See: Upgrade RC
Upgrade RC has released their new Vortex 10 “Seven” Lexan Wing. This new wing was designed to suit Mid-Motor 2wd and 4wd 1/10 buggies. Just like it’s predecessor, the unique Dimple System helps to decrease friction drag at higher speeds and increases downforce with reduced drag at low speeds. Vortex wings come with a set of 2, Side Number Plates, and Mounting Grids for easy installation.
Sigmaracing has announced their all-new ‘ACE II’ 1/8 buggy tire. The aggressive new design is the latest development of their former all-terrain tire, the ‘ACE’, and features a meaty tread pattern similar to that of Pro-Line Bow-Tie. The new tire will be available soon in signature Sigma compounds.
The R/C racing industry has become what it is today because of the industry legends, innovators, and icons involved in it. Today we are sad to announce the industry has lost one of those great men, as the founder of Novarossi, Cesar Rossi, has passed away. Cesar was not only a micro engine specialist, but also an R/C airplane world champion, a watch maker, amateur photographer, and a father. Cesar Rossi will be missed by all, but his legacy will live on for many years to come.
See: Motiv RC
Motiv is proud to announce the addition of long time US racer Kyle Skidmore to the Motiv Pro Team. Kyle has never been shy to race any class in RC but his skills are most recently put to use racing his Serpent 1/10 scale electric offroad vehicles. Kyle is no stranger to national level events and has been observed as a professional at tracks for many years. Motiv would like to extend a thank you to Kyle for his support moving forward.
Kyle had this to say about his new partnership with MOTIV, “I’m excited to be one of the first drivers on The Motiv Pro team. Testing the product went great and now I’m excited to showcase all my sponsors with the new addition to my racing package.”
The final preparations are now completed at the UK’s Robin Hood Raceway for the 1/10th Offroad European Championships this week.
The action kicks off today with 2wd free practice, 2wd qualifying is on Tuesday, and the last rounds of qualifying and finals are on Wednesday. The 4wd action follows the same routine from Thursday through to the finals on Saturday.
This year’s European Championship looks set to be one of the most hotly contested in recent years, with British stars Lee Martin and Neil Cragg amongst many other UK stars looking to take the titles on home ground.
Defending 2wd and 4wd Champion, Jörn Neumann, will be giving it his all to retain both titles against a field of Europe’s best, including David Ronnefalk, Marc Rheinard, Martin Bayer, Robert Batlle and Hupo Hönigl who are all very much in the title hunt. 2015 could also see the rise of new talent, as up and coming superstars such as Michal Orlowski and Joona Haatanen will have their sights set on a first big win.
You can keep up-to-date with all the latest European Championship action from Robin Hood Raceway’s perspective via the RHR Facebook feed (facebook.com/robinhoodraceway) and on RHR’s very own website specially for reporting on the event; euros2015.co.uk.
The 1/10 European Championships are right around the corner, held at Robin Hood Raceway in the UK.
Follow Team HB at the 2015 1/10th EP Off Road Championship. You’ll find daily reports, results, in-depth tech info, setup sheets and interviews of Team HB factory drivers on HBEurope’s blog throughout the event. Stay tuned.
See HB Europe Blog
See: PR Racing USA
As one of PR Racing’s distributors, Hobby Pro USA has shed some light on the new PR Racing Vehicle that will be coming soon; the PRS1 V3 1/10 2wd Buggy.
Hobby Pro USA says, “We are happy to announce that we’ve been working on a new 2wd buggy platform based on our current V2 design that will allow for more adaptability and tuning options for the racer. The new PRS1 V3 2wd buggy will be available this holiday season or potentially sooner. We plan to use this new platform during the IFMAR World Championships later this October in Japan.”
XRAY has just released their new Aerodisk wheels, specially-designed 1/10 offroad wheels with 12mm internal hex. Perfect fit, and perfect for high-competition racing. The wheels are made from flexible material while still being durable against impacts. The side of the wheel is aerodynamic for maximum performance. Special features of the wheel are visible from the inside, including reinforcement ribs to make the wheels as stable as possible and eliminate deformation.
- #329910 2WD Front Wheel Aerodisk with 12mm Hex – White (2)
- #369912 4WD Front Wheel Aerodisk with 12mm Hex – White (2)
- #369913 4WD/2WD Rear Wheel Aerodisk with 12mm Hex – White (2)