November 21, 2006

Lamberto Collari wins the 2006 Trofeo Novarossi

Trofeo Novarossi

OK, i know this race took place over 3 weeks ago but it was an important race and the event report only just showed up on the Novarossi website. The Trofeo Novarossi is an annual event and a celebration of all things Novarossi and even all the factory staff are bused to the event to join in on the festivities. This year it took place at the Gubbio track in Italy and as it turned out Novarossi’s returning prodigal son Lamberto Collari won the event ahead of Euro B champion Andrea Cristiani and Worlds finalist Walter Salemi in third position.

You can view all the results and more pictures from the event here.

Source: Novarossi []

November 21, 2006

Jeremy Cupps wins the Nitro Onroad National Finals

Nitro Onroad National Finals

Last weekend the RC Pro Series had their final gas on road race at the Gulf Coast Raceway, a race that was TQ’d by Paris Memorial winner Scott Kimbrow but won by Dave Campbell. This result didn’t affect the final outcome of the championship however which ended with Mugen racer Jeremy Cupps taking the National title ahead of fellow Mugen racer Terry Brown with Kyosho team racer Scott Kimbrow ending his campaign in third.

The event also played host to the Expert Sedan Nationals that was TQ’d and won by Ron Atomic (best super hero name ever) who also claimed the overall national title too.

You can view the full results here (PDF).

Source: RC Pro Series []

November 20, 2006

2006 Tamiya World Championships, Japan

Tamiya World Championships

Just a quick post to mention that last weekend the 2006 Tamiya World Championships were held at a large indoor exhibition hall in Shizouka, Japan. The annual event featured many different classes as well as many different nationality of racers, and Japanese website RC Car Trend were there and have results and lots of images from the race which you can view here.

Image: RC Car Trend []

November 20, 2006

Brunet wins Rd1 of French 1/12th Nationals

Pierre-François Brunet

Our partner site RC infos has a brief report on the 1st round of the French 1/12th Nationals that took place at Bonneville last weekend. Pierre-François Brunet driving an Associated RC12L4 took the win ahead of Corally racer Arnaud Constanty with Mathias Rascol again driving an Associated in third. RC Infos will have the full report  on the event soon, but in the meantime you can check out the top ten results on their site here.

Source: RC Infos []

November 19, 2006

Xray to release 1/10th 200mm & 1/12th Pan car!

Xray Rumours

Rumours abound this time of year with manufacturers nearing their final preparations of new products for the upcoming season. Mostly rumours leak out in the form of sightings at private test sessions or team drivers informing friends or simply a case of wishful thinking. In this instance the rumours regarding Xray’s imminent release of a 1/10th 200mm gas car and 1/12th pan car has come from a number of sources and therefore I believe it to be fact.

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November 19, 2006

Masami Hirosaka is Japanese EP National Champion

2006 Japanes EP Expert Nationals Podium

As was expected Masami Hirosaka who dominated throughout practice and qualifying has won the 2006 Japanese EP Nationals Expert class held at the indoor facility at the Yatabe Arena. Masami, driving a Yokomo MR4-TC won 2 from the 3 finals to secure himself yet another major title. Second place went to Atsushi Hara, driving his Hot Bodies Cyclone, who finished with 2 second positions and a third to confirm his runner up spot with Shinnosuke Adachi, driving a Kyosho, finishing with a fifth, fourth and a third position to claim the final step on the podium.

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November 16, 2006

2006 Japanese EP Expert Nats – Thursday


Whilst the event doesnt officially start until Friday, as with all major events, practice goes on for days beforehand. Already clear at this years event is that it looks like a 2 horse race between RC titan Masami Hirosaka and pretender to his throne Atsushi Hara (what is up with his hair?). The event takes place at a narrowed Yatabe Arena which happens to be Masami’s home track, or as someone on RC Tech mention ‘his home’, so he should be pretty difficult to beat. Also at the event are World Champion Andy Moore and 2004 World champ Marc Rheinard amongst other top names.

We will inform you of the results as we get them but until then you can look at the event images here and a video of Hara in action here.

November 16, 2006

Round 1 Mini Z cup in Bethune, France

Bethune, France

Ok this isn’t so much a racing story or a report but more of a “who the hell thought it would be a good idea to race on pink carpet” type of story. The picture is from the first round of the Northern France Mini-Z cup that was held in Bethune, were there seems to be a surplus of pink carpet. Pretty wicked track though, in scale terms it must be like the old Nurbergring when you look at the amount of corners.

Check out all the images here.

Source: Automodelisme []