As we reported earlier today, the Belgian GP for 1/10th electric buggies was being run this weekend at the Kampenhout track, near Brussels. Lee Martin took the 2wd win yesterday and showed again today, the form that has seen him head the 4wd BRCA Nationals standings, by taking the pole position ahead of Joern Neumann in 2nd place and Grant Williams in 3rd position. The race saw Lee take the overall class win with a win in the first round and a 2nd place in the 2nd round while Matthew White took a 4th in race 1 and a win race 2 to the take the 2nd place overall with Joern Neumann in 3rd place overall with a 9th in race 1 and a 3rd place in race 2.
Rony Racing from Japan have released information about new products they have announced for the Serpent 960. First up are these aluminum rear roll center pivot pin inserts that come in 3 different roll center positions, and are sold in silver and red. Also from Rony is this 3.5mm thick carbon fiber rear shock tower that is not only stronger than the original part but also offer more tuning capabilities with the addition of an extra hole.
Last Saturday saw the 4th round of the Dutch Truggy.nl Cup run on the high traction 190 meter long MRCZ track in Ritthem, Holland. After 4 rounds of qualifyng it was Paul Geelen that took the TQ position with Mark van Waayenburg in 2nd joining him as the only 2 drivers placed directly into the finals. The 24-minute final saw a very close finish with the top 3 drivers finishing within seconds of each other with Mark van Waayenburg, with his Kyosho ST-R taking the win, with Hobao racer Henoc Luis in 2nd place and German Robitronic driver Thomas Rosenblatt finishing 3rd.
Japanese company, Team Azarashi, have announced the future release of these shock towers for the Hot Bodies Cyclone D4. Made from 4mm thick carbon fiber, they will be made available for both the front and rear, and judging by the design they look to be extremely strong. In addition to the basic settings, that are carried accross from the original parts, the rear tower also features the ability to mount the rear wing at two different heights.
This weekend sees the annual Belgian GP for off road electric buggies take place at the Kampenhout track in the middle of the country, near Brussels. Sundays running will be for the 4wd class but Saturday was for 2wd and in qualifying for this class it was a close battle between eventual pole man Lee Martin from the UK, and young German racer Joern Neumann who finished 2nd, both racers running the Associated B4, while 3rd place qualifier was X-Factory X6 driver Ellis Stafford. In the 3 finals it was Martin that showed his class to take the overall win, ahead of Ellis Stafford in 2nd and Neumann in 3rd, after a problem in the first final dropped him way down the results.
Our Aussie partners Rube Dude have a brief report from last weekends HPI Challenge that was run by the Sydney On Road Model Car Club. The qualifying for the open touring class saw the pole position go to top Australian Mugen racer Chris Reade and it was Chris who was quickest in the main final too, taking the race win ahead of 2nd placed team mate Wayne Walker while Kyosho driver Andrew Bardetta came home 3rd.
Xray are reporting on their site from the 2nd round of the Greek Gas Open Series run last weekend at the Fanatix Racing Track. The event attracted 34 drivers and in qualifying it was Malisovis that took the pole position from Louis in 2nd spot, Fokianos in 3rd and 11 year old Kastorinis in 4th, in his third ever race.
The really big 45min final was very fast from the beggining with 2 drivers on the same lap for more than 30min. A small mistake from Louis after lapping slower drivers gave space to Malisovas to drive to an easy win.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Round 3 of the Hungarian Off-road National Championship – Link [teamxray.com]
> GS Racing report from their 2007 International Cup in Portugal – Link [gsracing.com.tw]
> Top Spanish Mugen racer Daniel Vega joins Team Maugrafix – Link [maugrafix.com]
> Beautiful packaging from the Team Magic G4+ Limited Edition – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Xray report on the European Nordic Championships – Xray [teamxray.com]
> Hot Bodies have lots of build videos online for their Cyclone D4 – Link [hbeurope.com]