The final round of the Italian National GT Championship was held at the Lombrico track in Milazzo, Sicily. Alessio Mazzeo would take the day’s win in front of Fabio Boero and Michele Baruzzi and with the win Alessio would also take the overall title in the GT Expert category.
The final round of the French Electric On-road Nationals was held in Thionville in the north of France. In the 10.5T Touring class Alexandre Duchet swept the qualifying by taking five round TQs to obtain the pole position from Michael Jasmin and Pierre Delorme. In the finals Alexandre confirmed his domination by winning the opening two legs while Michael Jasmin and Pierre Delorme also maintained their second and third places. Alexandre Kunkler came in fourth from Mathieu Picaudé in fifth.
T-Works have announced the signing of Team Associated’s Randy Caster. The California-based on-road specialist, who achieved a 4th place overall at the recent ROAR Paved On-road Nationals, will use T-Works accessories and option parts in his rides from now on.
The 2016 Guankou Sunpadow Cross-Strait RC Car Grand Prix will be held at the ARC international raceway in Xiamen, China from November 18th to 20th. The race will be held in several electric and nitro on-road classes including Touring Modified, Touring Pro Stock and 1/8th Nitro On-road with more than 180 drivers from around the world in attendance. Drivers like Viktor Wilck, Adrien Bertin and Takaaki Shimo already signed in to race for a total prize money of 15,000 US$. Sign up for the event, hotel information and many more can be found on the official event website here and for further details you can contact the organisers using the official contact email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horizon Hobby have introduced the ECX Barrage 1.9 1/12th scale 4WD ready-to-run crawler. Smaller than most 1.9″ scalers on the market the Barrage is considered more of a 1/12th scale model than a 1/10th scale rig and it utilises licensed 110mm Falken tyres and it is loaded with features such as a 4WD drive train, multi-link suspension, 370-class high-torque motor, locked differentials, four LED lights, waterproof electronics, and more. Metal ring and pinion gears, oil-filled shock absorbers, and a composite aluminium frame make for a lot of durability even when the going gets tough. The kit is rounded out by a 2.4GHz transmitter, 900mAh NiMH battery and a suitable charger.
For the penultimate round of the BRCA 1/10th IC national series, the Adur club situated on the South coast of the county would be the venue. Unfortunately, due to the travel time required, many racers made the decision to not attend the meeting meaning that 23 drivers would compete with four drivers attending to race the 1/8th GT support class. The weather for the weekend proved to be cooler on the Saturday practice day with the temperatures rising for the main event.
Coming from JConcepts is the Fin Reamer for polycarbonate bodyshells and wings. The custom 0 to 14mm reamer design combines a sharp, durable tip with an aluminium handle which is available in blue and black colours. The handle features an ergonomic shape with finned cuts and tear-drop recessed areas to reduce weight and add an important lustre to the design. The reamer tip cover is a moulded plastic component built just for the design and application. The stacked piping on the cover packs a look but also serves as a grip for the on and off process. The handle also has an end cap which includes the JC logo.
The annual KO Grand Prix was held at Greater LA RC in Gardena, California and in the 1/8th Expert class it was Mugen’s Takaaki Shimo who took the top qualifying honours. In the main final Takaaki would again excel to grab the day’s win and the 2016 title from Xray’s Mike Swauger.