David Ronnefalk confirms Kyosho exit

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A halloween nightmare for Kyosho as their #1 Star European driver and two-time European Champion David Ronnefalk confirms his departure from the Japanese outfit, bringing a decade-long association between driver and company, five of which were spent as factory driver.

Ronnefalk’s time with Kyosho saw him blossom rapidly from a promising protege nurtured by engine guru Adrien Bertin & his mechanic father Pierre to challenging for Championship wins, his first breakthrough coming in 2009 winning the European ‘B’ Championships in Switzerland.

The Swede’s performance curve sharpened further as he went on to take two back-to-back European Championship titles, 4th at the 2012 IFMAR Worlds – regarded by his peers as a pacesetter he suffered a disappointing end to the recent 2014 IFMAR Worlds in Sicily – a race that would prove his Kyosho swansong.

NeoBuggy.net caught up with David for an exclusive interview…

 

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TLR’s Nats winning 22 hinge pin brace

TLR Brass Block

TLR has just released the highly anticipated 35g brass hinge pin brace for the 22 mid-motor series vehicles. This option part has been spotted on team drivers vehicles for quite sometime. A variation of this brace has been available through aftermarket companies, but now the official TLR brace has arrived. The added weight over the rear end helps to provide more rear traction without compromising steering and overall handling on less than high traction surfaces.

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XRAY balances XB8 with brass nuts

Brass Nuts XB8

XRAY has just released their optional brass M15 adjusting nut for the XB8 capturing pivot balls in front steering blocks. The additional weight nuts are more than 3x heavier than standard aluminum adjusting nut, and provide a great way to tune and adjust weight balance on your buggy. Sold in sets of 2.

Source: XRAY

Haasbroek leads JQRacing to RCX win

JQ win in South Africa

The fourth round of the RCX was held at Meyerton Raceway located about 50km south of Johannesburg, South Africa. Overnight rain affected conditions so it would be a damp start to qualifying. Qualifying saw JQ-Racing/REDS/AKA driver Miguel Haasbroek take TQ and manage to post an overall time 13 seconds faster than anyone else. Tiaan Oelofse was in 2nd and Guilherme de Sousa rounded off the top 3. In the main Tiaan took an early lead as Miguel had not managed to capitalize from the TQ spot, however, Miguel managed to catch and pass Tiaan and never looked back. Miguel took the win with Tiaan in 2nd. A great drive from fellow JQ driver Thomas Schmuck took the final podium spot, and a convincing TQ and win in the E-Buggy class.

Source: JQRacing

JC goes round with new FlexFit hat

JC Flexfit Hat

JConcepts has your apparel needs covered with the introduction of the new gray on black round bill FlexFit hat. Available in S/M (6-7/8”- 7-1/4”) and L/XL (7-1/4” – 7-5/8”) sizes, the JConcepts hat is aesthetically pleasing, sporting a large, powerful, puffy, embroidered JC front logo. Hats are premium fitted by Flexfit, made in a durable yet breathable fabric to survive even the roughest days outdoors.

Source: JConcepts

Arrowmax’s new LiPo safety bag

Arrowmax LiPo Bag

Arrowmax has just introduced their updated LiPo safety bag for charging and storing LiPo batteries packs. This stylish bag is made from fire-resistant fabric and is designed to minimize the harm to your pit table and surrounding areas in case a LiPo pack goes boom for whatever reason. Large velcro straps keep the lid and the two inner lashes closed securely. The bag is printed with the signature Arrowmax logo on the outside, with white lining on the inside.

Source: Arrowmax

Color coordinate with VP washers

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VP-Pro has just released their new lineup of washers, designed for R/C racing. These precision made washers are intended for use on almost any 1/10 or 1/8 vehicle, and are available in light blue, blue, black, silver, orange, titanium, and purple. A variety of sizes and shapes allows you to replace your stock washers, and add a little flash to you ride!

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Entries open for the Italian Job 2015

Italian Job Race

 

One of the largest event to hit Europe is back again to kickoff the 2015 racing season! The Italian Job Race, hosted by the world famous IBR Padova, is set to be held January 9-11, 2015. Many of the worlds best drivers are planning to be in attendance including Robert Batlle, Reno Savoya, Elliott Boots, Alex Zanchettin, and many more! Entries for this prestigious event are NOW OPEN!

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CLICK HERE to sign up, and be a part of the show!

VRC full ‘STEAM’ ahead – VOTE NOW!

VRC on Steam

VRC PRO has just been submitted for release on ‘STEAM’, which is one of the world’s biggest mainstream computer gaming portals, with more than 40,000,000 users and some 5,000,000 concurrent users online each moment. In order to appear on Steam, VRC PRO needs to be voted in by the STEAM ‘Greenlight’ community of gamers. Everyone can vote, but you have to be a Steam member!

What are the benefits of VRC PRO on STEAM?

  • Connect with the vast potential of 40,000,000 active gamers worldwide
  • Rapidly grow the online VRC PRO racing community (now already at 100,000 members)
  • Increase activity in multiplayer and race events
  • With more financial resources speed up development of new cars, tracks and features
  • Get more people excited about the RC racing hobby in general

R/C racers can vote for VRC Pro at STEAM Greenlight, and help make VRC PRO appear on STEAM as soon as possible. If VRC Pro makes it to STEAM before December 1st 2014, count on some very special member gifts to celebrate this important moment for VRC. With December being the VRC Worlds month we could see a host of new gamers/racers appear in these competitions and take on the challenge: Who is faster, gamers or racers?!

CLICK HERE to vote for VRC Pro at STEAM Greenlight!

 

Serpent launches RTR Spyder SCT

Serpent has introduced the new Spyder 1/10 rear motor 2wd short course truck in an all-new ‘Ready-to-Race’ version today. The RTR Spyder SCT is based on the high end competition version of the Spyder SCT, and shares most components and geometry. All option parts of the race version also fit the RTR version, allowing owners to upgrade over time!

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