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July 22, 2017

Q2 in Shanghai again goes to JJ Wang

Xray Factory driver JJ Wang continued to stamp his authority on the event as he took another round of qualifying in the modified class at the 3rd round of the 2017 CETC presented by Infinity at RCI V2 in Shanghai. A very consistent round for the Chinese American driver this run however was slower than Q1 due to the mostly unexpected drop in traction. Yokomo factory driver Nicholas Lee once again had to settle for second place, however the gap to Wang in 1st this time was down to just 1.9 seconds as the Singaporean continued to improve. Xray youngster Lao Ming Hao and Awesomatix driver Rocket Zhang maintained their position from the opening round with the former National Champion just 0.2 seconds behind the CETC Rd1 Rising Star winner in 3rd. For this round Yokomo driver Motor King managed to regain some of his lost practice pace to take 5th place ahead of 2016 Reedy Race Open Modified class Champion Julian Wong. JJ’s mechanic, Xray driver Hara Tune ended the round 7th, with another 3 Xray drivers completing the Top 10, with Canadian driver Mihnea Lupu, Jerry Dai and Nicholas Koh respectively.

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July 22, 2017

JJ Wang takes Q1 ahead of Nicholas Lee

The opening round of qualifying for the 3rd round of the CETC presented by Infinity in Shanghai, saw Xray driver JJ Wang continue his good form from practice to take the top spot in the Modified class. Yokomo driver Nicholas Lee finally found the pace he was lacking earlier in the day to take 2nd overall, while Awesomatix driver Rocket Zhang lost out to young Xray driver Lao Ming Hao by 0.38 seconds and had to settle for 4th. Serpent team driver Felix Law improved on his practice performance by one spot, with Xray drivers Julian Wong and Mihnea Lupu completing the top 7. Second place after controlled practice Motor King was not able to carry over that speed to qualifying and ended up in 8th.

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July 22, 2017

JJ Wang tops CETC Rd3 Controlled Practice with ease

The 3rd round of the first season of the CETC presented by Infinity got underway at RCI V2 in Shanghai today. After 2 rounds of controlled practice it was Xray factory driver JJ Wang, running at his home track, who topped both seeding rounds to come out on top in the Infinity Modified class with a best 3 consecutive laps of 34.196 seconds. Only 0.56 seconds behind was Yokomo driver Motor King who improved his result through a much better 2nd round, improving from 6th place after round 1, and just in front of Awesomatix driver, and new father, Rocket Zhang. Motor King’s team mate and current leader of the Arrowmax Chinese Modified standings Nicholas Lee will be seeded 4th, with Chinese Junior National Champion Lao Ming Hao taking 5th by overtaking Felix Law on the last lap of his run, the Serpent factory driver having to settle for 6th. Behind him was American Xray driver Julian Wong who was seeded 7th just ahead of young Shanghai based Malaysian Nicholas Koh.

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July 22, 2017

RC Concept SC10R 1/10th brushless speed controller

RC Concept have introduced their all-new SC10R 1/10th brushless speed controller. Featuring the self-developed WTI technology the speedo brings together innovative programming and hardware with the new algorithms and a fast 32-bit processor, making for perfect power and brake control and ensuring the driver always feels perfectly connected to the car. On top of this help Japanese-made high-power FETs to efficiently use the power of today’s high-performance LiPo and LiHV batteries. The water and dust protected ESC is easily programmable using RC Concept’s EC Box or PC software and it has already proven its capabilities by coming in 3rd at this week’s EFRA 2WD European Championship in the hands of Reno Savoya.

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July 22, 2017

STRC 4-Tec 2.0 carbon & aluminium option parts

ST Racing Concepts have announced a range of graphite and CNC-machined aluminium option parts for the Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0 Ford GT and Mustang GT RTR cars. Designed to increase both the performance and durability of Traxxas’s latest on-road platform, first up are carbon fibre front and rear shock towers. They help keeping the suspension functioning properly in soaking up the bumps and providing traction by eliminating the plastic nylon shock towers and replacing them with high quality graphite parts. They are more rigid and do away with unwanted flex, leaving shocks to do their work properly while adding that factory racing look the car. The towers are available separately for the front and rear and they include suitable mounting hardware.

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July 22, 2017

WRC K-Way rain jacket

Coming from WRC is a hooded rain jacket. Made by K-Way the coat keeps wind and rain away from the body while being soft and lightweight at the same time. WRC and P-One brandogos on the front, back and the sleeve give a distinctive appearance as does the white and black zipper.

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July 22, 2017

JConcepts 190mm touring car body shell – First images

Spotted on the car of Serpent’s Felix Law at the latest round of the CETC at RCI V2 in Shanghai is a 190mm touring car body shell from JConcepts. Still in development it is exciting to see that the off-road specialist is entering the on-road market with a somewhat unique looking shell that features a very characteristic front section that is significantly longer compared to current bodies. The idea behind the design is to do away with the need for extremely forward mounted bodies, which is done to gain further steering emphasis, keeping the overall appearance intact and the wheel houses where they belong. Nevertheless Felix’ prototype body still is being mounted a tad forward here in Shanghai as you can see from our images. Other design elements include a very pronounced grill section, ribbing in front of the windscreen for improved stability as well as an anti-tuck rear bumper section. We are not allowed to do close up photos but we bring you more information on the project’s development as soon as they surface.

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July 21, 2017

VRP XV2 2-hole & 3-hole +1.0 pistons

Coming from Vision Racing Products are new XV2 series 1/10th scale shock pistons in the form of the 3-hole and 2-hole +1.0 offerings. These are VRP’s 3-hole and 2-hole XV2 piston with an additional hole drilled out to 1.0mm. This allows for a plusher feel, absorbing bumps and imperfections in the track much better while increasing grip and consistency. VRP will be offering 3-hole 1.4, 1.5 variants and also 2-hole 1.6, 1.7 pistons with the added 1.0mm hole.

Source: VRP [visionracingproducts.com]