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.
Atsushi Hara's Road to Reedy Race 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018 3:00:14 AM America/Los_Angeles
We are honored to have had such an iconic person in R/C such as Atsushi Hara himself driving our car on an international level! Follow his journey towards following up to the Reedy Race 2018 invitational class.
Upon receiving the XQ1 Kits, Hara quickly built up two kits. One to run our XOC dynamic rear toe in system and one with your traditional rear hub. Hara only got to run 6 packs due to bad weather before leaving for America.
Upon arriving at America, Hara wasted no time and started preparing the cars to make sure they were at the best before hitting the track.
Some action shots from the intense racing out of the 12 rounds from the invitational class. Different from normal racing is that this race takes the format of 12 racing rounds with no qualifying and computer generated random starting spots.
Here we can see Hara preferred to run the car with only four topdeck screws.
All smiles for Hara as he finds a very good well balanced setup towards the end of the event.
Hara finally got his car sorted in the final round and snagged his first win which allowed him to finish 15th, a bit low for his expectations for sure but on the bright side he has gained a good understanding of the car which will allow him to get better results in the future.
Photo Credit: www.redrc.net
Setup - W/ XOC
Bonsoir tout le monde,
Cette seconde manche des GeMC Series s'est déroulée sous le soleil, une superbe journée donc avec une participation de 43 pilotes! Retrouvez ci-dessous les résultats de la journée: "http://www.myrcm.ch/myrcm/main?pLa=fr&hId=arv&dFi=genevamodelcars&dId[E]=39338" Ainsi que le streaming vidéo de la journée: https://youtu.be/BKlMPuqUX0s
N'oubliez pas de noter dans votre calendrier que la manche 3 aura lieu le samedi 28.07.2018 (backup 04.08.2018)!
PS: en cadeau, quelques photos de la journée:
Hello, j'ai recu tres recement les piston d'amortos et l'huile qui va bien.
J'ai eu un choc en amical la dernière fois (non du au fait que l'arriere se derobe), le demi train gauche arraché sur un choc, donc j'attends de pouvoir refaire tout ca pour refaire amortos et compagnie, et recommencer sur une base un peu plus saine.
Bonsoir tout le monde,
Les inscriptions sont ouvertes pour la deuxième manche des GEMC Series 2018! On vous attend nombreux pour cette nouvelle saison pleines de surprises le samedi 2 juin. La piste sera donc réservée à la compétition toute la journée. Les inscriptions en ligne sont ouvertes jusqu’au jeudi 31 mai minuit, autrement ce sera samedi matin au circuit. Pour les visiteurs, vous êtes tous les bienvenus sur le site pour assister à la compétition.
Les inscriptions se déroulent en ligne via myRCM sur cette page: https://www.myrcm.ch/myrcm/main?hId=bkg&dId[E]=39338
En prime, le tracé, sucré naturellement, qu'on vous prépare s'annonce comme démentiel. On se réjouit d'avance!