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Joao Rodrigues joins Alpha Plus


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Alpha Plus is excited to announce their newest team driver; Joao Rodrigues. Joao, only 12 years old, will join the Alpha team for 2016, bringing with him a list of successes over the past few years including Portuguese Nationals finalist, Soar Seiki factory driver, and more. Alpha looks forward to an exciting new year with their youngest new driver on board.

RC Concept signs Lorenzo Crolla

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RC Concept is pleased to announce that french young star Lorenzo Crolla will run their electric products (ESC, Motors and batteries) for 2016.

In 2015, Lorenzo finished 5th overall at French National 1/8 nitro, 4th overall at French National 1/8 Electro, took an A-Main spot at the NeoRace in E-Buggy. In 2013, Lorenzo also did the A-Main at the European Championship in Spain.

Lorenzo is a great addition to the RC Concept Factory Team and will contribute to the development of the products as he already did with the EC 1/8 Electric Motor. For his first race with RC Concept at French Champion’s Cup, Lorenzo took TQ and Win in 4wd.

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Graupner/Soar goes in search of World Champion

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Graupner/Soar has joined the race, and are in search of the next World Championship winning driver. Drivers interested in joining the Graupner/Soar team for 2016 are encouraged to email their resumes to Team Manager Barros Almeida at

6mik Racing launches first worldwide team driver campaign

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6mik Racing, a French R/C tyre manufacturer, has announced their first worldwide team driver campaign. The company is now accepting sponsorship applications from around the globe! Interested drivers are encouraged to apply by completing the application form HERE.
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Hara set to take the wheel of new Carisma 4XS buggy

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It is still a mystery as to where multi-time World Champion Atsushi Hara will call home after his surprise departure from SWorkz last week, however, it has been confirmed that Hara will be behind the wheel of the Carisma 4XS 1/10 4wd buggy at the upcoming Hong Kong 1/10 Championship finale. The event will be taking place on November 15, 2015, and is said to be a ‘one time only’ guest appearance for Hara and his 4XS.

Carisma states, “Hara san and the rest of the Carisma Racing HK team will be conducting testing a few days before the event and will be providing updates accordingly. This is extremely exciting, and we cannot wait for Hara San to get his hands on our 4XS; finding a set up for our local track and of course shows us what the 4XS can really do.”

Cédric Devillers: ‘The Collector’


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We all love R/C cars, after all you’re reading an R/C car website. The amount of love for R/C cars varies from racer to racer, however, there is one man who may just top us all. French racer Cédric Devillers began collecting 1/10 offroad cars and memorabilia over 10 years ago, and has built up an iconic collection of goodies ranging from 1985 to present. Hot Bodies Europe reached out to help the enthusiast by supplying him with a Ty Tessmann replica D413! In turn, HB Europe sat down with Devillers for an interview to discuss his unique collection!


AKA now accepting 2016 sponsorship applications


AKA is now accepting Team Applications for 2016! Do you have what it takes to join Cavalieri, Tebo, Ronnefalk, and other champions on the 2016 AKA team? Head over to RACEAKA.COM/SPONSORSHIP to apply now!

XRAY signs multi-time Junior champ Milan Mudra

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XRAY is happy to announce that the young talented Czech off-road driver Milan Mudra joins XRAY Junior team. Milan is very talented driver who has won several Junior champion titles.

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Milan says, “I want to thanks to XRAY for their trust in me and I will do my best to represent the team in the best possible way. Since I have started to race RC cars when I was 10 years it was our Czech driver Martin Bayer who was the iconic racer to me and it was my biggest motivation to work as hard and as professionally as him and dreamed to be part of the XRAY factory team. Now the dream came true and I am really thankful for it.”

Triton RC now accepting 2016 sponsorship applications

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Triton RC Racing engines is growing, and is now accepting sponsorship resumes from racers looking to add a high end engine to their race program. 2015 has been a great year with great results for Triton, and now Triton is looking for qualified drivers to join the Team to not only run, but add support, and promote the brand in the USA. E-mail resumes to   

JQRacing now accepting 2016 Sponsorship Applications worldwide

JQRacing Sponsorship 2016

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Over the past few months, a lot has been changing in terms of JQRacing. The company first announced their new USA Team Manager, Mike Garrison, and shortly after announced their new International Team Manager, Liam Galvin. Behind the scenes, the JQ brand has been working hard developing new and improved parts, setups, and products in preparation for 2016.

As the new year is closing in fast, JQRacing is pleased to announce they are now accepting Sponsorship Applications worldwide! Do you have what it takes to be a part of the elite team of JQRacing drivers?

Direct inquiries may be sent to Mike Garrison for drivers in the USA – or Liam Galvin for drivers anywhere outside the USA –