Hot Bodies News

Under the Hood: David Ronnefalk

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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