1/8 Offroad News

David Ronnefalk’s Pro Tips: HB V2 vehicles in details

David Ronnefalk released a new video about the V2 edition of the HB Racing vehicles. If you are considering getting any of the V2 cars, and even if you have already one, check the video out to get a good view of what’s updated since the previous versions. More videos are available in David’s Youtube channel here.

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Mark Sousa doubles at Quebec Indoor Nationals

See: XRAY

Last weekend were held the Quebec Indoor Nationals in Degelis, Quebec. The track crew lay down a great track that was very technical and high speed and the slippery track surface made it even tougher. Mark Sousa (XRAY) took the overall TQ in Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy by winning two rounds of qualifying in each classes.

Truggy podium here

Tasos Paparegas wins at Greek Champs

See: XRAY

This past weekend was held a round of the Greek 1/8 nitro buggy Championship at the Serres track in Northern Greece. Tasos Paparegas (XRAY) cruised to the win with Nikos Grigoriadis (Radiosystemi) almost three laps behind while Makis Mistakopoylos rounded out the top 3.

T-Work’s MBX8 carbon fibre shock towers & arm stiffeners

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T-Work’s have introduced new carbon fibre shock towers and A-arm stiffeners for the Mugen MBX8. First up are the rear and front shock towers. Machined from high-quality 4mm thick carbon fibre, they use the same kit geometry. Next up are the A-arm stiffeners, are also machined from high-quality carbon fibre, they come in 1mm and 1.2mm thick to modify the arms rigidity following the track conditions. The carbon fibre shock towers are available separately or as set while the A-arm stiffeners are availabe in set of two 1mm or 1.2mm front and rear.

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Sanwa unveils M17’s features

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Sanwa gave some details about the features of the forthcoming M17 ultra response radio system. This high-end radio is 21% lighter than the M12 and features a new transmitter system “FH5”, color display, touch pad, t is compatible with Micro SDHC memory cards and uses a LiPo 1 cell battery as standard equipment. The M17 ultra response radio system it should be available during the summer.

Sebastian Winterstein doubles at Ostbayernpokal race Rd1

This past weekend was held the first round of the 2018 Ostbayernpokal race at MSC Osterhofen e.V. track who will host a round of the German Championship in 2018. The event was held in Nitro Buggy and a E-Buggy classes. In the Nitro class Sebastian Winterstein (Mugen) took the win in the 40-minute main final in front of his teammate Tom Sommer in second and Martin Bruckner in third. In the E-Buggy Class it was also Sebastian Winterstein that took the win in from Tim Kraus in second and Andreas Dinzinger in third.

Thanks to Sebastian Winterstein for the report.

Eliot Marcon wins at French Champs warm-up

Source: ARCF 42 (Facebook)

Last weekend was held the French 1/8 Nitro Buggy Championship warm-up at the ARCF 42 track at Boisset Saint Priest. The layout was very nice with jumps requiring perfect timing to be fast. After the qualifying rounds it was Tom Robin (Team Associated) who grabbed the overall TQ. The semi-finals will be won by Eliot Marcon (Mugen) and Vincent Meertens (TLR). In the 45-minute final Marcon opened a gap on Yannick Aigoin (XRAY) and Thomas Musso (HB Racing), both fighting for second place until Thomas have an issue with his throttle servo and have to let go Aigoin. Musso will then have to resist to Vincent who will overtake him to finally take the third spot on the podium. Marcon will cross the finish line with a 12 second lead over Aigoin in second.

T-Work’s MP9 TKI4 aluminium & brass lower suspension mounts

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T-Work’s have introduced new aluminium and brass lower suspension mounts for the Kyosho Inferno MP9 TKI3/4. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium or brass, these FF, FR, RF and RF low mounts come hard-black anodised and laser etched in silver (aluminium) or gold (brass). They allow you to fine-tune the weight distribution by using a lightweight aluminum mount or a heavier brass mount.

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