Ultimate Racing 16mm shock bladders

See: Modelix Racing

Coming from Modelix Racing’s brand Ultimate Racing are the new 16mm diameter shock bladders compatible with major car brands such as Mugen, Kyosho, Xray, Serpent, HB Racing, Losi and others. The material with which they are manufactured and their interior design ensure the membranes retain their original shape and do not deform or crush under pressure. Thanks to this the rebound of the shock absorber remains constant and the performance of the car is much more consistent, even on the bumpiest tracks.

Riccardo Berton sweeps Italian Nats Rd3

See: Novarossi

The third round the Italian National Championship was held in Rosignano over the weekend. Kyosho’s Riccardo Berton would sweep the race by TQing and by taking a commanding victory in the 45 minute nitro buggy final by three laps from TLR driver Mattia Polito and his teammate Fabrizio Teghesi in second and third respectively.

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Neil Cragg wins BRCA Nationals Rd3

Source: BRCA (Facebook)

This past weekend was held the third round of the BRCA Nitro Buggy Nationals at the famous HNMC track in Westmill. Qualifying rounds was dominated by Kyosho’s Elliott Boots who took all rounds meaning the overall TQ but in the 45 minute A Main final it was Team Associated driver Neil Cragg who managed to took the win in front of Nemo’s Darren Bloomfield in second and Infinity’s Lee Martin in third.

Marco Baruffolo inks 5 year deal with HotRace tyres

See: Hot Race Tyres

HotRace have announced that former European B champion and National champion Marco Baruffolo re-signed with the italian company for the next 5 years, and will be part of team till 2021. Marco will participate in all major international and nationals races.Marco stated:

“I’ very proud to sign this long time contract with HotRace. I was the first to believe in HotRace,even before the release of the tires on the RC market, and I was not mistaken. I’m delighted and pleased to be able to continue this adventure with HotRace. I am very grateful to thank Nicola for the trust me.”

Jonathan Yeung wins at Asia Fever Race

This past weekend was held the Asia Fever nitro off-road race held at the Orange RC Circuit in Changhua, Taiwan. This track with its completely new layout was just release for practice one day before race. Over 120 drivers from South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan attended the race in both Buggy and Truggy classes. Many national Champions/A-main finalist also attended this race and make this competition as one of the most demanding race in Asia.

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VP-PRO SRX8 body

See: VP-PRO

VP-PRO have introduced new high downforce bodyshell for the Serpent Cobra SRX8 nitro buggy. The body is made from high-quality clear polycarbonate with masking film, transparent shell coating. The body shell adopts popular cockpit forward design, and the side features an optimized design, outstanding side bunker and several aerodynamic design, that can increase air flow, optimization of air flow guidance, so as to promote overall under pressure. The new body performs well on any surface but it is best suitable for small and medium size tracks.

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Bayer & Novotny win at Czech Nats Rd3

See: XRAY

The third round of Czech 1/8 Nationals was held last weekend in Dolni Bukovsko. The track was huge and it was a real challenge for electronics/engines in 30+ °C temperatures. In 1/8 E-buggy qualifications, Top 3 was super close. Serpent’s Jiri Mara took TQ in Q1, while XRAY’s Martin Bayer dominated Q2, but then his teammate Kaja Novotny TQed 3rd and 4th round to take the overall TQ ahead of Jiri and Martin. In 1/8 nitro buggy again the same three drivers fought for the overall TQ. Kaja took the TQ in Q1 and Q3, with Martin in second and Jiri in third.

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Marius Kristensen wins Norway Nats Rd3

See: Serpent

The third round of the Norwegian 1/10 Buggy Nationals was held over the weekend. After 3 rounds of qualifying in 4WD it was Team Associated Øystein Døler who took the TQ in front of Serpent’s Marius Kristensen and XRAY’s Thorbjørn Døler. In the first A Main Øystein and Marius open a small gap and drived away from the rest of the field . After a close fight between Øystein and Marius, Øystein took the win from Marius and Schumacher Roy Djemble. In the second Main Øystein makes an early mistake on the wierd bump on the straight and Marius drives away and stay on the first spot for the hole Main and win with one lap on the field. In the third and last Main, Øystein makes again a mistake after the first lap. Marius took the lead and the win from Øystien and Roy.

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