1/8 Offroad News

Jean-Pierrick Sartel doubles at “the nocturne” race

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This past weekend was held a night race at the CARCA track called “the nocturne” in Noeux-les-Mines, France. This race started on Saturday afternoon and finished on Sunday at 3am. The race format was two free practices, three qualifying rounds and 3 finals for each drivers. XRAY’s Jean-Pierrick Sartel would sweep both nitro buggy and E-buggy classes. Jean-Pierrick took the overall TQ and the victory in the nitro buggy final from Jérôme Sartel in second and Félix Koegler in third. Jean-Pierrick has continued its momentum in E-buggy by TQing and wining in front of Jérôme Sartel and Sébastien Wartelle in second and thirs respectively.

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Daniel, Buckhorn & Tourle win at HNMC Summer Rd8

Over 50 drivers attended the eigth and last round of the HNMC Summer Series this past weekend. Qualifying would go to James Harrold in nitro buggy, George Miller in E-Buggy and Richard Cousins in truggy. In the nitro buggy class Michael Daniel would take the win from Simon Miller in second while Steve Johnson rounded out the podium result in third. E-Buggy saw Wayne Buckhorn grabbind the win in front of Pona Vasipoulos and George Miller in second and third respectively. Finally in Truggy it was Brim Tourle who took the win from Nicky Knights in second while Tom Shawe came in third.

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AVID RC8B3 & MBX7 FastTune camber shims

Made for both Team Associated RC8B3 and Mugen MBX7 are the AVID FastTune camber shims. The FastTune camber shims are made from Aluminum 6065-T6 anodized in black and designed to allow you to easily adjust your camber on popular pillow ball designs without having to fully unthread them. The tab feature helps you keep them in place as you tighten down the pillow ball. Don’t get caught up in all the complicated sizes AE has introduced, 0.5 and 1.0mm shims have been working for Mugen since the dawn of time. Also fits to other cars with 6mm threaded pillow balls.

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Aleš Bidovský doubles at RCHobby Grand Prix

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This past weekend was held the RCHobby Grand Prix in Czech Republic. In nitro buggy it was XRAY driver Aleš Bidovský who took the overall TQ and after some changes to the set-up, he was able to win in front of Fillip Rajdus in second and his teammate Martin Rytíř in third.

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LRP lost Sanwa distribution

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Sanwa have announced that their distribution contract with LRP expired on June 30, 2017. Based on Sanwa’s list of distributors, LRP would have been replaced by HOECO for the Germany, Austria and Switzerland distribution. Nevertheless, LRP have announced that they were able to stabilize their sales during the preliminary insolvency proceedings and in addition, they have implemented further restructuring measures, in particular personnel adjustments. This information was confirmed by LRP General Manager Jürgen E. Lautenbach who also added:

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Bradley Baird crowned Irish National Champion

The Irish 1/8th scale off road Championship took a trip North to Derry last weekend for round 4 of the series. This was the Derry clubs first time to host the National series and the drivers were treated to a well prepare track and venue for the weekend. The layout was a change from the larger open track giving drivers a taste of a tight technical track which lead to close racing in both nitro and ebuggy. The weather was ideal and the atmosphere among the racers was high. Drivers where improving quickly with each round of practice and qualifying as they fine-tuned setups and confirmed the best tire choice for the conditions. Race control manned by David and Gary kept watch over the track and the drivers making sure the event was running on time.

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Robin Ilus sweeps Baltic Cup

The Baltic Cup was held at the Limbazi track in Latvia over the weekend. Many drivers attended the Cup from many countries such as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Belarus. In qualifying TLR’s Robin Ilus managed to took the overall TQ and also from the semi he pumped up to the first starting position. The night before final there was a massive thunderstorm so the track changed a lot. In the 45 minute final Robin managed to find a good pace and won by a lap from XRAY driver Karl Kasekamp in second and Karl’s teammate Hendrik Lainemäe in third.

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AVID gold & silver Triad wing buttons

AVID have added two new colors to their Triad Wing Buttons, Gold and Silver. The Gold is a reflective anodizing process that looks more like plating. Triad wing buttons were designed after the success of the 8th and 10th scale lineup. Coming in at 0.3g each (half the weight of our current 10th button), they are easily the lightest metal button on the market.

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