, however the 1/8th scale class had plenty of top drivers and in qualifying the fastest of those was Mugen driver Meen Vejrak, from Thailand, that took the TQ for this class, while the 1/10th TQ went to Kyosho racer Kelvin Yong. In the 1/8th scale final the pole man Meen ran into some problems that dropped him down the order, leaving Serpent racer Suruth to take the win by 7 laps from Mugen driver Nelson Lee in 2nd, while another Mugen, that of Tay Wui Kiat, was 3rd. Things were a bit closer in the 1/10th scale final, but again there was problems for the pole sitter, Kelvin Yong ending his race in 5th, while Kyosho race Philip Lee took the win by less than a lap from Meen Vejrak in 2nd and Charlee Phutiyotin in 3rd.
The 3rd round of the 1/10th 200mm Spanish Nationals was held last weekend at the Madrid track, host of this years European Championships. Qualifying saw Serpent SDD driver Oscar Cabezas take the pole position for the race but at the start of the final he was pushed out causing him to drop 2 laps to have his car repaired. Back on the track and Oscar could work his way back through the field up to 2nd spot just a lap behind eventual winner Josue Artiles, racing for Mugen, while Xray driver Iñaki Pahissa Lopez finished in 3rd.
Xray have a report from the recently held 3rd round of the Norwegian National Cup that was run on a track some 900m above sea level, in the beautiful mountain side in Valdres. Qualifying saw the Xray NT1 trio of Helge Johannessen, Georg Ellingsen and Frank Andersen claim the first 3 spots for the final, with Johannessen setting a new track record on his way to pole position. In the final the top 3 pulled away in their starting order with Johannessen leading until the 15 minute mark when he hit a stopped car, taking him out of the race. This left the fighting pair of Ellingsen and Andersen to battle it out for the lead with Andersen eventually taking the win followed by Ellingsen in 2nd with Anders Theodorsen in 3rd
The first fruits of the Team Orion and Kyosho tie-up are soon to be made available when the Kyosho X312T .12 motor goes on sale in Europe on the 10th of July. This engine isn’t simply a rebadged version of the Team Orion CRF Wasp but instead features a revised piston which has been coated with Nikasil, a nickel silicon carbide coating used to reduce friction in moving aluminum alloys, while the carburettor features a different barrel and modified main needle which all adds up to an engine that is easy to tune, very stable and has lots of torque. Also released at the same time is the Kyosho V-One RRR Evo and X312T combo pack which will make a great package for those racers considering racing in the Kyosho World Cup, as we have heard a rumour that the use of the X312T is to be made mandatory for this event.
Hot Bodies have announced that they will be soon shipping these new pre glued tyres, called Gumballs, which have been designed to be used as control tyres for 30T, 27T and 23T motor classes. Made using a compound that is very durable, yet provides sufficient grip, the Gumballs come pre mounted, with insert, on these durable white disc wheels. Also new from Hot Bodies is the release of a diff upgrade set for the Cyclone D4, with the main change being the use of a 2.6mm screw in place of the 2.0mm version that was originally available. This extra thickness on the diameter of the screw increases the durability of the differential.