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Cesiulis & Lainemae win Latvian Cup Rd4

Latvian Cup 2016 Rd4 podium xb4

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Round four of Latvian Cup 2016 took place at the Limbazi track last Saturday. 47 drivers attended the race not only from Latvia but also from Estonia and Lithuania. In the 1/10 4wd Buggy class Domantas Cesiulis took the win in front of Roberts Treijs in second and Uģis Zikmanis in third. In the 1/8 E-Buggy Hendrik Lainemae won the race ahead Hans Hannus and Robin Ilus second and third respectively.

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Sebastian Beltran wins Colombia Nats Rd1

Colombia Nationals_podium

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The first race of the Colombia Nationals was held at the Bima Racing track in Bogota. Sebastian Beltran got the TQ after 4 rounds of qualifying. In the first lap of the A-main Beltran had some issues and he was out about 2 minutes of the race. He had to come from almost 4 laps down through the 30 minute main final, to reach the top spot in the last couple of minutes of the race, also setting down the fastest time recorded on the track. Beltran wins the race in front of Yovanny Vergara in second and Pablo Mojica in third.

Novotny & Bidovsky win at Czech Nats Rd4

Czech Nats Rd4 Top 3 - 2wd

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The fourth round of 1/10 buggy Czech Nationals series took place last weekend in Usti nad Labem. Home club did good job and prepared huge and nice astroturf track. The track was little bit wet after thursday rain for the free practice. In 2wd qualifications Kaja Novotny wins 2nd and 3rd round and therefore the overall TQ. In 4wd qualifications Novotny TQed all three rounds to get again the overall TQ. In 2wd finals Novotny has dominated and won A1 and A2 and took the overall win.

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Jiří Mára wins at Czech Open Rd6

Czech Open Rd6 podium

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The 6th round of Czech Open was last weekend in Horní Jelení. The track was very wet on Friday and the practice was cancelled. During night the track conditions changed and the next day started practice then the qualification rounds but still on little bit wet track. In qualifications Jiří Mára took the TQ. In the final, since the start, Mára and Götzl had very good fights but in the second half Götzl has made some mistakes and Mára has stretched his lead. In the end Mára took the win in front of Götzl in second and Kapička in third. Thanks to his 2nd position and Götzl won the Junior class.

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Saheeb & Hong win at Singapore 1/10 Nats Rd4

Singapore 1:10 Nats Rd4 4WD Podium

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Round 4 of the Singapore Electric Buggy National Series was held at the city-state’s downtown astro-turf offroad circuit at Urban PlaySpace this past weekend. In the 4wd class, Dennis Chiang took provisional TQ, before an EFRA-inspired SuperPole shootout gave the pole position start to young China-based racer, Koh Boon Yang. In the finals, each of the 4 rounds that ran before the rains came produced different winners with the drivers placed from 1st – 4th on equal points. Ismail Saheeb was declared the overall winner on a tie-break, with Dennis claiming 2nd, while Boon Yang finished 3rd.

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Graham Alsop wins at Northern Regional Series Rd2

Northern Regional Series Rd2 podium

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This weekend was held the second round of the northern regional series. Qualifying provided some great racing with Graham Alsop taking the TQ. In the final Graham Alsop convincingly took the win in the main and lead from start to finish. Ashlee Owen had a terrible start and was promoted to dead last after a couple of laps but with a solid fuel strategy he was able to work his way through the field, setting fast laps to take a solid second! Colin Brennan completed the podium with a third place.

Andreas Thrasyvoulou wins Limassol Tournament Rd1

Limassol Tournament Rd1 podium

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The first round of the Limassol Tournament took place at the AG Metal Off-Road Track. The driver attendance was less than normal due to the very high summer temperatures of Cyprus island. The track was very rough with a lot of jumps. XRAY driver Andreas Thrasyvoulou managed to take the TQ and the win and of course the lead of the Limassol Championship. Thrasyvoulou finished ahead of Simos Tikkis and Andreas Theodotou in second and third respectively.

Nowak & Olesiuk win at Oder Pomerania Cup

Oder Pomerania Cup podium

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The first weekend of July the Oder Pomerania Cup 2016 was held in Murowana Goslina. On Saturday rainstorm broke off the race. Sunday, the RC club Poznan did a great job preparing the track after the rain. In 2wd class, Maciej Nowak takes the win in front of XRAY’s Pawel Ntkovca in second and Krzysztof Siemianowicz in third. In 2wd junior the surprise of the event was young XRAY driver Kuba Krus, 9 years old boy, who in his debut race with his XB2 with 17,5t engine finished 2nd in junior class. Bartosz Olesiuk wins the race and Nikodem Karpinski finishes third.

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Katsadonis Kostas wins RCriver Summer Cup

RCriver Summer Cup podium

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The first weekend of July was held the RCriver Summer Cup at Amaliada city in Greece. Many top drivers attended from Athens, Amaliada, Agrinio, Corfu/Kerkyra and Aigio. Katsantonis Kostas took the win with his XB’8 2016 using the standard set-up in front of Ilias “Tekno” Arkoudaris second and Giannis Papanikolaou third.

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XRAY XB4 graphite composite upright & steering block

XRAY XB4 graphite composite steering block - upright

XRAY have introduced new molded composite steering block and rear upright for the XB4. These parts are made from specially-formulated graphite composite material for maximum strength, perfect for high-traction conditions. The parts give a perfect balance between reliability and performance and make the car more stable and increase cornering speed. For maximum drivetrain reliability, larger 5x12mm ball-bearings are used in the outer position with increased dynamic load. On the inner position, smaller 5x10mm ball-bearings are used to minimize unsprung weight.

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