While all the top Kyosho racers from around the world are in France for the Kyosho Masters, it seems most of the other top racers are in Italy for the annual Offroad meeting. Held at the Monsummano Terme track, which we showed you videos from yesterday, this event has attracted a lot of international racers such as Adam Drake, Joseph Quagraine, Joern Neumann, Jerome Sartel and the Associated team of Maifield and Saxton were to come also. Qualifying in the buggy class saw Mugen racer Fabio Boero take the top qualifying spot ahead of Kyosho pairing of Samu Lenzi and Raul Peris in 2nd and 3rd respectively, while Losi top man Adam Drake placed 4th.
Jerome Aigoin was the man to beat during qualifying for this weekends Kyosho Masters, the French EFRA GP winner managed to be fastest in both the Elite buggy and truggy classes. In the Elite buggy class, World Champion Mark Pavidis claimed the 2nd fastest time ahead of Yuichi Kanai in 3rd with UK racer Elliot Boots in 4th. In the truggy class it was the same drivers in the top 3 with Kanai in 2nd, Pavidis in 3rd while 4th spot was taken by Pro Line Challenge winner Linus Thern. The expert buggy class was TQ’d by Greek racer Giannis Papanikolaou while the League class saw French racer Paul Vairon take the top qualifying spot.
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As you are hopefully aware, this weekend sees the 2007 Kyosho Masters held near Paris in France, and as with all Masters racers there is a large entry of quality racers. Once more our partners RC Mag have got us covered, not only with their photo coverage, but also they have made these great videos of some truggy track action that includes World Champion Mark Pavidis, French GP winner Jerome Aigoin and Mike Cradock. You can watch them in the embedded player above with the other 2 videos below.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Nanda release lots of new optionals for their NRB-3 buggy – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> Invitation to XRAY UK Off-road Challenge – Link [teamxray.com]
> Xray XT8 build with step by step photos – Link [rc-junkies.com]
> MID in Germany report from last months European 1/8th circuit B Champs – Link [mid-mugen.de]
> Xenon announce that their Smart camber gauge will ship the 19th of June – Link [xenon.ne.jp]
> HPI Racing have a report from LRP Monster Mania 2007 – Link [hpi-europe.com]
We briefly mentioned these new NT1 alu wheel hubs from Xray a while back when we did a round up of the cars new optionals, but now Xray have published the full information for these parts and so here it is.
Range of CNC-machined, premium aircraft aluminum offset wheel hubs for XRAY NT1 allow you to precisely adjust the track-width of your NT1 by fine increments. These wheel hubs are strategically machined for optimum strength, balance, and lightness, and are marked for easy identification. Secured on drive axle by setscrew. Hubs offered in standard size, or with offsets of -0.75mm and +0.75mm.
Just like earlier this week, Hot Bodies have today released more information on some new parts for the Cyclone D4 from Hot Bodies that we showed you before back in April. First up are these purple anodised aluminium rear hub carriers rear, available in 0.5 degrees and 1 degree, that allow you to alter the suspension characteristics of the car extending the adjustability of the stock hub carriers. Next up are two new black anodised rear suspension blocks that come in 2.0 and 2.5 degrees settings allowing you to alter the inboard toe at the rear of the buggy while finally for the D4 buggy are some new fluorescent yellow disc wheels. Also new from HB for the Cyclone touring car is a brushless motor mount that has been designed to allow the use of bigger spur gears by raising the level of the center layshaft by 2mm.
K Factory have been pumping out optionals for the Team Magic M1B, so much so you could almost build one solely from K Factory parts, well not quite but give it time. Today sees the release of this new one piece steering linkage set which is apparently lighter, more durable and creates a more precise steering movement. As you can see from the picture it comes with all the necessary fasteners, bearings and pivot balls.
Here are two videos that our partners Neo Buggy found on YouTube of 2 time European Champion Davide Tortorici testing the new Crono RS7 on the super fast Monsummano track in Italy ahead of the this weekends international Offroad meeting. According to NB, Davide will be competing at this event due to the birth of his child.