Last weekend saw the 4th round of the Swiss 1/8th scale Championship take place on the Lostallo track, host of this months European 1/8th scale Championships, and our man Mattia Pesenti was once again in action with his Novarossi powered Motonica and he has provided us with this report.
Saturday was a really warm day, about 35 degrees, good traction but not so many drivers maybe because of holiday. The biggest problem for all was the fuel comsuption and everybody work on it with different mufflers, harder tyres, etc. Personally I tried 4 or 5 different types of muffler and manifolds but the problem was: LESS fuel consumption LESS power!
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> GR Racing show off their latest hand tuned OS Racing 12TZ – Link [rctech.net]
> Mirage have a report from the HB Junior Championships – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Emeel Wins Niko Cup Series round 2 – Link [teamxray.com]
> Results from the 3 hour race in Helmond, Netherlands – Link [buggy-sport.info]
Central RC in Japan have started selling this amazingly cool range of setup tools from Max Carbon. First up is this carbon fibre setup board which has been constructed using aluminium honey comb sandwiched between 2 layers of carbon, making it a very strong, stiff but extremely light setup board. The board is 390mm × 480mm × 11mm and weighs only 500 grams, and at that size can be used with anything up to 1/8th scale circuit cars. Next up are these carbon fibre downstop blocks which again are extremely light thanks to their carbon construction and they compliment the ride height gauge which has been made from solid carbon fibre and can measure heights between 15mm and 2mm. These parts are available right now but they dont come cheap with the board costing over $300, the downstop blocks costing over $130 and the ride height gauge coming in around $50.
Following on from our brief report last Saturday from the previous weekends HPI Challenge held at the Sydney On Road Model Car Club comes the video compilation from that event. The race was won by Mugen racer Chris Reade and you can view the action from the A-main in the video above.
Our partners the Border have started selling this new clutch, for buggies and truggies, from Italian manufacturer BP Racing. Sold complete with 2 alminium and 1 carbon clutch shoe, this new clutch allows for better clutch engagement on high grip tracks, providing the solid punch needed to get moving quickly. Available to buy now from the Border.
We received a report from round 3 of the Great Lake Championships hosted by Gatineau Radio Control Club. In the pre race drama that unfolded GRC was forced to move locations from their track in Quebec. City officials decided at the last minute that a new location was in store but neglected to take into consideration the plans already developed. However Lee from Radio Active Hobbies came to the rescue and offered his track “weekend warrior raceway” in Desoronto Ontario.
Serpent are reporting on their site about the 3rd round of the Spanish 1/8th scale Championships that were held at the weekend on the Vigo track. In qualifying it was Mugen racer, and round 2 winner, Josue Artiles that took the pole position ahead of an unlucky, but quick, Oscar Cabezas driving for Serpent in 2nd with another Serpent, that of Carlos Peracho in 3rd. In the final the pole man Artiles was one of the first retirements after 22 minutes and this opened the way for Cabezas, who was one of the few front runners not making a tyre stop, to easily take the win, 1 lap ahead of Sergio Montesinos in 2nd with José A Casás in 3rd 5 laps further back.
Following on from the new style blue cap by Novarossi that we showed you last month, comes the release of this summer edition cap from the Italian engine maker. Made from lightweight fabrics to help reduce the heat build up on your head, the cap sports the same logos as the original but has been made from half blue and half white materials. Available now.