about 19 hours ago by KevinR
The fourth round of the HNMC Winter series took place today which saw 65 drivers in attendance. After an exciting A final it was Elliot Boots who claimed the overall victory with TQ man Jack Embling in second and Oliver Currie completing the podium.
01 December 2013 18:50 by Phil
As most of our European racers and readers will be aware, NeoBuggy broke the news after EFRA’s AGM that the 2014 Euros would not be held at the popular Rhein Main Circuit in Frankfurt, Germany, but would revert to it’s 2011 host venue; Sand am Main, Germany (4-9th August 2014).
Until now, only unconfirmed rumours have surrounded the story, with no firm explanation presented – thankfully an official statement by the ESV Bischofsheim e.V. club explains an unfortunate case of disappearing help, once awarded the Euros, planning and meetings were held regularly however as tasks and responsibilities were handed out, a series of withdrawals in volunteer numbers within the organisation resulted in no other option than to resign as host venue.
“We are not happy about this result, but we got no other chance as to pull the plug.”
A sad result given the overwhelming positive feeling towards the venue from the racing community given location, transport links and the track/facility itself, however questions of EFRA‘s due diligence, responsibilities and voting process remain, whereby the most popular host is picked, v.s. perhaps the most suitable host…
Click ‘More’ to read the club’s statement in full.
01 December 2013 14:08 by Phil
Lamberto Collari – one of the alltime greats in the history of RC racing despite a few controversies over the years, a massive 9 World Championships to his name, all won in his signature class – 1/8 onroad, not even the great Masami comes close to matching such domination in a single class (Hirosaka has 14 titles but spread over multiple classes).
Our friend Luigi over at RCRevolution.net spotted Collari making a cameo appearance at the Italian indoor facility IBR Padova, according to the article Collari has half an eye at taking part in next year’s IFMAR World Championships in 1/8 buggy, which are due to be held in Messina on the Italian island of Sicily (22-28 Sept 2014).
With the majority of European countries picking their national teams for the Worlds based on the previous year’s national results (2013) it remains to be seen whether the Collari name will be competing with fellow World Champion peers such as Robert Batlle, Jared Tebo, Atsushi Hara & Cody King. Interestingly, having ended his long term association with Kyosho by joining Capricorn last year Collari has been brushing up on his dirt skills with a Mugen MBX7 / Novarossi/Collari engine and VP Pro tyres. Watch this space.
28 November 2013 10:16 by KevinR
The Reedy Race is pleased to announce that Pro-Line and JConcepts will continue to be the official tyre and insert suppliers for the 20th running of the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions. With extensive testing from multiple vehicle manufactures and with the assistance of representatives from both manufacturers, the control tyres and inserts were selected to provide the participants with the best possible combination for each vehicle. Find out more here.
26 November 2013 11:30 by KevinR
Following the news that Jerome Sartel won the recent 2013 Merlin Race which took place at the Fuencarral Circuit in Madrid. CochesRC have uploaded the following video showing the full 45 minute A final, enjoy…
24 November 2013 13:45 by KevinR
The last round of Jakarta Regional Buggy Championship was held today at the popular Boya Racing Track, Tajur, West Java. A total of 40 racers attended the event which featured three rounds of 10 minute qualifying with the 2 best rounds to count and 4 groups (A-D) of finals with 5 drivers bump up. John Agus secured TQ before going on to claim overall victory ahead of Jason Nugroho and Adrian Wicaksono. Full results can be found below.
21 November 2013 04:19 by KevinR
The Reedy Race is pleased to announce that the Hotel Huntington Beach has been selected as the host hotel for the 2014 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions. Nestled in the heart of Surf City USA, The Hotel Huntington Beach combines a relaxed and modern SoCal atmosphere with the quality of upscale amenities and location. Find out more here.
20 November 2013 12:27 by KevinR
Cristian Artiles (XRAY XB9/OS ) has won the 2013 Canary Regional Championship ahead of Sergio Betancor (MBX7 Mugen / RB) and Alex Gabriele (Kyosho MP9/OS) who finished second and third respectively.
19 November 2013 18:50 by KevinR
The RC Pro Series finals were recently held at Gulf Coast Raceway in Porter, TX also host to the 2013 ROAR Nationals earlier this year. After a long hard fought series Jason Branham was able to secure both the South Division titles in Pro Buggy and Pro Arena Truck which would give him first place points for both classes headed into the finals. In Qualifying he was able to TQ both classes setting him up perfectly for the go ahead win and Championship for both. On mains day everything started perfectly with a wire to wire win in Pro Arena Truck over Mike Battaile which would earn Jason Branham the RC Pro Championship for 2013.
19 November 2013 08:57 by KevinR
The second round of the Maritime Racing Off Road Wars winter championship took place this past weekend in Kent. Ellis Stafford claimed 4WD victory with his DEX410v4 ahead of Jack Embling (Yokomo) and Kevin Brunsden (sWorkz) who completed the podium.
Darren Bloomfield secured 2WD with Chris Doughty (Durango) finishing second and Callum Niblett (Team C) in third.