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HB Europe website now online

Hot Bodies Europe

HB Europe – now fulfilled by Neidhart, is the new way for racers, shops and distributors to get HB parts, spares and kits anywhere in Europe! Racers can now get what they need directly from Team HB’s fully stocked European warehouse based in the heart of Europe. European distributors can now order direct from HPI Racing’s multiple World Championship winning specialist brand and have confidence that the world renowned race-focused team behind Team Orion will have the right parts at the right price to satisfy demand in their region. Continue Reading…

Pro-Line’s new ‘Enforcer’ truggy body


Pro-Line has a brand new Truck body style for Truggy racers: The Enforcer! From the mind of Ty Tessmann and inspired from the success of the Type-R buggy body, the Enforcer has a meaner and more angular front end look with swooping roof and bed sections for improved airflow and high-speed stability. The hood of the body is steeper to create more down force over the front wheels for more steering and faster lap times. Available for the Hot Bodies D8T, Mugen MBX-7T, and TLR 8IGHT-T 3.0.

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Source: Pro-Line

Under the Hood: David Ronnefalk


David Ronnefalk (Sweden), 18

Chassis: HB D815
Engine: Team Orion
Fuel: Runnertime
Tyres: AKA Rasp
Radio & Servos: Ko Propo EX-1 | Ko Propo RSX2
Event: 2015 Dirt Nitro Challenge
Notes: Running all new parts that will be available on the D815 Kit, Pro-Line’s Trifecta wing.

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Hot Bodies unveils the new D815


Hot Bodies has announced their newest creation today, the D815! Racing car development is a never-ending process, and the same is true with World Championship-winning RC cars. After multiple National Championships and dominating major races such as The Dirt and the Neo ’14, Ty Tessmann and his HB D812 won the 2014-2015 IFMAR World Championships in Sicily, his first world title win! Although much of the credit is owed to Ty’s skills and dedication, as well as unending help from the rest of “Team Tessmann”, Ty’s weapon of choice deserves a fair amount of acclaim as well. The HB D812 was a development of the 2008-2009 World Championship-winning D8, and has been a stalwart addition to the HB stable of pure racing cars for a few years, and the HB D815 is the culmination of this work – tried and tested, and victorious at the highest levels of competition.

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LFR Hot Bodies prototype ‘Assassin’

LFR Prototype HB Body

The Dirt Nitro Challenge always brings out the newest 1/8 offroad products and prototypes, and this year is kicking off in true product revealing fashion. LFR (Leadfinger Racing) has come onto the scene strong in 2014 with their lineup of ‘Assassin’ bodies and pit accessories. Hot Bodies driver, Alex Pilson, appears to be wearing what could be the newest ‘Assassin’ body in the works for the Hot Bodies D812 buggy. The new body features a combination of design elements, including an aggressive cab-forward look, scooped front and rear end, raised roof pillars, and sleek side lines. No word on the official release of this body has been announced, but the prototype looks quite promising.

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Under the Hood: Reno Savoya


Reno Savoya (France), 28

Chassis: HB D812
Engine: Team Orion RS Edition
Tyres: Sweep Racing tyres
Fuel: Runner time
Radio & Servos: Futaba 4PKRS, Futaba 9353HV
Event: 2015 Montpellier Grand Prix (13-15 Feb)

Photos & Story via Circus RC

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Alsop wins at Deerdale Winter Series

Graham Alsop

This past weekend many of UK’s top drivers ventured up to Deerdale for Round 5 of the Winter series. This turned out to be very popular, with many top National drivers turning up, with the likes of Bloomfield, Truman, Reeves getting practice, as this track was to hold the first round of the 2015 BRCA Rallycross Championship.

Qualifying would see Graham ‘Sloppy’ Alsop dominate every round, and putting in the only 11 lapper of the day there to take overall TQ, with team mate John Holmes in 3rd. The 20 minute A-final would see a pile up on the first corner, allowing the top 3 to pull away. Sloppy led from start to finish and was unchallenged. John Holmes and Bloomfield would fight for 2nd spot for the first 10 minutes, but Bloomfield managed to pull a gap to claim 2nd, with John 3rd.

Source: HPI

Ty talks new D8T Tessmann Edition


Who better to sell the latest HB truck to hit the market than the man whose name it bears. In this new video World Champion Ty Tessmann talks us through his D8T Tessmann Edition.

Swiss star Pittet drops Kyosho for HB


Circus RC reports on yet another European departure from Kyosho this winter season (Ronnefalk, Svensson) – this time Swiss star Jeremy Pittet follows the Ronnefalk route and will be running the HB D812 for the 2015 season. Pittet will make his debut with the new ride this weekend at the Montpellier warm up race in France having spent a decade with the ‘Big K’.

Jeremy: “After 10 years with Kyosho, 3 Swiss Championships and Euro-B runner up, it came time for a new challenge. I am very happy and confident to start this new challenge with HB. Thank Neidhart and Adrien Bertin for this opportunity. 

Pittet’s other sponsors remain consistent for 2015; Orion, Sweep, Meccamo, Ultimate and Power-Save-Racing.

Source: Circus RC

Exotek cuts new D413 alloy options

Exotek D413 Options

Exotek Racing has just released their latest creations, this time for the Hot Bodies D413. The new lineup of option parts include several new goodies starting off with a 7075 alloy wing mount set, which is lightweight and reversable for high or low wing positions. Next is a sleek and low profile alloy bulkhead cap, designed to increase heat dissipation. Last but not least is a shiny set of machined, polished, and anodized alloy spring perch set. Lightweight, reinforced, and designed for a snug fit to keep your springs in place.

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Source: Exotek Racing