Joan Espassa win at Catalonia regional champs Rd1

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This past weekend was held the first round of the Catalonia regional championship at the Racbsa Montjuic track in Barcelona, Spain. In the 45-minute nitro buggy final it was Alex Valls (XRAY) with the win, leaving behind Alex Valls (Mugen) in second by a 32-seconds margin. Carlos Pineda rounded out the top 3.

XRAY XT2 adjustable gear box height

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XRAY have introduced the new adjustable gear box height for the XT2. The adjustable gear box height features carbon fibre gear box height adjustment plates and two 7075 T6 aluminium motor mount lowered to 2mm and 4mm. To increase performance in high-traction conditions and offer less rolling in the corners, the XT2 can use a super-low ride height. To keep the drive shafts linear, the gear box can be raised by 2mm using optional carbon fibre plates. With two different ride-height adjustable plates, you can raise just the gear box or the entire rear suspension.

Matt Lewis wins at NitroXCross Rd4

The Brookthorpe Model Car Club hosted the fourth round of the NitroXcross Winter Series over the weekend. Matt Lewis (Team Associated) and his brother Michael Lewis (Team Associated) struggled for the TQ. The qualifying rounds would mix nitro and electric drivers. Matt who was running in Nitro buggy was able to TQ the first two rounds while Michael, who driving in E-buggy managed to TQ the last two rounds but in the end it was Matt Lewis who set the overall TQ in the Nitro buggy class. In the 20-minute nitro buggy final it was Matt Lewis who cross the line in first followed by Chris Lovell (HB Racing) in second and Ben Billing in third.

Thanks to Matt Lewis for the report.

Indoor GP Bütschwil 2019 announcement

BC Hornets have announced that their annual Indoor GP Bütschwil will be held on March 2nd and 3rd in Bütschwil, near to Zürich, Switzerland. The GP will be held in 1/8 nitro buggy and E-buggy classes on a new track built for the event. As usual, the GP will attract drivers from Switzerland and from neighbouring countries who will come to enjoy a mix of nice racing, fun and a lot of track time. Entries are open here.

Ginting & Tribudiman win at “The Start” ARMI race

“The Start” ARMI race was held at the SDC Offroad Track in Serpong, near from the heart of Jakarta, Indonesia. The race attracted 60 racers and was held in the 4WD, 2WD and Short Course classes. In the 4WD class, Bowie Ginting (Tekno RC) secured the overall TQ with a tied-point with Ray Timothy (XRAY). Rizky Pradana lining-up his XRAY in third followed by Rama Tribudiman (HB Racing) and Jason Nugroho (XRAY). R.Tribudiman (Team Associated) secured the 2WD class TQ after secured the first and second leg followed by the Team Associated duo of Yuri Taruna and Eric Kristianto, while Rusman Kusnowo sealed the pole for the Short Course class. In the 4WD class, a win in the second and third final handed B.Ginting the win, followed by R.Tribudiman in second and Rizki Pradana (XRAY) in third. Rama Tribudiman would sweep the 2WD class by scored the hat-trick in all round. Ariathena (XRAY) secured the runner up with Yuri Taruna (Team Associated), who won the Short Course class as well, sealed the third place.

Final results here

T-Work’s MP10 carbon fibre radio & front upper plates

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T-Work’s have introduced two new carbon fibre option parts for the Kyosho Inferno MP10 in the form of a radio plate and a front upper plate. First up is the radio plate. CNC machined from high-quality carbon fibre more stronger and lighter compared to the standard part, the radio tray is a direct replacement for the standard aluminium radio plate. Next up is the front upper plate. Also CNC machined from high-quality carbon fibre, it was designed to reduce weight, increase rigidity and reinforce the steering assembly.

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MW RC Products appointed as European distributor for Maclan

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MW RC Products have announced that they have been appointed as the new Maclan Racing distributor in Europe (except UK). Almost all the complete range of the American brand will be available from the 20th of February and ready to be shipped to the shops. Max Sonnleitner from MW RC Products had the following to say about the deal:

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Ryan Cavalieri TQs & wins at Relevation Raceway club race

Source: Jared Tebo (Facebook)

A few days before the Dirt Nitro Challenge, the Relevation Raceway hosted a club race in Ontario, California. Ryan Cavalieri (SWORKz) took the overall TQ and the win in the 20-minute nitro buggy final. Jared Tebo (Tekno RC) came to the track 30-minute before the nitro buggy Main and without practice, he started in the back and quickly moved to second and started to catch R.Cavalieri but he made too many mistakes to grab the win and he ended the race on the runner-up spot. Javier Perez (Mugen) rounded out the top 3.