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Beat Knutti appointed Ruddog Team Manager Switzerland

See: Ruddog Distribution

Since Ruddog started distributing the Team Associated and Reedy brands, they are working closely with Beat Knutti and Scuderia Scampi Rosso in Switzerland to build up their race team. For 2020 Ruddog increase their partnership and announce Beat as their Ruddog Team Manager in Switzerland. Interested drivers can now contact Beat to join their Team Associated and Reedy race team for Switzerland.

RC Concept subject to a winding-up proceedings

Source: Société.com

We have just learned that the French company RC Concept has been placed in bankruptcy. Launched 5 years ago by Sébastien Chaffardon, RC Concept was based on a team made up of Reno Savoya and Lee Martin but quickly only R. Savoya will continue to represent the brand as an ambassador on the international tracks. RC Concept offered a range of electronic products and nitro products with engines based on Picco and fuel specifically formulated and produced by Labema. No information about the guarantees has been provided so far.

Speedzone introduce Evolution brand

See: Speedzone USA

Speedzone have announced their new brand called Evolution, designed for and dedicated to competitive racing. The Evolution brand will broaden Speedzone’s exposure in the competitive R/C car racing scene and will bring forth a selection of high quality, high performance race ready/race tested products. The first product offerings for the brand are 1S, 2S standard and shorty 130C lipo packs. The 6000mAh 7.4V LCG pack measures 139x47x22.5mm and weighs 294g, the 5200mAh 7.4V shorty pack measures 96x47x25mm and weighs 228g while the 8100mAh 3.7v pack measures 93x47x18.5mm and weighs 160g. All packs were designed to produce High Voltage with low internal resistance and utilize 5mm bullet connectors.

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Masami Hirosaka parts way with Yokomo

Source: Masami Hirosaka (Facebook)

After 30 years spent with Yokomo, Masami Hirosaka has announced today on social media that he parts way with the Japanese brand. Considered as one of the best drivers of all time, this RC stakhanovist is also the one who has won the most Worlds titles, making him a legend. His surprise departure from his “home” is linked to the retirement of Yokomo’s founder, Tom Yokobori. Until a new opportunity comes along, Masami continues to work for IFMAR on tracks around the world.

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Gil Losi Jr. is back to TLR & Losi

See: Team Losi Racing

Horizon Hobby have announced that Gil Losi Jr. has returned to consult with Team Losi Racing and the Losi development team. G.Losi Jr. will work closely with the race team to produce innovative vehicles as well as supporting design on the Losi side of the business.

“As one of the living legends in the RC community, he has immediate credibility with retailers and consumers alike, and his experience, insight and creativity will help us produce amazing new vehicles for both Losi and Team Losi Racing,” said Horizon Hobby President Chris Dickerson. “We are excited to once again have him on our Horizon team!”

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Philippe Neidhart talks about global business & Team Orion

Our friends at circusrc.com have asked Philippe Neidhart a few questions about the RC market and Team Orion Racing.

Some racers know Philippe Neidhart, some will discover him today. Philippe is one of the Pioneer of the RC industry, he started business in the 80’s when Electric RC was booming, at that Time Team Orion has been created. Team Orion is one of the first company selling competition RC batteries based on the quality, by matching each individual NiMH cells, quickly it became the batteries to have worldwide and in 1994 Team Orion won his first IFMAR World Championship this was the start of a long story…

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Leadership Change at HPI Racing

See: HPI Racing

HPI Racing have announced a development that will see a change of ownership of its global operation. The major shareholders of the Scandinavian based Vestergaard Group have signed a deal that will see them utilise their 50+ years expertise and investment in the hobby industry to revitalise HPI Racing, capitalise on its great heritage and push the brand forward. Speaking from Vestergaard Group’s Danish HQ, the new owners announced a new era for HPI Racing with a stable supply chain and excellent customer service.

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Associated Electrics introduces new Element RC brand

See: Element RC

Associated Electrics have announced an all-new brand: Element RC. It’s a brand committed to providing adventurers with an experience, a story to tell, and memories that will last a lifetime. Established by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts: Element RC is a team of individuals dedicated to developing top-tier products, support, and innovative design concepts. This new brand is dedicated to fun, family, community, and is backed by Associated Electrics: the industry leader in radio-controlled car racing for over 50 years.

Element RC was created with the adventure enthusiast in mind.

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