Italian company Capricorn RC have announced that they have created their own engine brand, starting with this CL-12E 2.1cc touring car engine. Based on the Sirio block, the new range will eventually include 3.5cc competition motors for on road and off road. The internals of the engine have been completely revised under their own specifications and feature both front and rear ceramic bearings as well as having laser etched internal components. The engine will also be available as a tuned version (shown in photos) and will come with a black crankcase, standard version is silver, and a hand modified crankshaft, while all motors will be available in an optional set that includes the manifold, pipe and clutch system. Available soon.
Ultimate Racing have announced that after testing some UR products, top American Losi/GRP drivers Adam Drake and Mike Truhe have decided to join the Ultimate Racing Team. They will be using some UR products like the wheel balancer, balancing gum, light and closed BS wheel nuts, special pin grease, green clean, aluminium washers and nuts, antenna tubes, among others that do not conflict with any of the current products of their main sponsors.
The 6th and final round of the 2008 Polish EP Touring Car Championship was run last weekend at the OSiR track in Klodzko with the DTM 540 title still to be decided. Good weather and good grip levels on this large track saw Serpent driver and Championship leader Jakub Franek take the 2nd place in qualifying in his category. Conditions for the finals were varied but Jakub chose the correct tires and was able to take home his second DTM 540 National title ahead of Michal Erazmus and Lukas Wojtarowicz.
KM Racing have released their new range of updated aluminum handled tools. Featuring special chrome hardened steel tool tips, the hollow lightweight handles are 18mm in diameter for better grip and have 4mm holes on the tool handle to be able to enhance the leverage using another tool tip. Available in the usual range of sizes and types of tips, all tools have grooves on the handle for easy identification and come supplied with the end cap as standard.
Novak have released their Havoc Sport sensored brushless system. Though the sport system offers the same great features found in all Novak motors and speed controls, it exceeds expectations with its performance and unmatched affordability. The 540-sized motor is equipped with a sintered rotor for precise throttle response and resistance to high temperatures, and is sensored for low-speed driveability and consistent brakes. The Havoc Sport brushless/brush ESC contains one of the strongest BECs for sport applications and includes nine adjustable parameters to fine-tune brake and throttle response.
Speedzone have released some new ceramic bearings that are of the highest quality, rated at ABEC 5 with Si3N4 Grade 5 ball bearings. Lighter than conventional bearings, they help improve the efficiency of your car and create a super smooth feel for the drive train. Available for popular kits like the Losi JRXS Type R, Xray T2’008, Speedmerchant Rev 5 and the Team Associated 12R5, Speedzone also sell Si3N4 Grade 5 ceramic differential balls that not only make your diff feel silky smooth but it will last much longer than with conventional steel or carbide balls.
The 5th and final round of the 2008 Portuguese EP Touring Car Championship was run last weekend at the Sintra track in Lisbon with both the Stock and Modified title still to be decided. Good weather and good grip level on this beautifull and large track saw Xray driver Nuno Gancho take the TQ and win ahead of team mate Daniel Ferreira in 2nd and Tamiya driver Ruben Francisco in 3rd. With this win Nuno Gancho secured the 2008 Modified title ahead of Ruben Francisco and Daniel Ferreira. In the Stock class it was Pedro PIta that won the title after placing 2nd in this race.
We received a report from last weekends Dutch Touring car Nationals that were held on the AMCA track in Apeldoorn. This race played host to the final round of the modified class championship and the 5th round of the stock class. The forecast for Sunday’s wasn’t expected to be great, but it was to be dry in the morning and rainy later on. The stock division had one dry qualification run, and in that run we saw Frans Heinsbroek take the TQ in front of local ace Daan Schennink and Michael Lepelaar.