The first semi final of the 2008 EFRA European Championship has just taken place and Top Qualifier Renaud Savoya made the 20 minute encounter look like just a formality ahead of the main job in hand, winning the Main Final which gets underway here in Crete at 16:00 local time. Savoya made little or no mistakes during the race and lead from start to finish setting the fastest lap on the way to a 1 lap winning margin over Associated driver Neil Cragg who’s best lap was 7/10th off that of the French Champion. ‘The run was fine and I will stick with the same set-up for the final’, said the very confident Mugen driver. ‘The track is getting tricky over the jumps and there are now holes at the end of the straight which is making my car jump around a lot but its ok.’
Our friends at Team C were in touch to tell us about their latest product, this neat looking body reamer. Available in 4 different anodized colours, black blue, gold and red, they all feature a cool looking carbon fibre look handle. The steel tip is ultra sharp for making clean burr free holes in your bodyshell and comes supplied with an aluminium and carbon tip protector, which sports the Team C logo etched into it.
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Defending European Champion Robert Batlle has just TQ’d the fifth and final heat doing so in style by setting the fastest 5 minute run of the championships. The Hobao/Ultimate Racing driver tried a radial shock set-up for the heat and the Spaniard was very pleased with the result and will stick this for his Semi Final. Second fastest, but some 6 seconds off Batlle’s blistering pace, was fellow countryman and Bergonzoni driver Raul Peris. The Spaniard appears to have found a good set-up on the prototype R1 chassis and the result ensures the Italian made car will be represented in tomorrow’s Semi Finals.
Renaud Savoya may have TQ’d the 2008 EFRA European 1:8 Off Road Championships already with his three heat wins yesterday but the French driver is not throttling back and this morning set the fastest 5 minute run of the event so far with just one qualifier left to run. The current lap record holder for a 5 minute run here in Crete which he set during the Warm Up race earlier this year, the Mugen driver could knocked 2 seconds of his best run but was still 2 seconds shy of his record.
Xray have released this smart, easy-to-use belt tensioner set for controlling centre drive belt tension and twisting. Suitable for the T2’008 and T2’007, it has been made from high-quality components including a CNC-machined lightweight aluminium mounting post, high-speed ball-bearings, and comes supplied with the necessary mounting hardware.
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Vantomme have released 2 new pan car chassis’, the E12 1/12th scale and the M10 1/10th scale, both of which are brand new designs with the E12 a T-bar chassis and the M10 a trailing link chassis. The E12 features a unique T-bar tweaking system that allows the tweak to be adjusted from the bottom of the car, through the use of 2 grub screws, while the rear end is available in 2 different versions, comprising of the ‘Asso damper’ style and the ‘tube damper’ style. The M10 is the first Pro 10 200mm chassis from Vantomme and has been made to compete in the resurgent Pro 10 class. Based upon the CRC Gen X10, it has been made out of 2.5mm carbon with the battery tray attached with 6 points to the chassis, which makes it also a kind of upper deck, providing increased stiffness to the chassis.
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French Champion Renaud Savoya has TQ’d the 2008 EFRA European 1:8 Off Road Championships in Crete after making the opening three heats his own, setting the fastest times in each of the runs. The Warm-up Race winner has his Mugen dialed in perfectly with many of his rivals commenting on how well it slides around the corners as most of them struggle with grip roll around the bumpy track.
K-Factory have announced the release of these 2 new special precision spur gears for the Team Magic E4, available in 110T and 116T and designed to improve performance and reliability. Said to increase acceleration due to its special lightweight design, they Feature a high precision CNC machined design and use a newly developed special hardened material. This ensures low friction transmission and lower power dissipation from engine to wheels, this will result in more available power.