04 December 2013 02:01 by KevinR
With Rayan Medjoubi contracted with JQ Products until the end of 2016, it is no news that he is continuing to run THECar. But what is news, is the fact that Rayan has now also been picked up by JQ team sponsors AKA and REDS for his tyres and engines.
Rayan has already been testing with his new equipment as is very excited for the upcoming racing season!
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27 November 2013 14:04 by KevinR
Atsushi Hara raced the JQ Products White Edition at the recent JQ Asia Tour Thailand event, here are his thoughts…
26 November 2013 13:05 by KevinR
Atsushi Hara TQs and wins the JQ Asia Tour Event in Ratchaburi Thailand. Qualifying was still a close affair, with Hara edging out JQ by less than a second. But in the main, Hara switched gears and lapped the field with the new White Edition! JQ finished 2nd and Thai driver Witsarut 3rd with his Agama. The race attracted about 60 drivers from around Thailand, mainly from the Bangkok area, and south Thailand, even Phuket! JQ commented with the following “It was a successful event and we hope to be back next year. Thank you P’Samart and Ko Hobby!”
22 November 2013 11:58 by Phil
In a slight turn of events, we received a few photos from a keen contributor which suggest the Japanese legend Atsushi Hara might have agreed a deal with the Finnish brand JQ Products to drive THE Car.
As many of our readers might be aware, JQ & team manager Ilias have been touring Asia on their aptly named ‘Asia Tour‘ – it seems in that time the duo have met up and spent time together both in Thailand and other countries, and sources tell us that Hara was spotted testing JQ’s White Edition buggy after his C-Netic win (with the Kyosho MP9).
Its no secret that Hara has been ‘shopping around’ since his departure from HB / HPI; racing Mugen’s MBX7 to victory at the FEMCA Championships, winning the C-Netic race and heaping praise on the MP9′s design, however unlike his previous ‘privateer arrive n’ drive‘ the photos we obtained below during a supposed contract signing would suggest a deal has been inked already, not to mention…
“Any things possible…Kanpai man!! — with Joseph Quagraine.” – Atsushi Hara (Facebook)
13 November 2013 16:55 by KevinR
JQ Products have published the following report detailing their time at the recent CNetic Race in Indonesia… We arrived in Surabaya on Tuesday evening, so our first day on the track would be Wednesday. The track is absolutely amazing. I don’t think pictures or video does it justice. You really have to experience it first hand, to be able to appreciate it fully, all the elevation changes, size of the jumps, and speeds of the cars around the track.
Absolutely without a doubt the best track I have ever driven on. Easy to drive around, difficult to drive around fast! It took 4 months to build, and incredibly, it was done by hand, not using machines! Nuts! At least that’s what we were told! Continue reading here.
01 November 2013 08:49 by KevinR
JQ Products have decided to start presenting an annual THEDistributor of the year award. They have learned that there is only so much they can do. Local presence, effort and support makes a huge difference. The products, problems, and strengths are the same in all markets, what differs is the distributor. RcPro Thailand and Samart Khemthong have been awarded the first ever distributor of the year award, because their work has truly helped JQ Products become successful, not only in Thailand, but all over the world.
Samart is a great representative for JQ in Thailand. He is well respected in the RC scene in Thailand, always being present, and supporting local events. He is also a former chairman of the Thai RC federation. He works hard and does whatever it takes to keep customers happy and also to find new ones. JQ Products would like to thank both Samart and RCPro!
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24 October 2013 09:21 by KevinR
23 October 2013 10:14 by Phil
It seems Mr JQ is wasting no time in cashing in on the recent fame surrounding the whiter than white release of the new car – when not wearing track cones as helmets or planning promo tours of Asia, he’s started a blog, basically so the world can keep up with the coming tour. See THEQUAGRAINE.COM
JQ writes the following in his first blog post:
“A long time ago I swore I would never create a blog, because I thought they were lame. And here I am creating one. The main reason for this blog is the JQ World Tour. We needed a way for people to be able to follow what we are doing and where we will be, and we realised that starting a personal blog is the best way to do it. Easy to update, and an easy way to provide valuable information to all JQ racers.
This will be the place to read about everything interesting going on, related to racing, improving THECar, and traveling around visiting various RC tracks. There will be a section where you can also post your own pictures of your cars or your tracks for example. This will become a resource for anyone who races RC, for finding tracks and figuring out great places to visit, and also for all JQ users, for finding a lot of helpful information regarding setups, maintenance and racing. I will also post pictures from the past, #TBT and share a bit more about all the things I have been up to over the past 6 years. And of course there will be a fair amount of nonsense too. Can’t become all corporate and serious.”
21 October 2013 13:02 by Phil
16 October 2013 12:27 by KevinR
Joseph Quagraine has signed with AKA in a deal that sees him run the full range of AKA tyres, in 1:10 and 1:8th Offroad. This is a great deal for both JQ Products and JQ personally, as AKA will also be supporting the JQ International and Junior Race teams. Slowly but surely the pieces of the puzzle of JQ Products Racing presence are falling into place. It was only a few weeks ago that REDS Racing was announced as a personal, and team sponsor. A note from JQ can be found below.
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“For the last two years I have been a privateer as far as tyres are concerned. I tried all the tyres I could get a hold of, and raced them all. I felt like the overall best brand, the one that could be trusted to be competitive on any track in any conditions was AKA.