Karlsen continues Grenland Cup win streak

Malin Karlsen

Last weekend hosted Round 2 of the Grenland Cup in Skien, Norway. The event organizers chose to use a control tire for the event, which resulted in racers using much of morning practice to properly adjust to the single tire choice. Little miss Malin Karlsen found herself atop the leaderboard after two rounds of qualifying, and would go on to take TQ in the 1/8 E-Buggy division. Malin was unshaken in the finals and went on to sweep A1, A2, AND A3 for another overall Grenland Cup victory. The Mugen’s of Erik Fink and Petter Strand would finish second and third on the day.

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Rakasiwi edges out Nugroho in Bali

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The 2nd round of the Indonesian National Buggy Championship was held over the weekend at the WillSon Track in Bali. Drivers from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Jogjakarta, Medan, Balikpapan, Kendari and Bali attended the race. The race format was 6 rounds of 7 minute qualifying times, with the 4 best rounds to count. The finals started from 1/8 main final with 5 drivers bumping up .

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XRAY’s Jason Nugroho grabbed the TQ position after qualifying, and secured the number one start spot in the final. Nugroho was clearly on pace to win, however, at the 20-minute mark BOTH rear tires came un-glued from the rims. Nugroho gambled with remaining on the track, as opposed to making a tire change pit stop. As the race came down to the final few laps, Reza Rakasiwi inched his way into the lead. Reza would take the win .584 seconds ahead of Nugroho, with Indra Liono third.

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Martin Bayer sweeps Czech Nats Rd.1

Bayer Double

This past weekend hosted Round 1 of the Czech 1/8 Nitro and Electric Nationals. The event was held in Horni Jeleni. A rainy forecast led up to the event, but forecasters were wrong (imagine that), as the event saw good weather and great racing. XRAY’s Martin Bayer made a clean sweep on the competition, taking the win in both nitro and electric buggy classes. He was followed by Jiří Mára and Jan Zámiš in nitro, and Karel Novotný
and Vaclav Broz in electric.

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Malin Karlsen wins Grenland Cup Rd.1


Round 1 of the Grenland Cup was held this past weekend in Skien, Norway. Among the crowd of racers was young miss Malin Karlsen. Malin is no stranger to racing with the big boys, and this weekend she proved she is not afraid to show them how to go fast. Karlsen set TQ in the 1/8 E-Buggy class with ease, and carried on to win the overall by winning all three A-Finals. Petter Strand would cross the line in second with Tom Erik Strand in third.

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Wicaksono wins Jakarta Champs Rd.2

Jakarta Nats

Round 2 of the Jakarta Regional Buggy Championship took place at the Jati Bening Track. Racers were greeted with a muddy and bumpy race track, as rain moved through the area prior to race day. Adrian Wicaksono drove his way to victory with XRAY’s Jason Nugroho in second, and John Agus in third.

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XRAY wins STAR Champs Rd.3

XRAY Cyprus Win

This past weekend hosted Round 3 of the STAR 1/8 Nitro Buggy Championship in Limassol, Cyprus. Ideal weather conditions made for great racing and fun. XRAY’s Andreas Thrasyvoulou captured the overall TQ spot in qualifying, and carried on to take a near flawless win in the final. JQ’s Sotiris Taifas would finish second, with the Kyosho of Simos Tikkis third. Read more…

Under the Hood: Yannick Aigoin


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Chassis: XRAY XB8
Engine: Ultimate M-4R, EFRA 2123 Pipe
Fuel: Sigma Premium 25%
Tyres: Pro-Line Diamond Back X3
Radio & Servos: N/A, Futaba BLS352
Event: 2015 French Nats, round 2, Pierrefeu du Var
Notes: 2015 XRAY debut, victory by two laps | Yannick Aigoin’s XRAY XB8 Setup [PDF]

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Matias wins Portuguese Nats Rd.2


Round 2 of the Portuguese 1/8 Nationals was held this past weekend. Qualifying was dominated by Ricardo Monteiro, who captured the overall TQ after heat 1 and heat 2 victories. Varying weather conditions played a major role in car setup and racing for Sunday’s final. Monteiro would start second to Miguel Matias after the semi-finals. Matias left the line in first, never looked back, and began gapping the field. A late race flameout by Matias brought hope for Monteiro in second, however, even the mishap for Miguel was not enough to hand over the win. Miguel Matias would clinch the victory with Ricardo Monteiro second, and Nuno Rebelo third.


Yannick Aigoin wins on 2nd XRAY Debut


Round 2 of the 2015 French Nationals season headed south to the Provence track of Pierrefeu, located in the beautiful French countryside – the Aigoin brothers would share the qualifying spoils as Jerome Aigoin TQ’d Q1 & Q2 whilst Yannick would close out qualifying with a TQ, overall top qualifier: Jerome Aigoin. However it wasn’t to be for Kyosho’s man in France as he exited the A semi in last place, thus missing out on the final.

Up steps Yannick Aigoin and goes onto win the 45 minute final on his (2nd) XRAY debut by a pretty impressive and rare two lap margin over HB’s Reno Savoya – admittedly Pierrefeu is Yannick’s home track but nonetheless, on his debut with the new car… Impressive stuff, taking 3rd a lap back from Reno was TLR’s Jerome Sartel, Julien Lattanzio 4th, Lorenzo Crolla coming home in 5th.

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Cassar & Attard win at Maltese Nats

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Round 3 of the Maltese 1/8 Nitro Offroad National Championship was hosted by MMORRC. The event proved to be a success for the Maltese XRAY team, taking the win in both F1 and F2 buggy classes, and finishing a strong 2nd in Truggy. Dillon Cassar lead and XRAY podium sweep in the F1 class, finishing ahead of Chalie Vassallo and Chris Zahra. The F2 class saw yet another XRAY podium sweep with Luke Attard taking the win with Chris Agius and Nathaniel Attard in tow. William Mallia would disrupt the XRAY win streak by taking the Truggy class win, however, was followed closely by the XRAY’s of Chris Zahra and Chalie Vassallo in 2nd and 3rd.

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