September 16, 2007

Richard Volta wins Rd5 of French 1/8th Nats

Richard Volta wins Rd5 of French 1/8th Nats

The 5th and final round of the French 1/8th scale Nationals took place last weekend at the fast and flowing Clermont Ferrand track in the south of the country, host of the 1999 World Championships. In qualifying it was Mugen racer Richard Volta that claimed the pole position for the Elite class with a new lap record ahead of 2nd placed qualifier S├ębastien Zatla for Kyosho while in the National class the pole spot went to J-P Chaussade with D. Lichtle in 2nd although both would not make it through the mandatory semi finals.

After the semi finals the Elite title had been decided as round 4 winner Stephane Bouche could not finish his final, a retirement with 4 minutes to go meant he was out and Nicolas Guillot could claim the title. There was still a race to be run and from the start it was clear that Richard Zatla was the man to beat as he pulled ahead leaving the others to battle for the runner up spots. Newly crowned Champion Guillot was the first retirement while at the head of the chasing pack it was a close race between Laurent Zatla and returning 2000 European Vice Champion Christophe Aygon, with Zatla getting ahead near the end of the race and taking 2nd ahead of Aygon in 3rd with Volta winning by 2 laps. The National class race saw a win for Sylvain Tolomelli closely followed home by Arnaud Mathieu in 2nd while David Mignot finished in 3rd a lap further back.

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September 16, 2007

Novak Micro Sensored BL Motor system

Novak Micro Sensored BL Motor system

While specifications and features are not yet fully finalized, Novak have announced that their are in the process of finalising this new micro system which will feature the same sensored technology employed in their GTB, XBR and HV systems. This sensored design ensures silky smooth, low-end throttle and brake performance yet still retains quick response throughout the rest of the throttle and brakes. The motor is a standard 380-size and will easily fit in most available 1/18-scale vehicles such as the Xray M18 shown above. The ESC is roughly the size of Novak’s GTX. Available in the near future.

Source: Novak [teamnovak.com]


September 16, 2007

Vuga wins Rd3 of Slovenian 1/8th Nats

Vuga wins Rd3 of Slovenian 1/8th Nats

The 3rd round of the Slovenian Nationals were run last weekend at the Morac-Graz track in Austria and because of this a lot of drivers from Austria were also in attendance. Qualifying on the rather bumpy track saw current European B Champion Jernej Vuga claim the pole position while setting a lap record ahead of fellow Mugen racer Ales Dobnikar in 2nd. The race saw no problems for the Slovenian and he could pull out a 2 lap advantage by the middle of the race and then back off for the rest of the final holding onto position ahead of Dobnikar in 2nd and Peter Hutter for Serpent in 3rd.

Source: MID [mid-mugen.de]


September 16, 2007

Cucalon wins 3rd Kia Championships

Cucalon wins 3rd Kia Championships

The 3rd running of the Kia Championships took place at the very nice looking and technical El Oro RC Club track in Machala, Ecuador. The event which was open to 1/10th 200mm gas racers attracted over 50 drivers from Ecuador, Columbia and Peru and in qualifying it was local Mugen racer Alex Cucalon that took the top qualifying spot ahead of Serpent racer Jose Bravo in 2nd. The 45 minute A-main saw no problems for the pole man as Cucalon could pull away to a 3 lap advantage over eventual 2nd placed finisher Bravo with the final podium spot going to another Serpent racer Fernand Surin in 3rd.

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September 16, 2007

Wayne Mah wins Canadian CORCS Nats

Wayne Mah wins Canadian CORCS Nationals

Xray are reporting on their site from the CORCS National finals that were run at the VMAR track in British Columbia, Canada. With the track tearing up badly the qualifying runs were best in the first round and this placed Xray driver Mah on 3rd for the final. In the race the track continued to get rougher and setup changes by Mah meant that he could challenge for the lead and go on to head the field from the 2nd half of the race, winning from Mike Crazy and Tom Waggoner in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


September 16, 2007

Danish Off-Road Nationals Rd7

Danish Off-Road Nationals Rd7

The 7th and last round of the Danish DRCMU 1/10 Off-Road championship, was held recently at the Odense RC Minirace multi surface track which is a tight and technical track. This last race is very important because it gives double points, and so a victory which normally gives 40 points counts for 80 points and because of this the event was very well attended and positions were hard fought.

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September 16, 2007

New Orcan team t-shirt

New Orcan team t-shirt

A brief piece of news from German company Orcan to announce that they have released this new t-shirt for fans of their R/C accessories. Available in blue and in the usual range of sizes, it features the Orcan logo screen printed on the front.

Source: SMI [smi-motorsport.de]


September 16, 2007

Jared Tebo is 4wd World Champion

Jared Tebo is 4wd World Champion

Following on from yesterdays qualifying for the 4wd class at this years EP buggy World Championships in Japan, todays final round of qualifying saw Hirosaka move up into 3rd overall and the 2nd Serpent Prototype buggy of Joern Neumann managing to take its place in the final, joining team mate Billy Easton, lining up 7th and 8th and Joern becoming the only European in the main event. In the finals it was Jared Tebo from the pole position spot that dominated the event with his Associated B44 to take two final wins and with it the World Title, he sat out the 3rd final. The 2nd spot was left to be battled out between Ryan Maifield and Ryan Cavalieri with Maifield managing to get the runner up spot ahead of his team mate, giving the all new B44 a complete podium lock out.

Read the full report over at our site partners oOple here.

Source: oOple [oople.com]