Agama News

Robban Gus goes Agama

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NEMO Racing are delighted to announce that Swedish RC Racing legend Robert Gustafsson will join the team in 2015.

Having been on the BETA team in 2014, Robert brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, and will be a great source of information for the continued development of all our products as well as his natural driving ability shining through on track. Robert will be driving the all new Agama A215 Buggy that has already made a great impression in its formative events as a prototype, and with the production version showing even more potential.

Robert recently set up his own company BRS Racing to distribute BETA tyres in Sweden, and will expand that to include Agama Racing in 2015 and will be available to help all customers and drivers with their equipment.
We are excited to have Rob and BRS Racing more integrated into the NEMO network, and can’t wait to see the results in the coming year.

 

Hunter Kinsey wins at RC Pro Finals

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The RC Pro Series finals took place recently at Mike’s Hobby Shop in Porter, Texas. The Texas-based series concluded with some of the fastest Texans in town doing battle for the win. In the 1/8 Truggy class it was NEMO Racing’s Hunter Kinsey who found himself on top the leader board after qualifying. Kinsey would take TQ, and start first on the grid for the final. An early battle with Steve B would give Kinsey a run for his money, but Kinsey soon turned up the heat to speed away to a near flawless victory with his Agama A8T.

Source: NEMO Racing

Bloomfield takes turf win at Deerdale

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Darren Bloomfield continued the excellent run of results achieved by the new Agama A215 by taking another victory at Deerdale over the weekend. With the 2015 BRCA National series re-introducing a round on Astroturf, Darren set about getting himself in the swing by getting some testing in early. Deerdale is a very technical track, and with local ace Graham Alsop in attendance for a comparison, Darren could not have given himself a bigger challenge. It didn’t take long for Darren to settle in, taking the TQ honours, and in the process beating the track record, despite a few damp places where traction was limited.

The final was a close affair, with the track starting to become a little moist as the race went on. With both Darren and Graham on the dry weather tyres, it was a very close battle that they both enjoyed. Darren came through to win by a scant 4 seconds to make it a Bullitt engine 1-2 at the head of the field. Agama juniors Jonny Skidmore and Ollie Currie were 4th and 6th respectively as they too sought to build up some knowledge on this surface.

Source: NEMO Racing

Jeremy Kortz announces Agama exit

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Four-time IFMAR Worlds finalist Jeremy Kortz announced his departure from Agama on Facebook yesterday setting up speculation as to his future plans having been linked to several US brands as well as smaller international outfits.

I would like to thank Agama and Nemo Racing for the support over the past few years! But an opportunity has came up that I couldn’t miss. I miss the old school racing days and this opportunity reminds me of that time. But at this point in my career, this opportunity has presented itself to me and I’m REALLY looking forward with my new Company, teammate!!! Soon I’ll reveal everything. Thank u again to NEMO and AGAMA.

Bloomfield wet weather win at HNMC

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The final round of the HNMC 1/8 Winter Series took place this past weekend. The British winter weather set in, providing racers with  cold, wet, and difficult racing conditions. Throughout qualifying it was a battle between NEMO Racing’s Darren Bloomfield and Simon Reeves for the TQ spot in Nitro Buggy. In the end, Bloomfield was secure the TQ spot leading into the final. He would carry on to win the final round of the series with young guns Oliver Currie and Jamie Clancy finishing up second and third.

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The Truggy class was once again won by Nick Theo, and Ian Barnard went on to TQ and win the competitive E-Buggy class. CLICK HERE for full results.

Source: HNMC

Agama releases the A215 1/8 buggy

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After months of testing and preparation, Agama Racing has officially released the A215 1/8 Nitro Buggy. The A215 takes all the great attributes of the previous A8 platform, and builds upon them to bring a new level of performance. Taking the inherent strength and durability of the A8, the new A215 improves those features and after extensive testing from Agama’s international team of drivers, the A215 represents a marked improvement in terms of handling, stability, traction and jumping.

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Hazlewood sails to HNMC Rd.1 victory

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Round 1 of the HNMC Winter Series kicked off this past weekend in the UK. Racers were provided good weather, and great racing to kick off the series. Kyosho’s Elliott Boots secured the TQ spot in the highly competitive Nitro Buggy class, but would fall short of the win in the final.

The final got underway with Mugen’s Jack Embling forcing his way past NEMO Racing’s Jon Hazlewood on the opening lap, but Jon was not deterred and quickly put a pass on him. Jon then set about the leader Elliott Boots, and slowly but surely got closer and closer until Elliott made a mistake allowing Jon into the lead. From there he gradually pulled away. By the time of the second pit stops, Hazlewood had enough in hand to make his stop and still rejoin the track ahead of his competition. He was comfortable over the course of the last 6 minutes and took the win 13 seconds ahead of Embling who benefited from a late mistake by Boots to take 2nd, with Elliott finishing 3rd.

Source: HNMC/NEMO Racing

Hazlewood takes BRCA Truggy title

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On the back of the UK Buggy success, Jon Hazlewood continued the run of Championships for Agama/NEMO Racing by taking the BRCA National Truggy title.Coming into to the weekend, Jon was in a very strong Championship position needing only a decent result to ensure the Championship went his way.  As it was, Jon drove well within himself to place his Agama A8T 3rd on the day to secure his title.

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Nemo Racing show us Agama’s new ‘A215′ Buggy

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Agama’s factory team at the Worlds are here in force through the professional representation of Jon Hazlewood’s well recognised outfit; Nemo Racing. The team are officially debuting their ‘new’ car provisionally called the ‘A215’ – replacing the current A8 Evo model as well. We caught up with Jon and team drivers Jeremy Kortz & Darren Bloomfield who waxed lyrical about the new car’s improved handling, calling it ‘night & day’ compared to the old car. Bloomfield, recently crowned BRCA Champion has driven the new car ‘geometry’ wise since back in April whilst Kortz got the new car 2 weeks ago and is loving it.

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With such a short time with his car Kortz was overjoyed with the much wider and 2mm longer chassis, finding it much more balanced, easier to drive, jump with, less bottoming out and at the end of day 1 confessing to his team mates in true Kortz stlye, “my car makes me feel horny”!

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80% of the car is all new, lower shock towers, brand new shorter shocks (new springs, bladders the whole lot), despite some initial trepidation concerning 17mm diameter shocks Kortz has been won over. New items include the steering rack & geometry, gearboxes, only 4 screws are required to remove the centre diff, the plastics are better, tighter tolerances and of course a 1 piece radio tray – all contributing to a much easier and faster car to work on.

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The wider chassis also features a small kick up towards the rear, however a ‘droopy’ rear toe plate ensures that the hinge pin locations remain constant, the result both drivers saying that the car is much easier to drive. Tuning options will be available such as carbon or even bronze inserts for the wishbones, in order to increase stiffness if required as well as the elegant kingpin weights we’ve previously seen.

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We stopped by the Nemo Racing tent just after Sunday’s first round of practice with Bloomfield having set a time good enough for 2nd overall, just a few tenths behind reigning World Champion Robert Batlle. Expect the new car to be ready in time for a 2015 release given the provisional name.

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Gary Baird wins at RCCAOI Finals

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The last RCCAOI National took place this past weekend at the astro track in Navan, Ireland. With excellent weather all weekend, the grip was mighty. Qualifying was a pretty close affair with little time separating the drivers .  The 45 min final saw Gary Baird take the lead at the 20 min point with Barkley Abernethy 2nd and Alan Scroggie 3rd. 14 seconds separated the 3 drivers after 45 minutes. An impressive weekend for the NEMO Racing team as all three were running the Agama /Bullitt/ Piranha package.