January 13, 2007

H.A.R.D. Pin Tower for 3mm pins

H.A.R.D. Pin Tower

H.A.R.D. Racing have released this new heavy duty pin tower tool to aid the easy replacement of the pins in your cars driveshafts. Made to press out 3mm pins, this real money saver enables you to replace the worn pins in your driveshaft and replace them with new ones, thus saving you the cost of whole new driveshafts.

Both joint cups and drive shafts get worn out very fast. However, it is expensive to replace a new set of drive shafts when only the pins are worn. To make pin replacement easier, H.A.R.D. releases this new heavy duty Pin Tower.

Source: CML Distribution [cmldistribution.co.uk]

January 13, 2007

Ronald Voelker claims TQ at DHI Cup

Ronald Völker claims TQ at DHI Cup

German racer Ronald Voelker has claimed TQ spot for the 2007 DHI Cup held in Denmark. Leading the way from the very start of qualifying the Hot Bodies racer left the competition behind him to get the coveted pole position. Marc Rheinard, driving for Tamiya, took 2nd position in his debut race for Checkpoint while Juho Levanen took 3rd spot driving the Associated TC5 prototype. Joel Myrberg in his debut race for Associated ended his first race with the TC5 in 7th just behind Paul LeMieux, Jilles Groskamp and World Champion Andy Moore. Todays qualifying saw the 3 best runs from 5 count and some racers had problems sticking all 3 runs together such as Carpet World Cup winner Teemu Leino who didnt make the cut along with Associated racer Craig Drescher.

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January 13, 2007

Jilles Groskamp heads free practice at DHI Cup

Jilles Groskamp

The 2007 DHI Cup is now underway and with the track surface gaining grip, and the competitors learning the lines, we can now start to get a feel for who is fast at this event. Jilles Groskamp heads up the timing sheets, however the fastest laptime belongs to Marc Reinard on a 14.32 with Jilles on a 14.41. Alexander Hagberg is showing that he wants in on the action, ending the practice day in 2nd place ahead of World Champion Andy Moore, with Associated racer Juho Levanen in 4th. Practice is just that however and the real competition starts tomorrow and those racers who were holding back today will show their real hand. We will update you again after qualifying.

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January 12, 2007

2007 DHI Cup begins today

2007 DHI Cup

So its time for the DHI Cup once again, held every year in Denmark it is the first major European race of year and attracts the major name racers from around the world. This year is no exception with the likes of all dominant US racer Paul LeMieux, Jilles Groskamp, former World Champion Marc Rheinard as well as current World Champion Andy Moore and of course lets not forget GP Carpet World Cup winner Teemu Leino.

The event will be covered by RC Zone with live results here, and some daily reports here. We will provide summaries of the days racing as we get it. Today, Friday, consists of 2 practice sessions for each racer and then it is straight into qualifying tomorrow and what makes this event more exciting is that it will be the first major event contested under the new EFRA ruling of 5 cells with minimum weight of 1350grams.

January 12, 2007

Team Losi 8ight clothing

Team Losi 8ight clothing

Team Losi have announced the release of these promotional clothing items for racers of the Team Losi 8ight. The t-shirt is available immediately and sports the 8ight logo on the front and a very large 8 on the back and comes in the usual sizes. The hat meanwhile is available at the end of the month and features the Team Losi 8 logo embroidered on the front and the Losi logo on the back and comes in 2 flex fit sizes.

Source: Buggy-Sport [buggy-sport.info]

January 12, 2007

Giuseppe de Liguori wins the Trofeo del Granducato

Trofeo del Granducato

Last weekend saw the 12th running of the “Trofeo del Granducato” in Italy and saw 79 drivers in attendance. Qualifying saw Xray racer Guido Barbera take the TQ ahead of Costanzo and Marletta, but in the finals Barbera’s luck ran out and could only manage 7th position at the end. The event was won by Giuseppe de Liguori who won 2 of the finals to take the overall win with Costanza taking 2nd position ahead of 3rd placed Marco Gennari.

You can read the full report from the event here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

January 11, 2007

JP Racing Engine Maintenance kit

JP Racing Engine Maintenance kit

JP Racing have just released this great engine maintenance kit which contains all you need to take proper care of your expensive JP, or other brand, engine. Featuring 1 Air filter oil, 1 After run oil, 1 Liquid for polishing and 2 On-Road air filters, it has everything you need in one handy package.

Source: The Border [the-border.com]

January 11, 2007

Piktor Rush 2 bodyshell tease shot

Piktor Rush 2 bodyshell

OK, i know i shouldnt fall for this but i have covered all the other news from Piktor regarding their Rush 2 and so i shall continue by showing a tease shot of the bodyshell from this super hyped buggy. The bodyshell appears, from the picture, to be relatively standard with the only major difference being the front, which coincides with the fact the the front of this car is completely different from other buggies and the fact that it will come with a mounted front wing. We will know more when they show the full body.

Piktor also released more details with regards the differentials used which you can check out here.

Source: Piktor [piktor.fr]