1/8 E-Buggy News

Procircuit Challenge announcement

Swedish Edition have announced that the Procircuit Challenge will be held from the 7th to 9th of June at the Gröndal Ring Eskilstuna Motorstadium track, the host of the 2017 Euros, in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Classes run will be 1/8 nitro buggy and E-buggy. The schedule sees free practise, qualifying, the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) followed by the Finals including Junior final and 40+ Final. The categories were run using mandatory Procircuit Hot Dice (Soft) hand-out tyres. To register to the race please click here.

HNMC Winter Series Rd12 finale report

The twelfth and final round of the HNMC Winter Series was held in challenging conditions with high winds, hail, rain and sun. 87 racers entered this round and nitro buggy and E-buggy qualifying went to Simon Reeves (HB Racing) while Mitchell Booth (Tekno) set the TQ in Truggy. In the Nitro Buggy final it was Lewis Jones (Team Associated) with the win followed by Kevin Brunsden (SWORKz) in second and William Skidmore (Agama) in third. S.Reeves was able to convert his TQ spot into a win in the E-buggy class. Darren Hayden-Ball (Team Associated) and Matt Bridge (Tekno) rounded out the top 3. In Truggy, M.Booth brought home the win from Brin Tourle (Tekno) and Warabe Tatekoji (Kyosho) in second and third respectively.

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RCGP partners with the Extreme Sports Company

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RCGP are excited to announce a broadcast partnership with the Extreme Sports Company that will see round by round coverage streamed live to the Extreme social media network and their 6 Million followers! With a heritage dating back to 1995, Extreme are a uniquely positioned global lifestyle brand and founders of The Extreme Sports Channel and their mission is to inspire, entertain and activate through action sport, adventure and fun. Whilst their current roster of sports includes Motocross, FMX and Drifting we are proud to be adding RC to the line up. Extreme Managing Director Ryan Maxwell said:

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Performa Racing P1 HMX 1/8 Power combo

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Performa Racing have introduced the new P1 HMX 1/8 Power combo for E-buggy and E-truggy. Nitro racing is popular because it’s simple, racers chose a 3 Port, 5 Port or 7 Port engine depending on the track, tune the needles to have good carburation, and drive. That’s all. Performa has now adapted that simplicity to electric racing. Controllers and motors used recently in 1/8 racing have hundreds (even thousands) of complex settings. While trying to understand and adjust the complex settings, many racers get lost and end up with tuning that is below optimal performance. The new Performa HMX Controller/Motor Combos deliver simplified settings using the Nitro concept, you select from 3 different pre-defined settings based on the track condition. No need to have a complex program box or a computer. The 3 settings have been tuned by our engineering team together with our World Champion Drivers to deliver maximum performance and simplicity. You can change the settings by simply pressing a button on the switch. For racers that want to dig deeper and fine tune the settings, we will offer Performa PC software that will allow you to change the parameters, within guidelines that ensure you don’t get lost and keep you in the optimal performance range.

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David Ronnefalk to participate in HB Race Days in France

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HB Team driver David Ronnefalk has announced he will participate in upcoming HB Race Days event on April 5 through 7, 2019 at the famous ARCF42 Off-Road track near Lyon France. This fun weekend race is exclusively for HB Racing cars. There will be classes for HB 1/8 Nitro Buggies & 1/8 EP Buggies. Spec tyres (HB Racing Megabite, Compound Yellow) will be included in the entry. Friday is free practice and the racing is on Saturday & Sunday. See www.hbracing.com for more information on the race. David says of the upcoming inaugural HB Race Days event:

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AVID black soft silicone wire

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AVID have announced that they are revolutionizing the silicone wire game forever by being the first to introduce red shrink tubing for labeling those trick all black wire setups. Available in 4 thicknesses (14, 13, 12, and 10awg) as 1 meter long, it comes in any color you wish as long as it’s black, with 80mm red shrink tubing for marking your positive leads

Hampus Berg to participate in HB Race Days in France

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HB Team driver Hampus Berg has announced he will participate in upcoming HB Race Days event on April 5 through 7, 2019 at the famous ARCF42 Off-Road track near Lyon France. This fun weekend race is exclusively for HB Racing cars. There will be classes for HB 1/8 Nitro Buggies & 1/8 EP Buggies. Spec tyres (HB Racing Megabite, Compound Yellow) will be included in the entry. Friday is free practice and the racing is on Saturday & Sunday. See www.hbracing.com for more information on the race. Hampus says of the upcoming inaugural HB Race Days event:

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Ongaro & Baruffolo win at 2019 Asti GP

Source: Davide Ongaro (Facebook)

The annual Asti GP was held in Italy over the weekend. In the Nitro Buggy class it was World Champ Davide Ongaro who set the overall TQ and took the win in the 45-minute final in front of Alex Zanchettin (Tekno) in second while Burak Kilic (Agama) came in third. In the E-buggy class it was Marco Baruffolo (XRAY) with the win followed by D.ongaro and B.Kilic in second and third respectively.

E-buggy podium here