Jörn Neumann re-signs with Team Orion

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Team Orion have announced that Jörn Neumann has extended his contract with the multi-time World champion brand. The European champion will use the full Team Orion equipment including the new Ultimate Graphene batteries and HMX speed controllers to power his cars.

“With Jörn extending his sponsorship agreement, Team Orion has one of the strongest European drivers under contract. As in the previous years, his experience and feedback will be incorporated in new products, taking into consideration the special requirements of European tracks.”

XRAY XB8 graphite composite ball cups


XRAY have introduced new graphite composite ball cups for the XB8. To increase the reliability and free movement of suspension even in the extremely dusty conditions, the pivot ball cups are molded from a new graphite material that ensures more free movement even when dust builds up. The pivot ball cups cushion the M15 aluminium adjustment nut against 13.9mm pivot ball. Available in set of two.

HB Racing pre-mounted 1/8 buggy tires

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New from HB Racing are these pre-mounted wheels and tires for 1/8 buggies. They’re available in 6 different tread patterns and the famous HB Pink Compound (SuperSoft), Red Compound (Soft) and White Compound (Medium) so racers can choose the right amount of traction for the track surface and ambient temperature. The tires are mounted on HB Racing V2 wheels in white or yellow, and HB Racing black closed cell inserts are standard equipment. Careful attention is focused on the mounting process for a strong and long lasting glue seal. These are the easy way to bolt on a fresh set of tires, just open the package and you’re ready to go racing.

Jan Nickels joins SWORKz

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SWORKz have announced the signing of Jan Nickels to their German team. The young and talented driver will use the S35-3, S12 and S14 buggies in his 2018 campaign. jan has the following to say about the deal:

“I am very happy to join the SWORKz team. After a successful season 2017, I am very confident for 2018, to get even better results with the new material.”

First spot at Top 25 RC for Davide Ongaro

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Rick McCrery has established new rankings following the 2018 Montpellier GP which was held in France last weekend. Robert Batlle may have took the win, but third place finisher Davide Ongaro takes the #1 spot on the Top25rc driver rankings. Second place finisher Juan Carlos Canas has continued his streak of great finishes to climb eight spots to just outside the top 10. Next up will be the Dirt Nitro Challenge.

Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI4 10th Anniversary Special Edition

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Kyosho have introduced the new Inferno MP9 TKI4 10th Anniversary Special Edition. This 10th anniversary special edition packs all the current option parts which Kyosho’s international drivers use. The MP9 TKI4 10th Anniversary Special Edition includes special features such as:

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XRAY XB2 graphite front wing holder


XRAY have introduced a new graphite front wing holder for the XB2. CNC-machined from premium graphite material, the front wing holder allows the wing to be mounted lower and more forward which results in lower CG, less roll, and increased steering. The set includes shims and mounting hardware.

REDS introduce new clutch retainer & bell bearing

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REDS Racing have introduced their new clutch retainer to install REDS Durabell and Tetra clutch system on Losi and Tekno vehicles. It allows to capture the bearing and clutch bell to keep everything in place, even in the event of bearing failure. REDS retainer is made of special alloy steel to increase durability. Furthermore, the italian brand have introduced a new clutch bell bearing 5x13x4 mm heavy duty metal shielded made in Japan.

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