January 4, 2021

Rebellion RC X12’21 crossflex chassis

More new chassis options from Rebellion RC, this time for the Xray X12’21, with their first crossflex chassis for 1/12th scale. The outer shape is identical to the original, while in the main body of the chassis the crossflex inserts are positioned close to the centre-line to keep the rotating behaviour of the car as agile as possible. At the front the cutouts are chamfered to generate additional downforce, they claim, especially in fast corners and testing of the prototype at the end of the 2020 season has shown the benefit of the crossflex chassis and its brass insert system in the 1/12th class.

View another image of the chassis here


January 1, 2021

Yannic Prumper rejoins Yokomo

Front running European driver Yannic Prumper has announced that he rejoined the factory Yokomo team for 2021. The former Infinity driver who spent what little time racing there was doing so as an independent, returns to the team he drove for previously back at the start of 2018. The German had the following to say:

I‘m proud to be back again at the Yokomo factory team! I‘m very thankful and appreciate to get the chance again, even through this hard times Covid is causing and my leaving in the past. My team mates and me will show the best of performance to promote this brand as much as possible!

Source: Yokomo [teamyokomo.com]


December 31, 2020

Rebellion RC T4’21 Crossflex aluminium chassis

Following on from yesterday’s release of the Rebellion RC Crossflex aluminium chassis for the Awesomatix MMX, there is now a version for the T4’21. Just like the MMX version this too is much narrower than the previous version, at only 76mm it improves roll-behaviour and prevent the chassis from touching the ground. The holes for the short swing arms were removed which made it possible to make the rear end narrower which leads to improved on throttle traction. In the front the Crossflex inserts were replaced by the new Y-Stiffener as well as a new X-Stiffener for forward Servo mount which gives you a lot more flex-setting options. Last but not least they have made new floating-plates for ESC and Electronics, that are available in brass for stock and aluminium for modified for perfectly adjusted car-balance depending on batteries used. Due to the re-positioned battery holder holes the chassis comes with a set of longer carbon battery holders.

View more images of the chassis here


December 31, 2020

Marc Rheinard makes switch to ORCA

ORCA have announced the signing of 5-time IFMAR World Champion Marc Rheinard to their team. Marc will be joining other elite drivers like Jilles Groskamp, Naoto Matsukura and Akio Sobue to mention a few. Making the switch from long time sponsors Muchmore, Marc will be using the full series of ORCA products to power all his rides for 2021 and beyond and ORCA hopes they will be able to power him to many more wins. Rheinard has the following to say:

I would like to thank the whole ORCA Team to take me on board for 2021 and more! I’m motivated and ready to win many more races! When I tried the ORCA electronics, I was really happy about the feeling on the track, especially the brakes! Thanks again and we will meet at the track soon!

Source: ORCA [orcarc.com]


December 31, 2020

Arena RC T4’21 single side upper deck set

Arena RC Racing have released this graphite single side upper deck set for the Xray T4’21. Similar to the previous iteration for the 2020 T4 but updated for the latest car, the single sided design claims to offer improved cornering speeds due to optimised flex characteristics and the top deck comes including 1mm carbon fibre shims that further add to the new torsional flex behaviour. The top deck is machined from high-quality 2.0mm carbon fibre.

Source: Arena [facebook.com]


December 30, 2020

Rebellion RC MMX Crossflex V2 aluminium chassis

Rebellion RC’s new Awesomatix MMX Crossflex V2 aluminium chassis is much narrower than the previous version, at only 76mm it improves roll-behaviour and prevent the chassis from touching the ground. The holes for the short swing arms were removed which made it possible to make the rear end narrower which leads to improved on throttle traction. In the front the Crossflex inserts were replaced by the new Y-Stiffener which gives you a lot more flex-setting options. Last but not least they have made new floating-plates for ESC and Electronics, that are available in brass for stock and aluminium for modified for perfectly adjusted car-balance depending on batteries used.

View another image here


December 30, 2020

Mattia Collina joins Schumacher Racing

Schumacher Racing have announced the signing of Mattia Collina to their onroad team. Mattia comes with a great pedigree, including ETS Pro Stock race winner, multiple EFRA Stock A finalist and 6 x Italian National Champion. He had the following to say:

I would like to thank Schumacher for the opportunity to be able to represent them in a year when the TC IFMAR Worlds will be right in my Country. I am excited to start working with the Team and make my contribution to achieve our common goals.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]


December 30, 2020

Xpress spur gear support plate

Designed specifically for Drift cars, mount your spur evenly with this aluminium spur gear support plate. The aluminium plate creates an evenly distributed load which allows for a more precise and quiet drivetrain. Comes in the signature black with red highlighted edges and laser engraved Xpress logo.

View the mounted plate here