The new 2017/18 season of the popular Silverstone Winter Series kicked off with another full entry at the fantastic Moulton College venue.
With many of the UK's top drivers in attendance the racing was fast and competitive.
In the biggest 2WD class Greg Williams led home Danny McGee for a Schumacher KC 1-2, after a couple of mistakes from pole man Ellis Stafford, and William Venables made it up to 3rd, from 9th on the grid.
Lee Martin secured a dominant TQ and win for Yokomo in 4WD, from James Harrold and Connor Cocker.
Richard Miller won the truck class from Daniel Gardner and Russell Lee.
The B64 LP Battery Post Set allows for the drop-in fit of the feather-light (150 gram range) "LP" Low-Profile LiPo Batteries into a B64 or B64D. Dropping between 50 and 70 grams over a conventional shorty battery, the reduced weight and lower CG allows for faster cornering and acceleration.
Racers can use the same baseline setup as the heavier battery pack, but we recommend trying a longer rear link on the hub or tower to gain a bit more rear traction. Also, you can add 20 grams to the right rear behind the battery to achieve more rear grip and still save tons of weight over a normal battery.
Precision CNC Delrin (TM) material, made in the USA.
2 pcs. included with mount screws, instructions, and Coach's Tips.
Recommended for 5 minute modified and up to 7 minute 13.5 4wd races without any drop-off.
Fits B64 or B64D.
Also new on our popular line for V2 Associated 12mm pistons (screw-on type) we are offering 3 new variants. The 3 x 1.5mm Flat pistons are popular for 2wd and 4wd buggies in rear. Also, we are offering a new 3+1 line of split hole pistons, with the +1 additional hole added to give more grip and forgivement in bumpy conditions compared to a standard 3-hole. The addition of the small 4th hole gives less low-speed damping resistance, resulting in more traction. It also alters the damping progression relative to a conventional piston, giving less resistance initially before ramping as the shock speed increases.
After completely dry qualifying for the 2WD Championship here in Pinerolo Italy, showers before the finals presented a new conundrum for all the Drivers.
Englands Lee Martin started from pole with Riccardo Berton a surprise 2nd for Italy.
Leg 1 saw a textbook run from Lee winning with some ease, however in the 2nd leg the changing surface conditions and a lack of information about the progress of the race nearly caught out the Yokomo Driver and he slowed 1 lap too early almost handing victory to Michal Orlowski., but a good piece of defensive driving saw Lee over the line to claim his 6th European championship
The final leg saw a win for Schumacher and Poland’s Orlowski that enabled him to take the runner up spot in the championship.
The full top 10 is.
1 – Lee Martin – United Kingdom
2- Michal Orlaowski – Poland
3- Renaud Savoya – France
4- Riccardo Berton – Italy
5- Joona Haatanen – Finland
6- Hupo Honigl – Austria
7 – Neil Cragg – United Kingdom
8 – Martin Bayer – Czech Republic
9- Davide Ongaro – Italy
10 – Daniel Kobbevik - Norway
Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced the XB2 Brass Rear Weight for all Xray XB2 with laydown gearboxes. The weight is made from high-quality brass material and is a direct fit to the vehicle's gearbox. The weight adds 34g to the rearmost part of the chassis for increased traction in lower grip conditions. The weight comes coated in black and with machined gold-colour edge details to match the remainder of RDRP's brass option parts.