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Frank Root signs with Motiv RC

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Motiv RC have announced the signing of long-time racer and Team Losi engineer Frank Root to their team for the 2019 season. Frank’s input, professionalism and ability to showcase the brand at off-road events will be a huge help to bring MOTIV products to the forefront. Frank had the following to say about joining the team:

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XRAY XB4 40g brass rear chassis brace weight

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XRAY have introduced a brass rear chassis brace weight for the XB4. CNC-machined from high-quality brass, it fits in the lower part of the composite brace connected directly to the chassis, generating more stability. The weight of the car is moved more to the rear, improving the rotation of the car and lowering CG.

SWORKz S14-3 high-performance carbon slipper clutch pad set

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SWORKz have introduced a set of high-performance carbon slipper clutch pads for the S14-3. The pads are made from high-quality carbon fibre with 2 different surfaces, one side is flat and rugged while the other side with a vented design. The carbon slipper clutch pads offer smooth power delivery and less fading to keep the same feeling all the day.

SWORKz sign Ryan Lee

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SWORKz have announced the signing of Ryan Lee to their Korean team. Tested RC is the official SWORKz distributor in one of the most important market in Asia for the RC industry and owner Ryan Lee has done a great job pushing the SWORKz brand from zero to the top 3 in Korea. R.Lee will use 1/8 and 1/10 rides in major events in Korea and also some international races. He had the following to say:

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Team Associated EP Champ Rd2 report

The second round of the Team Associated Electric Buggy Championships were held at the Alliance RC indoor track in Sanxia, Taiwan. The event was held in the 2WD Stock, 2WD Modified, 4WD Modified and also 1/14 4WD classes. A total of 47 drivers, including a Japanese driver, attended these exciting action packed races. In the 4WD Modified class Sun Da De took the TQ but in the finals it was Wang Zi Jue (SWORKz) who brought home the win from Tang Ji-Feng (Team Associated) in second and Chen Yi-Ting (Yokomo) in third. In 2WD Modified it was Zhou Guang- Hao who took the overall TQ and the win while in 2WD Stock it was Lin Jian-Fa who set the TQ and grabbed the win. In the 1/14 4WD class it was the LC Racing team who finished at the first three spots.

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Bayer & Coelho win at 2019 MKGP

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Last weekend Silverstone RMCC hosted the 2019 MKGP on a carpet track at the MK Shopping Centre in Milton Keynes, UK. As always the British Off Road Grand Prix attracted a large audience and some top guns have provided spectacular racing. Among them, two drivers will stand out, the XRAY duo of Martin Bayer and Bruno Coelho. M.Bayer set the TQ and took the win in 2WD while B.Coelho took the TQ and win in 4WD. Lee Martin (Yokomo) came in second in both classes followed by Michal Orlowski (Schumacher) in 2WD and by M.Bayer in 4WD.

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Dakotah Phend trifecta at CRCRC Winter Midwest Champ

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The Ohio RC Factory hosted the CRCRC Winter Midwest Championships in Jeffersonville over the weekend. TLR driver Dakotah Phend would sweep the 2WD Mod Buggy, the 2WD Mod Truck and the 2WD Short Course Truck classes. D.Phend took the overall TQ and also the win in all three classes. In 2WD Mod Buggy Ryan Maifield (Yokomo) came in second and Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated) in third while in 2WD Mod Truck it was again R.Maifield at the second spot and Aydin Horne (Team Associated) at the third. In the 2WD Short Course Truck class S.Rivkin and Austin Horne (Team Associated) rounded out the top 3.

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Jörn Neumann doubles at DHI Cup 2019

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The DHI Cup 2019 was held in Odense, Denmark. In the 4WD class it was David Ronnefalk (HB Racing) who took the TQ while in 2WD, after some close fights between D.Ronnefalk and Jörn Neumann (Schumacher) it was J.Neumann who set the overall TQ. In both 4WD and 2WD final it was J.Neumann with the win from D.Ronnefalk in second. In 4WD Hampus Berg (HB Racing) came in third while in 2WD Jesper Rasmussen (Team Associated) rounded out the top 3.

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