We have embedded a video from the final round of the Spanish 1/8th scale National Championships that was run 2 weekends ago at the Circuito de Orihuela. The event was won by GS driver Richi Gomez and confirmed European Champion Robert Batlle as the 2007 Spanish National Champion. The video shows the full race, all 45 minutes of it, so if you are planning on watching be sure grab yourself some popcorn and a drink first.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Report from Billy Easton on the IFMAR EP Off road Worlds – Link [serpent.com]
> Maarten van Lierop is Dutch National Champion 2007 – Link [teamxray.com]
> Final round of the first German Monster-Masters – Link [rbproducts.com]
> Serpent EP buggy Prototypes in World Championship final – Link [serpent.com]
> Another win for Zachariades in Cyprus – Link [serpent.com]
> Borja Hernandez joins HoBao Racing (pictures) – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> LRP and Robert Batlle are European Champion 2007 1/8 Offroad – Link [lrp.cc]
> Report from 2007 German 1/8 off road Championship – Link [rbproducts.com]
> New air filter from French company Piktor – Link [rcmag.com]
Last weekend saw the previously postponed 4th round of the Irish National Championships run at the St. Annes Park track in Dublin. The National round was open to both 1/8th scale and 1/10th 200mm and in 1/8th it was Serpent racer Clive Connolly that took the TQ while in the 1/10th class it was Xray driver Steven Hayes that took the TQ spot. The 1/8th scale A-final was won by Clive Connolly who clinched the National title while Serpent team mate Darragh Fox was 2nd and Mugen racer Austin Elliot in 3rd. In the 1/10th scale class it was out going Champion Chris Steele that won the A Final, his second win of the year, with Serpent racer Eoin Doran in 2nd after a great battle with new Champion Steven Hayes in 3rd. The B final was won by rookie Robert Boylan with Darren Hill in 2nd and Oliver Pauloin-Valory in 3rd.
CML are reporting on last weekends Xray Challenge that was held at the Clanfield track, the same track that will host next weekends final round of the Truggy Nats. Due to this fact, the race was well attended with drivers trying to gain some advantage and extra track time before this weeks race. Jon Hazelwood took the TQ spot with his Xray XT8 ahead of HoBao racer Graham Alsop right behind in 2nd. In the main final Graham got in front at the start and with Jon running into some radio issues, this gifted Graham an easy cruise to the flag.
Yet another Illuzion Xray body from JConcepts, this time its for the XT8 truggy. This body comes in both standard and heavy duty thickness polycarbonate and features a stadium truck style that combines hard edge racing lines with a front hood scoop. The roof of the body has been dramatically wedged or “Illuzionized” for that aggressive look, while the rear of the body has been designed for extra bed durability.
JConcepts have released the Illuzion XB8EC body which comes complete in either standard or heavy duty polycarbonate. The Illuzion XB8 EC features enhanced hard edge side pod styling with runner flow channels on the sides designed to move the air more efficiently to the wing. The roof of the body has been dramatically wedged and Illuzionized for that aggressive look, while the front of the body has less of a transition from hood to window which gives it a more dramatic look.
Japanese company Team Honest have released a whole load of carbon parts for Kyoshos 1/12th scale gas powered Pan car, the Spada. The parts include a front upper plate made from 3mm carbon for extra front stiffness, a 2mm thick carbon fibre radio tray, a 2.5mm thick carbon body mount plate, 1.2mm brake plate and 1.5mm thick brake disk from carbon, a 3mm carbon rear upper plate and finally a receiver plate and a battery plate. All parts are of high quality and lightweight.
Japanese company Team Azarashi have released pictures of their new 1/10th scale buggy body, called the Tateego, due for release in October. With over 8 months of development, this body, which is shown above mounted on the Tamiya TRF501X, features a very unique shape and very aggressive look. The body features 2 large air scoops up front for cooling of the cars electronics while the curved sides, low roof and narrow rear improve air flow to the rear wing making it very stable in the air.