HB Racing News

Thomas Musso doubles French regional race

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This past weekend the CARCA club held an E-Buggy and E-Truggy regional race at Noeux-les-Mines in France. In both E-Buggy and E-Truggy HB Racing driver Thomas Musso took the overall TQ. In E-Buggy Thomas had to fight hard against Jean-Pierrick Sartel and at the end of the finals both drivers were neck and neck but Thomas having won the fastest finals he grabbed the victory in front of Jean-Pierrick in second and Sébastien Wartelle in third. In E-Truggy Thomas took a commanding victory by winning all finals.

E-Truggy podium here

Answer RC D817 carbon fibre & aluminium option parts

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Answer RC have introduced a new range of option parts for the HB Racing D812, D815, D817 and E817. The aluminium parts are machined CNC from high quality aluminium and orange anodised. The range consist of centre diff mount set, a front upper steering brace, a rear chassis stiffener mount and shock spring retainers. All these parts are more durable and strong than the stock parts.


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Thomas Musso doubles at French Brushless Champs Rd3

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Round three of the French Brushless Championship was held in Vierzon this past weekend. HB Racing’s Thomas Musso would sweeps in E-Buggy and E-Truggy by taking the TQ and the win in both classes. Jérôme Sartel and Jean-Pierrick Sartel finished in second and third respectively in E-Buggy. In E-Truggy Jérôme Sartel and Jean-Marie Lemoine rounded out the top 3.

E-Truggy podium here

Exotek XB4 & D216 alloy steering crank sets

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Coming from Exotek and made for the XRAY XB4 and the HB Racing D216 are the aluminium steering crank sets. Both are machined from 7075 alloy and sport 4 extra bearings (replaces all bushings) and a crush sleeve to attach the stock steering plate for super smooth, wobble free steering motion and long lasting performance. Both are also polished and anodized black for a clean look and match the stock geometry.

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Under the Hood: David Ronnefalk

David Ronnefalk, WC – Sweden

  • Chassis: HB Racing D817 1/8 nitro buggy
  • Engine: Team Orion CRF 7 Port V3 Worlds Spec Edition
  • Fuel: Runnertime
  • Tyres: JConcepts Hybrid
  • Radio & Servos: Sanwa M12S Highest D1000 
  • Body & Wing: JConcepts “Silencer” body painted by BM Design | AE wing
  • Notes: XTR oils, Arrowmax tools, Ronnefalk EL plug switch
  • Event: 2017 Nordic Contest, Eskilstuna Sweden


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T-Work’s D817 titanium Hex socket head screw set

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T-Works have introduced a new line of 64 Titanium Hex socket head screw set for the HB Racing D817, E817, RGT8, D8T and D815. The screws are available as set or in 3.5mm x 14mm (4) and 3.5mm x 42mm (4).

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RC Business Insights – Interview with Lorenz Schmid

Hirosaka, Cavalieri and Ronnefalk are big names of RC but have you heard of Schmid? The Swiss marketer signs responsible for many different tasks related to the Neidhart brands (Team Orion, HB Racing, Peak Racing, nVision, HMX). We have met Lorenz and talked with him about their latest developments, digital transformation, his career and his latest hobby where he just launched a crowdfunding campaign.

Probably every RC enthusiast in the world knows at least one of the Neidhart brands (Team Orion, HB Racing, Peak Racing, nVision, HMX). Can you explain what you are responsible for?

First, I would like to say that our boss Philippe Neidhart built up an extremely strong team since the founding of the company in 1987, with many of the members working for the company for more than 20 years. It is thanks to this team that we can work efficiently and react quickly to market changes. All my colleagues are very passionate and talented, and everyone has many different responsibilities; so have I. For Team Orion, Peak Racing, Nvision and HMX I am in charge of the marketing and the graphic design such as logo design, packaging design, the catalog and website or product photography. I am also grateful that I had the chance to develop the touch screen chargers for the brand, including product and software design. For HB Racing marketing I am working with Kent Clausen in the US who has accompanied the brand since its beginning at HPI. For all the brands as well as the Neidhart distribution activities in Switzerland, I oversee the IT and web activities which have become more and more important, as well as legal aspects like trademark and product design protections.

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HB Racing in stock at Absolute Hobbyz

Our friends over at Absolute Hobbyz are very pleased to announce that they are now fully stocked up on all things HB Racing!

With a warehouse overflowing with parts and the new World Championship-winning D817 nitro and E817 E-Buggy kits in stock the support couldn’t be better ahead of the imminent arrival of HB Racing’s 1/8 truck platform – the D817T, which we hear arrives next week.

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