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.

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Yannick Aigoin returns to XRAY!

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As expected after his hasty departure from Team Associated, Yannick Aigoin is headed towards XRAY, with a likely hand in distribution via Aigoin Racing in France.

XRAY is happy and excited to announce that European Champion Yannick Aigoin returns back to XRAY. Yannick returns back to the team that brought him his European Champion title with the XRAY XB8. We are happy to have “our” Yannick back in the team for 2015.

Yannick’s best achievements: 2x European Champion, 4x TQ at European Championship, 2010 NEO Race Winner, 7x French National Champion, 2x French National Champion 1/10 off-road, 3x World Championship A-main finalist.

“To be back at XRAY is the feeling like when you come back home. I am very happy to have the chance and opportunity to work again with Juraj and the Hudy family. I always remember the great days when I was racing for XRAY which was the period that brought me my best achievements including European Champion title and it was also time when I was very close to win the Worlds in Jakarta.

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As I know how professional and highly dedicated XRAY is and adding this to our friendship we had since that time makes me just supper happy to be home again. I will be travelling to all French races to support the XRAY drivers in France as well will attend the major international races. I am looking forward.”

Yannick will race in 2015 all major regional, national and international races including: French nationals, European Championship, French cup, Pierrefeu International GP.

XRAY signs up Taylor Petersen

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XRAY is happy to announce that talented US off-road driver Taylor Petersen has joined XRAY team.

“I would like to Thank Xray/RC America for the opportunity to race for them again, as I feel they have the best platform for me to succeed with….. Xray has made leaps and bounds the last few years and I know they will never stop improving, and I will do my best to show the public how good this car really is. I Look forward to seeing everyone at the races!”

Taylor’s merits list include multiple final appearances in the buggy & truck US Nationals, World Championship finalist, Motorama TQ & Champion, Silverstate podium finisher, Lone Star TQ & Champion, Ice Breaker podium finisher, Southern Nats TQ.

The rest of his 2015 season looks as follows: US Nationals- Chico, AKA Race- Texas, Southern Nationals, Battle of the Sikest & more.

Agus wins Jakarta Regionals Rd. 1

John Agus

Round 1 of the Jakarta Regional Buggy Championship was held this past weekend at the Graha Raya Track in Serpong, West Java. The race featured 3 rounds of 10-minute qualifiers, with a 30-minute A final. Kyosho’s John Agus made his way to the top step of the podium with a strong win over teammate Indra Liono in second, and XRAY’s Jason Nugroho (TQ) in third.

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Aaron Breuer wins Silver State title

Silver State Sportsman Buggy Win

The 2015 Silver State Nitro Challenge is in the books, and while everyone knows who won the pro classes, not everyone knows the excitement taking place in the other classes. The Sportsman 1/8 Buggy class proved to be an exciting final to watch as back and forth battles ensued throughout the field. After qualifying 5th overall, privateer racer Aaron Breuer piloted his XRAY buggy to the front of the pack early on. He held consistent and finished a full lap ahead of the field, crowning him the Silver State Sportsman Buggy champ!

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Harder wins Rd.1 of Denmark Nats

Peter Harder

Round 1 of the Denmark 1/8 Buggy Nationals kicked off in Bramming this past weekend. As with years prior, the event was held in an indoor horse hall and provided racers with a fun yet slippery surface. This year’s track included some big jumps, tricky rhythm sections, and pushed the drivers to the limits. After a VERY close battle throughout the entire Nitro Buggy final, XRAY’s Peter Harder would emerge the winner of Round 1. Harder and teammate Mike Gosvig swapped positions multiple times before Harder could secure the lead, with Gosvig finishing second and Lars-Erik Mo finishing third.

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Villar wins Galician Champs Rd.1

Christian Villar

Last weekend the Galician Regional Championship started in Spain. It was the current champion Cristian Villar’s first appearance with new XRAY XB8 2015, and the start of the nitro season after a winter dedicated to 1/10 electric offroad racing. On Saturday the drivers tested the new track layout in Vilagarcia, being much faster and enjoyable than the last year’s layout. On Sunday the qualifying begin and Cristian Villar showed from early morning great performance taking TQ and setting a new lap record in the two qualifying runs, winning 9 seconds ahead second place driver. Villar would go on to win the Semi-Final and the Final with ease, taking an impressive victory over Jose Porto and Alberto Neira.

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Nugroho wins Indonesia 1/8 Nats Rd.1

Indonesia Buggy Championship Rd1

This past weekend hosted the Indonesia Buggy Nationals Round 1 at the MRCC track in Medan, North Sumatera. A total of 45 racers attended the event from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Bali and Medan. The race format consisted of 5 qualifying rounds at 10 minutes each, however, after heavy rain the race director chose to run only 4 rounds using the drivers best 3 (instead of 4). After qualifying, Kyosho’s Adrian Wicaksono took TQ honors, and looked to be a strong contender going into the final. In the end however, it was XRAY’s Jason Nugroho would came out on top. Nugroho captured the Round 1 victory with Wicaksono second and Mugen’s Stanley Wangsanegara in third. 

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Artiles wins at Canaria Winter Series

XRAY Sweep

The 2015 Winter Series took place past weekend in Grand Canaria. The temperature was 25 degrees with a circuit in perfect conditions. Qualifying saw XRAY’s Cristian Artiles on top the leaderboard with TQ. He would hold his pace to win the Semi-Final and Final with ease, leading an XRAY sweep of the podium with Leandro Romano and Juan Jose Llanos second and third.

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Ruben Perez joins XRAY Junior Team

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XRAY has been proudly supporting the young & talented kids worldwide and has been the hatchery of the uprising R/C talents. With the XRAY junior racing program they are happy to announce that the young upcoming offroad talent, Ruben Perez, has joined the junior team. Ruben is a 12 year boy from Spain who has shown an exceptional talent. Ruben will be racing all XRAY off-road cars including XB8, XB8E, XB4, and XB2.

Ruben says, “I am very very happy to be given this opportunity and I cannot thanks enough to XRAY for their trust in me. My main goal is to continuously improve my racing experiences in order to participate at the European Championship 2016 that will be held in my home country in Spain. I will race all the main races in Spain including the National Championship series and with the XRAY cars and the support I am extremely confident.”

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