May 7, 2007

Robitronic Sniper tools – new additions

Robitronic Sniper tools - new additions

Robitronic continue to extend their Sniper tool series with the addition of some new tool tips to the already large range available. New to the Sniper range is a 3mm standard hex, 2mm and 2.5m uniball hex driver, 3 different philips head screwdrivers in 3.5mm, 4mm and 5mm widths, flat head screw drivers in 3mm, 4mm and 5mm head sizes and a caster clip, exhaust spring tool.

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May 7, 2007

Joern Neumann takes German West Rd2

Jörn Neumann takes German West Rd2

Last weekend saw the 2nd round of the German West regional qualifiers take place at Stoppelhopsern Oberhausen. The race was won by Pro-Line Indoor winner Joern Neumann, driving his Durango modified Thunder Tiger, who put on a great show to win despite not having any brakes for the entire race due to a radio fault. Neumann won the event by a tiny margin of less than 3 seconds after 30 minutes running ahead of Mugen racer Christian Wards with Denis Macek, driving a Kyosho, finishing in 3rd, 1 lap further back.

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May 6, 2007

Xu Qiliang & Ye Guowei win 555 Cup

555 Cup

As we reported earlier today, the 555 Cup was taking place in Canton (Guangzhou city), China this weekend, and it is one of the biggest races in China this year with lots of National and some International racers taking part in this electric and gas touring car event. Xu Qiliang, from the HK World Model Team, got the 1/10 GP Touring Car TQ yesterday and was able to take an easy win in todays main race ahead of Lee YuanJie in 2nd, driving a brand new Xray NT1. Third Place went to Mr Shi Zuer, from Macau, also driving a Serpent 720 while a special mention should be given to female driver Huo Biqi who made the main final in the GP class and finished in 7th place.

In the 1/10 EP Touring Car A Final, Ye Guowei won the race, driving a Tamiya TA05 while 2nd place went to yesterdays TQ man Wang Haifeng driving a Tamiya 415 with Dong Sizheng, running an Xray T2 007, ending the race in 3rd position.

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May 6, 2007

The Border – May Special

The Border - May Special

Our site sponsors – The Border – have a great special offer this month for those people looking to get into 1/10th 200mm racing or even for current Team Magic racers that want a second chassis. This month you can buy the 2006 European Championship winning Team Magic G4S top of the range touring car chassis for only EUR 299.00, which is a saving of close to EUR 100 on the original shop price, and for that money you get a great car.

If you are interested in this product, act now, as stocks are limited and this offer lasts only through to the end of May. Click here to go to the product page.

We would also like to inform you that The Border are now carrying a large range of electric touring kits, motors, controllers and other accessories.

May 6, 2007

Russian prototype Touring car – Part II

Russian prototype Touring car

A while back we showed you pictures of a new Russian made prototype touring car that has been tearing up the tracks in Russia. The car we showed you before was shaft drive and sported the motor mounted perpendicularly to the shaft and although we never did see how that worked along comes another Tourer, this time its fully carbon which makes it extremely light. The main feature of this, and the previous car too, is the fact that they dont appear to have shock absorbers or even anywhere to mount them and are basically flat pan electric touring cars.

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May 6, 2007

First Pictures – Kyosho CRF motors

Kyosho CRF motors

As we have exclusive told you already, it seems the deal is done between Kyosho and Swiss company CRF to supply the Japanses firm with engines in place of Sirio. Pictures of the first Kyosho branded CRF came out online today and here they are, sporting a gold head with Kyosho by Team Orion engraved into it, the side of the crankcase also sports the Kyosho K logo.

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May 6, 2007

TecRace 2007 – Race Announcement

TecRace 2007

TecroTec were in contact to inform us that they have organized an international event in Zaragoza (Spain) with the collaboration of several important RC brands and with the confirmed attendance of top drivers like Adrien Bertin and Darren Johnson who also will give some talks about different topics. TecroTec is pleased to invite you at one of the most exciting events of the year in touring 200mm which takes place on the first weekend of June (1 Friday ~ 3 Sunday) on the Pinseque track (Adcaz club) located in Zaragoza, Spain.

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May 6, 2007

Alessio Mazzeo wins 1/10th scale European B championships

Alessi Mazzeo wins 1/10th scale European B championships

Just a brief update to let you know that Serpent 720 driver Alessio Mazzeo has won the 2007 1/10th scale European B championships held in Roeselare, Belgium. The young Italian won by one lap after 45 minutes of action, having dropped down just behind Eric Dankel after a tire change, but the advantage of this change was enough that he could overhaul the German racer and regain the lead. Dankel took the 2nd place for Mugen in a very close battle with Rocco Ania of Italy driving a Team Magic G4s. We hope to have a full report later on in the day.

UPDATE: Added the full final day report below.

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