Our mate oOple has a nice little write up on the Atomic Carbon Kyosho Ultima RB5 shock towers that their team helped co develop, and that we briefly wrote about a while ago. And his conclusion –
Despite running on some of the most demanding tracks in the UK Stu didn’t manage to do more than scratch one of the production Atomic towers so far (touch wood). The 4MM Carbon looks trick and gives the car a new look – but more importantly the additional settings are very useful, especially on the rear – not cheap, but worth it!
While the Modified and 27T guys were racing their 4th National round in Snetterton, the 19T Super Stock guys had their National in Bedworth, but unfortunately it was affected by rain with most of Saturday a wash out, meaning no practice for the racers present. Onto qualifying and it saw Russell Williams claim the TQ on an improving track, followed by championship leader Chris Kerswell in 2nd and Dewi Jones in 3rd while the 4 cell class saw Mike Hanford Jnr take pole from Bob Burr in 2nd and Adrian Adames in 3rd.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Team Magic are running an Essay Writing Contest to win a G4S – Link [teammagic.com.tw]
> Mirage report on the Hot Bodies performance from TC Mod Nats Rd4 – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Another report from the 6th round of Fintrack series – Link [rczone.net]
> The Associated RC8 of French racer Sébastien Mutel – Link [rcmag.com]
> Report on the GS Cup international in Torres Verdes – Link [rbproducts.com]
> OCM Racing KOAS DT-19 conquers Miri Buggy Race – Link [jonehrc.com]
> Mirage report on the latest round of the 200mm Foam Nationals – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Hungarian offroad National Championship Round 3 – Link [rbproducts.com]
> The Piktor Rush 2 of French racer Sébastien Léonard – Link [rcmag.com]
> Pro Line Quik Lidz bodyshell of Elliot Boots – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
Our partners Neo Buggy are reporting that 3 times Nordic champion and Worlds Semi-finalist Joseph Quagraine has left Italian engine sponsor Novarossi and joined forces with the Japanese manufacturer O.S. Engines. Joseph makes the switch after 2 and a half years with the Italian outfit having joined them from Picco in late 2004. His most recent, and final, victory for Novarossi came 2 weeks ago when he took the truggy class win at the Offroad Meeting in Monsummano, driving the HoBao RTR truggy.
I would like to thank Novarossi for their excellent support during the last few years. I wish everyone at Novarossi all the best for the future, however I look forward to a long and successful future driving for O.S. Japan, and would also like to thank them for this oppurtunity.
Quagraine joins a long list of star racers that are currently using the O.S. buggy motor such as Pavidis, Maifield, Hughes, Tebo, Smolnik, Bradley, James and Saxton, all of which were in action at last weekends ROAR Buggy Nationals.
Last weekend, the 3rd round of the Italian 1/8th scale Nationals were run in Cassino, in the south west of the country. Weather was perfect and in qualifying it saw Daniele Ielasi, winner of the French EFRA GP last week, take the top qualifying position ahead of former European Champion Massimo Fantini, while 3rd spot went to Andrea Cristiani, winner of last weekends ATS Trophy race, held on the same track. In the race it was European 1/10th scale Champion Dario Balestri with his Motonica and Fantini with Serpent that made their way to the front of the field battling hard for the entire race. Cristiani had problems with the wheels on his car which put him out of contention while Ielasi and Fabio Domanin collided with each other 3 minutes from the end, taking both drivers out. This allowed Alberto Picco up into 3rd, where he finished, also clinching the Italian National title, while up front Balestri took the win by half a second from Fantini who finished 2nd. In the Junior race it was won by Serpent racer Nicola De Vallier.
There seems to be no end to the 23 turn motors coming out of Japan at the moment, with the release of this motor from Motor Mania, called the Pride. Extensively tested before release, and conforming to JMRCA rules, the people from Motor Mania believe they have obtained the optimum specification of durability within a high torque motor, thanks in part to its cooling fans on the rotor and titanium coloured casing which both aid the heat dissipation.
The 4th round of the BRCA National Championships for Modified and 27T Stock touring cars took place last weekend at the smooth Snetterton track. Qualifying in the Modified class saw pole position for World Champion Andy Moore, with team mate Olly Jefferies in 2nd and Craig Drescher in 3rd, while in the 27T class it was pole position for Schumacher racer Lee Price, 2nd spot went to Adrian Bidewell while 3rd spot belonged to Rob West.
Serpent are reporting on their site from last weekends “Salzburger Stier” race held in Nussdorf near Salzburg where Daniel Tomaschko lead home a Serpent 720 one, two, three result. This famous friendship race was open to drivers from both Austria and Germany, and saw Tomaschko take his Mega powered 720 to victory over team-mates Gerhard Kandelhart and Scheidl Christian.