Here’s an interesting new version of the Team Magic N8ER 1/8th Brushless Buggy from HRC – literally called, the ‘HRC Version’! This revised version features key-changes of the original Team Magic B8ER as a new waterproof 16kg High Torque servo, a new 2500kv powerful motor and new HRC Racing “BullDog” tyres. The B8ER will be available in a Red/Black and Yellow/Black body in September.
Creation Model have announced the signing of promising young British driver Kyle Branson to their Infinity International team. Branson, a finalist in the 1/10th IC Track World Championship this year, will drive Infinity’s nitro 1/8 and 1/10 platform range of cars in the remaining events of 2016.
In a statement, the team announced:
“Welcome Kyle!The UK driver is the latest addition to our International Racing Team… The fresh Amain finalist at 1/10 Nitro Sedan 1/10 WC in Gubbio will be another important weapon for Infinity in the next years; he will drive our nitro 1/8 and 1/10 platform in the remaining events of 2016 looking also to be involved in the future EP projects. Happy to have you “on board” Kyle!”
Kyle himself had this to say about the deal:
“I’m really excited to join Creation Model staff to be running their Infinity brand car’s. The dedication the team has shown in its short time to establish itself as one of the leading manufacturers is amazing, and I can’t wait to hit the track with their cars. I want to thank Kenji and everybody at Creation Model for the opportunity to represent the team, and look forward to achieving more great results with them.”
They say perfection is impossible to achieve, but Dominic Greiner disproved that notion in an absolutely dominant drive to a maiden IFMAR World Title, claiming victory in the final of the 2016-17 IFMAR 1/10 IC Track World Championship in Gubbio, Italy.
The young Serpent star had shown glimpses of this form in the lead-up to finals day, putting in stirring drives in early practice and crushing his semi-final in fine fashion. And once TQ and home star Dario Balestri (Capricorn) fell by the wayside after just nine laps, the fiercely determined German took the lead and never looked back. A picture in focus and relentless concentration during the 60-minute final, the only moment he betrayed any emotion was immediately after the checkered flag dropped, bellowing with joy and sharing tearful embraces with friends, family and Team Serpent chief Michael Salven and wife Jill. It was all entirely deserved and justified; few times will one see such a faultless and dominant drive on the biggest stage of them all. And after reigning champion Alexander Hagberg’s title defence came to a shocking end in the 1/8th finals, the opportunity was there for a new superstar to arise, and Greiner took it with both hands.
From twenty minutes in the battle was not for the victory, but for who would finish second to Greiner. And it came down to a thrilling clash between Alessio Mazzeo (Serpent), reigning IFMAR 1/8 IC Track World Champion Simon Kurzbuch (Shepherd) and reigning EFRA 1/10 IC Track European Champion Bruno Coelho (XRay). The gaps between all three fluctuated as all three fell further behind Greiner, but in the closing ten minutes all three converged again, leading to a thrilling three-way battle for the final two podium spots featuring superbly aggressive driving from all three and Mazzeo eventually denying Kurzbuch at the line and both men forcing Coelho off the podium.
Last-chance semi-final qualifier Takaaki Shimo (Mugen) took fifth ahead of Carmine Raiola (Infinity) and fellow LCQ Kyle Branson (Capricorn). Robert Pietsch (Mugen) and former IFMAR 1/10 World Champion Meen Vejrak (Capricorn) had early pit issues which dropped them out of contention, as of course did Balestri.
All the action you could ever want from Italy with the final round of qualifying followed by the amazing Super Pole competition and then the always entertaining lower finals -It’s 8 hours of unmissable action from Gubbio!
Brand new from Team Associated are these new battery weights for the B6. Measuring 3.74″ x 2.08″ and with 26g (.02″ thick) and 43g (.04″) weights, with their numbers etched into the surface, they fit perfectly under your shorty LiPo batteries so that you can add weight while reducing your vehicle’s center of gravity, resulting in improved handling and stability on high-grip surfaces.
Arrowmax has further expanded its LiPo battery range by introducing a 3S 1.1V Lipo pack. Available in 5200mAh using high quality batteries with 55C continuous and 110C burst rate this LiPo battery has a hard case design and measure at 139mm x 47mm x 37mm in size, it come with pre-solder T-plugs and balancing plug, which makes it ideal for twin-packs 6S application such as Monster Truck.
MIP have introduced 17mm adapter kit for the TLR SCTE. Made out of high quality 7075-T6 Aluminum this kit will allow 17mm wheels to be used on the SCTE 1.0, 2.0, & 3.0 and any other variation of the SCTE platform that uses the same axle and hub setup. These adapters have been run flawlessly on MIP’s Pro8 Kit for a few years now, so you can rest assured they’ve been tested under 4s conditions.
Vampire Racing have introduced their new 5mm to 4mm bullet-type connector adapter plug. They come in handy when running the new-style 5mm connector and standard 4mm connector alongside as they do away with the need to rewire the speed controller or charger plugs. The reducer bushings feature a high-quality gold plating and they are available as pair or convenient 10-piece package.