Hobbytech RCHobbytech have been in contact with us announcing the arrival of some new blood to their team, joining the outfit is French driver Tony Robin, who will act as the team’s main race challenger for the 2013 offroad season having said goodbye to the Kyosho team. Hobbytech, the French firm look set to provide their new signing with the competitive 2.0 version of their Spirit buggy when he kicks off his 2013 campaign, naturally with high hopes and aspirations that Tony will be able to showcase the car’s full capabilities.

The move is an interesting one, Hobbytech whilst not the weightiest heavyweight in the crowded boxing ring of 1/8 Offroad have tended to opt for driver choices which they hope will compliment their product, as opposed to signing talent solely with hopes on race victories. The strategy tends to work well for them, a driver perhaps punching slightly above their weight class or even on par where they should be usually sends out strong signals of how good a car actually is. Watch this space in 2013…