Just before christmas RB ran a competition on their site to guess the identity of their new World Champion driver. Well in what has turned out to be a great anti-climax for us news hounds it appears that that drivers identity is 10 time World Champion mountain biker Nicolas Vouilloz. I wont even pretend to have heard of him before but apart from his skills on a mountain bike it turns out that he is pretty nifty in a rally car too.
You can find out more about Nicolas Vouilloz here.
According to our site partners Buggy-Sport, Former Euro B Champion Sonke Matz has agreed to race for Team Losi in 2007 having left Kyosho at the end of last year. Driving for the German Graupner team he will stay with CMB engines, Red Alert Fuel and Eck-Tec parts.
RB Products have released this SpeedLine EFRA 2611 tuned pipe set. Designed to increase the middle range power of the RB.12 engines its polished finish improves gas flow whilst the 4 spring mounting system that keep manifold and pipe toegether improves reliabilty in this area.
In an announcement from Team Associated today, the US company owned by Thunder Tiger, have confirmed, what was a badly kept secret, that they will enter into the 1/8th scale buggy market with their ‘Factory Team RC8’. The statement also confirmed the identity of their team who will race and further develop the car.
Set to lead the Worldwide racing campaign for the RC8 are current ROAR 1/8th Scale National Champion, Ryan Maifield, two-time IFMAR World Champion Ryan Cavalieri and multi-time U.S. National Champion, Richard Saxton. In addition, ROAR â€œAâ€ main finalist JR Mitch and Kyle Skidmore will focus on regional events and select National contests in the United States.
Team Tamale have released these great new setup wheels for electric touring cars running foam tyres. Made from aluminium they are five sided with each side representing a different tyre diameter to check your setup on. They are anodised black, but may come in other colours, and have a chamfered edge and feature the tyre diameter engraved in the side.
Here are set-up wheels for your touring cars running foam tires. These have 5 sides on them for 5 different sizes of foam tires. We all know how suspension settings change as foam tires wear. These set-up wheels give you the ability to set your suspension settings for tire sizes ranging from 58mm down to 56mm in .5mm increments.
Our site partners Rube Dude are very excited about the new Team Magic M1B, and along with making a very thorough and well written build and review article they have also started testing the new car on the track and above we have the video of the first test in Australia for the new car in the hands of Ben Darley and Ari Bakla.
Red RC would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and successful 2007. We would like to thank everyone for their support so far and look forward to continuing to bring you your daily dose of RC car news again next year.
Diggity Designs, who design, create and sell conversion sets for electric cars, have released images (albeit small ones) of their 2 new products that they will be releasing in 2007. The 3D12 and CD12 as seen above are complete rolling chassis’ and have a totally new rear pivot design, use CRC side springs and have adjustable battery positioning. As you can see there will be a classic battery layout version and an updated mid battery layout version too.