New for the Schumacher Icon F1 and the Eclipse 4 is this V2 version of the damper rod. The V2 damper rod for the Icon F1 and Eclipse 4 has a much larger internal hole diameter which could simply be seen as a weight reduction over the V1 , however its primary purpose is to allow for easier filling with damping oil. A larger quantity of oil can be used, leading to a much longer lasting, consistent damping and therefore less frequent maintenance is required. The damping rate when freshly filled remains unchanged and damping setup’s will carry over from the v1 rod.
Capricorn have announced that their driver, 2016 World Champion Dominic Greiner will use One Engines. The former O.S. team driver said, ‘I’m super happy to be a part from the One team from now on. I could test the engines already last year and was surprised how well the engines and exhausts are working on the track. The engines showed great performances the last years and improving step by step and I´m glad to work with the team for the future.’
Having signed his brother Jonathan, Xray have announced that another one of the UK’s top drivers Will Skidmore is also joining the Xray Factory Team to race the XB2, XB4, and XB8 platforms. The BRCA Champion said, ‘I am very excited to be joining the Xray team for this season and beyond. It’s clear to see the effort Xray puts into the cars and products so I am happy to be apart of this journey. Thank you to everyone at Xray for the opportunity.’
The Drake Racing is excited to announce the signing of Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin to their race team. Spencer brings with him both world and national title winning experience along with a dedicated racing program behind him. Spencer will make his O.S. Speed B21 AD2 powered debut in buggy and truck at the Southern Indoor Championships this weekend. Spencer has been working with The Drake Racing for a few years to service and maintain his nitro engines but will now be supported by The Drake Racing for all if his nitro powered needs. The Team Associated factory driver had this to say about the nitro engine change, ‘I’m excited to announce, I’ll be joining The Drake Racing team for 2022, I would like to thank Adam and Ronda Drake for all the support, and I am looking forward to racing with the O.S. Speed B21 Adam Drake 2 engines!’
Xray have announced that their 1/8th buggy platform, the XB8, will be joining the rest of the Slovakian’s product line in getting an update for 2022. No official details about the latest incarnation of the company’s popular buggy platform are available yet but we bring you more information about the 2022 variant once they surface.
Sunpadow announced that it has officially signed a contract with the Chinese driver Marco Ma, who is turning 17 years old and already one of the best on-road drivers in China. He started his RC racing in 2012, and has already taken 2 National Championships, 3 National Youth Championships, and multiple prizes standings on Asia on-road RC racing. Marco Ma said, ‘I am very grateful for the support of Sunpadow RC over the years, and very honoured to join the strong Sunpadow team. I will continue to work hard and strive for better competition results.’
More UK signings for Xray as they have announced that front running Harley Eldridge is joining their Factory Team to race the X4, XB2, and XB4 platforms. The former Yokomo team driver said, ‘Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you to MB Models, Mibosport and Team Yokomo for all their support throughout the years. I’m really excited to be joining the factory Xray team and cannot wait to get back on track with the X4, XB2 and XB4. Also a thank you to the Hudy family for their support and believing in me and I hope I can do them proud.’
LRP have announced the successor to the extremely popular ZR.32X Spec 4. With the latest ‘Spec 4.1’ edition, they have used the experience gained from the extensive use of its predecessor, as well as listening to all customer wishes, to make an extremely good engine even better. A new piston and conrod design offers increased power, higher mid range torque and improved lubrication. The 3 needle carburettor is thermally protected and fully adjustable and comes supplied with 9mm, 8.5mm and 7.5mm aluminium venturi inserts.