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Dakotah Phend teams up with Picco?

Source: Dakotah Phend (Facebook)

The 2018 Dirt Nitro Challenge just started with some surprises in store. The first is to the credit of TLR’s Dakotah Phend. Dakotah unveiled two photos of his 8ight 4.0 with a Picco engine instead of a Reds engine. The change is quite unexpected, Dakotah still using a Reds engine at the “One Race One Man” in early January in Padova, Italy. Another interesting point is that Dakotah seems to use (or at least for his photos) an 8ight 4.0 stock. In recent times it was impossible to photograph his buggy because of prototype parts being tested to determine a final configuration for the next TLR 1/8 buggy that will be released this year.

“My dialed TLR 8ight 4.0 ready for the first round of practice at the Dirt Nitro Challenge! #tlracing #picco #raceAKA #spektrumRC #lunsford #darkside #stickit1racing #8realm”

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Riccardo Rabitti teams up with Picco

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Picco Micromotori have announced the signing of Riccardo Rabitti to their racing team. The TLR driver returns to Picco after his first successful collaboration with the Italian manufacturer that brought to national and international titles and successes. Riccardo will use the V1-3518 Team DLC engine throughout his 2018 racing program.

Picco V1-3518 .21 Team DLC Ceramic nitro engine

Italian company Picco have introduced the new V1-3518 Team DLC Ceramic nitro engine. The V1-3518 is an updated version of the European Champion engine. Based on the very same engine that won the title last year in Sweden, the 3518 includes all the features of its predecessor with a new cooling head color scheme.

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Micha Widmaier teams up with Picco

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Picco Micromotori have announced that young German talent Micha Widmaier joined their Off-Road Racing Team. Current German and B European champion, Micha will use Picco’s V1 Team DLC engines in his 2018 racing campaign.

“We at Picco are happy to welcome Micha and his mechanic to the team and are definitely looking forward to work alongside with him!”

Robert Batlle leaves Picco

For the second year in a row, Spaniard Robert Batlle makes sweeping equipment changes to his race package, having already led the AKA Exodus and joined Italian firm Hot Race, Batlle now announced on Facebook the decision to leave Picco and switch engine brands.

“I would like to thank Alberto and all Picco crew for this amazing year, we achieved almost all goals we had so we have to be proud of it. However, I will not be Picco driver for this 2018. I hope you the best for the season as you have an awesome team. Again, thank you so much for this year as I learned a lot!”

It was no secret within the paddock of Batlle’s frustrations at times during the 2017 season, which saw multiple issues trouble the former World Champion, this wasn’t the case however at the European Championships in Sweden as Batlle collected a deserved 3rd title. Rumours linked him with Italian marque REDS, however we believe the Ninja-badged (Mugen Seiki) OS engine might be on the cards for 2018.

Picco introduces the “Racing Pack”

Picco Micromotori have launched the promotion called “Racing Pack”. In order to prepare for the next season, the italian brand conceived a special offer combo that includes some spare parts into the engine package. The standard offer includes, at the engine cost only, an extra piston, rod, wrist pin, rear ceramic and front steel bearing, although the offer may vary according to the country of purchase as per special requests from some of the distributors. This will allow the final user to double the life of their engines by doing a complete overhaul with the included parts. The Racing Packs are available in limited quantities and their distribution is starting in these days, and the engines are characterised by the engraving “Plus” on the cooling head. The offer is active on both the R1 Team DLC and V1 Team DLC engines and is available in limited quantities.

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Picco V1 EC Batlle Limited Edition engine

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Picco have introduced the new Picco V1 EC Batlle Limited Edition engine. Winning a European Championship means paying attention to every little detail. Picco shows its knowledge and ability by winning the 2017 EC after dominating qualifying. For this race, Picco made some small changes on the regular V1 Team engine to match with the track requirement. To celebrate this tittle, Picco is offering a replica of the Robert Battle winning engine set including updated pipe set.

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Jorge Flores joins Picco & Sanwa

Pit Lane Hobby have announced that his factory driver Jorge Flores joined Picco and Sanwa. The Puerto Rican frontrunner will be using Picco engines and Sanwa electronics with its XB8’17 during the Puerto Rico Championship and other events. Jorge had the following to say:

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