Yeah Racing have introduced their new 5-spoke rims for M-class touring cars such as the ones of Tamiya and Xpress. Of a realistic design the rims are moulded using a hard plastic compound which helps to extract more performance and grip from a tyre. The rims are usable with most M-class rubber tyres, they fit all M-class touring cars with 12mm hex wheel adapters and are available as 4-piece packs in black or white colour.
Coming soon from Sweep are their new EXP-24S touring car rubber tyres for the use in low “winter” temperatures. Making use of the EXP-R2 carcass, the new 24S compound excels especially in low ambient and track temperatures and despite being on the very soft side, it provides consistent performance without a drop in performance toward the end of a run. The tyres come in sets of four, premounted on white dish wheels and including inserts.
Yeah Racing have introduced their new chassis brace mount for the Tamiya M08 M-chassis kit. Machined from aluminium the tubes will reinforce the chassis assembly, allowing to extract more performance from the tyres and car. The braces come as pair and are available in blue or black anodising.
The opening round of the Tonisport Onroad Series North Division was held recently at the RC Team Nord Megadrom track in Hasloh near Hamburg. The race was held on a tight high-grip track which made things difficult especially for the Touring Modified drivers. In the end it was veteran racer, Uwe Reimers with the day’s win from a hard charing Sören Sparbier 2nd and Christian Stolze in 3rd.
RC Maker have introduced their new GeoCarbon wing mounting solution for touring cars. Developed for serious racers, it is designed to protect the wing, and wing strut in crashes, as well as provide maximum downforce and efficiency from the wing. The “L” shaped design can be switched to left and right to fit different bodies and wing positions, and offers rearward and outer wing chord support. Flexing of the wing in high speed straights and corners can lead to unpredictable handling. This is due to the wing folding back, but also, when the wing folds back the sides of the wing lift up to even further increase the detrimental impact. Our side facing supports minimise this lifting, which also in turn minimises flexing of the wing backwards. This creates an overall more stable wing in every direction! Also included is an adjustable carbon fibre support for under the bodyshell. This clamps the wing and body between two pieces of carbon, providing more support and stiffness. It can be shifted forward or backwards to suit different bodies and wing positions. The set is complete with two lightweight alloy screws and two lightweight alloy nuts to provide a lightweight, stable solution to mounting the wing.
The 2019 Australian Electric On-road Championships were held in Littlehampton, South Australia over the weekend. The top class, Open Modified, was spearheaded by Yokomo’s Simon Nicholson taking the overall TQ and win with 1-8-1 finishes while his Yokomo teammate, Antoni Caretti came in 2nd with 2-1-4 finishes. Jeffery Mackie (ARC) would complete the top 3 results tie on points with Jack McMillan while John Puse rounded out the top 5.
The opening round of the Xray Racing Series Slovenia was held at the Genius Ring track in Medeuzza, Italy. In the Touring 13.5T Stock class it was Nejc Mihelic with the overall TQ while the Formula class was top qualified by Matej Dobnikar. After the Touring A-mains it was still Nejc on the top spot, leaving behind Viktor Bolsec who came all the way from P6 on the grid. Bjan Miklozic would round out an all-Xray top 3 podium result.
BMT from Italy have introduced their new 016 GT Evo 1/8th scale nitro GT chassis kit. The car is based on the proven 016 GT and features refinements such as a new flex chassis, the Evo rear end conversion that as previously only available separately, it come with new short big bore shock absorbers as well as new shock stays and a redesigned front bulkhead brace. The parts will improve the car’s overall balance and performance and the kit is available from now on.