Hot Bodies News

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

DrewMo signs with HB/HPI Racing


Despite a successful 2014 season with Mugen Seiki Racing, America’s Drew Moller has officially parted ways with the Mugen camp for 2015 with a “surprise” move to Hot Bodies/HPI Racing for 2015. After DrewMo was spotted running a D413 and a Kyosho RB6 with Hot Bodies stickers, rumors began to fly regarding his plans for 2015. As it turns out, all of the “he said she said” proved itself to be true! Moller’s move further continues the growth of Hot Bodies impressive star-studded team lineup for 2015.

“I am very excited for the future with HB-HPI Racing! I feel that with the cutting edge design, and strong team support I will be able to conquer new heights. I would like to thank Tatsuro Watanabe and Hiroyuki Kasuya for this awesome opportunity. See you at the track!”

Reza wins Jatibening Year End race

Indonesia Race

The Jatibening Offroad Year End race was held at Jatibening RC Track, Bekasi, Indonesia. With a total of 40 entries from all around Indonesian regions, the drivers
used this event to be their warm up race for upcoming racing season. The race was the first of the ‘silly season’ for some Indonesia top drivers who switched their
equipment for the upcoming new year.

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HB D413 Review: The Build


We’ve seen it performing incredibly well in the (God)-gifted hands of HotBodies’ lead team driver Ty Tessmann, and finally we managed to get our grubby hands on it! We’ve seen Ty and his father Gord hanging around the electric tracks and biggest U.S. Races for a while when they were testing prototypes and other brands cars, in order to put together experience and feedback so that they could help Torrance Deguzman, HB’s offroad designer, to design and produce one of the most innovative 4wd buggies in the 10th scale market.

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Ty Tessman tops RC Tracks opener


This past weekend hosted the grand opening event for the luxurious RC Tracks Las Vegas facility. The event gathered some of the world’s best drivers, and provided racers with a world class facility, track, and racing action. The first official race win at RC Tracks Las Vegas belongs to Hot Bodies Ty Tessmann. Tessmann powered his way to victory ahead of fellow teammate Reno Savoya in second. Serpent’s Mike Truhe rounded out the podium with a strong third place finish. An impressive for not only the drivers, but the facility as well!

More HB for Teemu Leino


Team HB is very happy to announce that Teemu Leino has extended his contract to drive for the HB racing team!

I look forward to another season with HB-HPI Racing. They give me the best cars on the market for all my racing categories. Also, the team work is really great in Team HB. I look forward to another year working with great people and having some fun at the track. I want to say thanks to Tatsuro Watanabe and Hiroyuki Kasuya for this opportunity. See you at the races next year. - Teemu

Finnish racing legend Teemu Leino has been a mainstay of Team HB since first signing with the team. A European Champion in the electric touring car class, Teemus focus is now 100% nitro, and he is one of Team HBs most versatile racers, racing at the top level in 1/10th nitro touring cars, 1/8th nitro track racing and 1/8th buggies. He has been instrumental in developing the HB R10, R8 and D812 and has been a great teammate for every member of Team HBs international factory team. In 2012, Teemu was TQ at the Worlds with the R10 nitro touring car, and Team HB is confident of more success for Teemu with the R10 and other HB racing cars.


Drew Moller to join Hot Bodies?


As the ‘Silly Season’ continues, we have received word from our sources that yet another driver to possibly be making a move for 2015 is Drew Moller. ‘DrewMo’ finished of a successful season with his Mugen 1/8 scale vehicles, but rumor has it his Mugen days are behind him. If this is true, the question of where he will turn still lingers. We have received a picture from the recent Top Gun Shootout, where Drew Moller was spotted running Hot Bodies 1/10 vehicles.

Moller HB

Mugen Seiki does not offer a 1/10 offroad lineup of vehicles, therefore whats the big deal, right? Wrong. You will notice in the photo it appears Moller is not only running a Hot Bodies D413, but also what is either Hot Bodies prototype 2wd buggy (seen only run by Ty Tessmann) or possibly a Kyosho RB6 mid-motor with HB shocks and stickers. Our guess is that if Moller is truly leaving Mugen, and Hot Bodies is willing to share the prototype 2wd and/or Moller is rocking HB shocks and stickers on another brand 2wd, there is some sort of relationship growing between the two.

Stees stays with Hot Bodies for 2015


The Hot Bodies team has been in the spotlight these past few days as their championship winning team continues to grow. Today the team has announced that Arizona young gun, Tanner Stees, has extended his contract for 2015.

Tanner says, “I’m very excited to continue racing with HB-HPI Racing for 2015! The cars are great, my teammates are awesome and I look forward to much success next year.”

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