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Pelle Culmsee joins Highest

Pelle Culmsee Highest

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Korean company Highest RC have announced the signing of Pelle Culmsee to their team. The young HB driver  will use the company’s high-performance servos and tools this season. Pelle has following to say “I am really happy to join this world class team and to drive with this amazing servos, I want to say thanks to Kate Choi for giving me this great opportunity to race for them!” 

Riccardo Berton joins Mks Servo

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Taiwanese brand Mks Servo have announced the signing of the italian rising star Riccardo Berton to their team.

“Thanks Mks Servo , I tried the X6 servos, I had a lot of practices and the feeling was immediately great!!! No problem for the reliability!! Really happy to join this great team!!!!” – Ricky Berton

Mark Santa Maria joins Nemo Racing

Mark Santa Maria Nemo Racing

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A week after announcing his departure from Tekno, RC Texas Talk host, race promoter, and Texas native Mark Santa Maria has decided to join the Nemo Racing team to represent Agama cars and Bullitt engines.

“I took the time to drive several different cars and evaluate their racing teams. Aside from the Agama A215 being a perfect fit for my driving style, the culture of the Nemo Racing Team feels more like home. I want thank Tekno for past 2 and a half years of friendships and support. Also a huge thanks to Billy Tylaska and the Nemo team for the warm welcome!” -Mark Santa Maria

Jonathan Yeung teams up with Alpha

Jonathan Yueng Alpha

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Alpha Plus have announced the signing of the youngest Asian driver Jonathan Yeung  to their team.

“It is amazing to join the Alpha Factory Team and I am eager to run with Alpha engines in various nitro Off-road race. The latest Dragon III series just perfectly match with my requirements in power demand at different RPM, low fuel consumption and extreme reliable under serious race conditions. I would like to take this chance to thanks Alpha to offer me this opportunity to join the team. I am confident that Alpha engine can help me to achieve great results in coming IFMAR 1/8 nitro Buggy Worlds in Las Vegas!” – Jonathan Yeung

Kerstin and Christian Bessler join Ielasi Tuned

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Ielasi Tuned have announced the signing of Germany’s Kerstin and Christian Bessler to their off-road team. The couple will power their Team Associated buggies using the new Ielasi Tuned buggy engines in this year’s campaign that will include the German National Championship, the European Championships A as well as during selected Italian events such as the Bitty Contest in Bologna.

Tekin signs Darren Bloomfield

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Tekin have announced the signing of Darren Bloomfield to their race team. Darren has a proven track record of excellence in many forms of racing. Darren is the point man for Nemo Racing and Agama racing program. “Having tried Tekin on his own with great success it only made sense for us to collaborate with a driver with his level of experience and success. We are happy to make this announcement and we all look forward to working with him.” – Randy Pike, Tekin Team Manager.

Atsushi Hara chooses Tekno RC?

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Atsushi Hara continues to flit from one brand to another until they find the “RC” Holy Grail. This morning the Japanese driver posted on his Facebook page a photo of his “new challenge”: test all 1/8 Tekno RC cars. Tekno RC is rising and the performances of their top drivers Ryan Lutz and Joe Bornhorst prove the ability of Tekno vehicles at the top level. If Tekno is very popular in US, the brand has a huge progress margin in Europe and Asia. If the European side is growing up under the leadership of of their team manager Ilias Arkoudaris, there is still much to do in Asia. Sign with Hara will be a big added bonus for Tekno and a good way to Hara to return to the front stage. To be continued!

Ryan Cavalieri teams up with Savox

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Savox USA is pleased to announce that Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri has chosen their servos to control his race cars. The 4-time IFMAR World Champion and 3-time winner of the prestigious Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions had this to say after driving Savox servos: “The centering torque and control were amazing. I felt much more connected to the car.” Savox customers can expect further innovation and new products as a result of this collaboration. Please join us in welcoming Ryan to the team.

Andrew Smolnik signs with Highest


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Highest have announced the new sponsorship with Andrew Smolnik. Andrew will use Highest servos at major races throughout the United States.

“I am very happy to announce that I will be using Highest Digital Servos exclusively distributed by Bellgate Distributors in all of my competition vehicles. Highest Servos are produced with the racer in mind and their full line of competition servos are 2nd to none within the industry. I am looking forward to representing Highest Digital servos at major races throughout the United States. Thanks to Bellgate Distributors and Highest Digital Servos for the opportunity to represent their growing brands.” –  Andrew Smolnik

Agustin Cutini signs with DKT


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DKT have announced the signing of the Argentine young driver Agustin Cutini to their team. Agustin will use DKT components for the 2016 season and will contribute to the development.