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2013 Euros News

Peter Harder is EFRA +40 Champion

A total of 90 drivers from 9 different countries attended the 40+ European Championships at the Bistensee Schietmeister track, Germany! The three days of racing did see a little rain however the track held quite well for the duration of the meeting which saw TQ man Rune Karlsen (Norway) claim the semi A with Peter Harder (Denmark) taking the semi B. With this result Peter took the front starting position for the 45 minute A main final and held on to the lead from start to finish, winning with a 21 second margin. He also claimed the fastest lap of the event. Congratulations!

Peter Harder is EFRA +40 Champion

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Team Orion RS Limited Edition engine


Team Orion continue to dominate the column inches, or if you prefer your references in metric… centimetres – this time a more straightforward product announcement with the release of a Limited Edition ‘RS’ – Ronnefalk – Savoya engine celebrating their dominating performance at the European Championships in Reims, France a month ago – taking home TQ, 1st and 2nd.

The 3 port CRF ABI engine is the same as the ones used in David Ronnefalk’s and Reno Savoya’s respective buggys, Orion horsepower propelling the pair to a tense last few laps battle during the dying minutes of the main final. Orion tell us that the engine is available now with a limited quantity of 100 pieces. So if you want one, contact your nearest supplier today!

Part # ORI80695 CRF RS Limited Edition ABI Combo (3.5cc buggy engine with pipe)
ORI80696 CRF RS Limited Edition ABI (3.5cc buggy engine)

Features: 3 Ports, 2.8HP, 36’000RPM, .21 3.5cc displacement, 16.2mm bore, 16.9mm stroke, 7x19x6mm Swiss front bearing, 14.2×25.3×6.3mm Ceramic rear bearing, Patented SG type CRF crankshaft, 2 needle aluminum carburetor, 350g weight

Buy Team Orion Products at A Main


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The Matt Lewis Perspective

Horizon Hobby team driver Matt Lewis has produced the following video from his trip to the 1/8th Euro’s in France last month which provides a great insight into his time at the event.
See: www.HorizonHobby.co.uk

JQ’s 1/8th Euro Championship Report

JQ's 8th European Championship ReportThe 33rd installment of the most prestigious race in Europe took place in the nice town of Reims, France. Team JQ Products attended the race in full force with Team drivers: Joseph Quagraine, Robert Gustafsson, Rayan Medjoubi, Bradley Baird and Max Mort. Reims track is quite unique, as the surface is a white chalk like dirt, instead of the regular dirt we find at most European tracks. Fast, flowing with a decent amount of jumps makes it really challenging for average drivers with no previous experience there.

Unfortunately the Warm up for this race was under heavy rain so it was not so helpful for most of the drivers who attended, add to this the traction level changes throughout the day and you have a real headache for all drivers! Continue reading here.

Ronnefalk’s Euros MP9 setup

We’ve managed to badger team Ronnefalk in the time since their European triumph on the Champagne soiled chalk of Reims enough to handily provide us, and you with the 2013 Euros winning setup [PDF],or along with many others in our Setup sheet shop.

Click ‘More‘ to see a repost of our ‘Under the Hood’ feature of David’s car – along with some special building tips and tricks that David’s father & mechanic Pierre Ronnefalk has to MP9 owners.


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Makin’ Noise: Jack Embling

We already ran this feature during the Euros, but some of you may have missed it amidst the frantic Euros coverage!

Under the Hood: David Ronnefalk

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David Ronnefalk (17) – Sweden

Chassis: Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI3
Engine: ORION CRF 321 FT
Tyres: AKA Handlebars Supersoft, EVO insert (pre-run tyres in final)
Fuel: Meccamo Squadra (25% Nitro)
Radio & Servos: KOProPo EX-10 Eurus, KO RSx Response (Steering), KO RSx Power (Throttle)
Sponsors: Kyosho, Orion, AKA, Ko Propo, Meccamo, Maugrafix, Takashima Design, Team Area51, GHEA, LMR, DCD, Heatit, Dialedinc.com, LiveRc.com, NeoBuggy.net
Notes: 2013 EFRA European Champion & Top Qualifier. Video of Qualifier Rd 5

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2013 Euros Final video

After filming it and writing about it, we’re delighted to bring you one of the best finals 45 min we’ve ever had the pleasure to be a part of, set aside the time, watch it in it’s full HD glory with commentary in association with RC Racing TV. For any users unable to watch the YouTube version click ‘more’ or see Vimeo copy.


YouTube Euros Videos playlist

Viewers from Germany who are unable to view the YouTube version, see the alternate Vimeo copy.

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 2013 1/8 Buggy European Championships



2013 1/8 Buggy European Championships

Tuesday 9th: Free Practice (3 Rnds)
Wednesday 10th:
Timed Practice (2 Rnds)
Thursday 11th:
Qualifying (Q1, Q2, Q3)
Friday 12th:
Qualifying (Q4, Q5), 2048th-128ths
Saturday 13th:
Finals, Main Final @ 16:00

Past European Champions:
2012: Darren Bloomfield - UK - TLR/Novarossi/AKA
2011: Robert Batlle - Spain - Mugen/Novarossi/ProCircuit
2010: Reno Savoya - France - Mugen/RB/Pro-Line

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