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JQRacing has announced a unique new campaign, started by long-time supporter and driver Benoit Deschamps. After reviewing the most recent 1/8 buggy rankings of the Top25RC listing, Benoit was quite disappointed to see the brand he loved so much missing from the crowd. Benoit and JQRacing believe they have the product to make the list, but are still missing the driver to do it.
“There is something that bothers me in this ranking, does it bother you? It stings my eyes …. This ranking shows the 25 best drivers in the world, but only car brands that can afford these drivers, and those brands are always the same. If it is only a question of money now, why don’t we, the JQ customers, team drivers, and supporters, help to pay a driver for this list?
I think it’s time to show these major RC companies that money is not everything, and that we appreciate the excellent work of JQRACING, the dedication of this small company and team, and show that there is a real community behind them, that can make a difference. Let’s take THECar White Edition and JQRACING to the next level,” says Benoit.
With all of that being said, Benoit has teamed up with JQRacing to start a donation campaign through GoFundMe.com to raise money for JQRacing to bring the world-class driver they’ve been waiting for on board.
JQ says, “First of all I have to say thank you to Benoit, and also all other JQRacing supporters for believing in our brand and our car! I guess this will be the final proof! How big, and how strong are our JQ supporters? Are people willing to open their wallets and join in the efforts to get JQRacing to the next level? Do JQ drivers truly share our dream of making a car capable of winning any race, against the odds? Do they want to play a big part in it? Maybe even some haters will join in, in order to help make it possible for them to watch us crash and burn with a world top driver!”
To donate to the JQRacing Driver Fund CLICK HERE.
This past weekend hosted the 4th round of the French Championship in Chailloué. Kyosho/REDS Factory Team driver Jerome Aigoin took the win ahead of Yannik Aigoin and Edouard Hugon.
The Modelsport Offroad Track in Serbia has announced the ‘RC Buggy Race Weekend’. This is the first official race of the season at the Modelsport facility, and racers from across Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Greece are expected to attend. The track will provide practice on July 11th, and racing on July 12th. Racers interested in participating may register by emailing email@example.com.
This past weekend hosted Round 6 of the Maltese 1/8 Nitro Offroad Buggy Championship, held at the MMORRC Rinella track. Intech’s Ian Vella put in a star performance to finish 1st in F2 Buggy with the Intech Racing BR-6 2.0!
Pedro Henriques has won the 3rd Rallycross Regional in Portgual. Helder Barros would finish second, with Joel Mendonca third.
Liam Galvin reports on behalf of Elliott Boots RC
BRCA 1/8th Rallycross National Round 3 – Slough
So up this weekend for us was our 3rd Round of the Nitro 1/8th series, and this time we would be visiting Slough (after a change from the planned Wakefield venue).
The weekend began early on Saturday, packing and loading the car and heading to the track for 7:30. Once at the track, we setup our pit area and finished off the car, with just the exhaust to fit and make sure the radio settings were all correct. After this was done, we took a quick walk of the track to see what lay ahead for the day. The track looked like it had a fine layer of dust on top, which would make the track slick for the first round of practice. We decided we would wait until the first few heats had been on track before making a decision on what tyres we would test first.
Stepping over the line…we’ve all done it at some point, somehow, somewhere. Perhaps you “accidentally” liked a photo from 5-years ago of a hot friend on Facebook, or jumped into an online keyboard war in which was none of your business. When it comes to professional R/C racing there are a LOT of lines, but the question is at what point is our hobby’s paid professionals stepping over them?
This topic of discussion entered my mind directly referring to the line of tire sponsorship. It is common sense that the paid racers around the globe get paid to do one thing…win. In this day and age, one of the quickest ways to make or break a race is tire choice. While simply mounting up a good working tire won’t guarantee a race win, mounting up a bad working tire is more likely to guarantee a loss.
It’s no secret that the top pros have & will step outside of their designated sponsor tire company’s product line to ensure their best shot at winning – we know in many cases it’s a written part of the contract, pressure coming from the chassis manufacturer. My question is, at what point are these drivers stepping over the line?
REDS Racing is proud to announce Model Motorsports International as the Australian Distributor for REDS products. Any dealers and customers in Australia are encouraged to contact Model Motorsports International for ordering and information.