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:
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:
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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:
The 7th GP of Angouleme took place this past weekend in France which saw Crolla Lorenzo claim victory after starting from third place on the grid! Monin Renaud and Richard Corentin rounded off the top three after a difficult two days of racing, battling against the wet weather during Saturday’s qualifying then getting to grips with the change in track conditions when the sun finally appeared on Sunday.