Novarossi News

Drake doubles up at CNM Series

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Round three of the CNM Summer Series was held at Revelation Raceway in Montclair, California this past weekend. Adam Drake took the victory in expert buggy and expert truck with his Novarossi powered TLR vehicles and Pro-Line M3 Holeshot tires. In the buggy class Shaun Kirkman finished second and Mike Acero finished third making it a 1,2,3 sweep of the podium for TLR, Novarossi, and Pro-Line. In truck Mike Acero finished second and Victor Pintado finished third.

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New Novarossi conical manifolds


Novarossi has just released two new conical header pipes intended for offroad 1/8 scale buggy and truck racing. The new headers are designed to generate more power at low and high RPM’s. The new 41031 is designed for use with the Novarossi 41021 manifold, while the 41032 is designed for use with the Novarossi 41019 manifold. The 41032/41019 combo is also claimed to be a good choice for GT class racers in addition to offroad buggy and truck.

Source: Novarossi

Novarossi launch ‘REX’ engine line


Novarossi have reintroduced the blue-headed ‘REX’ line, complimenting the existing main Novarossi line as well as the ‘TOP’ line, famously used by Serpent racer Mike Truhe. The engine line up includes both on and offroad engines suitable for a variety of applications.

“Good quality block utilizing the best parts available to ensure reliable high-horsepower performance. REX immediately conveys solidity and robustness owing to its typical style”

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Novarossi commemorate Gene Husting

Gene Husting 1927-2014

Whether you enjoy RC as a competition, weekend hobby or backyard bash the passing of fellow kindred spirits is a sad unwelcome event but a real one that seems to halt the ever turning gears of RC for a moment as friends cast a retrospective thought, remember and pay their respects.

In recent years we’ve seen some true pioneers pass away, dedicating their lives to building the foundations of where we are today; Gene Husting, co-founder of Team Associated will be remembered as an icon and joins the likes of Mike Reedy, Gualtiero Picco, Ted Longshaw, Hisashi Suzuki & more in heaven’s RC hall of fame.

Novarossi phoned us this morning and wanted to post a eulogy to Gene which we were only too happy to re-post:

The Managers of Novarossi World srl – Cesare Rossi, Graziosa Barchi and Elisa Rossi – are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Gene Husting diligent and passionate protagonist of RC .

Novarossi therefore wish to use this medium to extend its sincere sympathy to the bereaved family and the entire RC World community.

We should bow our heads in memory of this time of Pomona 1987 WC. Novarossi and Associated won the world championship 20 laps ahead of the second place finisher and get started their business collaboration since then.


LRP lose Ryan Maifield to Novarossi


Whilst we all knew his days with LRP electronics were numbered, there seemed some hope that the German company might hold onto one of their most prized drivers – Ryan Maifield.

Big news, LiveRC got the scoop in a quick Q&A with a driver whose style few if any can quite dream of emulating, leaving nothing on the table but instead connoisseur of whips & in-flight control.

LiveRC: You have had some great success in the past with LRP, O.S., and Reedy…why Novarossi?

Ryan: Yes I have, and I want to thank both companies for the past successes we’ve had together. I wish both companies luck in the future with there nitro racing programs. I chose Novarossi because the engine line offers everything I need to be successful. A broad range of engines with different power bands and speed, great gas mileage, reliability, and a great team backing.

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Novarossi announces 2014 Engines

Novarossi release 2014 Engines

Novarossi continues improving their line of high performance engines with the release of their new 2014 range. With a total of 8 engines announced by the Italian company, off-road racers have the choice between their new VIR-TUS.21, Clio P5 Tuned and Plus.28-7/PS.

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New Novarossi Live Range Engines

New Novarossi Live Range Engines

Novarossi have finally released details of their Live Range engine series which includes several new off-road engines. NeoBuggy readers will be particularly interested in their new Bloody .21 4-port and three different variations of the Loco .21 3-port which includes the standard, rotostart and recoil versions as these are their latest off-road releases. Additional details and specification can be found below.

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Novarossi signs Kyle McBride

Novarossi signs Kyle McBride

As expected Novarossi have finally relented and announced Kyle McBride as their new team driver!

Novarossi is proud to announce the signing of Australian superstar Kyle McBride who will be running their products during 2014.

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Elliott Boots departs Novarossi


Our new partner site have the exclusive news on Elliott Boots’ shock exit from Novarossi…

Just when you think you’ve heard most of the new season’s driver signings, along comes a twist to spice things up as we head towards the typically quiet RC period of mid-January – not so with the breaking news that IFMAR Worlds top qualifier and crowd pleaser Elliott Boots will not be racing Novarossi in 2014!

“We’d like to say a massive thank you for the help and support from Novarossi for the past few years, we’ve had some fantastic results together and wish them all the best in the future, looking ahead we can’t wait to hit the track again at Padova with a new motor!” – Elliott Boots

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McBride heading to Novarossi ?

Theres only one engine manufacturer that has that deep purple hue...

Theres only one engine manufacturer that has that deep purple hue…

mcbride_nova2Since announcing a teaser that an engine switch was due, Aussie sensation Kyle McBride has kept everyone guessing as to his potential destination, that is until his engine heater sponsor IB-Prostart posted the following photo on their Facebook page, taking full advantage of the current interest and speculation into McBride’s likely destination.

That is until with our quite limited photoshop skills had a closer look at the cooling fins peeping out from under the heating shroud, looking very similar to the iconic purple that belongs to Novarossi… On further inspection and consultation the shape, position of the exhaust pipe and stinger thickness all but confirm its a Novarossi.

We await any word of confirmation or denial…

Close up shot of the pipe stinger in the photo and that of 9901 pipe

Close up shot of the pipe stinger in the photo and that of 9901 pipe