Volker tops Q3 from Coelho

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Ronald Volker has posted a second TQ run at ETS Luxembourg, the Yokomo driver topping Q3 from Bruno Coelho after the Xray driver found himself blocked by Volker’s team-mate Meen Vejrak as the qualifier entered the final minute.  Backing up his strong Q2 performance, HB’s Jilles Groskamp completed the Top 3 ahead of Serpent’s Marc Fischer. Having not featured so far on this his first visit to Mini Circuit “Ville de Luxembourg”, World Champion Naoto Matsukura would finally put together a half competitive penultimate qualifier to set the 5th fastest time.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Volker takes ‘surprise TQ’ ahead of Groskamp

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Ronald Volker took a ‘surprise TQ run’ in the second round of qualifying on another cold day at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Luxembourg. The Yokomo driver overcame difficult conditions rising to the top of the timing screen where he would finish 4/10ths of a seconds up on HB’s Jilles Groskamp with Yokomo team-mate Loic Jasmin completing the Top 3 a further 2.2 seconds back.  A round that would see most of the front runners suffer spins, Q1 pace setter Alexander Hagberg was one of such drivers with the Swede pulling off after just a lap due to having ‘no traction’.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Collari tests new Infinity

Collari tests new Infinity

Nine time 1:8 Onroad World Champion Lamberto Collari has been spotted in Japan driving for new market entrant Infinity. The legendary Italian is in attendance at the Japanese Nationals which is taking place at Kei Tune Raceway, the host track of the 2013 1:8 Onroad World Championship. With Japan’s National Championships open to foreign drivers, we understand the Euro Nitro Series championship leader will race the car in the event leading to rumours that Collari is set to become involved in developing the car. The new company, which has been set-up by Indonesian racer Kenji Taira, already has fellow Italian racer Carmine Raiola involved with the fifth place finisher at the last Worlds having done a lot of the early development work on the project alongside Japanese racer Masao Tanaka.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Niclas Nilsson wins Swedish National Cup Rd2

Niclas Nilsson wins Swedish National Cup Rd2

The second round of the Swedish Electric On-road National Cup was held at the fast Örebro track. Niclas Nilsson took the TQ in the qualifiers from Magnus Vässmar to grab the pole position for the triple A-mains. In the opening A-final Niclas had a good fight for the win but a coming together cost him the first spot which was taken by Markus Eelmerfors. Niclas came in 2nd, Magnus finished in 3rd. In the second leg the TQ holder was able to take a clean win some 7 seconds in front of Markus as Magus made an early mistake. In the third and decisive final Niclas was in the lead but made a mistake allowing Magnus to snatch the win from Niclas. Overall Niclas was able to take the win though. Markus Eelmerfors came in 2nd, Magnus Vässmar rounded out the podium in 3rd.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

JConcepts Finnisher 1/8th truck body – Coming soon

JConcepts Finnisher 1/8th truck body – Coming soon

During this weekend’s AMS 6.0 in Alabama JConcepts are debuting a brand-new 1/8th truggy bodyshell. Prototyped for the TLR 8ight-T 3.0 and driven by TLR/JConcept’s Ryan Maifield the body is set for a release shortly after the ROAR 1/8th Nationals and it will be available for TLR and Mugen trucks.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Hagberg takes cold opening qualifier in Luxembourg

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Alexander Hagberg has topped a very cold opening round of qualifying at Round 5 of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Luxembourg.  A day which was effected by rain, the Xray driver topped the late qualifier from Yokomo’s Ronald Volker and Tamiya’s Marc Rheinard, the three covered by 2/10ths of a second.  With track conditions dry but extremely cold for the first of the weekend’s four scheduled qualifiers it was Hagberg’s team-mate Bruno Coelho who set the early TQ pace.  Starting second behind top seed Volker, the Portuguese driver would catch the German but on passing him would clip the curbing and put his car on its roof.  Continuing for one more lap once marshalled the always spectacular driver would then opt to pull off to save his tyres having lost almost 3-seconds due to his mistake.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Nitro-West-Masters Rd1 – Report

Nitro-West-Masters Rd1 – Report

A record of 71 entries had been received for the season opener of the 2015 Nitro-West-Masters (NWM). The seventh season of this growing championship for 1/8th and 1/10th nitro on-road cars in Western Germany and the Netherlands kicked-off at the legendary 234-meter track in downtown Oberhausen. Following an intensive practice on Saturday and exciting racing on a sunny Sunday, finally Christian Wurst in the 1/8th Open class, René Puepke in 1/10th Open, Christian Roenicke in the 1/8th Stock class and Florian Trapp in 1/10th Stock were awarded as the first winners of the 2015 season with Capricorn taking away three of four victories with Shepherd grabbing the last one.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Volker tops free practice as rain haults proceedings

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Rain haulted proceedings at Round 5 of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Luxembourg just as controlled practice was due to get underway at Mini Circuit “Ville de Luxembourg”.  Having started off a dry day, allowing two rounds of free practice to be completed, the heavy rain left race organisers with no choice but to stop the event with the free practice times now expected to determine the reseeding of the qualifying heats. The free practice times would produce no surprises with last year’s race winner Ronald Volker fastest from team-mate Yannic Prumper.  Behind them Xray’s Bruno Coelho completed the Top 3 in front of Marc Rheinard.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

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