Its a busy weekend in RC land with the FEMCA Championships already underway in Australia, EURO Contest in Italy (stay tuned for live updates) and of course the Worlds warm up event at Yatabe Arena in Japan. Thursday proved a typically low-key pre-event day as drivers dropped in, had their customary look at the track as well as glueing up tyres for impounding. We already know Jared Tebo has gotten a few laps in practice (see earlier video) but the likes of Martin Bayer, Juraj Hudy are here for XRAY, Lee Martin & Marc Rheinard for Yokomo and Michael Orlowski for Schumacher.

In the rather well represented Team Associated camp, birthday boy Neil Cragg and his dad/mechanic Mick arrived early in the afternoon this Thursday while their US team mates Brent Thielke, Ryan Cavalieri, Kody Numendhal, young star Spencer Rivkin, Steven Hartson and Carson Wernimont arrived late this afternoon and started to assemble new prototype bits on their 2wd buggies. What seems to be a new machined 3-gears lay-down tranny.

Friday is 2WD qualifying with only 1 practice followed by 4 Qualifiers

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