The 2015 1/8 Offroad Norwegian Championship was hosted by OMBK at their great RC facility in Oslo. 40 of Norway’s best experienced drivers showed up to fight for the title, and it was destined to be an exciting weekend! After the 45 minutes long final on a challenging track, It was Lars Erik Mo with his REDS powered Hot Bodies D815, who secured his second national title In front of Bjørn Ivar Haug (TQ) and Rune Karlsen.
Jerome Aigoin proved he’s quite adept on home soil, despite his three-year French National title winning streak coming to an end (the title going to his brother on his right.. Yannick), Jerome Aigoin would take the victory last weekend at the Coupe de France – an annual race organised with the best drivers from every region in France. About 100 drivers attended although HB’s Reno Savoya was on duty at the Italian Job Race and thus missed out.
On Saturday the track wasn’t fully dry after Friday’s rainfall, but thanks to the super soft rubber, performances were also super good. Jérôme TQ all of the 4 rounds, with a comfortable lead, and a 0.3 second gap on the best lap time.
In the final, Jérôme took the lead and built a confortable gap up to 20 seconds on his brother and the Pink Panther Sartel cousins Jerome & Jean-Pierrick. The track condition were pretty hard with quite a lot of wheelspin, load and high temperature. Jérôme decided to go to a safer strategy with an extra pit stop and both Jérôme and Vincent Mertens’ Reds went through without any problem. Despite a last minute roll Jérôme would take victory, some 6 seconds infront of Yannick with Jean Pierrick Sartel 3rd.
Horizon Hobby (UK) is proud to announce Karl Jackson as the new UK TLR 1/8 Rallycross Team manager. Karl’s new role makes him responsible for the TLR UK 1/8th team. In his new role, Karl will manage team communications, technical issues and team development. With over 20 years racing experience and a long relationship with TLR, Karl has been an important ambassador for Team Losi Racing within the R/C racing community.
Karl will be instrumental in driving a new push to revitalise the 1/8 Rallycross team within the UK, including actively pursuing new team drivers. So if you think you’ve got what it takes to represent the TLR brand, please apply for a place in the UK team via our online application form. Click here to apply. (UK Residents only)
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After his departure from JQRacing, it has remained a mystery what the future will hold for the team’s former team manager, Ilias Arkoudaris. Today, the future looks bright as Tekno RC has announced Ilias as the new European Sales and Team Manager for the growing brand.
Tekno says, “We are delighted to have Ilias Arkoudaris join Tekno RC as our European Sales and Team Manager. He brings with him years of RC experience and know how and will be focused on expanding our presence in the EU. Ilias has a strong track record of effectively building and managing a successful race team. Equally as impressive is his ability to put customers first and ensure people are getting the most out of our products. He will be building new relationships with dealers and distributors to maximize parts support around Europe.”
Absolute Hobbyz is pleased to announce their 2015 Labor Day Sales Event! Receive 10% off storewide September 3-7, 2015 by using coupon code ‘LABOR2015‘ at checkout!
Serpent has been teasing with photos, details, and information for months regarding the new SRX-4 1/10 4wd buggy, however, today we are pleased to present you the highly-anticipated new buggy in naked form. Serpent has shared an up close look at the new buggy with the body off (finally), and unveils ALL of its unique details.
REDS Racing is pleased to announce that the popular REDS TX 120 speed controller has officially been BRCA approved. Furthermore, the REDS 1/10 high performance speed controller complies with EFRA rules.
VPPRO has just released their new 1/8 buggy Lexan wing. The new wing features a lightweight design, and is made up of 1.5mm thick high-quality Lexan material. The wing is designed to help lower the car’s center of gravity without compromising aerodynamics. The design of the wing allows for fine-tuning the amount of downforce created by adding or modifying the included gurney flap, and by using or leaving off the optional side dams. The wing pack includes clear Lexan wings, one wicker pack with hardware and a decal sheet. Set to be released mid-September, 2015.
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RC Concept has released their all-new electric 1/8 brushless motor range. The RC Concept Electric motor has been designed for both offroad and onroad racing. The ‘EC’ motors are designed for competition use, and to withstand the high temperatures and abuse of racing. Made up of CNC machined parts, aluminum radiator, high purity copper stator, double sensor ports, and more. The ‘EC’ lineup is available in 1900kv, 2100kv, and 2500kv models.
Last weekend hosted Round 2 of the German 1/8 Nitro Buggy Championship in Coesfeld, Germany. Graupner/SOAR found great success as team driver Max Hesse made his way to the front, leaving everyone behind to take the win!