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Adam Drake leaves Novarossi

The Silly Season continues! Adam Drake announced on social media that he leaves long-termsponsor Novarossi.

This shock departure fuels rumours of Novarossi’s health as a company and whether they have a future.

“As 2016 comes to an end, so does my time with Novarossi. It’s been an amazing run and I’m very grateful for the support and relationships I’ve built with everyone at Novarossi and Novarossi Direct. I wish the best for everyone at Novarossi. Looking forward to an exciting new path in 2017! A new year reveals new possibilities!”

Novarossi signs Dominic Bauer

Dominic Bauer Joins Novarossi

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After a 3 years hiatus, Austrian rising star Dominic Bauer return to Novarossi. Dominic left Novarossi in 2013 to move to Alpha then to nVision. Dominic will use Novarossi engines in the 2016 season that will include all major Austrian National races.

Agustin Cutini doubles at Argentinian Nats Rd1


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Last weekend took place the first round of the Argentinian Buggy and Truggy National Championship in Colonia Caroya, Córdoba, Argentina. In the Buggy class Agustin Cutini takes the TQ and the win in front of Nicolas Bregante and Sebastián Recio, second and third respectively. The same drivers finish in the same order in the Truggy class.

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Mattia Polito wins UISP Champs Rd1


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Last weekend was held the first round of the UISP Championship at the Barco track. The young and talented TLR driver Mattia Polito will win the F1 class final  in front of Walter Floris and Davide Tortorici.

Willy Santana wins Bali Regional Champs Rd 2


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Past weekend the second round of the Bali Regional Buggy Championship was held at Wilson track, Bali. The track was hard packed with some bumpy areas and light dust. A total of 22 drivers attended this event. The race format was 3 rounds of 10 minutes qualifying times with 2 best rounds to count. The finals were run in 2 groups A-B with 5 drivers bump up. In the 60 minute main final Willy Santana takes the win ahead Damar and Yoko Soemarto in second and third respectively.

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Novarossi Drake Special Edition .21 engine

Adam Drake Special Edition 5 Off 4

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Novarossi Direct USA introduces the Adam Drake Special Edition 5 Off .21 engine. The Drake Special Edition is derived from the Novarossi Clio P5 which it takes almost all components except a larger crankshaft (14,5mm vs 14mm) and a black cooling head with a specific and customized labeling in the name of Adam Drake. The Novarossi Drake Special Edition is only available at Novarossi Direct USA here.

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Nugroho wins Indonesia Nats Rd1


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The first round of 2016 Indonesia National Buggy Championship was held on 12-13 March 2016 at MRCC Track, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia. The track was hardpacked with light dust. A total of 50 drivers attended from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Batam, Bali, Palembang, Aceh, Kendari and Medan. The race format was 6 rounds of 10 minutes qualifying times with 4 best rounds to count. XRAY/Novarossi driver Jason Nugroho will take the TQ and the win.

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Kyle McBride wins 2016 Australian Nats Rd1


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Last weekend the 1/8th Nitro Off-Road Australian National Titles Round 1 was held at at NWRCCC down in Tasmania, Australia. This year the nationals has turned into a 3 round series instead of one national title, the events are spread over the year and are held at the start, middle and then the last round at the end of year to decide the overall national champion for all three rounds. Team Associated factory driver Kyle McBride will make a perfect race by taking the TQ and the victory in the Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy classes. This the final results:

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