February 25, 2007

Andy Moore wins the 2007 TITC

Andy Moore 2007 TITC

Top qualifier and current World Champion Andy Moore driving his Team Orion powered Hot Bodies Cyclone has the won the 2007 Thailand International Touring car Championships, the TITC. Fastest in qualifying thanks to a blistering run in the fastest 4th of 5 rounds of qualifying the British racer seemed that he may be in for a bad day after being elminated in the scrappy first A-main final which saw fellow HB racer Ronald Voelker take the win. Ronald was followed home in that final by Tamiya racer Hupo Hoenigl in 2nd and another HB racer Thomas Pumpler in 3rd. content

February 24, 2007

2007 TITC – Saturday qualifying

2007 TITC

Andy Moore has topped the qualifying sheets at the 2007 TITC, showing the top form that saw him become World Champion last year. Driving his Hot Bodies Cyclone, Moore managed to put in a blistering pace in the fastest last round to be the only driver to make it into the 21 lap range to take the top spot by over 4 seconds from Tamiya driver Hupo Hoenigl who moved up from nowhere before the final qualifying round to line up in 2nd. In 3rd position is DHI cup winner Ronald Voelker with the HB Cyclone who takes his place ahead of 4th and 5th place racers Jilles Groskamp and Atsushi Hara, racing Xray and HB respectively. The fact that 2nd – 6th positions are covered by 2 tenths of a second shows the tight competition at this event as well as showing the amazing pace of Moore who is so far up front.

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February 23, 2007

2007 TITC – Friday Controlled Practice


Yesterday we told you all about this years TITC in Thailand and today the event got underway with controlled practice for all the assembled drivers. In crazy heat once more it was Atsushi Hara with his Team Checkpoint powered Hot Bodies Cyclone that set the pace with Hido Kitazawa driving a Tamiya only 2 seconds behind. In 3rd was HB cyclone racer Surikarn C. while it was yet another HB racer in 4th with Olly Jeffries from the UK doing a great job. Andy Moore was on a fast run in the faster 2nd run but crashed out while Ronald Voelker broke a belt in his tire, ending his run. Qualifying starts tomorrow and we hope to bring you the results at the end of the day.

For pictures from the event until now, you can go here, here and here.

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February 23, 2007

French 1/12th Nationals – Round 4

French 1/12th Nationals - Round 4

More 1/12th scale, this time its the full report from round 4 of the French 1/12th Nationals from Montbrison. We already gave you the results of that event and of the actual championship too but now our partners RC Infos have a full report online. Although it is in French, the many images help tell the story and if your a 1/12th scale fan, you’ll love some of the close up shots of the cars at that event.

Check out the full report here.

Source: RC Infos [rcinfos.com]

February 23, 2007

Andy Griffiths is British 19T 1/12th National Champion

Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths has once again shown his domination in the 1/12th scale National scene in the UK by adding to his modified class title by taking the 19T title as well. Racing in the last round of the championship in Chesterfield, Andy managed to pull out a win in the first 2 legs of the finals to take the overall title ahead of Keith Robertson who finished 2nd

The finals turned out to be a very closely run affair, with Keith and Andy battling out for the victory, in 3 tight finals. In the end Andy won the first 2 finals to wrap up the victory with a leg to go. Mick had a few incidents in the finals, but still managed to finish a solid 4th place.

You can read the full report here.

Source: Mirage [mirageracing.com]

February 23, 2007

Serpent release the 720 ’07 version

Serpent 720 ‘07 version

On Wednesday we brought you the first pictures of the new 2007 version of the Serpent 960, well now we have info on its little brother, the 720. The 720 ’07 follows along the same lines as the 1/8th scale car in that its changes are only minor and mostly involve the inclusion of previous optionals now as standard. The 2007 version 720 will come with black chassis plate, front CVDs, servo saver with adjustable ackerman, nylon adjustable pivot ball nuts, upgraded fuel tank with o-ring sealed AFL lid and as an extra will include the front one-way axle along with lock set to to able to turn it into a solid front axle. All these extra parts should turn an already top performing chassis into a even better car.

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February 23, 2007

Much More Limited edition tire warmers

Much More Limited edition tire warmers

I think everybody who reads this site knows im a big Much More fanboy and pretty much drool over all the new shiny anodised stuff that they come out with, despite never having even used any of their products. These Limited edition tire warmers have been on the Much More site for a while but until now they didn’t have any large images of them so i decided to wait before writing about them. So now we have big images, here they are, based on the original tire warmer from the Korean company the limited edition Andy Moore version comes in his now trademark purple whilst Marc Rheinard gets his blue version. Both versions come with a black LCD screen and sport their respective racers logos and apart from that theres not much else to write about them

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February 22, 2007

2007 Thailand International Touring Car Champs

TITC Marc Rheinard

This weekend sees the RC circus make their way to Thailand, fresh from the Snowbirds & Winternats in the case of Jilles Groskamp, to race the Thailand International Touring Car Championships, or TITC for short. This years event takes place at the Radio Control Speedway in Jadujag, Thailand and is sure to be a tough race for all involved as it has attracted all 4 IFMAR ITC World Champions as well as some of the best Asian and European racers (see entry lists here). Last years Mod race was won by Marc Rheinard and he is certain to be a favourite this year along with local favourite and winner of last years Stock class Surikarn C, but they first have to get their cars dialed in on the rubber tires and in the 40 degree C heat that is beating down on the track in practice.

Expect the heat to play a major role in who can win this event, as the track temperature is in the mid 50’s celcius, and when you consider that modern machinery is already struggling to get rid of the heat while racing indoors in cooler conditions you can expect to some heat related failures throughout proceedings. Qualfiying will start on Saturday, with the finals on Sunday and we hope to bring you some end of day updates as we get them.

For pictures from the event until now, you can go here, here and here.

Image: TITC [titc.in.th]