Japanese firm Eagle Racing have announced the release of the new version of their setup board for 1/12th, up to 1/8th scale, chassis’. The board itself is similar to most setup boards on the market, but the unique part, apart from the printed measurement, is the built in tweak board. Pivoting inside the setup board it allows the user to quickly check their tweak without the need to setup a seperate tweak board, while the board itself features a flat level so that you know that you have placed the board flat, ensuring that the tweak is accurate.
Optional accessories maker, and member of the HPI family, Edit have released this new fleece for those racers who want to stay warm and show their brand allegiance at the same time. “This high quality synthetic fleece jacket looks great with its understated good looks and low-key Edit RC logo, plus it keeps the elements at bay so you can concentrate on the job at hand”. Edit also recently released a new high grade titanium screw for use in Losi differentials to increase the durabilty of this assembly.
Last weekend saw the 2nd round of the Spanish 1/8th scale National Championship take place at the fast new Valladolid track, 2 hours north west of Madrid. In the main final, round 1 winner and current National Champion, Oscar Cabezas was bumped into which dropped him back to last which meant he had to put on a recovery drive, which he duly did, working his way back up to the front of the field. Mugen racer Josue Artiles took the race win after a steady drive just ahead of Juanito Hidalgo, driving for Motonica, while Serpent racer Cabezas ended the race in 3rd position, only 1 lap behind the leaders.
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Last weekend in the South France, saw the 3rd round of the French National 1/8th scale Championships take place at the Beaumont-Monteux track. In qualifying for the Elite class it was round 1 winner Nicolas Guillot that took the top qualifying spot ahead of round 2 winner Stephane Bouche, both racing for Mugen.
In the main final Guillot could easily pull away after an accident in the first corner cost his Championship rival Bouche 5 minutes as he had to replace his exhaust system. Guillot was unchallanged at the front and took the win, while behind him it was Kyosho racer Adrien Siegfried that took the 2nd spot ahead of local Kyosho racer Jerome Papaconstantinos who was gifted the position after previous 3rd placed man Anthony Abisset, driving for Serpent, ran into troubles near the end of the race. In the National class it was Mugen racer Yoann Coelho that took the win, in front of 2nd placed Frederic Ragaru driving for Kyosho while 3rd place fell to another Mugen, that of Jeremy Becht.
Xray have a report on their site from Swiss team driver Robin Frischkopf from the 1st round of the Swiss 1/8th buggy nationals that took place last weekend at the MBLR club track near lake Geneva. After the semi finals it was Xray driver Patrick Hess that was in the top spot for the main final followed by Robin Frischkopf while in the race Robin could take the lead which he held until a mistake meant his motor flamed out handing the lead to Hess. Robin managed to work his way back up the order to 3rd where he finished behind his team mates Hess who took the win and Francois Bossetti who came home in 2nd.
The second round of the BRCA electric buggy nationals were held last weekend at the multi surface Kidderminster track in the mid west of England. Weather was on and off for the weekend with Saturdays running for 2wd taking place in wet / dry conditions, while Sundays 4wd race was run in a lot wetter conditions (above) with the result being called after 2 rounds of qualifying due to worsening weather. oOple have of course got a great report online, including video, and should have lots of pictures online soon too, so check that and find out how Neil Cragg and Lee Martin took the class wins at this event.
Robitronic have announced the release of their new Turbo Fuel Gun which claims to fill your cars fuel tank in less than 2 seconds. This gun features a translucent fuel reservoir which makes visibility of the fuel level nice and easy and both the filling end and nozzle are made from a rather nice red anodised aluminum. As with all fuel guns, holes in the front aluminum nozzle shuts off the fuel flow automatically when the tank is full.
Following on from his win in the 1st round of the Southern German regionals, and his podium spot at last months Swiss GP, Robert Pietsch was once again in top form taking the win at the 2nd round of the regional championships, held last weekend in TÃ¼rkheim. The Shepherd Velox driver claimed the TQ spot after 6 rounds of qualifying on his way to setting a new track record, while Andreas Hammerl, driving for Kyosho, lined up 2nd followed by Euro-B Vice champion Eric Dankel in 3rd. In the final Robert could defend his first place from the start with Hammerl right behind him until after the first round of pitstops when Andreas had to retire, gifting Mugen racer Eric Dankel the 2nd place which is how it stayed with Serpent-driver Philip Eberle claiming the final podium spot in 3rd.