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Serpent welcome back Jeffrey Halsema


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Serpent have announced that Dutch driver Jeffrey Halsema is back in the Team Serpent to race in 1/8 scale buggy with the Cobra SRX8. Jeffrey will race in Padova, Italy in November and for 2017 in the West-Mid part of Germany as well as the Benelux Buggy Cup. For 2017 also the Euros A and B are scheduled.

Hu Wei Ping teams up with Sweep


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Sweep Racing have announced the signing of Hu Wei Ping to their team. The 9-times Chinese 1/8 Nitro Buggy National Champion and also 2016 China National Champion took the title by using Sweep Defender tyres. For now and the next season Hu Wei Ping will use all Sweep’s tyres and accessories.

Micha Widmaier joins SWORKz



The young and talented german driver Micha Widmaier has joins the 1/10 SWORKz team. The german youth 1/8 Nitro champion will drive the SWORKz 1/10 S12-M and S104 EVO EOS. Micha has the following to say about the deal:

“After joining SWORKz 1/8 team this season and having great results, I decided switch also in 1/10 to SWORKz. I am very happy with the performance of the SWORKz cars and I am looking foreward to having good results here too. I also want to thank Schuhmacher and CS-Electronic for supporting me over the last years.“

Top25 Rankings: Tessmann remains ontop, Ronnefalk, Batlle, Ongaro climb


Following the running of the IFMAR Worlds in Las Vegas, USA, Top 25 RC have released the updated rankings which sees newly crowned Champion David Ronnefalk move up two spots at the expense of Dakotah Phend who showed great potential in the semis, Worlds TQ Jared Tebo retains his 5th place spot whilst Tessmann remains ontop.

Interestingly, the rankings appear to be pretty accurate… with all of the top 8 ranked drivers making the main final…

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Gene Hickerson teams up with SOAR



SOAR have announced the signing of Gene ‘the machine’ Hickerson to their US race team. “The machine” will drive for and represent SOAR TRS and use the new 2017 SOAR 998 TD1. Gene has the following to say:

“I would like to thank SOAR Seiki Racing for the opportunity to drive for and represent SOAR TRS in the USA. I have been testing a prototype of the new 2017 SOAR 998 TD1 1/8 Pro Buggy for the last few weeks and have been extremely pleased with the quality and performance thus far. The new 2017 SOAR 998 TD1 is the result of 3 years of R&D and is already a proven top contender by Spain factory driver Dani Bernabe’s fastest time of pre-seeding at this year Euros. The new kit is scheduled to be released this November, more details to come soon.”

PR Racing brings good news


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PR Racing is glad to share a good news with hobbyists worldwide. PR Racing UK are very pleased to announce that long time off road driver Alec Springer has signed up as the new Team Manager. Alec will be responsible for all team matters including the recruitment of all new drivers.

“A big thank you to Inside Line Racing’s Kev Lee for giving me the opportunity to be part of the newest team on the block. I look forward running the superb range of PR cars, and to the challenge of building a competitive race team for 2017 ….. See you trackside.”

If you would like to be considered to be part of the PR Race team please drop Alec an email at

Phil Sleigh signs with Schumacher


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Schumacher have announced that UK driver Phil Sleigh is joining up their team to race Schumacher 1/10th Buggies and also LC Racing Micro Buggies. Phil will bring a depth of experience to the team being multiple BRCA Micro Champion and BRCA 1/10th buggy National winner. Phil will be competing at all 1/10th UK Nationals, Mid West Regionals and all Micro Nationals.

Nicolas Risser teams up with Corally


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Team Corally have announced the signing of the belgian driver Nicolas Risser to their racing team. After one year of cooperation with Team Orion the Belgium & France Champion 1/10 and multiple finalist at European Championships starts an new challenge he has the following to say about the opportunity:

“After testing Corally products, I was impressed by the quality and professionalism of the brand. I will ride now for Team Corally and will be present on all rounds of the EOS, the Belgian and French Championship and of course the European Championship. I wanted to thank the engineer and team manager Robert Raphael and the boss Stefan Engelen for this opportunity and all the supports. See you at the track.”