RC Touring have the news that top Xray racer Joel Myrberg has left the Slovakian manufacturer to race for Team Associated in 2007. Joel will make his race debut at next months DHI cup in Denmark were he will Join Drescher and Levanen in driving the TC5 prototype. This is the second top driver confirmed to be leaving Team Xray after Viktor Wilck was confirmed to be joining Tamiya on Tuesday. This of course comes after the signing of top French race Cyril N’Diaye and of course former European Champion Teemu Leino who joined from Schumacher, so there is obviously a major shake up at Xray going on.
Corally have released details about the new, soon to be released, Corally RDX Phi. The car will be available in 2 specifications, one European 5-cell version to cater for the recent rule change by EFRA and of course the standard 6 cell version for the US market.
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Xray have a report on their site about the first round of the Western Canadian series held in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Xray dominated the event managing to win all 3 classes – Stock, 19T and Modified.
When the tone went for the start of the main Rodney and I took off from the pack. Rodney was quick but I was right there behind him. A couple of laps in Rodney got tangled with a back marker and opened the door for me to get by. Being a short track with the lap times being around the 8 second range, by the time Rodney got going again I was half a lap ahead. He really pushed his T2 ‘007 and caught back up in a couple of laps. We diced it out until the end of the race which I managed to hold him off for the win.
Team Orion look to be releasing an off road version of their Wasp Rev .12 motor. According to the report on our partner site RC World, the engine are to be used in 1/10th stadium trucks and have been spec’d by top US Racer and Team Orion team driver Ryan Cavalieri.
Expect to see it hitting the stores in Spring 2007.
On Tuesday I reported about the news that Technokit was to enter the 1/8th scale buggy market. At the time I noted that its a very flooded market and it would be bigger news if a manufacturer stated that they werent going to enter this class. Well i did a little research to follow up on that comment and was amazed to have come up with a list totalling 29 31 manufacturers (that i know of) that currently have, or are close to releasing, a 1/8th scale gas powered buggy. That is a huge number of players all fighting for the same piece of the pie, in a market that is becoming more crowded than a rush hour train in Bangladesh.
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Corally team driver Marc Fischer has won the 1/12th EFRA GP held last weekend in Eskilstuna, Sweden, an important win as it took place on the same track that will host next years European 1/12th scale Championships. Marc, driving a Corally SP12X, TQ’d the event by 5 seconds ahead of 2nd place qualifier Sakke Ahonniemi who in turn was 1 second ahead of Teemu Saarinen, both drivers also driving the Corally SP12X. In the race it was Marc who was the class of the field finishing comfortably ahead of Saarinen in 2nd who managed to get ahead of Ahonniemi who ended up in 3rd.
Just a quick heads up to inform you that our site partner RC Infos has published an extensive report on last weekends Carpet World Cup from Switzerland. The report itself is in French which doesnt matter so much because we already know what happened, but the best part of the report is the extensive images from the event.
Team Orion have a report on their site about last weekends SoCal Supercross in which Ryan Cavalieri dominated proceedings. Held at SoCal Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA, the Supercross brings the best drivers from the Southern California area together to compete on a challenging Supercross inspired track layout.
Team Orion factory driver Ryan Cavalieri earned top qualifying honors in both the 2wd and Truck Modified classes. Unchallenged, Ryan drove his AE buggy and truck to victory in both classes!