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David Burton launches TMG Speed

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David Burton is not only an experienced racer for some 30 years plus and one of only 39 people to have ever won a UK 10th Off-Road National event. David has also studied engineering since the young age of 16 and now owns the engineering company he first started working at. 

David is well known as the designer of the DB1 and DB2 car conversions that were one of the first to change the way that RC cars are designed today.

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Hobbico stop Team Durango activities

Source: Track13News

Hobbico announced that they had put an end to the slow agony of Team Durango started two years ago. We had learned the difficulties of the brand when Hobbico, to try to save TD, had ended the sponsorship of its iconic drivers lsuch as Jorn Neumann and Ryan Lutz and considerably slowed down the development of their vehicles. Team Durango will then be less and less present in competition and generally on the international scene, less mediaized than before and despite its notoriety Team Durango will not have succeeded to regain its place on the market. Despite this sad news, Hobbico announced that ARRMA will continue its activities.

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Absolute Hobbyz looking for dealers

Our good mates at Absolute Hobbyz have reached out to us for prospective new dealers in N.America for the following product lines that the successful enterprise carry: HB Racing, Team Orion, Novarossi, Top & Rex, GHEA, KO Propo, Fioroni, EDS Tools, AHZ and XTR.

Interested dealers should adhere to the following instructions; first create an account on Absolute Hobbyz, THAN, click here to submit your dealer enquiry.

Not forgetting that the team are fully stocked up with all HB Racing products and parts incl. Buggy, Truggy and E-Buggy!

Kevin Lee joins Highest as a team manager & overseas sales manager

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Korea’s high ranked Tekno RC team driver/team manager Kevin Lee joins Korean based high-quality servo company ‘Highest Korea’ as a team manager and overseas sales manager. Kevin has the following to say:

“I am so excited work with Highest! Highest has been my sponsor for many years. They always work hard to make the best servos on the market and achieved 1/10 on-road, 1/8 off-road world champions last year. As a team manager, and overseas sales manager, I will do my best to let many people know about their reliability, quality, and also customer/team support.”

Soar Seiki & Modelix Racing partnership announcement

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Soar Seiki, one of the new RC cars manufacturers based in Taiwan and Modelix Racing, a well-known Spanish distributor and owner of the Ultimate, Procircuit and Nitrolux brands, today announce a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine Soar’s experience manufacturing RC products and Modelix’s experience successfully marketing and distributing RC brands, to develop a new line of RTR cars and other products that will start hitting the market during the second half of 2017. This new line will be designed and developed by both Soar and Modelix and the idea is to bring high quality and very realistic RTR cars to the RC market at a very competitive price.

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XRAY confirm Ty Tessmann signing

XRAY have finally confirmed they have captured the signature of 1/8 Buggy’s most dominant racer in the current era – Ty Tessmann.

XRAY is happy to announce that IFMAR World Champion, ROAR National and Neo Champion Ty Tessmann joins XRAY factory team to race the 1/8 nitro (and 1/10) off-road class. Ty will be racing in 2017 season with his XB8 at all major nitro races in United States and Canada.

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Infinity partner Masayuki Miura & SMJ


Many noticed the small yet visible presence of Infinity at the Offroad Worlds – a brand more closely associated with onroad, appears to be making inroads to join the offroad circuit, with the announcement that veteran pitlane presence Masayuki Miura will be joining the company to “expand all future developments and also race team activities”.

Infinity is pleased to announce it has formed a new partnership with Masayuki Miura and SMJ.

SMJ has vast experience across all classes of racing at the very highest level and Miura has been a contributing factor in many World Championship wins over the last 15 years.

With Infinity having many new product lines planned we feel this cooperation will help to expand all future developments and also race team activities.

Together we will enhance our existing website with race reports and updates, also sales and promotion of new and existing products.

Statement from Kenji Taira – Infinity president.

“I am delighted to be partnering with Miura, this partnership will enhance all our future products, especially our future EP projects. I believe with each of our strengths we can help each other develop and grow our brands to the highest level.”

New HPI Racing owner adds Design & Manufacture facilities to group of companies


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Three months after it was announced that the HPI brand and the assets of HPI Europe had been acquired by Ripmax, we are pleased to announce HPI Racing Design LLC has opened for business in California, USA. This newly established product design and innovations company will build upon the assets and IP that have now been acquired from Hobby Products International Inc. Perhaps most significantly, the facility will be run by a team of key HPI USA staff with many years of experience within the brand. This move highlights Ripmax’s commitment to maintaining HPI’s world renowned high quality DNA that has been established over 30 years.h3> Continue reading here