AKA News

AKA red T-Shirt

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AKA have added to their line of apparel a new red T-Shirt. The short sleeve shirt features 2-side printing with a large AKA logo on the front and a small logo centered on the back just below the neck. Printed in the USA on a Hanes 100% cotton Tagless red pre-shrunk t-shirt, the shirt is available in SM to 3XL sizes.

Lee Martin signs with NEMO Racing

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NEMO Racing have announced the signing of Lee Martin to their team. L.Martin will use the the full package NEMO Racing package including Agama A215, Bullitt B-223 nitro off-road engine as well as AKA rubbers in the BRCA National Championship and in some international event in 2020.

AKA Pro multi tip tire punch

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AKA have announced an update to their popular tire punch. The all new Pro multi tip tire punch features a new cantilever design to increase punch pressure and reduce hand fatigue. The redesigned handle has plastic cover on the lower handle to more comfortably fit your hand. The mulit tip rotating head offers sizes from 2mm to 4.5mm and has a convenient waste box for the discarded rubber.

Burak & Berkan Kilic sign with AKA

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AKA Europe have announced the signing of the young and talented Burak and Berkan Kilic to their team. Agama drivers will use AKA tyres in regional, national and international event including the 2019 Montpellier GP which will be held at the end of the week.

Baldo brothers leave AKA

Following the announcement of Robert Batlle’s departure from AKA, it’s now up to Bryan and Oscar Baldo to announce that they are leaving the American brand. If the reasons for Robert’s departure would be motivated by his professional future after his career as RC driver, the case of the Baldo brothers is more vague and will certainly reinforce the rumor of financial difficulties that appeared when Mark Pavidis left.

Robert Batlle leaves AKA

Source: Robert Batlle RC Driver (Facebook)

With rumours swirling of unpaid salaries and bonuses to their top pros, reigning European Champion Robert Batlle has announced his departure after a season with the US tyre brand.

Robert Batlle announced on Facebook that he was leaving AKA after only a single year. During that year, Robert managed to win the 2017 Euro and take a 12th title at the Spanish Nats and another Montpellier GP title. Robert’s announcement comes shortly after Hot Race Tyres’s announcement about his new mysterious driver. Coincidence? 😉 Robert had the following to say:

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Mark Pavidis & AKA take different paths

Source: Mark Pavidis (Facebook)

It is with much surprise mingled with great astonishment that we found out that Mark Pavidis was let go from AKA Products. Mark was part of the trio of former world champions behind AKA along with Gil Losi, Jr. and Joel Johnson. Mark has been the designer of some successful off-road tyres and also he was a field man helping customers and racers to get the best results with titles obtained in multiple National and World Championships including the last in Vegas as reward. Here is Mark’s statement:

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Davide Ongaro signs with AKA

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French AKA distributor Racing Experience have announced the signing of italian young gun Davide Ongaro to their team. The 2016 World finalist will use AKA rubber in both 1/8 and 1/10 in through to the 2018 season.

Ongaro was one of the true stars at the 2016 IFMAR Worlds in Vegas, shining throughout the event including the main final, eventually technical issues robbing the young Italian of a deserved podium appearance.