German racer Ronald Voelker has claimed TQ spot for the 2007 DHI Cup held in Denmark. Leading the way from the very start of qualifying the Hot Bodies racer left the competition behind him to get the coveted pole position. Marc Rheinard, driving for Tamiya, took 2nd position in his debut race for Checkpoint while Juho Levanen took 3rd spot driving the Associated TC5 prototype. Joel Myrberg in his debut race for Associated ended his first race with the TC5 in 7th just behind Paul LeMieux, Jilles Groskamp and World Champion Andy Moore. Todays qualifying saw the 3 best runs from 5 count and some racers had problems sticking all 3 runs together such as Carpet World Cup winner Teemu Leino who didnt make the cut along with Associated racer Craig Drescher.
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The 2007 DHI Cup is now underway and with the track surface gaining grip, and the competitors learning the lines, we can now start to get a feel for who is fast at this event. Jilles Groskamp heads up the timing sheets, however the fastest laptime belongs to Marc Reinard on a 14.32 with Jilles on a 14.41. Alexander Hagberg is showing that he wants in on the action, ending the practice day in 2nd place ahead of World Champion Andy Moore, with Associated racer Juho Levanen in 4th. Practice is just that however and the real competition starts tomorrow and those racers who were holding back today will show their real hand. We will update you again after qualifying.
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So its time for the DHI Cup once again, held every year in Denmark it is the first major European race of year and attracts the major name racers from around the world. This year is no exception with the likes of all dominant US racer Paul LeMieux, Jilles Groskamp, former World Champion Marc Rheinard as well as current World Champion Andy Moore and of course lets not forget GP Carpet World Cup winner Teemu Leino.
The event will be covered by RC Zone with live results here, and some daily reports here. We will provide summaries of the days racing as we get it. Today, Friday, consists of 2 practice sessions for each racer and then it is straight into qualifying tomorrow and what makes this event more exciting is that it will be the first major event contested under the new EFRA ruling of 5 cells with minimum weight of 1350grams.
Team Losi have announced the release of these promotional clothing items for racers of the Team Losi 8ight. The t-shirt is available immediately and sports the 8ight logo on the front and a very large 8 on the back and comes in the usual sizes. The hat meanwhile is available at the end of the month and features the Team Losi 8 logo embroidered on the front and the Losi logo on the back and comes in 2 flex fit sizes.
Last weekend saw the 12th running of the â€œTrofeo del Granducato” in Italy and saw 79 drivers in attendance. Qualifying saw Xray racer Guido Barbera take the TQ ahead of Costanzo and Marletta, but in the finals Barbera’s luck ran out and could only manage 7th position at the end. The event was won by Giuseppe de Liguori who won 2 of the finals to take the overall win with Costanza taking 2nd position ahead of 3rd placed Marco Gennari.
JP Racing have just released this great engine maintenance kit which contains all you need to take proper care of your expensive JP, or other brand, engine. Featuring 1 Air filter oil, 1 After run oil, 1 Liquid for polishing and 2 On-Road air filters, it has everything you need in one handy package.
OK, i know i shouldnt fall for this but i have covered all the other news from Piktor regarding their Rush 2 and so i shall continue by showing a tease shot of the bodyshell from this super hyped buggy. The bodyshell appears, from the picture, to be relatively standard with the only major difference being the front, which coincides with the fact the the front of this car is completely different from other buggies and the fact that it will come with a mounted front wing. We will know more when they show the full body.
Piktor also released more details with regards the differentials used which you can check out here.
Back in October we told you about these cool starter box skins from Upgrade RC, through their RCID Custom brand. Well now it seems that they are finally available for purchase and they now have more options to choose from. As with the transponder skins we showed you earlier this week, these skins are customisable with a selection of logos and schemes to choose from as well the choice of starter box that the decal will be applied to.