23 October 2014 16:32 by Mike
After a quite successful racing season in 2014, HPI Racing and HotBodies is proud to announce that UK superstar Graham Alsop has extended his contract through 2015. Graham says, “Awesome car, unbelievable reliability, and an all-round fantastic product. Can’t wait to get my hands on the new parts, roll on 2015!”
Source: HPI Racing
15 October 2014 17:43 by Mike
The JConcepts design team has spent many hours in development with leading team drivers to develop a new high-speed style body, specifically for the latest circuits. One of the most recognizable items, the Silencer body style, has now been designed for perfect fit and finish on the Hot Bodies D413 buggy.
13 October 2014 11:15 by Phil
Three-time European Champion Reno Savoya has been heavily linked with a move away from current chassis sponsor XRAY to join recently crowned World Champions HB HPI – the rumours surfaced just after the World Championships in Sicily after a disappointing result (due to servo horn coming loose in his final), the move would make sense given Savoya’s strong backing from Team Orion & engine maestro Adrien Bertin – who himself made the switch to the HB HPI earlier this year.
Info RC initially spilled the beans on a move we believe to be signed, and almost delivered, it would bring a three-year tenure with XRAY to an early end, however as we understand it Savoya is still under contract to race for XRAY at the present time.
We caught up with the Shark himself who was coy on the subject:
“At the present time, these are just rumours, I am still happily racing under contract with the XRAY family”
26 September 2014 15:01 by Phil
Ty Tessmann’s HB D812 has been the star of the Worlds so far so having already done an Under the Hood, we thought we’d take a closer look and lift the covers on Tessmann’s buggy with help from designer Torrance Deguzman.
Torrance showed us all the new parts which will be available soon as options for the D812, in a nutshell the only remaining legacy of the original 2008 Worlds-winning D8 buggy is the steering system, everything else is new since then. However, rather interestingly, all the new parts are reverse compatible with the old car.
24 September 2014 05:10 by Phil
10 September 2014 17:17 by Mike
The Intergalactic Buggy Championship was hosted by RCHQ this past weekend. Tekin team driver, Tyler Hooks, finished up with an out of this world TQ and win in both 2wd and 4wd modified buggy classes. In addition to a double victory in the 1/10 scale department, Hooks finished a successful 2nd in 1/8 E-Buggy and 4th in 1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy.
11 August 2014 21:59 by Stephen Bess
Ty Tessmann and his pit-pop Gord know a thing or two about wrenching on a 1/8-scale buggy or truggy, and Ty’s cars always look perfectly tuned-in on the track. Who better to ask for a quick tip than the guy who owns multiple championships at races like the ROAR Nationals, Dirt Nitro Challenge, Silver State and Neo Race, among countless others?
We sent some electronic mail across international borders to Ty in Canada for a tuning tip that would be quick, easy, and informative–and after (we assume) finishing off his
Tim Horton’s coffee Panda Express, he sent us this tip on setting brake bias. Ty simply and succinctly shares with us his preferences for brake bias and driving style. It may surprise you to discover that Ty doesn’t think much bout the percentage of brake bias he runs–only the way it feels on the track and on the pit bench.
09 July 2014 15:44 by Mike
Ty Tessmann’s D8T has been setting the pace at tracks all over the world, and he’s put his own touches on what HPI likes to call the D8T Tessmann Edition!
Ty’s been racing the D8T with his D812 for years, and with the help of ‘Team Tessmann’ (dad Gord and mother Leann) Ty has steadily updated and refined the D8T to make it almost a whole new truck. With a huge number of racing tweaks to make it win at the highest level, Ty has made the D8T his own, and along the way has claimed major wins and A-main results with his D8T Tessmann Edition!
Top results for Ty and his D8T:
- 2014, 2013, 2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge Truggy Champion
- 2014 Pro-Line Dual Champion
- 2013, 2012 ROAR Nationals Champion