As part of the fun and festivities in Roeselare for this weeks European B Championships for 1/10th 200mm, the organisers are doing some interviews with the first of those published being with Karl Heinz Meister. Many of you know Karl Heinz as the man behind the super fast KHM hand tuned engines that were sold a few years back, but he is also a very fast driver with some great results behind him and this week he is racing in Belgium with an eye on the final.
More quality work from oOple as they build and review the new Kyosho Ultima RB5 2wd electric buggy. As with all of oOples reviews, it is step by step and very detailed with great pictures and some handy tips, and this particular review has test by test setting changes and feedback from top racer, and Team oOple main driver, Stu Wood, who will run the test car throughout this season.
Ok, so we will skip straight to day 2 of the 1/10th scale Euro B Championships as not a lot happened on day 1 in Roeselare except all of the drivers arriving and getting to grips with the track, and day 2 is not much different. Controlled practice started today (Tuesday) and so the first times have come out, but as it is still practice i wouldnt read into the times too much as i heard the track is still trying to lose its coating of dust and for the grip to really come up and people are still practicing and so not running at full race pace for the entire session. Local racer Steve Lambrechts is topping the times, although he is 2 laps up on everyone so he seemed to be pushing it in his practice run, while another Belgian, Henriet Manuel is next up ahead of Swiss driver Traugott SchÃ¤r.
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Kyosho have announced that this new Readyset version of their World Championship winning Inferno will be available in June of this year. The car comes completely assembled, all you need to do is attach the air filter and antenna, add fuel and batteries and you are ready to race. The Inferno MP7.5 Sports 3 is ideal for first time GP buggy owners, who wonâ€™t fail to recognize the World Champion Infernoâ€™s racing heritage at its core. Turnbuckle tie-rods and upper suspension arms provide wide scope for setting adjustments. Equipped with high torque digital servos, the universal joints on the front axle deliver robust running performance and reliability.
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Mark Green was once again on top form as the British 1/8th National series headed south for the 2nd round of the championships. Taking place last weekend this event was run at the Crystal Palace circuit near London under warm Spring sunshine and it was indeed Mark that set the fastest qualifying time but was closely matched by local veteran Dave Dixon. In the main final Mark got away cleanly but Dixon ran into a stray pit man putting him out on the spot, which made it an easy run for Green to cruise home and take the win for Serpent ahead of Neil Diver in 2nd and Andrew North in 3rd.
Last Saturday saw the first round of the SoCal Saturday Series which took place at ‘The Dirt’ facility in California. The race was attended by all the big names including The Drake and World Champion Mark Pavidis as well as many other National and local hotshots. Adam Drake, racing for Losi, won both the Gas Truck class in a close race with Billy Laster, as well as the Pro Buggy class winning from Mugen racer Scott Hughes. Bobby Tullman took the Open Truggy win, only 3 seconds ahead of Ryan Lutz with Pavidis in 3rd.
The people from the EECC have been in touch to announce their upcoming Open race day that will take place on their excellent new facility in Eastbourne in the south east of England. The Open day will happen on the 3rd of June and will be attended by top drivers such as confirmed entrants David Spashett, Chris Grainger and Andy Moore with the event open to Electric Touring cars in Mod, 19T and 27T categories. This is a great opportunity to run on this new track as well as run with the top guys so be sure to get your entry in soon to be ensured of a place.
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Our partners RC Zone in Israel have written to us to report on last weekends Israeli Endurance race took place at the Hot-Wheels racing club. The event attracted many top drivers from all over the country to participate in the event. Each team consisted of 3 drivers, and with the race 3 hours long, each driver in the team had to run for 1 hour making it a true test of endurance for both man and machine. The event was won by Team Kyosho who came out on top by 2 laps ahead of the Pro Line Racing Team in 2nd while Team GS finished 3rd a further 4 laps back, pretty close running considering the length of the race.