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August 28, 2016

Gravity RC Wheel Well Tracing kit

Gravity RC Wheel Well Tracing kit

Coming from Gravity RC is the Wheel Well Tracing kit. It is designed to make cutting touring car wheel wells easy and accurate. Simply cut a small slot in the body’s wheel well, thread on the included axle extension and secure the tracing plate to the axle extension. the 63mm trace plate will now be on the outside of the body and perfectly placed to trace the wheel well around it with a marker. The kit includes two axle extensions and two tracing plates.

Source: Gravity RC [teamgravityrc.com]


August 27, 2016

Volker finally gets his World title after dramatic A3 in China

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Ronald Volker has finally got the World title he so desperately chased for the last number of years.  Widely recognised as the one world’s best touring car driver as he reigned over the highly competitive Euro Touring Series for five consecutive seasons, the Electric Touring Car World Championship have eluded him and his long time Yokomo engineer Yukijiro Umino, but that all changed in a dramatic closing A-Main in Beijing this evening.  With Top Qualifier and A1 winner Bruno Coelho favourite to lift the title despite handing Volker a win with a mistake in A2, a change in track conditions would catch out the Xray driver.  Losing the rear of his car early in the opening lap and jumping the curbing, Volker would go to the front only to get hit by Coelho in the chicane bunching up the field and making for a dramatic couple of laps.  With Volker somehow getting back the lead he lost corners earlier as Coelho and Marc Rheinard came together, once in front he never looked back as further carnage gave him an unassailable lead.  Of the carnage the biggest benefactor would be Viktor Wilck, finishing 2nd in A3, he would take a surprise first Worlds podium finish getting third behind Coelho.

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August 27, 2016

Meen Vejrak joins Arrowmax

Meen Vejrak joins Arrowmax

Arrowmax have announced the signing of former IFMAR 1/10th 200mm World Champion, Meen Vejrak to their team. The Thai frontrunner will use Arrowmax’ range of tools to build, maintain and tune his rides for this season and beyond.

Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]


August 27, 2016

Coelho hands A2 win to Volker

Coelho hands A2 win to Volker

With one hand on the sport’s greatest prize, Bruno Coelho handed his only real rival of the 2016 World Championship Ronald Volker a lifeline when he rolled out of a comfortable lead over the German.  Having convincingly won A1, A2 would be less easy for the Xray driver but he still had the advantage over the Yokomo of Volker but as the race entered the second half he would catch the curb at the chicane before the front straight and rolled.  With Volker going to the front, the Top Qualifier would rejoin in second such was the pairs advantage over the field but he couldn’t do anything about catching the new leader.  Behind, Marc Rheinard would benefit from Akio Sobue making contact with third place starter Alexander Hagberg to take a distant third.

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August 27, 2016

Easy A1 win for Coelho

Easy A1 win for Coelho

Bruno Coelho took a dominant win the opening A-Main at the Touring Car World Championship, the Top Qualifier in a different class to his rivals in Beijing. While the win didn’t come as any major surprise,  the fashion in which the Xray driver took charge of the race was still impressive but as he checked out it was the battle for second that provided the entertainment.  Starting P2, but it clearly visible he was struggling,  Yokomo’s Ronald Volker would fall into the clutches of Alexander Hagberg and later Akio Sobue for an epic battle for second.   While Hagberg would throw everything at Volker they would finish as they started, with Christopher Krapp the only driver to finish higher than he qualified taking his Tamiya to 5th.

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August 27, 2016

MIP B6 series 17.5 Race topshaft

MIP B6 series 17.5 Race topshaft

MIP have introduced the 17.5 Race topshaft for the Team Associated B6 series of buggies. The part offers a 30 percent decreased tooth width and an 18 percent weight reduction equating to less drag and less overall rotating mass when compared to its OEM counterpart. The ultra-light topshaft is made out of 7075-T6 aluminium and finished off with a premium strength high-grade hard-anodised coating.

Source: MIP [miponline.com]


August 27, 2016

Jimmy Maddison teams up with Tekin

Jimmy Maddison teams up with Tekin

Tekin have announced the addition of UK on-road ace Jimmy Maddison to the team. The Xray factory driver brings years of experience and top results to the team and he has the following to say about the deal:

I picked up a few of the latest Gen3 Redline motors for a race and was blown away by their performance right out of the box. I got great support from team manager Randy Pike even not being on the team. With his help I had great success right away and knew Tekin would be a great fit for me. I look forward to working alongside Randy and helping others around me go fast with Tekin.

Source: Tekin [teamtekin.com]


August 27, 2016

Final qualifier in Beijing shows Coelho still in command

Final qualifier in Beijing shows Coelho still in command

Having wrapped up the overall TQ honours yesterday in the penultimate round of qualifying, Bruno Coelho used the final round of qualifying at the Electric Touring Car World Championships to show his rivals that he is still in command in China.   Coelho would head an Xray 1-2 in the sixth qualifier, topping the time sheets for a fifth time with a 2.5-seconds advantage over team-mate Alexander Hagberg.  With second on the grid already locked up, Yokomo’s Ronald Volker would get 3rd for the closing qualifier ahead of long time arch rival Marc Rheinard, the 3-time World Champion set to start 5th on the grid his worst every Worlds starting position.

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