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Savoya wins EFRA GP in France

Savoya EFRA GP France

This past weekend was host to the EFRA GP in France. As always, this event gathered racers from across the country, including several of the world’s best. In the end it was Hot Bodies driver, Reno Savoya, who captured the overall win with relative ease in the final. A hard-fought battle for second and third ensued between TLR’s Jerome Sartel and XRAY’s Lorenzo Crolla. Sartel would inch his way across the line ahead for second, with Crolla finishing third.

Source: XRAY

HPI Racing appoints new distributor


HPI is pleased to announce that Avio and Tiger have been appointed the exclusive distributor for their complete product range in both Belgium and the Netherlands.

“Avio and Tiger has been our exclusive distributor in France for more than fifteen years. We have always found them to be honest, reliable, knowledgeable and committed to providing HPI customers with excellent service and support.We are very confident that they will bring this same level of service and support to the markets in both Belgium and the Netherlands.”

Source: HPI Racing

White wins Deerdale Summer Rd.1

Deerdale Win

Round 1 of the Deerdale Offroad Club Summer Series took place this past weekend in the UK. Dry weather was a welcome surprise for racers, and provided for some great racing all-day long. In qualifying, Kyosho’s Lloyd Bostock would set the early pace in Q1, but that time would be shattered in Q2 by Nathan Powney. Powney’s time would then be beaten my Hot Bodies driver Wayne Wilson who captured the top spot in both Q3 and 4. As the final got underway it was anyone’s race to win. From 5th on the grid, young Hot Bodies driver Robson White worked his way to the front of the pack. The 14-year old collected his first A-Final victory, with Wayne Wilson and Lloyd Bostock finishing out the podium.

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Avid’s new D413 Carbon Arm Inserts

Avid D413 Arm Inserts

Avid has just released their new Hot Bodies D413 Carbon Arm Inserts, which are designed to offer your buggy another great tuning feature by reducing the flex and twist in the arm.   It is common to fine tune the response of the vehicle by placing them just on the front or rear, be creative, but Avid doesn’t recommend running them on just the left or right side because no one will believe you when you tell them that all the right turns are high speed and the 2 left turns on the track have bumps in them. Available as a complete car set (front and rear), or individual front and rear sets.

Source: Avid

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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