29 minutes ago by Phil
As the first ever non-US Top Qualifier of The Neo Race in it’s 9-year history, Frenchman Reno Savoya made history this past Easter weekend, whilst his Championship challenge may have faltered ending with an overheating throttle servo he reports from Neo14:
“Well known as the Indoor World Championship, The Neo Race attracts every year all the best drivers on the planet.”
Fresh from winning the last race in France, I was really confident getting ready for Neo. I started with the same setup except a few details on sway bars, camber and diffs, and the car was amazing since P1!
I then changed a few details and work on the tires to get the best out of my package! It was an amazing team effort as we all worked together, Miguel Mathias, Martin Bayer and Lorenzo Crolla all securing the semi spots! I had 2 perfect rounds in Q1 and Q2 giving me the opportunity to be on a provisional TQ before Q5. I tested a harder compound on Q5 and it didn’t work but I still hang on to the TQ overall! An amazing result! First non-american driver to TQ Neo!
In the mains, the temperature was higher, so between the semi and the main I had to rise the shocks oil to 800-600 and diffs to 7-7-3. In final, my car felt way better than in the semi and I could really feel it and fight for the top spots. I was 3rd 7 minutes before the end and my throttle servo died because of overheating. Too bad as the podium was already quite secured! Too bad but it was a really good practice for World championships in September, and I feel a little bit more ready every race I attend!!
Next stop: French Nats next week end! Reno Savoya’s XB8 Setup | Under the Hood: Reno Savoya | TQ Video interview
11 April 2014 06:52 by KevinR
Xray have announced that the young and talented German driver Simon Eser has joined their team for the 2014 season and will be running all of their off-road cars which includes the XB4, XB4 2WD, and XB8. Simon had the following to say:
07 April 2014 09:00 by KevinR
Xray have confirmed that the Nordic Vice-champion and top Swedish off-road driver; Kennie Ekenstierna will team up with them for the 2014 season. Kennie will primarily focus on the 1/10 off-road European Championship that will be held in Sweden, as well as all Nordic and Swedish races. Kennie had the following to say:
04 April 2014 09:07 by KevinR
Xray introduces their new optional 15g brass weights for the front steering blocks and rear uprights of their XB8! The use of such CNC-machined weights lowers the CG and increases stability. A set includes 2pcs.
03 April 2014 12:20 by Phil
XRAY have released a new black anodized aluminium steering servo mount for their 1/10th Offroad buggy the XB4, according to the press release blurb, the new mount is stiffer, increases reliability. Made from highest grade machined swiss 7075 T6 alu, it can also be used for 2WD.
28 March 2014 12:05 by KevinR
Xray have today confirmed that multiple Australian National Champion Ari Bakla will continue to race with them for the 2014 season and will be running their XB8, XT9 & XB4. Ari had the following to say:
“To work with XRAY team is a true pleasure. The 2013 racing season was successful for me and our Australian team and I am sure the 2014 will be another successful year and we will do our best. I’m 100% confident in the XRAY company and their products, they can get me to the winners circle once again. In 2014 I will be travelling to all major Australian races to support our XRAY team and I will be happy to help anyone, just stop by to see me.”
20 March 2014 15:24 by KevinR
Xray introduce their new linear springs for the XB4 platform which have been specifically designed to complement the big-bore shocks. The linear spring rate is constant throughout the entire compression and the springs are manually measured, selected and matched into pairs to guarantee precisely equal length and damping characteristics.
13 March 2014 11:01 by KevinR
Xray have announced the release of their new composite rear mud guards for the XB8 buggy platform. Strong and lightweight they are used to protect the rear drive train in wet and dirty track conditions and are available as a L+R set.
04 March 2014 15:48 by KevinR
Xray have announced the release of their new adjustable ball-differential for the XB4 & XB4 2WD. Available factory pre-assembled it features premium Hudy Spring Steel™ diff outdrives, a tough composite crown gear, high-performance bearings, high-quality carbide axial thrust bearing, heavy-duty diff washers and ceramic 2.4mm diff balls.
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04 March 2014 01:36 by KevinR
Xray welcomes multi-class talent Mike Gosvig to their family. In the last few years, Mike has repeatedly proven his talent and professional attitude – as a private driver – by winning multiple Danish Championships as well as greatly representing at races. We understand that Mike will primarily focus on off-road classes by racing the new XB8, XB4, as well as the XB9E. Mike commented with the following:
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