1/10 Offroad News

XRAY releases XB4 2018 1/10 4WD buggy kit

XRAY have introduced their new XB4 2018 1/10 4WD buggy kit.

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Full presentation here.

 

All-new 2018

    • Recent EOS Champion, European Champion, USA Champion and World Champion platform
    • Redesigned chassis accommodates new lower motor mount to decrease the CG
    • Lower motor mounts decrease the weight position of motor and central slipper clutch/diff, improving cornering speed and stability
    • Redesigned lower composite central bulkhead fits the new lower alu motor mount
    • Redesigned side guard allows motor to be positioned lower
    • Improved shock absorber lower shims give more precise shock shaft movement
    • Improved construction and production details on both front & rear differential crown gears results in quieter operation and increased reliability

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Reno Savoya doubles at 1/10 French Cup

The 1/10 French Cup was held at the Reims EMC indoor facility over the weekend. TLR driver Reno Savoya would dominate the Cup by TQing and by winning the 2WD and 4WD classes. In 2WD, after close fights with Reno it was the talented Team Associated driver Clément Boda who finished in second while Antoine Rosetti came in third. In 4WD XRAY’s Armand Lanteaume and his team mate Romain Valter rounded out the podium in that order.

Thanks to Stéphane Boda for the report. (photo: Reno Savoya (Facebook))

Greg Williams TQs & Wins at NEAM winter series Rd1

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Last weekend was held the first round of NEAM winter series. Schumacher driver Greg Williams took the TQ and the win in the A final from his new team mate David Snee in second and Harry Britain in third.

Exotek B6 titanium puck bones & B64 81T POM spur gear

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Exotek Racing have introduced new puck bones for the MIP Bi-Metal bone puck sets and heavy duty 81T POM spur gear. First up are the puck bones. Made of polished and laser etched Ti 6-4 titanium, they are available in 67mm long for the TLR 22 4.0 and Team Associated B6 and 76mm long for the Team Associated B64. They weigh half the weight of the steel ones but they offer twice the strength of aluminum so that you achieve a lightweight drive line but increase the durability and reduce the wear and tear.

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Hungarian Nationals Rd1 report

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Last weekend was held the first round of the 2017-2018 Hungarian 1/10 Championship in Kartal, Hungary. All rounds will be held on carpet tracks and the championship will ends in April. In 2WD Buggy the competition is getting stronger and stronger each year with many EOS drivers are competing. XRAY’s Zsolt Bajusz Junior took the overall TQ from Balint Rajki and Zsolt Bajusz, all 3 runing with the new XB2C.

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Mark Pavidis & AKA take different paths

Source: Mark Pavidis (Facebook)

It is with much surprise mingled with great astonishment that we found out that Mark Pavidis was let go from AKA Products. Mark was part of the trio of former world champions behind AKA along with Gil Losi, Jr. and Joel Johnson. Mark has been the designer of some successful off-road tyres and also he was a field man helping customers and racers to get the best results with titles obtained in multiple National and World Championships including the last in Vegas as reward. Here is Mark’s statement:

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XRAY XB4 2018 full release date

XRAY have announced that the new XB4 2018 1/104WD  buggy will be released the 13th October 2017. Stay tuned.

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Munday & Zammit win at Victorian State Titles

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Team Associated / Reedy factory drivers Ray Munday and Cameron Zammit have taken the 2WD and 4WD Modified classes at the 2017 Victorian State titles. Held at the famous Red Clay track in the regional town of Wodonga, the event was a re-run after the first date in August was rained out. Racers were treated to a fantastic blue-groove surface on the bumpy but flowing outdoor track, with sunny weather for practice and 4WD day, but rain on 2WD day, which kept everyone on their toes chasing the perfect setup.

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