Tamiya have released details about the Worlds Edition of their competition 4wd buggy, the TRF501X. Essentially the same car as the original, the WE comes supplied with a number of optional parts as standard that are designed to improve durability and increase the range of set-up adjustments that can be applied to the car. Supplied with blue anodised front caster block, this piece provides extra strength, stiffness and tuning possibilities, while other new supplied parts include front and rear anti roll bars, new 18T centre pulley, aluminium centre spur plate, strengthened front end, aluminium rear uprights, new updated body shell and finally all the holes and countersinks have been improved.
CS Electronic have released this side wall protection glue for use with both indoor and outdoor foam tires. Simply apply the glue into the pores of the side wall of your tire and it will create a thin flexible protective layer that will help to prevent chunking from hitting kerbs and other drivers. The glue does not affect the tire structure or reduce grip.
The first engine to be released from Spanish company SIIM Racing’s new engine line up, as we announced last week, is the PGR S12T touring car motor. Made for SIIM by Italian company Star Motor Engineering, who make the Sirio motors, this new engine features a 5 port ABC liner and a 12mm crankshaft, with extra work done to the porting to improve fuel flow, while externally it sports a black crankcase and a branded gold cooling head.
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Marc Rheinard has won the Super expert class at this years JMRCA EP touring car nationals held at the Yatabe Arena. Having qualified 2nd, the Tamiya driver was able to win the first final by less than a second from pole man Hayato Matsuzaki driving for Hot Bodies, with Masami Hirosaka racing for Yokomo in 3rd. In the 2nd final the German former World Champion could win once more by less than 2 seconds, once more from Matsuzaki, with Daisuke Yoshioka coming home 3rd. This result was enough for Rheinard to claim the title and he didn’t then run the last final, which was won by Atsushi Hara which secured him 3rd overall behind Matsuzaki in 2nd.
Xray have a brief report from the recently run fifth, and penultimate, round of the Thailand National on-road series that was run at the Hobbica track in Nakornprathom, south of Bangkok. There were 40 drivers in the 1/10 touring car class and after the final it was a win for Xray NT1 racer Thongchai S., who with a trouble free run could finish ahead of 2nd placed Suwich V. in 2nd and Sompong V. in 3rd, giving Xray a complete lock out of the podium.
This weekend sees the best Japanese, and some top International, touring car racers battle out in the Super Expert class at this year JMRCA Japanese EP touring car Nationals. Held once more at the great indoor facility of the Yatabe Arena, the racers have been present since early in the week to try to find the best setup for this race. After qualifying, it is current 2wd off road World Champion Hayato Matsuzaki that has taken the top qualifier spot for Hot Bodies in front of former World Champion Marc Rheinard for Tamiya in 2nd with 3rd spot going to Yokomo racer and current Champion Masami Hirosaka (not shown). Current World Champion Andy Moore lines up in 5th with team mate Hara in 6th, Victor Wilck for Tamiya in 9th and British National Champion Chris Grainger for Yokomo in 11th.
Raphael Robert is the 2007 Belgian 1/8th scale buggy Champion after winning the final round of the Championship at the BRTC track in Bauffe to claim the overall title. Raphael has had a good year with his HoBao buggy, taking 23rd overall in the Euro B Championships in Germany and taking 2nd place in the Belgian EFRA GP earlier this year. With 3 wins to his credit he was able to finish comfortably in front of 2nd placed Gergory Soyeurt and 3rd placed Guy de Weerd, who had 2 wins this year.