1/8 Offroad News

Buggyland 6.0 announcement

Source: Buggyland (Facebook) 

The Buggyland 6.0 will be held from 4 to 6 of October at the famous Circuito CARTT Fuencarral in Madrid, Spain in the Nitro Buggy and E-buggy classes. As usual, there will be a complete new layout for everyone in order to offer equal conditions and practice time. Entries are already open, so do not waste the time and secure your presence at this amazing event here!

Cody King wins at JBRL Rd4

Source: Cody King – RC Racer (Facebook)

The fourth round of the JBRL was held at the Pro-Line Raceway in Banning, California over the weekend. After qualifying, Adam Drake (Mugen Seiki/O.S/Pro-Line) took the overall TQ by only 8 tenths from Cody King (Kyosho/REDS Racing/AKA). In the main, A.Drake and C.King battled for about 8-minute, and then A.Drake had a couple bad laps allowing C.King to take the lead. After a couple minutes of clean driving and hitting his lines right, C.King built up a 19 second lead then just pretty much cruised to the win. A.Drake came in second while Jake Mayo (XRAY/FX) rounded out the top 3.

Sweden: new track in Hässleholm

Source: Hässleholms RC Buggy Klubb (Facebook)

The Hässleholms RC Buggy Klubb have announced the opening of their new track in Hässleholm, South of Sweden. Located at 1 hour 15 minutes from Copenhagen AirPort, the 377-meter long track features a nice layout with many jumps, elevation changes, raised corners and to different surfaces with dirt and astro/carpet. Big events are expected in the future and the quality of the facility will attract national and international drivers for sure!

6MIK launch 6MIK Racing application

See: 6MIK

6MIK have launched their new application called 6MIK Racing. This App allows 6MIK users to check the news of the French company but also use tools to facilitate and improve their experience with 6MIK products. The App offers the “Tyres choice tool” that provides useful informations about all 6MIK tires range by giving information such as temperature, the race duration, and track surface, advice sheets with useful technical informations with tire charts, tyres’ gluing tips, fuel tank calculation chart, tips for HB Racing stuff, set up sheets from 6MIK Team drivers and also store the main set up of your cars. The 6MIK Racing application allows to find the correspondence between CPS / WT silicone oils, the best oil grade adjustment, and calculate fuel consumption. Last but not the least, the App is provided with a race chronometer that allows to independently time 2 drivers, with all laps, best lap, overall time, re-fuel management, and even to record of the history. The 6MIK Racing is available on both iOS and Android devices.

AVID 1/8 Buggy 1-piece carbon wing button

See:  AVID Racing Concepts

American company AVID have introduced a new 1-piece carbon fibre wing button for 1/8 buggies including the HB Racing D819, Team Associated RC8B3.1, Kyosho MP10, Mugen MBX8, Serpent SRX8, SWORKs S35-3, Tekno RC NB48.4, TLR 8IGHT-X and XRAY XB8 ‘19. Made from high-quality carbon fibre, the carbon 1-piece wing button is a cool alternative to the commonly used wing buttons and helps work as a template to mark your holes in new wings.

HB Racing welcome back Atsushi Hara

See: HB Racing

HB Racing and Neidhart SA have announced the return of multi-time World Champion Atsushi Hara to their team. A.Hara will not only use the off-road and on-road range of HB Racing vehicles but he will also be involved in the development of new vehicles such as the forthcoming Touring Car and electronics for the brands HB Racing, Team Orion and Performa Racing. The famous employee of the Neidhart company will also take over the position as Sales Manager for Asia. As such, he will be responsible for the sale of all Neidhart brands in the Asian market. Interested dealers and distributors can reach Hara at the following address: atsushi@neidhart.com. Here is a short interview of A.Hara:

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Under the hood: Robert Batlle

    • Chassis:Mugen Seiki MBX8
    • Engine:Maxima B2
    • Fuel: Maxima
    • Tyres: Hot Race Tyres
    • Radio & Servos: Highest D1000 servos
    • Body & wing: Bittydesign body prototype & HB Racing wing
    • Note:Front & rear MBX7R arms to provide more flex.
    • Race: 2019 European Nitro Buggy Championship in Sacile, Italy

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Davide Ongaro is Euros Top Qualifier

After 5 highly contested qualifying rounds, World Champion Davide Ongaro took the overall TQ of the 2019 Euros held at the Ongaroring track in Sacile, Italy. The track, nicely prepared by Mauro Ongaro and his staff, was hit by the best European drivers and also by heavy rains and storms during the week. The qualifying round will see a fight between D.Ongaro (Team Associated) and Riccardo Berton (Kyosho). The two Italian racers will win 2 TQs, the 5th going to Elliott Boots (SWORKz) and it is finally D.Ongaro who will grab the overall TQ. Robert Batlle (Mugen Seiki) and E. Boots will make solid heats and complete the top 5 with David Ronnefalk (HB Racing) more inconsistent mainly due to a breakage in the Q1.

Top 15 results here