March 4, 2007

Alex Calatayud wins Rd2 Social Santa Perpetua

Social Santa Perpetua

This weekend saw the 2nd round of the Santa Perpetua club championships, which happened to be very well attended due to the fact that this track will host rounds of both the Spanish and Catalunyan championships this year, and racers attending these events wanted to get some pre event track time in. The race itself was won by Xray racer Alex Calatayud ahead of 2nd place Hot Bodies racer Gerard Roig and Albert Navarro racing for HoBao in 3rd.

Source: TT Catalunya [ttcatalunya.com]


March 3, 2007

Rune Karlsen wins Rd1 of Norwegian cup

Norwegian cup

Buggy-Sport have the report from the first round of the Norwegian cup that took place under some tricky and extremely cold conditions. 54 drivers attended the event despite the heavy snow storms, that kept some of the signed up racers away, and those drivers were greeted by snow and ice on the track. After qualifying, Kyosho racer, Tom Erik Haaversen took the TQ spot followed by Viggo Andreassen and Ronny Myhre in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the main race itself it was Rune Karlsen who took the early lead and held onto it till the end to take the win while 2nd position went to pole man Tom Erik Haaversen with Anders Mehren ending the race in 3rd.

Source: Buggy-Sport [buggy-sport.info]


March 2, 2007

LRP Shark 18 Buggy – Team version

LRP Shark 18 Buggy factory

Our Swiss friends over at RC World have some news on the new LRP Factory Team version of their great little Shark 18. We have written about the RTR version before and commented on its speed so this new factory kit version should be ballistic with all the team bits included. This limited edition version comes with anodised aluminium CVDs, front and rear anti-roll bars, aluminium shock absorbers and lots and lots of carbon which should all increase the cars durability and reduce the cars weight.

Source: RC World [rcworld.ch]


March 2, 2007

Upgrade RC 8ight T graphics

Upgrade RC 8ight T graphics

Even more stuff from Upgrade RC, in what has been a busy week for them, and this new offering is especially interesting for Team Losi 8ight truggy drivers who feel the need to customise their ride. New decal sets are available for this car and as always they look awesome, with more versions to come soon.

Source: Upgrade RC [upgrade-rc.com]


March 2, 2007

OFNA Ultra LX One RTR 1/8th buggy

OFNA Ultra LX One RTR

OFNA Racing have announced the release of their Ultra LX One RTR 1/8th scale buggy. Based on the successful Ultra series of buggies, they have improved upon that basis by making it closer to a Pro level buggy, changing to C-Hub suspension and adding 13mm shocks & Hi-down Force wing, plus they also upgraded the body styling and added true-lite dish wheels with racing tires. Available now.

Source: OFNA [ofna.com]


March 2, 2007

RB Products release new S3 motor

RB Products S3

RB Products, the French competition engine manufacturer, have announced their latest 3.5cc buggy motor, the S3. This budget engine is a 3 port motor that is perfectly suited for both club racers and beginners looking for an engine that offers great fuel economy while keeping ones budget in mind.

The latest S3 comes equipped with an 8mm composite carburator to keep operating temps and engine consistency constant. The new cylinder head stands a whopping 11 fins tall and retains the “RB” Orange colors, your competition will know whats under the hood with its laser engravings reading MSC and S3 on top. The combustion chamber is an integrated part of the cylinder head to ensure optimum performance.

Source: RB Products [rbproducts.com]


February 28, 2007

Antoine Rossetti joins X-Factory

Antoine Rossetti

X-Factory have announced that top French off road racer Antoine Rossetti has joined their team for the 2007 season. Due to drive the X-5 in this years Nationals, Antoine who finished in the top 10 at last years French Nationals, leaves Team Losi for whom he raced last year, and he seems pretty excited about the upcoming season.

The X–5 appeals to me because it’s different compared to the other cars because of its design. Thus it’s unconventional, and I like to drive different, to be apart! They were really thinking when they came up with this car. Because I know the Losi car so well, it will be easy to Faite Le Calcul. I’ll be running the X–6 at this year’s Nationals, but my focus will be on the X–5 and 4WD.

You can read more about Antoine, who seems to have a pretty interesting life, here.

Source: X-Factory [4wdrc.com]


February 28, 2007

Fabrizio Teghesi joins Ultimate Racing

Fabrizio Teghesi

Italian racer Fabrizio Teghesi has agreed a deal to run with Spanish after market parts specialists, Ultimate Racing for the 2007 season. The Crono racer, who was top qualifier at last years European ‘B’ Championships and who eventually finished 3rd, will use the Spanish companies parts on his Crono buggy this year in both National and International events, including this years European Championships in France.

Source: Modellismo RC [modellsimorc.net]