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Absolute Hobbyz sign David Ronnefalk

Only days before our coverage of the 2017 Dirt Nitro Challenge begins, Absolute Hobbyz have officially announced the signing of World Champion David Ronnefalk. The Swedish social media mogul debuted for the US east coast based online hobbyshop at the Montpellier GP in France the weekend before last, starting on pole in the main final, fighting for victory before finishing 3rd overall.

“‘I’d like to thank HB Racing team manager Chad Philips for getting me onboard the Absolute Hobbyz team. Representing Absolute Hobbyz felt natural to me when having Chad working for them. Absolute will hook me up with all accessories needed on and off the track as they have a wide range of products that covers it all! I look forward to representing them.”David 

Tune into our coverage of the Dirt Nitro Challenge from Thrusday, also handily sponsored by… Absolute Hobbyz

Dani Bernabe joins RC Concept

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French company RC Concept have announced the signing of top Spanish driver Dani Bernabe to their Factory team for 2017. Dani will use the RC Concept nitro engines, the future SC8R, the EC8 motors and the Omega batteries. Semi finalist at the 2016 Euro A and the Neo Race, Dani has chosen the RC Concept products to continue his progression. Dani is also attending many Spanish events, like the Spanish Nationals and the regional Murcia race where he is the current champion.

“We are really happy to have Dani on-board and we are looking for a great 2017 year !!”

Philipp Guschl joins XRAY


XRAY have announced that the experienced driver and German national champion Philipp Guschl is joining the XRAY factory racing team. Philipp will be racing the XRAY XB8 at all regional, national and international races in 2017 including Regional races in Germany, German Championship qualification races, German Championship and Euro B. Philipp stated:

“Since ever I have admired XRAY for their highest quality products and the work the team puts into making their cars updated and faster every year. The professionalism of the company and the service they provide makes me safe for my further growth as a driver. I am very happy for this opportunity and trust that XRAY and SMI put it me. I will do my best to represent the team in the races and of course to help everyone around.”

Billy Easton powered by World Champion Product for 2017

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Rody Roem’s company World Champion Products have announced the signing of former world champion Billy Easton to their team. Billy will use the VS Racing Buggy engines and VS Tuned pipes in the USA for the season 2017.

Yannick Aigoin re-signs with XRAY


XRAY have announced that European Champion Yannick Aigoin will continue to race with XRAY in 2017 season. Yannick will race in 2017 all major regional, national and international races including European Championship 1/8, European Championship 1/8 B (support), Montpellier GP and French National Championship. Yannick has the following to say:

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Walter Floris joins Alpha Power

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Planet Racing, Alpha distributor for Italy, have announced that Italian frontrunner Walter Floris will join the Alpha Power racing team for 2017. Walter and his mechanics will take part to all the big events on the Italian territory and together with the Planet Racing crew will be ready to give support to the Alpha customers and to the growing Italian team.

Yannick Aigoin re-signs with Modelix

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Modelix Racing have announced the re-signing of the French driver Yannick Aigoin to their world racing team. Yannick is one of the most talented, respected and experienced European driver with multiple national and international titles. He will be closely involved with Modelix’s R&D&I department in this new phase and will be developing and running the Procircuit tires again as well as the Ultimate engines and Ultimate Racing products and accessories.

Martin Wollanka re-signs with XRAY


XRAY have announced that European Vice-Champion and multiple Austrian Champion in various classes Martin Wollanka will continue to be part of the XRAY factory team to race 1/8 and 1/10 off-road classes in 2017. Martin will in 2017 support the XRAY team and will race at Euros in 1/8 and 1/10, Austrian Championship 1/8 and the Neo Race. Martin says:

“I have joined the team 5 years ago and since that time enjoyed the great work and support of the team that helped to gain my European vice-champion title and to improve my overall results and racing performance. I am really happy to continue to be part of the XRAY team for 2017 season and can not wait for the next races.”